Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Indian Farmers and Opium Production Class 10 Video Lesson

As you know, British
rule was gradually established in India after the
Battle of Plassey
(1757). Over the period of colonial rule, the rural
landscape was
radically transformed. The British saw land revenue as a
major source of
government income.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Women in Vietnam

Video Lesson Prepared for Grade 10 Students -CBSE

Monday, 17 October 2016

TCI Workshop by Dr. Thomas Abraham

Trainer : Dr. Thomas Abraham

Class Audio is available here Part- I

Part -2

 Celebration of Diversity

TCI Workshop
Founder - Ruth Charlotte Cohn
Ruth Charlotte Cohn (born August 27, 1912 in Berline was a psychotherapist, educator, and poet. She is best known as the creator of a method for learning in groups called Theme Centered Interaction (TCI).

Structure and Method
1. Input
2. Reflective Silence
3. Journaling
4. Interaction

Introductory Remark
1. One Prayer
2. Five Wishes
3. Opportunities


The song I came to sing!
- Rabindranath Tagore

The song that I came to sing remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days in stringing and in unstringing my instrument.
The time has not come true, the words have not been rightly set;
only there is the agony of wishing in my heart.
The blossom has not opened; only the wind is sighing by.
I have not seen his face, nor have I listened to his voice;
only I have heard his gentle footsteps from the road before my house.
The livelong day has passed in spreading his seat on the floor;
but the lamp has not been lit and I cannot ask him into my house.
I live in the hope of meeting with him; but this meeting is not yet.

-Rabindranath Tagore in the Gitanjali

My 5 Wishes

  • Tp Workshop (Turning Point )
  • 2 / 3 Article
  • Share at home
  • I would like to come for next
  • Quotation

Teacher is a person is more important than Teacher as a Resource Person
Where am I ?
Where do I want to be ?
What are my first steps ?

We have three powers
  1. Qualification ( Professional Power)
  2. Positional Power
  3. Personal Power
  • It is very important
  • We remember the persons on the basis of this
  • Eg : APJ Kalam


Future Shock is a book written by the futurist Alvin Toffler in 1970 

To retain in your position , you have to be constantly updating.

Learning Journaling

Record your Personal growth

Thoma's Book – Footprints of my personal growth.

The World that stays closest to my heart.

My Mother

How did I become who I am today ?

By Nature
By Nurture

Write a person who influenced you that person that I am

Father “

The Teacher Who influenced me most while in School


I have only Myself
I have only this life on earth

Monday, 10 October 2016

Kagan structures of Class - Activity Oriented

Traditional teaching engages some students but not all . Kagan is a revolutionary approach to teaching that actively engages every student.

let's look at the problems traditional teaching creates, students sit in rows,
the rule is,no talking the teacher presents new information or a new skill
to engage students the teacher asked the class a question .one student response at a time.

sounds familiar doesn't it so what's wrong with that.The first problem is we
set our students against each other.When the teacher calls on Peter to answer soo Lee lowers her hand and disappointment ah....but when Peter begins to falter.

He shoots your hand back up waves wildly pick me teacher ,a subset of
students compete for the opportunity to shine.A competitive class is not a brain
friendly learning environment .The next problem is students been very little
time actively engaged the teacher is doing most of the talking most of the time .

when we finally do engage students it's one at a time .It's like being in a long line waiting to be served a big percent of the class to somewhere between mildly interested and comatose.Many students don't want to turn they feel they can't or don't want to compete johnny is shy monica is lower achieving one is still learning English .

These students don't want to be singled out .Don't call on me they hide they opt out it's no wonder we have an achievement gap . Traditional teaching engages some of the class but many students can easily slip through the cracks cake and engages all students we turn things around.Literally instead of facing the back of a classmate's head returns to surround the face each other instead of calling on one student at a time we can call up all students using a keg and structure time to pair share the teacher asked a question in pairs partner a shares for shares for .Everyone has turn sharing with the partners safe.

There's no need to hide in just a little over a minute we engage every student in the same amount of time in the traditional class we engage one student what's better engage one student or engage every student .Absolutely right .Everyone learns more it's not just the amount of engagement that matters it also matters how we engage students with Kagan structures we engage students with interactive pair and team structures while students master academic curriculum they develop essential social skills ,they learn teamwork skills, they develop communication skills, they practice leadership skills these are the very college and career readiness skills are standards call for in teams students are no longer isolated or competing against each other.

They celebrate each other successes .
They are on the same side cooperation leads to kinder and more caring kids.
We create buddy's not bullies.
Kagan simple yet powerful structures transform education in number of heads together teammates put their heads together to review .Every one is more active and the content becomes more memorable in quiz quiz trade students repeatedly quiz classmates they have so much more fun being up and active than working alone.

In rally coach partner solve problems together instead of independent practice .Students have appeared to coach them and provide immediate feedback .While teach the traditional way when we have so many alternatives to engage every student

Kagan isn't something we think might work .Kagan is scientifically researched based

hundreds of studies on cooperative learning show tremendous academic and social gains over traditional with Kagan. Teachers are engaging their disengaged students struggling schools are making dramatic games entire districts are raising their test scores kagan works .Kagan works because Kagan creates full engagement for every student engaged students are bored or disruptive engaged students enjoy school more engaged students learn more Kagan it's all about engagement

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Future generation & Teachers

What will be the role of teachers in future ? Can we call them teachers ? Now most of the educators tell that we can call them "facilitator".
Currently there are a lots of changes in educational sector.

We can see it in different ways. Method of Teaching, Learning Activities, Evaluation etc. Again there are many changes is going to happen in the filed of education. One of them will be Google Class Room.

Today we had an opportunity to participate in a workshop which was conducted by brams along with Google on “Innovate Education with Google” at Duabi. The event highlighted on creating awareness on Google for Education among teachers. There were around 30 teachers from various educational institutes around UAE.
I think our next main changes in innovative education will be Google class room with Google Apps. Teachers / Institutions can't limit our students thoughts and knowledge.

According to Google, more than 50 million number of students and teachers who use Google Apps for Education around the globe. Bogdan Copil lead a good workshop. 

Google Apps is an online solution that bridges the divide between learning at home or at school. It offers the opportunity for collaboration to happen in real time, irrespective of physical or digital location.

During this days some of my colleagues asked me-
Then What will be the role of teachers in future ? Can we call them teachers ? As a result of a lots of changes in educational sector the teacher name has replaced to facilitator .

Equipping this generation of learners with modern tools makes sense. This is why many schools are adopting Google Apps for Education, an extraordinary platform for the 21st Century.

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Hospital Visit

October 1
Hundreds of pink balloons were released at Amina Hospital at the launch of 'Early Detection is the Best Protection' campaign with a 'Sign and Support initiative' on Saturday.

Our students also participated as part of this programme.


Yesterday evening at Hotel Grant Plaza auditorium ,Dubai ,we could attend to participate in a Teachers workshop which was organised by P. M Foundation in association with Gulf Madhyamam. Dr. APM Muahammed Haneesh gave a inspirational lecture on “Igniting Student Minds”.

 Students , Parents and Teachers jointly partipated in this session.
How can we ignite the students mind ?

There are number of students in our school with different talents . Unfortunately teachers are worried about their much documentation works and lack of time . Due to this teaching becoming mechanical. In this context how can they inspire and trigger out the curiosity of students? Shared by some teachers who attended this workshop.

Haneesh quoted the story of AlbertEinstein. His teachers reported that he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.”Einstein was regarded as the greatest intellectual mind of our time.

Students as well as parents also had to share a lots of things. They commented on Who is a good Teacher?

Some important points I have noted in this lecture are following.

  • Provide more opportunity
  • Students come to class room with great expectation
  • Motivate independent inquiry
  • Forums are to be formed
  • Beyond the class room we need forum. Eg: Reading club,Astronomy club
  • Do we have opportunity to meet the students future plan ?
  • If there is a extra ordinary students, how can we ignite them ?
  • Tell them to read deeply
  • Give them gentle words ( Support)
  • Teachers shoud be “friend, Philosopher and Guide”
  • A good teacher hungry to be succeeded
  • Good rapport and relation like triangular . Students- Parent – Teacher
 His talk was truly inspirational to us. The valuable thoughts shared by them were fully imbibed the minds of students, parents as well as teachers. Many valuable thoughts shared by him.