In The Spotlight
This episode is a 13-minute speech, both objective and personal, to American school observers visiting Osaka Jogakuin University. It starts with assumptions underlying democracy that differ from the U.S., resulting in some surprising manifestations in education. Philosophies of multiculturalism vs. assimilation are discussed.
Japanacasting Podcast reaches the 8th Milestone with this extensive and amazing interview of Prof Steve McCarty. The talk relates to modern times. He is so subtle in his answers that you cannot stop wondering about the precision of these ideas. When he says that being modern is not being Western - he erases a huge amount of doubts from our minds. He explains how Japan has become an ideal land with flawless discipline and healthy life.
Tagore belongs to all of us, not just Indians or Asians or the Millenials - He is of EVERY AGE and Everyone! This narration is a tribute to Gurudev. He has been a personal guide and support in terms of creative courage. A Birthday Tribute to the Legend - HINDI Narration of the most celebrated short story - Kaabuliwala! Do Listen!
This work was submitted to the CIET - NCERT in the All India Children's Audio-Video Festival 2021. Another work submitted as Parts of Speech as a Poem - Story won the National Award for Best Voice Over Award. Working on Toto Chan is an Award in itself. Those who want to understand and live the life of a teacher or a true learner, even a parent or a sensible social being, have to visit the world of Toto Chan.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals present a promising world in 2030, depending on the realisation of the targets. Being in education we see each of the 17 Global Goals as our own aspirations and ambitions to accomplish. With EdChatIND and EklavyaParv, here comes the initiative - Sustainable Development Goals for a Better World - SDG4BW TweetChat.
The world is no more a small world. The challenges are gigantic and there are new demands each day. When it comes to education, hope and apprehensions both interact together. In this reference, we see Open Educational Resources as the hope to grab a common-consoling ground. Audio MOOCs aka PodMOOCs are a real thing where we see an ocean of possibilities.
In 2015, while I was at Amity University NOIDA, this idea was sent as a Patent Proposal to our consultants who were managing the Patents for the university. Being a pupil in the EdTech world, I got to learn that software-based patents were not possible. However, this idea has its own value and utility.
There is no saturation point in modern technology. The moment we try to stand still and believe that technology has reached the best-possible scale; something appears and breaks our perceptions. We have moved ahead from what we learned as Information Technology to an extraordinary world of Artificial Intelligence, Augmented reality, Virtual Reality, and Machine Learning. Here is an unbelievable-but-real side of modern-smart tech!
English is a language and no language is a difficult thing to learn. We need to practice and participate with an honest heart. In this series of checking our pronunciation, we aim to share some commonly mispronounced words around us. It is possible that you know them correctly. In that case, ensure that pronunciation remains a good thing to hear when it is of English.
Pronunciation is like Driving! Yes, it is. If one drives well, people appreciate and they also feel safe. If there is carelessness or a wrong way of driving- that hurts the image. People start avoiding travelling with the person. Same way, the correct pronunciation of English will make others feel good about your learning.
English is a commodity and this is going to earn you a good reputation as well as return in future. We were told by the legendary Prof. K. K. Kathuria at the Department of English, Kurukshetra. When the Linguistics subject was introduced we were unaware of what Phonetics actually is
The Presentation gives a brief of the basic rules of Punctuation Usage. A Proper Understanding of the Punctuation Marks enables
SWOT has been one of the fundamental concepts of management, soft skills, and self-analysis. Those who have transitioned from the old school to the modern world will recall how we used to make this four-box thing with plans. Now the value of this analysis has increased multi-fold. But, as the world has experienced a swift change in its approach towards life, 'THREATS' have become CHALLENGES.
IGRAASP, started by four ladies, popularly known as Mompreneurs — Priya Wadhwan, Gayatri Luthra, Shikha Sharma Chaturvedi, and Ruchi Mitroo — is a weekly news wrap, hosted on YouTube and anchored by school children. It has been specially designed for children and their families to provide them with child-friendly content.
Skill Enhancement is an important part of teaching and learning. We have heard for ages that Learning never stops. The same is applicable for teachers when they feel they will stay in this domain for a lifetime. The moment a teacher stops being a student, the teaching process becomes ineffective. A teacher has to keep professional development alive.
To say less would be enough because we all know who are the ones being mistaken here in education. I am ambitious to be a good teacher and the one who has more of obsession and passion to teach each moment. My fraternity, the one around me, is failing me. They are not teaching anymore. The way they should be on their guards is not there to be seen. They are behaving like deadwood.
Can we put the whole blame on institutions and teachers for the failures of students? Questions can certainly be posed to the ones in authority. However, the role and responsibility are reciprocal. If we give something good to the place, the reflections are certainly good. Still, this view does not liberate the administrators or teachers of their pivotal role in imparting learning.
I shall not suggest a way out to 'prepare well for exams' because the only way out is 'To Prepare'. The more time you spend in subject preparation, the more you read and comprehend is what makes you write well in the examination. I shall suggest something that can help in writing well. Exam fever is not a result of the absence of preparation for the exam.