Sunday, July 22, 2007

Dr. Radhakrishnan said once "A good teacher must know how to arouse the interest of the pupil in the field of study for which he is responsible. He must himself be a master in the field of study and be in touch with the latest developments in the subject, he must himself be a fellow traveler in the exciting pursuit of knowledge"

A teacher's influence never stops! A school makes a break through if it creates a learning environment but it is a parent to make an active choice for kids and to nurture their talents. Raising IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and spoon-feeding creativity is needed to boost the child's inner potentialities. It is here to remember, every innovation came about because a determined person stubbornly believed in the inner abilities of his or her imagination. Just because the book is so popular and parents want the child to read Harry Potter, it does not mean, the child will be interested. It's the first step here - Encourage Reading.

Guardian of Angels give an insight on these two topics on How to Unleash Creativity and Encourage Reading. Check it out to buy at!

- ilaxi patel
Author : Guardian of Angels

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Charles Eliot said, "When we teach a child to read, our primary aim is not to enable it to decipher a bill or receipt, but to kindle it's imagination, enlarge its vision and open for it the avenues of knowledge." Well, Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. And, Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

As we ourselves learn and teach children, we widen horizons, inflame intellect, teach them to think straight but to think nevertheless; so as we do the same. With the newer technology setting in the pace, it is an unending tech skills we need to learn ourselves too. True wisdom lies not in seeing what we see but vision and foresee what is to come. Challenge the child in the actual environment they need to perform, then support in succeeding.

Well, here is a diagram I just made of a survey done earlier on Frequency of Computer use by Teachers in general and the results of the survey derived by Henry Jay Becker Findings (On Larry, Cuba comments). A way of good teaching and Computers used with and for students. The most common use of computers by Teachers were 'Getting Information or ideas' and 'Expressing themselves in writing'. Mastering skills or presenting information to an audience or electronically communicating is even less as found in the survey. Almost, I guess most of the teachers elsewhere in US use computers more for Getting Information or Ideas and some, for classroom teaching projects. What is your use of Computers, anyways? Do email me.

- ilaxi patel
Author of : Guardian of Angels

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Is Education in schools all about getting good grades? I wonder! Kids and Parents need to define and develop goals. Goals – a plan, a means to a reach somewhere to live out one’s values. If the goal is a reach to have a value education, then a graduation is must. Kids require to be goal oriented. Most of the children we observe have a tendency to depend on the parents’ choice. A child who is incapable of reading a simple storybook hooks up to computing to explore CD surfing, building homepages and Internet! A child should be supported with the cycle of setting and achieving goals that are meaningful enough to motivate them to carry them out.

Check to read the tips on Goal Setting Ingredients and more - in Guardian of Angels. You can grab a copy from amazon (below link).

- ilaxi patel
Editor, Kidsfreesouls.comNet newspaper for kids with resources for parents and teachers
Author: Guardian of Angels