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4 Strategies to Become a Transformative Educator

When you are assigned a class and students arrive, do you view yourself as a teacher, instructor, or educator? Is your role a function, one which completes tasks and responsibilities, or do you aspire to accomplish more with your students? Do you consider the instructional strategies you use now to be transformative in some manner, or would you like to somehow transform the students you teach?

A person enters the field of education as a profession, either full-time in a traditional academic institution or as an adjunct (or part time) instructor. A traditional full-time professor may likely be responsible for conducting research, teaching, and publishing scholarly work. An adjunct instructor may teach in a community college, traditional college, or an online school. When someone teaches students within the field of higher education, he or she may be called a facilitator, instructor, or professor. This is important as you won't find a job title with the word educator in it.

Does th…

Ignorance Can Be Bliss

Norcross's argues that individuals participating in the consumption of factory-raised meat are comparable to the actions of Fred the puppy torturer. He then concludes that any individual who could partake is such wrong actions must be immoral. While the actions of consumers of factory-raised meat are wrong, the example of Fred shows moral indecency. Such an analogy fails since it does not take note to the cultural norms that inhibits individuals to view the consumption of factory-raised meat as immoral, changing whether the act is indecent.

Before digging into Norcross's argument, I would like to establish a clear awareness of the difference between wrong and indecent and how those each relate specifically to moral acts. To do something "wrong" is to commit an unjust action or conduct. As to be "indecent' means to be grossly improper or offensive. To be "moral" involves conforming to a standard of right behavior by one's ethical judgment. If o…

Six Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Learn How to Read

As a parent trying to bring up a child in this digital age, you are anxious about whether your child will pick up the skill of reading and get hooked on to books, just like you did in your childhood. If you are losing sleep over your child's reading habit and want to help them improve their literacy skills, then you've come to the right place. Here are six things you can do to help your child learn how to read.

Lead by Example

Much as it is tempting to peer into your own gadgets and check the latest feed on your social media accounts, the first thing you need to do to help your child learn how to read is to stay away from your smartphone or tablet as much as you can around your child and pick up a book instead. It is imperative for parents to lead by example when you want your child to pick up the habit of reading.

Help a Child Pick her Own Books

When you have a pre-schooler at hand, make it a point to visit the local library or bookstore and help her choose her own books. A …

We Have the Internet, No More Excuses

The invention of the Internet has arguably removed the barriers to knowledge. Nowadays, there is little to no excuse for not knowing. Once you have the desire to improve your current situation or simply learn about a particular subject, in your right frame of mind, and not physically impaired to the point where you can't move, there is literally no real excuse.

Let's look at some of the reasons why:

Bringing the world closer together

The internet has annihilated time and distance. People can easily connect and communicate with other humans nearby and in remote parts of the world instantly through various internet-based technologies. Social media platforms allow people to interact in a global online community and learn about way of life in other parts of the world. In addition, business-minded people can learn about other cultures and can market different products and services that are relevant to individual segments of society.

The ability to learn new skills

YouTube alone ha…

The Gadget Addiction - How to Fight the New Menace!

At Gurukul The School, under the leadership of educationist, Mr. Gaurav Bedi, we are committed to creating a healthy environment around the kids, which will allow them to creatively learn and develop holistically. As kids are plugged-in to an array of gadgets like TVs, tablets, social media, video games, and smartphones, etc., this can surely be termed 'The Gadget Addiction'.

The Adverse Effects of Over Exposure to Gadgets

• Gadget addiction leads to a sedentary lifestyle, which has its own share of adverse effects. Researches show that children spending an average of 4 hours per day watching TV or other gadgets are more likely to be overweight. Obesity is hence, swiftly emerging as one major concern for youth.

• Overexposure to the flashy screens, high volumes, bold colors, and action may cause irritability, restlessness, and frustration among the young minds. This excessive stimulation affects their vision, concentration, and social behavior. They may even adopt a violent. …

Augmenting the Marketing Competencies Can Help Pave the Path to Senior Management Roles

Climbing the success ladder and standing atop the management hierarchy is every professional's dream. If you are too a working professional, don't you aspire to be one among the senior management one day? Don't you want to be on the other side of the table - commanding, leading from the top, and setting an example for many to follow? It's not easy definitely; getting there requires immaculate efforts, and of course, the requisite skills.

One among such most vital skills is marketing. Does not sound very common when it comes to senior management roles, right? But yes, it's a skill that's highly valued by employers today across organisations. It is, in fact, one of the pivotal competencies of a strong senior manager. We, at Times TSW, will help you explore why and how marketing skills form an inevitable trait for senior management roles, in this article below.

Marketing Skills Form the Core of the Senior Management's Responsibilities

If you thought that mark…

Top 5 Strategies to Enhance IIT JEE Online Preparation

Every year more than 10 lakh engineering aspirants appear for IIT JEE. Students put in their best efforts to secure a place in the most coveted IITs and bag a high paying job. In the year 2014, approximately 13 lakh students appeared for JEE Mains and about 1.5 lakh qualified for JEE Advanced Exam. With the increasing number of aspirants for this highly competitive test, it is clear that the competition is going to be really tough in the years to come.

In order to beat the competition and move ahead, it is essential to develop and follow the right strategy to ace JEE Online Preparation.

IIT JEE Online Preparation - Strategies
No matter for which exam you are preparing (whether for JEE Mains or JEE Advanced), planning a strategy and following the same religiously is utmost important. In order to crack JEE successfully, read and adopt the below steps.

Start Preparing at an Early Stage
The best time to start preparing for this highly competitive test is from Class 11th. It is the right …

Points to Consider While Choosing the Best School

School is the place where a child's foundation towards a better and successful life starts. From the very early years until high school graduation, a student will learn a lot from the teachers, guides, mentors, school environment, peer groups, etc. This is the reason why finding the right kind of quality school becomes the most important factor for an educated life. Schools are not just for studying a variety of subjects. They are also for extracurricular activities, making friends, learning manners, becoming better at social skills, etc. Not every school can cover all of this with finesse; however, a great, quality school is what a child needs for a brighter future.

However, in the current educational scenario, there are thousands of schools to choose from and this can lead to confusion among the parents. Therefore, below are a few very crucial points that should be considered before choosing a school for their kids.

Teachers and mentors

The very first area that should be observ…

Seeka's Solutions to Three of the Biggest Problems With Studying Abroad

Studying abroad can be one of the most inspiring and enriching experiences in a person's life. It opens students up to new experiences, new cultures and new connections, which can enable them to succeed and prosper in the future. However, organising an international education can come with a host of problems and complications. Fortunately for the next generation of wannabe international students, there is a new educational app that can solve these problems and dispel the complications that plague most students' experiences of studying abroad. Here, we will look into three of the biggest issues with studying abroad and explain how the newly-developed Seeka app can put them to bed.

1. Cost
Most students will be well aware of the cost of studying abroad. Higher education institutions in the UK and the USA already burden their domestic students with staggering tuition fees, but for international students it's even worse. For certain specialised courses, the tuition fees alone…

Partition of 1947: A Reflection Paper

The event of the Indian Subcontinent being divided into two independent nations - Pakistan and India - is recorded as a period of great confusion and uncertainty. After the British Raj in India that prevailed for nearly a century, British India was split asunder into Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. It is during this disconcerted period that a man from the Ambala city in present India decided to migrate to present Pakistan with his family. This man, the president of the Muslim League (the political party that led the movement for a separate Muslim nation in British India) in Ambala at the time, was named Khawaja Abdur Rehman. The process of migration was extremely challenging and perilous during that period, but it was successful for this family. Traveling inside a train, this particular group of nine to ten individuals was frightful of being attacked - which was to be "expected" during the hot days of this exodus - and hid the youngest among them under a …