History of yoga
The beginnings of Yoga were developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga was first mentioned in the oldest sacred texts, the Rig Veda. The Vedas were a collection of texts containing songs, mantras and rituals to be used by Brahmans, the Vedic priests.
Benefits of yoga
- increased flexibility.
- increased muscle strength and tone.
- improved respiration, energy and vitality.
- maintaining a balanced metabolism.
- weight reduction.
- cardio and circulatory health.
- improved athletic performance.
- protection from injury – Sir Santosh Pawar
Physical Education Teacher
GRATEFUL HEART- MAGNET OF MIRACLES
Gratitude, one of the most underestimated ways used by people in today’s world to enrich their lives. Gratitude is nothing else but the feeling of thankfulness for the good that we receive in life.
It is proven scientifically that when we express our gratitude towards others it opens up channels of goodness to enter our lives. It helps us maintain healthy relationships. Gratitude promotes optimism and helps us develop a positive outlook towards life. Our life is blessed with so many biotic as well as abiotic components that play major part in our upbringing, right from the almighty GOD, our parents, our teachers, our community helpers and our mother nature touch our lives in various ways and the least we can do in return is just express our thankfulness.
As rightly said ‘Gratitude is the sign of NOBLE SOULS’ and we all need to practice this nobility in our lives as one cannot lose hope in humanity as long as gratitude is alive.
Ms. PRIYA AWAL.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. “
(proverbs 22.6 )
12 Skills that parents should have to bring up their children
- Focus more on your children”s positive behavior than the negative one.
- Teach your children to focus on the needs of others.
- Do not shout at them , understand their perspective and feelings .
- Give your children responsibilities around the house, making household-chores a part of the family routine and culture.
- Build a strong relationship with the family members.
- Teach your children to view challenges positively.
- Make your children independent. Let your children make age-appropriate choices.
- Guide your children without controlling or micro-managing them .
- Help your children to develop resilience and perseverance.
- Manage your own stress effectively , as parents stress can affect their children’s genes for many years into the future.
Ms. MARIA LOBO
Need of Value Based Education.
Today , we find every second person speaking about ‘ Value Based Education’ .
In school,colleges and even at home, we are stressing on the textbook,on homework,on grades,that students have to secure to rise in life. This is undoubtedly a fact, but what are grades and careers without values that we are lacking in?
Actually ‘ Value Based Education’ stresses on value that the modern generation is lacking in .The values have to be in our lives and we must make use of these values every second that we live.
Value based education is that education that not only focuses on textbook and notebook but specially points us values such as faith,hope, gratitude,charity, forgiveness, cleanliness, honesty, punctuality, selflessness,caring for others and puting ‘you’ before ‘myself’.
Is it possible to achieve anything in life without following discipline, caring for others,charity etc , ‘No’.
These values are very important and necessary when we move in society and start projects such as, ‘Save Water’, ‘Save Electricity’.
If we do not inculcate the values mentioned, we will never succeed in keeping our nation to rise.
If we encourage selfishness and do not understand the meaning of selflessness will we be able to save water and electricity.
If we do not practise cleanliness, punctuality, honesty and caring for others,
Will our prices of grocery, medicine, clothes etc,also keeping our surroundings clean etc be suitable for the elite as well as the common man ?
Even if thinking of these terms is impossible.
Maintaining values in education and imparting them to students is very essential and important.
Today morals in life are going down steadily and it is our duty to bring it back to everyone ideas and thoughts or we will end up becoming selfish,faithless, unforgiving, ungrateful, indiscipline and heartless people.
The world is changing fast and becoming worst of God’s species.
Without good values in education we are going to get lost forever.Hence we must bear in mind that Value Based is very necessary and a must in today’s world.
We should focus on the values such as discipline,charity, forgiveness, caring for others, honesty and love.
If our children are given education with these values our world will become a much better place for one and all.
‘Value based education’ is a must.
This is what we must never forget.
BY MRS. YOLANDA D’MELLO.
Effect of Learning Strategies
Each individual according to his/her personal cognitive abilities and learning style has to employ the most appropriate learning strategy in order to achieve the desired learning outcome . If we measure learning as the amount of information people can recall after learning has taken place studies are shown that people can recall 20% of what they have got, 30% of what they have seen, 50% of what have experienced and nearly 90% of what they have heard seen and experienced simultaneously. No what the cognitive process involved and the learning strategy of each individual student is, the teaching method i.e. the learning strategy chosen to teach highly affects the amount and the quality of learning that takes place. Therefore the learning strategies presented to students should always take into consideration both student”s cognitive process and learning style.
BY SONAL LAHA
ASHOK KUMAR SHARMA
MRS. SANGEETA SHARMA
Challenges of the 21st Century Learning
The challenges ahead to work, the 21st century Skills Movement will require keen attention to curriculum, teacher quality and assessment. A growing number of education are united around the idea that students need 21st century skills to be successful today.
It had to be child centered qualitative and life skills based Education to empower young minds to face the challenges of an enigmatic world.
The 21st century learning empowers students to be independent, confident and successful habitual learners. Many of the skills are associated with deeper learning , based on mastering skills such as analytic reasoning, problem solving and team work.
A 21st century teacher is able to adopt to whatever comes their way. They are able to look at their practices and adapt based on the needs of their students.
The goal of education should be to provide complex learning environment for students which incorporate authentic learning and allow learners to take the types of complex problem they face in real life.
12 abilities that today’s students need to succeed in their careers during the Information are critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, information literacy, media literacy, technology literacy, flexibility, etc.,
Challenges of 21st century may involve due to lack of adaption to newer mediums of learning, but learning is possible no matter how difficult the circumstances are, if one is focused, determined and armed.
- Flipped classroom-encouraging students to prepare for the lesson before class. (care method)
- Design thinking (Group analysis, brainstorm, innovative and creative ideas)
- Key learning
- Gamification (learning through the use of games)
- Social Media (to get students engaged with social media in the classroom)
- Free online learning trends.
MRS. MARIA LOBO