Attempting to channel Hermoine Granger’s study habits AND slowly getting my mind into exam mode because my first week of exams is coming up in 2 WEEKS and I feel far from ready😁. One of the most significant difficulty before exams is to split my study material and my Time.(🕛⏳is my most prized possession) I […]
I have always welcomed and appreciated parent volunteers in the classroom. The value they add to the classroom program and children’s learning is enormous. I always loved that we could do much more with the assistance of parent volunteers than we could without. But effective use of the parent volunteer’s time requires a certain amount […]
My young niece, all of 10 years old, has her own iPad and is quite a pro at using it. She has a DSLR too because she is interested in shooting birds. And she used to help her journo mum with her blog.
In fact, she uses them with the same ease with which I used to play with clay and blocks as a child. She is a Millennial child.
The Millennial Learner
The newest generation on the block, the Millennials, have brought with them change at a fast pace. This is evident in relationships, in the learning environment, and at the workplace.
Technology has taken over the traditional ways in education and the millennials have adapted to this shift.
So what do we do?
POSITIVE ADJECTIVES – Can the use of positive adjectives in the classroom make a difference in children’s well-being and their behavior? Definitely YES.
Have you ever heard of a perfect classroom? I’ve not, but if you have, then that’s probably a myth.
As a teacher, you may have noticed that every student is different. Some are good in academics, some are good in sports. Some have excellent social skills, while the others take the time to open up. Some are cheerful and zesty yet some remain silent. Some are excited about the class and some just want to hear the bell go off.
Autism or ASD is a very common disorder and statistics show that 1 in 68 children in the US show signs of autism. It can get difficult even for parents to teach their kids and one must appreciate their hard work and patience in handling such situations.
Every student needs a good teacher to guide him/her in the right direction since autism makes pursuing academics a great challenge. A teacher must be patient and put in a lot of effort to make them understand basic tasks. Here’s a little help on how you can understand and teach autistic children.
Teachers should start off with drawing up a weekly schedule and structuring each day around a routine.
UNDERSTAND THE BEHAVIORAL PATTERN
ASD can make kids highly sensitive to normal day-to-day phenomenon like sounds, smells, colors, sights and touch. They feel uneasy, get panicky and it takes time to comfort them. They sometimes don’t understand what others may think or feel.
They say words have a great impact on people but do we really know when to speak or keep shut?
Do we realize that our words could hurt someone although we don’t intend to do so?
“Think before you speak” is one golden rule that our parents pass over to us and we, to our children. So let’s try and understand this further.
I thought I should do a post sharing my experience as a teacher, tutor and working student. I have learned a few things along the years, things that might be helpful to you, either if you’re still in high school or if you’re starting university or already there. Topic I – Revisions and notes in […]