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" Our greatest obligation to our children is to prepare them to understand and to deal effectively with the world in which they will live and not with the world we have known or the world we would prefer to have.." - Grayson Kirk

    • Peace is possible

      Sep 22, 2016

      "Peace is possible" is the title of a campaign organised by a non profit organization that I recently became a part of. They organised this as an observation in connection with the International Peace Day on 21 September. The campaign aimed at sharing and creating awareness & thoughtfulness on how each one of us can contribute to make Peace possible.

      Though have heard of this day and read about its importance but never got an opportunity to put my thoughts together because for some reason I have always felt such days like International Peace day, World Environment Day, AIDS Day and many more ...

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    • Little Things

      Sep 22, 2016

      Thank you once again for an overwhelming response and immense support!!!

      Each one of us have our own way of getting inspired, motivated and keep that tiny little spark running within us. For me and I am sure for most of you, reading and reflecting on quotations have had a lot of impact. Very recently, as I was surfing through different quotations and finding an apt one for one of my training sessions, I found this one which took me back to my graduation days where I left the last post and inspired me to write this one.....

      "Enjoy the little things each day, for one day you may look back and re...

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    • The Change

      Aug 06, 2016

      Let me begin with a big thank you to each one of you who took time to read my first post and gave your precious comments. It would have taken you few seconds to click the 'Like' button or write what you felt but trust me they mean a lot of encouragement for a beginner like me.

      'CHANGE' a very important word in my life. Like Spencer Johnson mentioned in his famous work 'Who moved my Cheese?' Change is inevitable in life...so was it for me...not only inevitable but also quite frequent and substantial.

      From a prosperous, comfortable, self contained, pedestrian- friendly cosmopolitan with lakes a...

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    • The Beginning

      Jul 15, 2016

      Hello Everyone! This is the first post on my blog....Well its been quite sometime that I have wanted to pen down and share a lot of experiences . When I say share...I honestly don't know do I want to share it with the world...or do I want to know my own inner self a little better through these posts...In any case ...just wanted to begin somewhere and here I am...The year 2016 would mean a decade of my working experience....started as a Junior Research Fellow..to a college lecturer to Asst. Prof....back to a school teacher ...an online tutor..a trainer...a motivational speaker ..and finally an...

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    • Students's Poetry

      May 13, 2016

      It's not all about me is a poem written by the students at Learning arena as part of creative writing assignment. The key feature of this writing prompt is the student had to write a poem in which every first sentence in the poem starts with the letters of his name and the challenge was poem should not be about the student himself. This helped him identify not only his skill in writing poems but also his creative thinking skills. c0cc89_1de5cab662ac40ec976dca6d42a0287e-mv2.jpg

      A smile is like a heaven,

      Don't break the laughter, it'll be like hell.

      It's all the smile you got,

      The smile is woven on your lips,

      Yelling your soul to smile,

      Al...

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    • Small Group Teaching

      Mar 17, 2016

      Small group teaching has become more popular as a means of encouraging student learning. While beneficial the tutor needs a different set of skills for those used in lecturing, and more pertinently, small group work is an often luxury many lecturers cannot afford.

      In a discussion, where participation is assessed some students may not speak up in a group that begins to be get bigger than 10 participants and in addition tutors would find it hard to assess participation by individual students in groups with numbers greater than this. Regardless of the group size the learning environment should pr...

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    • How Technology can shape learning?

      Jan 03, 2016

      No generation is more at ease with online, collaborative technologies than today’s young people— “digital natives”, who have grown up in an immersive computing environment. Where a notebook and pen may have formed the tool kit of prior generations, today’s students come to class armed with smart phones, laptops and iPods. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of survey respondents from the public and private sectors say that technological innovation will have a major impact on teaching methodologies over the next five years. It will become ever more interwoven in the fabric of academic life.

      Online learning...

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