Lets Discuss: Can Robots be Teachers?

Human teachers exist. Mechanical teachers do not. If you are talking about computer based teaching programs, that is different.

Fewer than half of the students are self-motivated. Most are only there because they have to be there, and they only want to do the minimum amount of work that will get them the minimum grade they need to get the least amount of grief from their parents.

If I just pass out coloring books and tell the students to color all day, most wouldn’t complain. They wouldn’t see it as a lost opportunity to learn English. They would see it as an easy grade for them. Therein lies the problem with computer-based teaching programs: they require self-motivated students.

So, how are human teachers better than non-human teachers? Human teachers can teach everyone, not just the ones who want to learn !

Well, I personally feel that human beings are naturally gifted with ‘strong sensory feelings’ or what we say emotions, which is artificially imposed on Robot teachers. Even though instances have been odd nowadays, the sense of empathy, sympathy, social understandings or better to say psychological comprehends present in human teachers could not be ignored.

The best part of Human teachers are:

Human beings have different behavioral and psychological levels that define their social skills and interactivity. Even human is different and unique in their own senses. Automatically human teachers are powered by such cognitive-social-psychological mixtures to make the generations learn naturally. It is prompt and no formatting or programming is required.

How much the technical developments are, it surely is difficult for robot teachers to match up to the unique’ social skills and cognitive ratio exclusively found in humans. A case of Finland’s education system can be referred here where the educators are channelling different teaching methods without using technical solution mostly.

Also, the conventional teaching approach gets a thumbs up by using a creative spirit which is a creation of man’s own mind and soul. And the use of such philosophies human teachers have all the natural tendencies to deliver the best and original teaching methods to groom a child.

The Robot Teachers pro and cons:

Robot teachers can accelerate the schedule of teaching if not programmed or formatted well. They are followed up by the artificial intelligence which is nothing but an alternative or substitution of human basic reactions something which the robots have imitated through the research and development phases.

It is not able to create real or natural reaction to critically complex human tendencies or have the same amount of human touch thing. Somewhat it will be mechanically be presented, loosing out the real human spirits of being living.

Robot lacks creative senses.

Robots, on the other hand, are used to read the human tendencies based on some calculative and categorically advanced research mediums.

This is can be possibly a good way to refer to live to tutor for the online courses or e-learning programs if candidates are to select the odd hours. But that should be for a temporary period, maybe just to quickly refer to the FAQ of adult learners.

Personally, I feel a lot is still required to replace human teachers with Robots. Research is going on to make it them common in the classroom settings, which definitely is a hell lot challenging than situation programmed in their robotic system.

It may also hamper the student-teacher bond. Because feel is evident if the reactions are manual and real. Also Human teachers should be their to continue with the effect of life, challenges, happiness and activities or else it civilization will be at great risk if Robots start taking the charge.

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The magic of willpower and strong determination can take you places

Willpower is different from physical power. Generally, people focus on physical power and to amplify it they go to gym and adopt different kinds of diet charts. It is good for health but the magic of willpower is much superior than physical power. People hear this word a lot, but don’t know what will power really is.

Grammatically, the meaning of will is ‘desire‘, the desire to get or do something. We need to understand that only will power is not key to success but firm determination and non-stop effort without any negative thought is essential. Believe that you can do it and trust that you are the only one who can do it in the best way. Universe is bound to give you what you desire. I assure you, if you put your hundred percent effort with a firm believe that you will get it, there is no power in the entire universe that can stop you from reaching your goal.

The reason of most of our failures or our bad habits stems from the lack of willpower to overcome them. Perhaps, more than being physically strong, to be successful in life, it is more important to be mentally strong. Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam were not too strong physically but their strong will power uprooted the deep foundation of the education system.

Increasing the concentration of mind, with the help of yoga, meditation and brain storming techniques can go a long way in increasing your willpower, thereby paving a successful life.

Top 5 Websites that help build your Visual CV

The process of applying for a job can be an overwhelming experience, not least of all when it comes to putting together your CV. Since, its your first expression, obviously you want to make sure that you are hitting all the right notes with your CV.

However, preparing online CV is a free services that makes the process of CV making a little easier. The first and foremost procedure before opting for online CV making process is to select the type of CV you wish to go for. There are three types of CV, as mentioned below to prepare online CV.

This list of five online CV generators offers a variety of professional, modern, and unorthodox options. Some of them also make it easy to share your CV with potential employers from the website.

And unless otherwise stated, you can create many versions of your CV with each of these services, allowing you to target the different positions you are applying for.

1. Visual CV

With VisualCV, you can either upload your information from an existing word document, or enter the information manually through an easy-to-use interface. The free version of the service is quite robust, but with a $12/month upgrade, you will also gain access to all CV designs, the ability to export your CV to Google Docs, and advanced analytics.

You can also use your own domain name with a premium account, and can remove VisualCV branding from PDF downloads.

Pros:

VisualCV offers a clean and professional looking final product, which you can either publish online or share privately with potential employers for free. VisualCV’s free analytics will let you know how many times your CV has been viewed or downloaded, as well as letting you know where visitors came from.

The service also provides many example CVs, based on the industry, so you can get some hints and ideas as to how your CV should look, based on your career path. If you need more tips on how to put together a CV, take a look at our guide to putting together the perfect CV, and how to get past the applicant tracking system.

Cons:

While it’s convenient to upload your CV rather than manually enter the information, I found that it didn’t map the information properly whereas other services were able to identify the sections and their associated content correctly. This means it will require quite a bit of editing on your part to fix.

While the free PDF download is also a useful feature, the watermark doesn’t really make it usable in a professional setting.

2. Kick Resume

Kickresume’s free accounts give users access to basic resume templates, limited entries and categories, and access to cloud storage for resumes. For a $48/year or $15/month paid upgrade, you gain access to all the existing CV templates, unlimited entries and categories, full customization, an online resume website, cover letter options, and email support.

When creating a CV using Kickresume, you have to manually enter your personal information, education, and experience. Once you’re done, you can download your CV as a PDF. Premium account holders can also publish their CV online, choosing a unique Kickresume URL, which allows them to put their name in the link for a nice personalized touch. The URL can also be shared with potential employers.

Pros:

When selecting a template for your CV, you can filter them by profession, which is a nice touch. The interface is slick and easy to use and takes away a lot of the hassles involved in creating a CV using programs like Word.

Kickresume will also be offering CV analytics, a feature that isn’t available yet, and one that is likely to be available only to premium accounts. That said, it should be a supportive feature when job hunting, so that you can get a sense of whether or not your CV is being looked at by recruiters.

Kickresume also makes it easy to craft a cover letter using the same design as your CV so that you can keep all the documents in your applications consistent. That, however, is a paid feature. US-based Kickresume users can also search for jobs on the site’s job board, powered by ZipRecruiter.

Cons:

When it comes to filling in your content, you have to manually enter your CV. There’s no option to upload an existing document or to connect your account to your LinkedIn profile, which can be tedious.

The free version of Kickresume is handy, but most of its standout features are understandably reserved for premium users, including sharing an online version of your CV with potential employers. While you can filter templates by profession, you can’t filter free versus pro templates, meaning you have to wade through a big selection of templates that you can’t use if you prefer to stick with the free version of the service.

Some basic features are also only available as a paid upgrade such as adding new sections to your CV, and customizing fonts and colors.

3. Canva

Ome among Canva’s many features is the option to create a “visual” CV. You can either choose from over 30 existing templates or if you fancy yourself a designer, you can select from a variety of grids that give you complete control over how your CV will turn out.

If you opt for a pre-designed layout, you can just edit the dummy text, replacing it with your own information. You can also add extra design elements (shapes, lines, icons, and more), change the background, and upload images.

Once you’ve completed your CV, you can share the link through Twitter, Facebook, or via email. Downloading a JPG, PNG, or PDF version will set you back $1 per download, but you can also download a watermarked draft for free.

Pros:

Canva offers users some pretty heavy duty customization features that are uncomplicated. With a drag and drop interface, someone with little or no design skills can put together a professionally designed CV. If you’re overwhelmed by all the options, you can also just use one of many great templates.

Even if you don’t have a strong design aesthetic, Canva offers a lot of great features such as font pairings and a great library of free icons.

You can create a stunning CV using nothing more than the free features that Canva offers a rarity in online CV builders.

Cons:

The most tedious aspect of using Canva is having to fill in your information. There no option to upload your CV or connect to your LinkedIn account; and there is also no handy interface to enter your information. It all has to be filled in the template as you edit it.

While you can share your CV with potential employers with a handy URL, you can only do so if the CV is made public online. If you’re searching for a job and don’t want your current employer to know, it’s certainly not the most discreet option.

4. VisualizeMe

VisualizeMe is another interesting option for job hunters looking for a visual CV. As the name suggests, you’re creating a visualization of your experience and education. Users can either fill in their information through a handy form or better yet, can connect to LinkedIn to generate that information. VisualizeMe will then present that data in an infographic format.

You have to, of course, be conscious of the kinds of jobs you’re applying to if you’re going to use a service like VisualizeMe. The final product is unorthodox and might not be well received in a more corporate or straight-laced environment.

Pros:

With VisualizeMe, not only is the process of filling out your information made easier by connecting the service to your LinkedIn account, you can also personalize the final product choosing from a selection of fonts, colors, themes, and backgrounds.

You can also share the final product with a URL or embed it on your website. Embedding it on your website will give you the ability to track who is viewing your CV through your own analytics, but the service itself offers you its own set of analytics as well.

Cons:

If you want to download an image file of your VisualizeMe CV, you’ll have to sign up for a premium subscription that will set you back $19 a month or $190 a year. To be frank, it’s not worth it.

The other significant disadvantage to using VisualizeMe is that the look and feel of the graphics are dated. The font and icon choices have remained the same for several years, and the service is in desperate need of an update. VisualizeMe also allows users to create only one version of their CV, limiting its utility.

5. CV Maker

CV Maker is another service which requires you to manually enter the information on your CV, your work experience, education, qualifications, interests, and references. You can add custom plain sections, and can remove the standard sections, by leaving them blank.

With the free version of CV Maker, you can choose from six basic templates, but have much more to choose from with a one-time paid upgrade of $16. The premium version also allows users to send their CV with a single click. Access an advanced rich text editor and add custom special sections.

Pros:

CV Maker is another service with robust features in its free version. It’s one of the few options where you can download or share your CV for free, with no strings attached. You can download your CV as a PDF, HTML, or TXT file. You can also publish it online and share it with potential employers using a shortened CV Maker url.

It’s also the only service listed here that offers you premium features for a one-time upgrade, rather than having to pay a monthly fee.

Cons:

With CV Maker, you have to manually enter information, which like with other similar services, can be tedious. There is a sameness in the free templates, and you can’t make any changes to layout, font, or any other design elements in your CV. The only thing you have control over is the order of the sections.

Managing Student Complaints Professionally

Most teachers, through years of trial and error, have to figure out how to handle student complaints professionally in order to keep on a healthy career track. The following points can save you time and energy (and maybe even your job).

  • Get to know your students. You are going to have all types of students, get to know them. When possible, have the student informally speak with you in your office.
  • Try to find common ground with the student, i.e. common interests, background, sports, etc., (when appropriate).
  • Explore whether the student has other problems thus far unarticulated. If other problems are apparent, then make sure you are considerate and understanding. Underlying problems sometimes manifest in complaints against you. If you are effective in dealing with these first three points, you will most likely find success 99% of the time. However, the 1% that goes beyond this point could leave a black mark on your career path if not dealt with correctly.
  • Work to see the student’s side of the issue. When you talk about a complaint with a student, make sure you are calm, cool, and collected. Do not let this meeting get emotional. Keep the conversation on the rational level. Emotional conversations are often uncontrollable. Focus on relevant facts.
  • Keep a record of all the interactions between you and this student: date, time, name of student, and the nature of the complaint.
  • Write it down. Have the student write out their complaint so it is clear. Sometimes this can force the student to think about the complaint in a rational manner. If you have another side of the story, write it out, too.
  • Keep all written and verbal discussions and information confidential.
  • If you still cannot resolve the issue, have your dean or department head work with you as an outside observer to individually give perspective on the complaint and help come up with a game plan in order to deal with the student’s complaint. Give the dean or department head both of the written sides of the story. Make sure to bring all attendance and grade records with you.
  • You may have to have the student meet with you and the department head or dean. Let this dean or faculty head act as a mediator. Fully explore the problem together.
  • If the student still has a complaint, the problem will have to go to the vice president of student life, or another parallel level at the college or university. Make sure all your written evidence is forwarded to the appropriate level.
  • Make sure to talk with this person before having the student meet with him or her. Ask if you can also attend any meetings the student might attend.

Great Teachers Don’t Teach

Teachers are considered to be the embodiment of knowledge. There are different kind of teaching methodology taken by teachers, some teachers teach by play-way method, some teachers go for lecture methodology for teaching, some teachers like to teach by discussion method, however some teachers like to make the students learn through experimentation method.

What about Great Teachers?

As educators you must be thinking, “What that is crazy!” However, the article links truth to it. It states that students don’t learn information from teachers standing at the front of the room and talking to them about what they need to know. Students learn from doing, experiencing and living the information that is given to them. The article states, “Good teachers know the content and know how to explain it.”

Good teachers expect and demand high levels of performance of students. Good teachers are great performers and storytellers that rivet their students attention. A teacher should not only know the content well enough but also they should be able to present their content in such a way that students take maximum interest in the learning process.

What makes a great teacher? Is it the teacher who always shows up on time? Or the teacher who has their lesson planned from start to finish? Well, these qualities may contribute to a great teacher, but they do not make one. In fact, teaching only contributes to a small part of what makes so many teachers great. From a student’s perspective, teachers are great due to many reasons.

One of the characteristic of great teacher is “Passion”. Teachers have the ability to shape and change a young student’s mind every day. In order for any student to succeed, they must have a teacher who enjoys helping them succeed. When a teacher enjoys what they do and is able to rub these positive vibes onto a student, the student enjoys what they are learning.

Another indicator of a great teacher is a teacher who cares. All too often, we seem to fall into a monotonous school day routine: attend class, leave class, break, attend class, leave class. A teacher who cares about their students can truly change a student’s outlook and feelings towards the class.

Students value a teacher with high expectations and motivation skills. Undoubtedly, who doesn’t like inspirational teacher? A teacher who not only gives knowledge to the students but also helps the students to mould themselves through value based education by motivating them to achieve their goals.

Another feature of great teachers is that they reflect back on their own experiences and try to change themselves where-ever they feel they are going wrong.

A great teacher is the one who gives a goal to the student. A student when comes under the shadow of such teacher becomes the responsibility of teacher. A teacher not only inspires the students but helpts the students in showing the pathway towards success. A teacher is not justa guide to the student but also a leader, a facilitator, a inspiration for the student. A great teacher always inspires the student.

A teacher with high expectations not only pushes students to better themselves and their work, but also to achieve more, and rise to their full potential.

One of the characteristics of a great teacher is connecting the classroom-based knowledge with the real life. Be it social science, hindi, english, science or mathematics. They can connect every piece of knowledge with rela life examples. And when a teacher teaches through real-life learning. The results achieved by the students are maximum because learning is maximum.

Great teachers aren’t just teachers, but also role models. They just don’t teach, they gift life-time learning ability to the students.

Top 5 Professional Life Hacks !

We all have 24 hours in a day. But some of us utilize these 24 hours to the maximum extent and make their day hundred percent useful. Here i am listing you top five professional life hacks to achieve heights in your career:

  1. Set an Alarm for Everything

By everything, I mean everything. right from waking up in the morning till your sleep time at night and make sure you follow the complete time routine. Initially you may struggle in following the time-table but it will be beneficial for you at a later stage. Setting an alarm means you have set your priorities and you are working on them. Now you don’t have time to divert yourself in anything other than your defined goal.

2. Save before you start spending

Having a saving habit before spending money will not only help you for your future but  will also let you earn respect in your social circle. You may utilize your saved finances at a later stage. If anyhow you suffer from medical problem you may utilize it during that time. Make a note that, saved money will always help you in the future and it is only money in the pocket that counts.

3. The more successful you get, remind yourself to stay open and humble.

Here’s a life hack most business people never talk about.

Let’s say you start achieving a ton of success in your life. You go from being that young and hungry entrepreneur to an industry superstar.

Now what?

For most people, this is where ego gets involved. They start seeing themselves as better than everyone else. They take fewer meetings, answer fewer calls. They distance themselves from the world, because they feel like they have nothing left to prove.

That’s a fast track to closing doors of opportunity.

The bigger you get, and the more success you find, the more you have to work to stay open and humble. Continue to say, “Sure, I’d love to grab coffee” with people who reach out (assuming you can realistically make the time). Continue to answer calls, hop on smaller podcasts, share what you know, and give back.

Giving, in itself, is a life hack that people forget exists. The more you give, nine times out of 10, something good comes back.

4. Don’t Shout, improve your vocabulary

There are times, when your colleagues might behave roughly with you. Remember! don’t behave harsh with them. Make sure you speak in your own tone, with constant pitch. Once they stop shouting, explain your self. Ask ! and then again explain. Don’t pressurize them with your opinion. Let them judge you and make a decision, but be firm from your side and tell them about your limits. Let them know that you are not a weak person on whom they can shout anytime. Don’t let anyone ruin your self-respect.

5. Dress professionally, take care of your gestures and postures !

As soon as you enter your office, you start to meet people till you take your seat. Dressing you professionally makes you look formal and consciously or un-consciously the other person thinks before speaking with you. Other people have a impression in their mind that you are here for work. Working culture does matter don’t forget. To create a positive working culture for yourself, you must give-out positive vibes. That doesn’t mean you are over-friendly with anyone.

Understand the difference between being firm and being friendly. Make sure for getting your work done in your organization you need to be firm not friendly. If you get friendly slowly you will become a part of gossip and one day a part of rumor. Always remember your dignity is in your hands. Take care of your dignity and respect when in office. Make sure you sit and walk in a professional way. Don’t sit or stand in the office with open legs of loose hands. Don’t sleep over the computer or laptop when feeling tired. Don’t take a nap on the table it looks un-professional. Don’t eat or drink when everyone’s in the room. Take care of your sitting posture and facial expression when talking with any of your colleague. Don’t get emotional or don’t show your too much angry face to anyone. Too much change of facial expressions indicates that you can lose your balance easily.

All the best for your professional career guys, these are some tips that will surely help you in earning respect! Don’t forget to Apply them !

All the Best!

 

Anxious people less likely to make risky decisions

People who are highly anxious exert more cognitive control when they make a risky decisions, and are more likely to avoid dangerous behaviours, compared with those who experience less anxiety, a study has found.

For a study published in the journal Psychophysiology, 20 high and 20 low anxious individuals played a risk game while researchers recorded their brain responses via electroencephalogram.

The researchers, including Julius Maximilians University in Germany, found higher frontal midline theta power in highly anxious individuals during their decisions, which indicates more cognitive control. Higher frontal midline theta power in turn predicted less risky choices, researchers said.

“We showed that high anxious individuals also perceived risky situations as riskier, which is in line with the higher amount of cognitive control during their risk choices in the game. Obviously, they try to avoid negative outcomes,” said Barbara Schmidt of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany. “Our study provides a direct link between anxiety, frontal midline theta power, and risky decisions. That is exciting, as it means that frontal midline theta power directly affects behaviour,” she said.

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Remembering ‘Missile Man’ on his death anniversary

The nation on Friday paid homage to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, fondly remembered as the People’s President and the Missile Man of India on his third death anniversary.

Born on October 15, 1931, in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram, Dr APJ Kalam served as the 11th President of India between 2002 and 2007. Kalam, who had penned several books and inspired millions through his philosophy of ‘simple living and high thinking‘, died due to a cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Shillong on July 27, 2015.

As an eminent scientist, educationist, author, visionary, philanthropist and orator, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam donned several hats in his life. Fondly known as the ‘missile man‘, he played a crucial role in the 1998 Pokhran-II nuclear tests. He was also associated with India’s space program and missile development program.

After serving his full term as the President, Kalam did what he loved the most till he breathed his last teaching.

In the honour of the late scientist and ‘People’s President‘, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu last year. He was honoured with several prestigious awards including India’s highest civilian honour “Bharat Ratna” in 1997.

He was very popular among the children and the country’s youth and inspired them to think big in life. He also penned nearly 25 books, including India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium, Wings of Fire: An Autobiography, Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power within India, Mission of India: A Vision of Indian Youth.

Here are some of his most inspiring quotes 

Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.

Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-minded devotion to your goal.

If you fail, never give up because FAIL means First Attempt In Learning

Creativity is seeing the same thing but thinking differently

If you want to shine like a sun. First, burn like a sun.

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough

All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.

Interesting facts 

Kalam gave away his salary to charity: Dr Kalam donated his entire salaries and savings to a charitable trust PURA (Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas) he had founded. He argued that after becoming the President of India, the government will take care of him till his death, so why not use his salary for better things.

The story of his cobbler in Thiruvananthapuram: During an official visit to the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, Kalam took out time to meet his old cobbler, George. The two would often chat while the cobbler repaired his shoes.

Distributed newspapers after school: Young Kalam would distribute newspapers after his school hours to add to his father’s income and support his poor family.

A man of little things: Dr Kalam led a simple lifestyle. He never owned a television. His few personal possessions included books, veena, few clothes, CD player and a laptop. At the time of his death, he left no will and all his possessions went to his older brother.

Powering Rashtrapati Bhavan with solar energy: Dr Kalam tried to power the entire Rashtrapati Bhavan with solar energy. Unfortunately, his proposal could not be fully implemented before his term ended.

 

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Teaching Competitive Kids It’s Okay to Lose

The first teacher of every child is a Mother. As the child enters into the world he/she tries to express his/her emotions through verbal cues and facial expressions.

As soon as they start scaffolding (3-4 months old) and understanding the correlation between different things from the surroundings, the child wants to learn the language of the parents as well so that he can communicate with them.

As he reaches the age of 1 year, he starts to spell single words and slowly comes the framing of short sentences and after a period of time, these short sentences get converted to long paragraphs with absolute expressions when he matures/becomes adult. But in this process of growth and development of the child, have you ever thought about how the child learns?

Though everybody learns at his/her own pace, still every child has a different learning pace. And in spite of having different learning pace, they have different learning capabilities as well. These specific learning capabilities make them different from one another.

Students who are exceptionally competitive with special learning capabilities are often regarded as a gifted child. Teaching such students with normal students is always a task for teachers. As these students have higher learning ability compared to others, higher learning pace, creativity, aptitude and intelligence, therefore these students are difficult to deal for the parents as well as teachers.

Competitiveness is natural among preschoolers, says Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D., Parents advisor and coauthor of Smart Parenting for Smart Kids. Although you’ll want to address the issue, don’t be too concerned if your child sees an opportunity to best her buddies in everything from who can swing higher to who can get to the front of the line first. “Kids this age are starting to figure out the concept of winning,” says Dr. Kennedy-Moore. “At age 4, they’ll compete over anything: Mine’s bigger, better, bluer. They’re not always sure about the complexities of winning and losing, but they do understand that winning is good, so they want to win at everything.

However, your kid’s must-win ways may not be endearing to her pals. Preschoolers don’t always make the connection between their behavior and others’ reactions, so your child may be confused when a peer stops playing with her. “You can say, ‘When you cut in front of Grace in line, how do you think that made her feel? How would it make you feel?” says Dr. Kennedy-Moore. “Then talk about what she could do differently next time, such as taking turns or letting her friend go first.”

Playdates will also be easier if your child learns to think of winning in terms of effort, not outcome. Begin by practicing good “playmanship” between siblings at home. “In our house, we talk about how great it is that Owen remembered where the matching cards were in ‘Go fish’ or praise Gavin for being such a good teammate,” says Dr. Hancock. “We praise them for how they play rather than for the end result.”

All in the Family

Still, it’s hard to temper an overly competitive child’s desire to win (especially against a brother or a sister). “Sibling rivalries are crucial to a child’s development, these interactions are microcosms of how he’ll respond to similar competition in the outside world,” says Hilary Levey Friedman, Ph.D., a sociologist at Harvard and author of Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture.

That’s a familiar scenario for Damon Dorrien, father of Kadyn, 4, and Mason, 6, in Smithtown, New York. “We have a backyard playset, with swings, a rock wall, and a slide,” says Dorrien. “Being older, Mason can do a lot of things on it that Kadyn can’t, but Kadyn is determined to come up with new tricks to show us.” Rather than compare their sons, Dorrien and his wife praise each boy’s efforts and focus on the fun factor: “Whenever Kadyn asks if he is ‘winning‘ at ice hockey, I tell him that we are all winning as long as we’re having fun,”.

Healthy Challenges

Not surprisingly, some kids are simply more bent on winning than others: We live in a competitive world. The older kids get, the more they will experience winning and losing. “The ability to bounce back after a loss becomes increasingly important as your child reaches the elementary-school years,” says Dr. Levey Friedman. “Teaching resilience now sets kids up for success because they learn that failure isn’t the end of the world. It’s just a chance to try again.”


How Teachers must deal with Gifted Students:

1. Build Community before differentiating

To deal with the gifted child, its necessary to build groups of students with the same IQ level and on the basis of different kinds of talents they possess. Instead of differentiating them, on the basis of their gifted abilities it would be good for the teachers to first identify such students and groups so that such students can be allowed to work together in groups. By building groups we give chance to each child to grow and show their specific gifted abilities so that they can grow much better and learn more with the students belonging to the same capabilities. These students will understand each other in a better way, while working in groups and will help each other more.

2. Assess often

After checking their knowledge levels, they are sorted and grouped. While it takes time up front, the result is more targeted and meaningful instruction, she says.

Winebrenner suggests teachers start by presenting the most difficult concept first to allow advanced learners the chance to move on to deeper content. If a student understands the most challenging part of a lesson, there’s no need for them to learn the easier concepts that lead up to it.

The language the teacher uses is critical,” she explains. “The teacher says, ‘I’m going to offer an opportunity for you to show me you already know the material. Anybody can try.’ Once those who have mastered the content are identified, the trick is to have something ready for them to do that will present them with a true challenge, she says.
For instance, if students have shown they understand area and perimeter in math, look for a real-life problem in the school, such as a playground renovation. Allow students to apply their knowledge and create a plan for the new playground.

3 Let students take charge of their learning. Using information gathered from a student’s pretest, the curriculum can be compacted for advanced learners. Winebrenner suggests meeting with these students to discuss a “learning contract” that will allow them to work through a chapter more independently and that will offer related extension activities.

Kids can also help develop a project’s scoring rubric, a process that can lead them to understand the effort required, Winebrenner says.

4 Honor interests and allow for exploration. A gifted learner’s brain processes information rapidly, and he or she often thinks in more sophisticated, abstract ways. For this reason, Venosdale has found gifted students thrive with assignments that let them explore topics of interest in new ways. “Kids need to be challenged at their level to feel valued,” she says.

To engage gifted middle school students, educator Jeffrey Shoemaker says teachers need to find something meaningful with a “wow” factor. Authentic, hands-on projects are the draw for his students, who opt in to his pullout program at Ohio’s Lima West Middle School for one five-hour block each week.

In a general classroom, Shoemaker says teachers can let gifted students research a new angle of a class topic. For instance, last spring, when eighth graders were learning about the Civil War, some gifted students who already had a basic knowledge of the battles researched the ways in which soldiers died. They explored injuries and medical treatment, and they learned about everything from amputation to infections.“It was a cool project. The kids loved it,” Shoemaker says.

​​​​​​5 Involve parents. Parents can be powerful partners, and they are often vocal advocates. Angie French, a K–6 gifted and talented specialist at Timber Creek Elementary in Magnolia, Texas, says parents need to be informed about the resources the district and teachers have and be encouraged to work with their child’s teachers on enrichment projects.

Sometimes parents have insights that can help teachers. For instance, gifted children may seem focused in class but come home and tell parents they are bored, French says.

There are multiple sides to these kids,” she says. “Girls might try to blend in because they don’t want to be singled out as intelligent, and then go home and burst into tears.”

But a teacher, must always remember that, he/she cannot win all the students so, don’t lose your heart  “Win Some and Lose Some

 

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The Leader who had NO TITLE

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. But the truth is they are very powerful. Chanakya in his book said a person can even move the mountains if he has the willpower. But if you feel as naive, looser and your life is the product of circumstances and you blame others for your situation. Then the only result is “Failure.” I assure you, you can not achieve anything if you are going to carry forward this thinking.

Always remember that leaders are not the product of circumstances, instead, when they face failure, they learn from it, they reason, they prepare their strategy and plan how they can break through their problems and come out with flying colours. achieve their goal.

Be creative! Never ever think of yourself as a loser. If ever you feel like a loser then remember that time when you were a winner when everybody loved you and when your family trusted you and you trusted yourself!

YOU ARE A LEADER! A WINNER! GO WIN GET!

“The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers but it takes a creative mind to spot wrong questions.”

You may be a boss at a place and be very down to the earth. You might work hard too much. But does that matters? All that matters is your attitude towards success. If you have an attitude like leaders, you are a leader but if you yourself do not feel confident, and you don’t trust yourself. You are losing yourself in the journey of life.

So now it is a high time to get up and look beyond. Beyond what? Beyond the walls… Plan… make a concept map .. write your goals, read your goals and believe yourself you will achieve them. Not today, maybe later but you will surely achieve them. But believe you will achieve and YOU WILL!

This is what leaders do ! they actually do nothing! NOTHING AT ALL

But what they do is they believe themselves and they believe that no one is going to stop them. Here lies the difference between successful and unsuccessful people. Unsuccessful people are full of complaints, regrets, sad, try to blame others, talk about people, petty things, spend time in complaining about one or the other things. On contrary, successful people are too busy in themselves that they don’t have time to even think. They are completely busy in thinking and planning for their future because they know they’ll achieve.

So, Do Nothing! Believe in Yourself and the Magic of UNIVERSE! TRUST ME “IT WORKS”