Saturday, 12 July 2014

Advantages of Nursery Rhymes

Nursery rhymes are important for young children because they help develop an ear for our language. Both nursery rhymes for you to consider:
rhyme and rhythm help kids hear the sounds and syllables in words, which helps kids learn to read! Here are some activities and recommended poetry books to aid your child's developing poetry, rhyming, and rhythm skills.Growing up, all of us had our favourite nursery rhymes – Baa Baa Black Sheep, Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Ring a Ring o' Roses, London Bridge is Falling Down and many more! These days, thanks to technology, kids today would rather play with the latest gadgets than have fun with nursery rhymes. As a result, more and more children are unaware of nursery rhymes even when they are ready for preschool. Rhymes are crucial for your children’s overall development. Here’s a list of the top 10 advantages of

  1. Cognitive skills: Between one and four years of age, children develop their conceptualisation of colour, shape, size, and movement, just to mention a few. Nursery rhymes have been proven to enhance the development of these concepts among children, making them more receptive and active. 
  2. Verbal skills: When children attempt to recite nursery rhymes, they are trying to express themselves coherently. This helps them become confident speakers and also makes them less self-conscious.
  3. Motor skills: The facial expressions, movements, coordination, gestures and balance required to act out a nursery rhyme help children develop their motor skills.
  4. Listening skills: When you read nursery rhymes to your children, you’re essentially telling them a story. To make sense of the story, children have to pay attention to you and the rhyme, thereby making them good listeners – an invaluable trait for later years.
  5. Reading skills: Even when children aren’t old enough to read, listening to nursery rhymes can help them become good readers later, by helping them learn the alphabet and recognise words, syllables and corresponding sounds. 

  6. Language skills: Nursery rhymes expose young children to relatively more ‘complex’ words such as spool, eagle, mulberry, thumb, puddle, together, clock, nimble and hundreds more. These are words that are unlikely to feature in their regular vocabulary and so nursery rhymes help them learn new words and proper pronunciation, making them better speakers from a young age. 
  7. Social skills: When a group of children recite nursery rhymes, they bond better with each other as they realise that they have something in common with other kids. This makes them confident and outgoing.
  8. Auditory skills: The rhythm and melody inherent in all nursery rhymes sensitise children to sound. The patterned phonemic and phonetic organisation of nursery rhymes lets children catch repetitive sounds, making them think about tunes, tones, notes and the ways in which sound can be organised in language.
  9. Imaginative skills: Just like bedtime stories, nursery rhymes open up your children’s imagination as they paint mental pictures of places and things, and think about a world where anything is possible. 
  10. Memory skills: Repeated exposure to nursery rhymes usually results in children memorising the rhymes. This acts as an entertaining memory exercise and lays the groundwork for an effective memory for the rest of their lives.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Make Your Right Career move in Teaching Profession

A teacher’s responsibility towards a child is probably more than that of the parents. This is primarily because the child just doesn’t receive education from the school where he or she studies, but also learns the value systems from the same people.For taking up teaching as a career, you require a passion for exchanging ideas, whether it is teaching at a school or in a college. While as a school teacher you are to educate delicate minds, in a college environment, the exchanges are at an intellectual level with students who are your friends.
In India, the available opportunities for teachers are in a variety of subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, etc. The demand for good teachers is definitely high considering that today’s children are exposed to the internet and the information overflow. Moreover, virtual classroom teaching has been introduced by some schools, which increases the overall opportunities for teachers.
By pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education after or along with your graduation, you would be able to secure a position as a teacher in a good school. Usually, jobs as teachers in government schools are considered prestigious. However, if you are interested in new methodologies of teaching, you may try for a job in private schools as well.

Tips for getting hired

When you appear for an interview for the job of a teacher, be prepared on the following counts:
1. Prepare some points on why you like teaching and what is the significance of this profession in today’s India. State the points in the form of your interest for the subject, profession, and teacher and student life in general.
2. As teaching is considered a noble profession, do not lay stress on getting more money, especially if you are applying for a government school or college.
3. Research about the institution that you are applying to, well before the interview.
4. If the school or university is a private one, you can emphasise that you have wide exposure to people management skills and you keep upgrading your skills with the help of magazines and internet. This is because private institutions desire more global exposure as compare
5. List some learning theories of interest and state them as examples during the interview.
6. You may carry information about any awards or certificates that you had won as a student or during your previous employment.
d to government institutions.

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Friday, 14 December 2012

B.Ed Colleges in Delhi

One of the very popular courses among students is a degree in education, popularly known as B.Ed (Bachelors of Education). This course is undertaken by those who intend to pursue a career in teaching in schools and other institutions of the same kind. The duration of the course is two years and to join this course a degree in graduation is a must. A few basic degree are, B.A, B.Sc. The marks should be above 55% and the degree should be done from any recognized university. Any head of an institution like the school is a Bed degree holder. After this degree a person can secure a job in any of the schools. After bachelors in education one can do masters in the same. There are other courses in B.Ed that are more channelized and specialized, they are B.Ed yoga or B.P.Ed (bachelor of physical education).

The capital of the country has no dearth of B.Ed colleges, every
corner of Delhi does have a good college. In the Delhi University there is the Bhai Parmanand Institute of Business, Shakarpur. They have a one year course and they at least require a graduation degree. Another very reputed institute is the Institute Of Advanced Studies In Education, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, and Delhi. Lady Irwin College, Sikandara Road, Near I.T.O, Delhi . Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Katwaria Sarai 110016. University Of Delhi, Dept. Of Education, 33 Chhatra Marg, Delhi. These colleges hold a very positive reputation in B.ed courses. The duration in all these colleges is one year, however all the courses do have advanced degrees after them. The Delhi university also offers distance learning in the same field.

There is an entrance test to get in any of these colleges. Topics for the exam are general knowledge and current affairs, so whenever you are preparing for an entrance exam do be updated on newspapers and listen to the national news, as a lot is covered in them. There is another paper on English subject, for which one must brush up there basic grammar skills as well as skills in writing and reading. Another paper is on aptitude, which is a test measure to see how well the person can teach.

These questions are basically objective in nature and are in the form of multiple choice questions. If one finds preparation for these exams is difficult then there are coaching’s also available. The coaching for these entrance exams makes the exam very liberal and easy, they are not for a very long duration as well, however these can be done by oneself. There are various help books and reference books available in the market. For the general knowledge paper the year book is also of great help. There are compulsory papers on any two subjects chosen by the candidate in which he or she intends to teach. The fee structure is generally the same in all government institutions. However the private institutions may have a higher fee structure.

Session 2014-15 

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Montessori Teacher Training

The term Montessori is in credit of Dr. Maria Montessori who was the first woman in Italy to become a physician and she developed a substitute route of training children that were based on her discovery that children teach their own self throughout as they discover.

This kind of education lays stress on learning of any activity through all the five senses and not just methods such as listening, reading or watching. Children in Montessori classes learn on their own entity pace and they do everything the way they want to do it and the way they like. Montessori classes place children in multi-age groups, forming localized communities in which the older children spontaneously share their knowledge with the younger ones.

Concept-based schools and child-centric education are the new buzzwords. Most parents, having lived through the travails of a rote-learning system of education themselves, are now jumping on the bandwagon and embracing alternative education for their kids by enrolling them in Montessori schools. A unique feature of learning through the Montessori Method is the development of sensorial abilities through touch, feeling and discussion. Here are some of the top Montessori training schools in Delhi. Established in 1950, Sal wan Montessori School offers harmonious development of the child. The school believes in molding children into well-developed human beings. Its faculty is well trained and committed. Children start learning with a lot of free play. They are gradually grouped by co-ordination, flexibility, speed, and understanding. Children are offered an understanding of Indian culture and the spirit of national integration.

Golden Bells is another Montessori school that is considered one of the best playschools in the area. Golden Bells has a comfortable, professional environment. Nestled in a busy residential area, Golden Bells is home to most of the neighborhood toddlers and kindergarten students. The school is a compact, comfortable environment where children can play, learn and grow. The faculty and staff are a young group of dedicated professionals and the school follows the standard curriculum for kindergarten. The city's best known playschool, Mothers Pride is where children receive a wholesome, progressive education. Led by a well-known educationist, this organization provides a healthy and creative environment for children. The faculty has been handpicked from some of the best minds in the city. The classrooms are state-of-the-art, equipped with the latest books, activities and toys. The school has regular events and stage shows which gives the kids an opportunity to express themselves.

Developed by professional doctors, Shamrock World, is a modern and innovative Montessori school. The school encourages a child to be independent, honest and courteous. The faculty at Shemrock World is individuals committed to children's holistic growth. The school offers an exceptional play area that hosts regular group activities. EuroKids Egmont International Play School is an internationally structured playschool offering quality education for your preschooler.

At EuroKids pre-schools children are provided with age appropriate activities to encourage overall development. The school is designed and equipped to meet the unique needs of every child. Euro Kids has licenses from some of the world's best brands like Disney, Mattel, Enid Blyton, Noddy and Tin Tin. The school aspires to bring international quality content to their students.

Nursery Teacher Training

It’s the children in the 21st century that will carry forward the ethnicity and put in to the expansion of humanity. Educationists these days consider that 60-70% of the awareness that a child acquires is for the period of the age of 5-6 years. Though the mother is a child’s first teacher, but once the child enters school it is the real teachers who take over their education and remain there gurus for a lifetime, therefore the teachers need to be given the right kind of training. This guidance can be separated into Montessori, kindergarten, nursery, secondary, higher secondary and technical training. Teachers training include courses like D.Ed., B.Ed. and M.Ed. which can be done after a graduation in BA/B.Com/B.Sc. These courses can be full time classroom, distance mode or even on-line in some cases.

In spite of having a number of Nursery Teacher Training Institutes in Delhi, there is a constant demand for Teachers' Training Courses especially the ones that lay more focus and stress on the English language. The pattern for teaching English is more advanced and application oriented. There is a lot of attention paid to the core areas of the language. They are – reading, writing, listening and speaking. Each part has a separate coaching and guidance involved. There are modules that take up each part individually and the teachers are guided and taught by highly professional staff. A course in teacher training is internationally recognized and has a global value. It also enables women to open their own pre- schools.

The whole construct of this course is to make sure that there is a benefit to both- the teachers and the students. The concept of the course lays stress on not only the theoretical aspect of learning but also the practical side of it. Teacher training course mostly holds advantage in the pre- primary and the primary level. The teacher training course should have both electrical and historical aspect. There is a lot of focus on the theoretical aspect and emphasis is also laid on the equipment handling techniques especially the Montessori apparatus and Material aids. The course enables the teachers to know management and Computer Aided Teaching techniques.

The capital of the country has no dearth of colleges in teacher training, every corner has teacher training colleges in Delhi does have a number good colleges and reputed institutes.

A lot of Inputs on Classroom organization and Disaster management are given that help prepare the future teachers to face emergency situation arising in classrooms and also educate their students on the same. The candidates are given on the job experience which involves Teaching Practice in real classrooms observed by experienced teachers’.

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Nursery teacher training Course in Delhi

If you have love for the little ones, and love teaching them, then Nursery teaching or playgroup teaching is certainly a great career for you. However you have to be trained in the respective field before you get hands on to teaching young minds.

The teaching scope has opened so widely that nursery teacher training courses are available almost in all main centres of the country.

Elementary Teacher Training in Delhi are also conducted at:

  • Indoss Institute
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Advance Education
  • Ahimsa Women Polytechnic – New Delhi
  • Pragati Teacher Training Institute – New Delhi
  • Learner’s Castle Nursery Teacher Training Academy – New Delhi

Admissions are open for session 2014-15
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Teacher Training Programs

In the 21st Century it’s the children that will carry forward the traditions and contribute to the development of society. All educationists today believe that 60-70% of the
knowledge that a child acquires is during the age of 5-6 years. Though the mother is a child’s first teacher, but once the child enters school it is the real teachers who take over their education.

Thus it becomes very important to train the teachers. This training can be divided into Montessori, kindergarten, nursery, secondary, higher secondary and technical training. Expert training helps the teacher to establish a direct rapport with the children’s budding personality. Teachers training include courses like D.Ed., B.Ed. and M.Ed. which can be done after a graduation in BA/B.Com/B.Sc. Tese courses can be full time classroom, distance mode or even on-line in some cases.

Talking about Chennai, it is well known for its educational and research institutions. Schools have affiliations ranging from the CBSE to International Baccalaureate. Thus to maintain high standards of education there is a constant flow of teaching jobs which leads to a demand of qualified teachers with a Teachers Training Course certification. The courses are designed to cover the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of teaching with real life experiences which equips the candidate t handle real life classroom problems. The modules are well researched to look into problems and find solutions. Keeping with the coming trends Computer Aided Learning is a requirement for all the aspiring teachers.

Delhi and the adjoining parts of the NCR have a host of colleges offering the various Teacher Training Courses. Talking about the colleges imparting B.Ed. degree, we have Siddhi Vinayak College of Science and Higher Education. Then we have Amity Institution of Education, Shiva Institute of Management Studies, HLM Group of Institutions, Kalka Institute for Research and Advance Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Women’s College, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women and SAI Institute for Girls. Other than this the vocational training colleges which provide a diploma and NTT courses for teacher training in Delhi are Pragati Institute of Education and Training established in 2005, Learner’s Castle in Hauz Khauz, Air force Vocational College near Race Course In South Delhi and INDOSS Polytechnic for Women which is a UGC recognized institute in Rajouri Garden. Some of the other well established institutions in the adjoining areas are KIIT College on Sohna Road, Gurgaon, Excel Institute of Education and LLDIMS in Noida.

Other than these to impart technical training at the higher level the headquarters of the INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY(IGNOU) is also situated in Delhi, a repute institute that imparts primary teacher training in Delhi. Several institutions all over the country are affiliated to it which provides quality long distance learning programmes for all the courses ranging from D.Ed., B.Ed. and M.Ed. There are a lot of colleges offering offbeat courses like PTT courses, PTI courses, TTC courses GBT and HBT courses etc. So just look around and one can have plenty of options to choose from and make a good career in teaching.