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Articles and tips for teachers, monthly free e-newsletter

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    • Nov 2010 Volume 4, Issue 11 Inspiring Teachers Driving educational change through excellence in teaching Editor’s Comments assess our performance and this time we have given This month we have a new plan for growth. There are announcements of a author – Bhagirathi Behera. some ideas that need to be number of conferences He is a very motivated teacher Pic above: Six-day validated from all of you. related to teaching and workshop at Learnium who has entered this career by School, Hyderabad They are in the covering learning. choice and who wants to be mail. Our regular humour section heading a school in another Articles this month: Please visit our website and some pictures from the few years. He has put together Classroom Management regularly and answer the Inspiring Teacher Awards Tips – Editor a list of qualities for the school poll question. We find event are other offerings. ……………..….2 leadership of 21st century. surprising answers! School Leadership for the We are almost coming to the 21st century – Behera Coming back to this issue, end of 2o10 and it is time to ………………..3 Upcoming Conference – Sunanda Verma ……………….4 October and November at Teacher’s Academy Humour - KV Jayakumar 1. Sessions for Effective Teaching ……………….5 What they say after adopting Skills for CfBT’s programs at Aditya Engg College and techniques from the training Swarnandhra Engg College Mr Salim, Principal, Adam’s High School 2. Effective Teaching Skills – six says all his teachers started using graphic day workshop at Learnium organizers (mind maps) after training by School, Banjara Hills, Teacher’s Academy and their students are also Hyderabad Oct 4th to 9th making them now. 3. 4th batch of Teacher Training Vasu Krishna, N Srinivasulu and others in Program at Enhance Edu, IIIT- Nalla Malla Reddy Engg College have started H from Nov 1st to Dec 5th. sharing learning objectives with students and find 4. Next technique training at that it is a very effective way to generate clarity Adam’s High School, Hyderabad and focus in the students thereby improving interest and understanding.
    • Inspiring Teachers Page 2 of 5 Classroom Management Tips Uma Garimella How to handle latecomers the same rules (believe it then don’t keep up the Latecomers disrupt the or not!).Since they are the conversation - It takes one learning of the rest of the ones who made the rules fool to backtalk. It takes two class, give negative this works much better fools to make a conversation attention to the latecomer, than teacher posting rules out of it. If you don’t keep disrupt the teacher's train of without input from them. talking, the back talk will thought, often become You may ask them to get not continue – for obvious disruptive talkers after they into small groups, reasons. Just give your sit down, and then ask brainstorm and come up instructions and ask the questions about what you with a list, which can be back talking student to just explained…so here is a posted on the blackboard. follow them. way to handle themLeave Review it, rephrase if Noisy or disruptive five or ten empty chairs by necessary, vote on behaviour: Usually the front or back door for contradicting rules and teachers ask questions to latecomers. Students who you should have some students who haven’t been are late are not to walk in basic standards set for the paying attention. This front of the room or to go to class. doesn’t work for two Surprise! their regular seats. They Handle backtalking reasons: One of our poll questions on who is must take one of the "late students – either in your 1. The student can’t your best teacher – seats" by the door. This will room or in the class: Here answer the question and more than 70% voted for a teacher ‘who prevent latecomers from we are not only talking of he/she feels humiliated encourages you to go disturbing the class already arrogant students but also 2. Since anyway the beyond the syllabus’. ‘explains well’ came in progress. Do not talk to those who keep explaining student has been third, after ‘makes you latecomers. Don't accept an why your comment about caught, there is no work so that you learn’ Think about it! explanation during class. them is wrong – for further motivation to Ignore them as they come. example you tell a student pay attention. to concentrate on her Instead, it may be a good Establish classroom rules work and not talk, she idea to ask questions to Use the first class in your answers that she’s not students who are sitting academic session to involve talking or that her close to this group, but who students to form simple neighbor is disturbing her are paying attention. Since rules of behavior and and then you respond and the focus of the class has academic issues that will be it goes on. There are two come near them, the followed. This activity works reactions – in the first few disruptive group is likely to because students also want seconds stay calm. And come back to the class flow.
    • Page 3 of 5 Inspiring Teachers School Leadership for the 21st Century Bhagirathi Behera An educational leader is essential for a leader or services in schools of one who willingly makes all manager as technical other towns and districts, efforts for achieving skills, human skills and upgrading evaluation, institutional goals by conceptual skills. studying problems and influencing and making setting new schemes with Educational leader are to other strive for the same. It successful improve the learning involves the achievements implementation, situations by working with of organizational goals and managing reward systems Caption describing teachers, to help teachers picture or graphic. working with people. But in for teachers, providing a grow as professional, to 21st century educational vision for the staff and develop materials for organization are socio- faculty. This means instructions and learning, technical systems, unique helping the teachers and to improve curriculum and Above: Break time on Teacher’s organizations whose basic other persons concerned to arrange for in-service Day components are the to see teaching as a education for teachers and individuals and technology. larger picture with a other persons. Other tasks In order to be successful number of interrelated are looking at instructional three types of skills are activities. Strong leaders are key to turning around poorly performing schools, by implementing reforms, and motivating teachers and students. The nature of educational the least, many persons to processes of teaching Above: leadership in 21st century is lead the education field in and learning including N Chandrasekhar Reddy from totally different from place of one person. knowledge of new NMREC, Hyderabad, touching his guru K Srinivasa Rao’s feet traditional supervision teaching methods, The job of a school leader is before the award was leadership. Pragmatic study student construction of multidimensional and the presented. Mr Rao, who now and analysis instead of knowledge, and skills in works in Viveka Vardhini skills they must have are for inspection; total teacher- problem solving. In College, was the man to whom (1) instructional leadership; learning situation in place of addition, they must Chandrasekhar’s father handed (2) management; (3) over the responsibility of teacher focused learning; devote a large portion of communication, grooming him. From a child who many diverse functions their time and energy to was below average in school, collaboration, and instead of visits and meeting; improving teaching and Chandraskehar got counted as community building; and organized and planned learning. They should one of the brighter students (4) vision development, risk after he came under Mr Rao. objectives in place of poorly be able to provide taking, and change understood objectives; informed feedback, management. cooperative manager in place guidance and support to of imposing and Thus, principals must have professional a deep understanding of the authoritarian; and last but not development activities.
    • Inspiring Teachers Page 4 of 5 School leadership……(cont’d) Good leaders must have a addition, good leaders is the ability of the school vision for their school, a must be good at managing leader to see what strategy plan for reaching it, and people (teachers and other suits his/her school and an ability to communicate staff, and stakeholders), keep reviewing its that vision effectively. But time, and facilities. effectiveness. If something on the way, they must Rather than telling people is not useful, it is necessary also know about finance what to do, effective to change it, rather than Siddhartha Ghosh of and be able to drive leaders share their vision take it as a failure or taking GNITS, Hyderabad, successfully through and let people set goals it as a prestige issue. speaking in Telugu difficult political aligned to that goal. And Mr Bhagirathi during a JAM session Science Teacher situations filled with they motivate them to on 2nd Oct. His mother Shantiniketan Vidyalaya tongue is Bengali! competing interests and achieve those goals. Shamirpet demands for resources. In Most important in all this Upcoming Conferences Sunanda Verma, EnhanceEdu, IIIT-H Paper Submissi Dates of Conference Name Venue Topics on Conference Deadline Oct 25, Mumbai, IC4E 2011 http://www.iacsit.org/ic4e Jan 2011 e-Learning, e-Education 2010 India Oct 25, Wuhan, Nov 27 - 28 Education Training and ETT 2010 http://www.ieee-ett.cn/ett2010/ 2010 China 2010 Technology Noordwijkerh Learning/Teaching Oct 25, May 6 - 9, CSEDU 2011 http://www.csedu.org/ out, The Methodologies And 2010 2011 Netherlands Assessment Oct 30, Las Vegas, April 11 - 13, Software Engineering ITNG 2011 http://www.itng.info/ 2010 USA 2011 Education Track Learning Environments and EDUCON 2011 Amman, April 4 - 6, Oct 31, 2011 Ecosystems in Engineering http://www.educon-conference.org/IEEE Jordan 2011 Education Nov 10, Guiyang, Jan 26 - 28, ICIET 2011 http://www.iciet.org/ Education Technology 2010 China 2011 CSEET 2011 Nov 29, May 22 - 24, Software engineering Hawaii, USA http://conferences.computer.org/cseet/2011/CSEET_2011/ 2010 2011 Education Adv Learning Technologies ICALT 2011 Jul 6 - July 8, Jan 17, 2011 Athens ,USA and Technology-enhanced http://www.ask4research.info/icalt/2011/ 2011 Learning February Chennai July 14 - July T4E 2011http://tfore.iitm.ac.in/ Education Technology 27, 2011 ,India 16, 2011 March 25, Changchun, July 15 - 16, Innovative Pedagogies, ICETC 2011 http://www.icetc.org/ 2011 China 2011 Learning Models
    • Page 5 of 5 Inspiring Teachers Teacher’s Academy Thinking in Indian and speaking in English e-mail fwd KV Jayakumar #Inside the Class: Hyderabad * Open the doors of the window. Let the Air Force come in. * Cut an apple into two halves - take the bigger half. * Shhh...Quiet, boys...the principal just passed away in the corridor. PHONE: 97011 41118 * You, meet me behind the class. (Meaning AFTER the class) * Both of you three gets out of the class. * Close the doors of the windows please... I have winter in my nose today. E-MAIL: * shhh... quite, the principal is rotating in the school. info@inspiring-teachers.com * (Facing the Board), Dont talk in front of my back. # About his family: * I have two daughters. Both of them are girls....(?) # At the ground: * All of you, stand in a straight circle. * There is no wind in the ball. # Giving a punishment: * You, rotate the ground four times... * You, go and under-stand the tree... * You three of you, stand together separately. About Teacher’s Academy… Started three years ago, Please do leave your If anyone is passionate already 1600 teacher feedback on workshops on about changing the See us at: members on-line, 28 the site About Us education scenario to www.teachersacademy.co colleges and 15 schools Clients say work with me can send touched by the training. resume and talk to me. Share articles, useful Long term projects are links, teaching resources --Thanks being taken up for schools and tips for effective Uma Garimella and colleges. Continuous teaching with a growing Founder support and multiple community of our teacher initiatives will be included mailing list. for holistic and sustainable change.