मेरा आँगन

मेरा आँगन

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Book - Review

By Geeta Prakash (P.G.T. Eng.)
Title: Children Who made it Big
Author Thangamani
Illustrations Parth Sengupta
NBT, India Cost Rs. 30/- Pages 164
The book is kaleidoscopic presentation of the twelve children who became the honored citizen later in the life.
The book consists of twelve stories of childhood days of Nani Palkhiwala, Medha Patekar, Satis Gujral, Lila Seth, Rahul Bajaj, VishwanathanAnand, Yashpal, AmjadAli Khan, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Ruskin Bond, M. S. Swaminathan and Sai Paranjpai. The stories are emotional too,.telling the bitter realities of life. But the children’ turned the table and became the heroes of their lives inspire of the adverse circumstances and the inspiration source for the others also.
‘Child is the father of man’ is true regarding the stories mentioned in this book. The stories are not
Fictitious but based on real facts and that’s why quite motivating and inspirational for the Younger ones and the adults both.

Spare the Rod inspire the Child

Spare the Rod inspire the Child

Chandra  Dev Ram

          The teaching profession is a pious and respectable job in our society and teacher is regarded as sculptor of nation. A teacher plays an important role in the cognitive development of child in school education and a best teacher completes his task. by inspiration rather than perspiration. One can not inculcate a habit of discipline among students n1ess he is himself true, sincere and disciplined. It requires a lot of tolerance, perserverance and patience. The strategy of planning the lesson, preparation, presentation, and explanation affects much more the teaching aptitude and personality of a teacher. The sense of devotion, dedication humourous nature, liberal attitude and cooperation are indispensable qualities of a successful teacher.

          Any child must never be ignored on the basis of colour, caste, creed, religion and blood relation during teaching learning process. Every child born in this world has unique character and potential and makes definite contribution to the society and nation. A teacher should adopt following tools to excell his teaching and inspire the students.

1. Professional Study

2. Pre-planning the lesson

3-Use of appropriate teaching aids

4 Activity base teaching involving every student.

5. Interaction with students.

6. Frequent test / evaluation

7. Motivation.

8. Appreciation / Reward

9. Dialogue with parents.

10. Analysis of his work.

          It is true that in the school atmosphere various factors (external and internal) are the basis of development of the child. Apart from school infrastructure locality of school, teaching staft the interest, attitude, aptitude, creativity, intelligence, family background and teacher taught relationship are some factors which play very important role in the airound development of students.

          In dealing with students a teacher should bear in mind that he is assigned this job to develop a human being who will be a responsible citizen in the tjme to come. The child should not be dealt rudely but sympathetically and in no way harsh punishment should hurt the teacher - taught relation.

          It is much satisfying that KVS has given clear and strict instruction to all Kendriya Vidyalayas against corporal or any type of punishment to the children. The KVS instruction relating to corporal punishment seems to be inconsistent at the first sight but these are, safe guards for professional existence of K.V. Teachers.

'Love, Faith, Tolerance and Prayer

This Recipe works everywhere.'


Friday, January 2, 2009

Coping Strategies For Working Mothers

Smt. Sudesh Dutt, TGT (Eng.)
• Reward yourself with a hot cup of coffee, or chocolate milk, when you are extremely tired. This will refresh you.
• Say 'No' to your child when he throws a tantrum. Don't give into the unreasonable demands of your child. Make eye contact and tell the child you mean business.
• Dont feel guilty that you could be a better mother if you could spend more time with your kids. Remember 'Quality' is more important than 'Quantity' time.
• Meditation can be an excellent stress buster.
• Keep reminding yourself that you have an identity of your own and you are special. You are Unique.
• Free yourself from the pressure of remembering a I0O things by just jotting down 'things to be done' to be organised and avoid last minute hassles.
• Don't be a perfectionist. Overlook a few things not done perfectly
• Make your children independent like making their own beds, polishing their shoes etc.
• Re-live your childhood by visiting the park , going to a movie, or a zoo, or visiting your friends.
• Create a corner for yourself in the house. Keep photographs of your near and dear ones, holy books or any other memento. Sit here and relax from your regimented routine.
• Solve crosswords, have debates with your grown up children to lubricate your fatigued brain.
• Firmly disallow anyone in the family or outside to be extremely demanding or accuse you.
Do not demand but command respect, diginity,appreciation because they help you to grow emotionally. -