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Is Your Child Obese? What can be done to reduce obesity?

According to statistics, about 10-20% of children in India are obese. This number increases to up to 30% among adolescents. About 2/3rd of children with obesity continue to be obese in adult life. While obesity was once considered to be a sign of affluence in India, it is now being observed even among the middle and lower middle class…

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Reverse Brain Drain in India – Why now?

In the late 1980s and early 1990s when India was just beginning to open up its economy, financing international education became easier and this led to a large segment of our best students graduating from prestigious institutes like IIT, AIIMS, IIM, etc., migrating overseas to pursue higher education. At that time, there was a lot of animated debate about…

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Parental Pressure and Stress on Children

All-Rounder Children A secure and happy family environment is the bare necessity for the healthy growth and development of a child. In India, education and academics have been the traditional focal points of stress. Parental pressure for children to excel in their studies has been unusually high. Unlike other countries, peer pressure does not seem to feature in the…

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Use the Winter Break to Renew Your Spirits and Sense of Purpose as a Teacher

Tested techniques to help you ease stress and recharge your batteries. Teaching is stressful—46 percent of our colleagues report high daily stress. “I work from 6 a.m. till 8 p.m. daily, and still cannot get it done,” writes a fifth-grade teacher. Look in the mirror. How exhausted are you? Stress is not something to ignore. It makes bright days…

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Most preferred foreign universities by Indian students

It has become a very common trend nowadays for Indian students to go abroad for higher studies. In fact, studies have revealed that most of the foreign universities are targeting more and more Indian students. This is evident given the increasing participation of foreign universities in the education fairs in the country that take place from time to time….

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Courses and Competitive Exams After Class 10 in India

After Class 10, students are often caught in a dilemma about which course or stream to choose for further studies. The course that a student goes for should be based entirely on what their aptitude, likes, dislikes and interests are. There are certain courses for which students have to take entrance exams while for some others, they can get…

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Top Competitive Exams After Graduation

India’s higher education system is recognized as the second largest in the world today. There are more than 550 universities and almost 16,000 additional colleges offering graduation courses in various subjects and academic disciplines. Getting a graduation degree is part of a student’s basic education. It forms a strong base for deciding the future course of studies and future…

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4 Ways to Get Your School Future-Ready

The future of education — like most of today’s world — is deeply infused with technology. Make sure your school is geared up for what’s next in education by collaborating to build a strong infrastructure.(Mike Patterson, a K–12 education strategist for CDW•G who works with schools in 15 states, offered his advice for making sure schools (and their students)…

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Intellectual Disability in Children Infographic – Apps & Resources

When children have intellectual disability, they have a reduced ability to think. They might take longer and need extra support to learn new skills. Children with intellectual disability often learn at a slower rate than others. They can have problems with memory, thinking and learning. The degree of intellectual disability varies a lot from child to child. Children with intellectual…

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Children Learn Through Play – An Infographic

Young children are learning and developing quickly. They are playing, learning and experimenting. They are also beginning to get a sense of their own identity and how they may be different from others, such as noticing boys and girls. Some children benefit from being at a nursery or playgroup at this age. Organised activities help develop their learning in…