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9 Creative Ways to Develop Childrens Public Speaking Skills That Most Parents Dont Know

Haven’t we all witnessed anxious kids freezing at the sight of an audience? Stage fright is a common phenomenon with school kids. Sometimes, even the most confident and outspoken kid can freeze if he/she encounters anticipated eyes. It happens with grown-ups as well. The majority of people are anxious about speaking in public. Being a teacher, is it important…

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Improving Quality of Education in Delhi, SCERT launches online training programme

The main objective of the online training programme is to enhance teacher-to-teacher communication, to enable student-centred teaching approaches. The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) launched a software named as ‘online in-service teacher capacity-building programme’ to help teachers attain an in-depth knowledge of their subjects. The main aim of the online programme is to enhance the teaching…

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Lower level of education may double heart attack risk: Study

In adults aged 45-64 years, heart attack rates among those with no educational qualifications were more than double those of people with a university degree. People who leave school without a school certificate are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack as those with a university degree, a new study has warned. Researchers from Sax Institute…

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‘Education is not about just getting jobs’

In the desperate quest to get jobs, parents and students are willing to forgo the pleasures of actually having an education, Prabhat Patnaik tells G. MAHADEVAN. In an interview to The Hindu-EducationPlus, Prabhat Patnaik, eminent economist and Vice-Chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board, advocates social regulation of private self-financing institutions. First of all, there should be an expansion…

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Globalization Makes Higher Education Increasingly Important

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen defended the value of higher education as a protection against the pressures of technological change and globalization. A college degree increasingly will be important in helping workers compete in a world-wide labor market that is constantly inventing ways to replace people with machines, she told the graduating class of the University of Baltimore on…

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Education lays basic foundation in one’s life: Jharkhand Governor

Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu Sunday said that education plays a vital role in laying the basic foundation in one’s life and is necessary to be successful. “It develops students’ personality, sets up physical and mental standard and transforms their living status,” Murmu said at the Golden Jubilee Year Celebration of Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Shyamali, where cricketer M S…

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Why use iPads in elementary and primary school setting? 4 ways it increases productivity

Recently, iPads have become a valued educational asset, especially in elementary and primary school setting. As schools are rapidly evolving and incorporating digital mediums to impart better methods, helpful for teachers, to strategize their lesson plans, without unnecessary paperwork and data loss, iPads seems to have the potential to make traditional processes more effective. The process revolves around the…

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Habits That Great Teachers Encourage in the Class: Showing Empathy, Kindness and 5 More

As teachers, it is our foremost duty to enhance and encourage students higher order feelings such as – honesty, empathy, kindness, assertiveness, self-control, positivity and skills along with their academic abilities. Empathy is one such human ability through which we recognize, feel and respond to the needs of the suffering of others, and come up with ways to help…

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ACT vs SAT – Few Tips and Tricks

Taking a standardised admission test is one of the first steps many students would take to apply to US colleges. There are several reasons why someone may prefer one test to another. Both the SAT and ACT are supposed to check your college-readiness. US colleges view both tests as equivalent. Having said that, since the SAT’s format has been…

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Leverage sports for university admission?

India is the second biggest source of international students for US universities after China. As the number continues to rise, a good score is not the only criterion for college admissions. As some Indian athletes leverage their sports talent to qualify and receive scholarships as well, it is worth knowing what such opportunities entail in terms of academic options…