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Importance of Nursery School

For a child, preschool is the first involvement in an organized setting with teachers and groups of kids. It’s the phase where as in a child learns how to share and play with his peers.

In order to learn, the kids need care, security and love from the parents and the teachers. In the nursery class, the teachers play a very important role. Since the kids are away from their parents for the first time, it is the responsibility of the parents to conduct them in a manner that they don’t feel their absence in the school. It can be really difficult for the teachers in the initial days as the kids are too young to understand the changing circumstances, but with patience and love, the teachers can make them feel like home.

 

manthan blogNursery school not only helps the kids to learn and start a new phase of life but also promotes social and emotional development. The kids learn to talk to other people apart from their family and connect with them in a different way. Most importantly, they start making friends, get emotionally attached to them and start getting comfortable around people.

Keeping this entire scenario in mind, the other equally important thing is academics. Proper attention and care in this field is also mandatory for the mental and skillful development of the child. The communication between the teachers and the parents is really important as the latter must be aware of the minute details of the kids.

Our school, The Manthan School, is one of the best nursery schools in Noida which not just remembers every one of the things said above, in mind but also guides your child in an appropriate way. For nursery admissions in Noida, Manthan School is a school one must consider as here the whole atmosphere focuses on positivity. Academicians of proven track record take care of holistic development of your child. A sprawling campus spread over acres and state-of-the-art teaching methods ensure optimum realization of every child’s potential.

The choice of nursery school for your child is the most significant step towards her/his development in every way. Right teachers, proper guidance and homely environment are the basic things you need to keep into consideration before sending your child to a place away from home.

New School Phobia

Changing schools can be really exhausting for a child. Although, there are some kids who do not find it very difficult but most of them do not get along with this phase. It can really be a wrenching social and emotional experience for the students. Some children spend only a short time at a school because their parents change jobs on a regular basis and obviously the move is unavoidable. If parents do have a choice about moving them, however, then they should consider the decision carefully.
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For younger children, leaving their school and playmates behind and moving forward can be extremely difficult to understand. New environment, new friends, new teachers, new classes, new bus and a lot new can be too much to handle for them. Parents have a really important part in this whole situation. Their support, guidance and love can help the children to overcome their fear and nervousness.

The parents should tell the children to be confident and try to make new friends. They should talk to their kids on daily basis to know about their experience in the new school. The kids must learn to have patience because time will overpower every difficulty. Tell the kids that soon they will have a normal life like before with a new group of good friends and teachers. The parents should speak to the new class teacher and explain her/him the whole situation so that she/he can understand their child in a better way. School changing can be a tough process but with proper guidance of the parents, things can be much better for the children.

“Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.”
– Thomas Bray

What Parents Can Do to Ease the Pressure of Exams

We all know how crucial and important exams in anyone’s life are. Exam time is both important and stressful for the students and their parents. The exam pressure is directly proportional to the increasing competition. Pressure can be positive and useful to complete deadlines or to avoid problems in a smart way. However, if the pressure is prolonged, it can become negative, depending on how the person reacts to it. A lot of pressure might not help the child to perform well but can lead to depression, inferiority complex and tension which are definitely some things everyone wants to stay away from. As a parent you obviously want good things to happen to your child but you have to keep in mind the consequences of the same.

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A lot of parents, unintentionally, pressurise their child to get better grades in order to succeed in life. But they also need to remember that exams are not the only way to a successful future. Exams are an important part of the child’s life but not the whole life. As soon as the parents realise it, half of the problems will go away.

Here are some things every parent should keep in mind to increase their child’s motivation level rather than the pressure level.

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  • Know the child’s capability and stop the comparison – Your child is the best in a unique way which might differ from others. Knowing your child’s capability honestly will definitely be the first step towards a better lifestyle for you and your child.
  • Ensure that the child is eating a balanced diet – Make sure the child gets to eat healthy and always eats on time. Better food, better mind functioning.
  • Make sure the child gets enough sleep – Lack of sleep might lead to losing the information your child has grasped.
  • Do not keep them away from TV and other entertainment activities – All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Make them study but do not keep them away from a little entertainment. The mind gets blocked after some time and needs some kind of refreshment time to time.

Incase your child is not able to do well in the exam and they feel very upset about it, reassure them that there is always a second chance and passing an exam is only part of the story. It may be helpful to take some time to discuss any problems they had so they can avoid them next time.

Spend More Quality Time With Your Kids as You are Their First Friends

We know how busy are our parents in the 21st Century, but we also want to make sure that our students get the attention and love of their parents and family. Being a parent is more than paying bills and taking caring of the materialistic needs. Parents need to communicate with the children to teach them how to live and behave, to monitor their growth and helping them identify their skills and talents. Parents are the best teachers in a child’s life. Without their guidance and support, a child is always confused between the right and the wrong.

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Spending individual time with each child helps you better understand who your child is. When kids get regular time and attention from parents, they feel important. When you know what your child is thinking and dreaming about, you can help your child manage feelings and meet goals. In our fast-paced society, we often forget that relationships take care and time. Spending time with your children shouldn’t be seen as “doing time”—it shouldn’t feel like a prison sentence.

Anyone can have a child and call themselves “a parent”.

A real parent is someone who puts that child above their own selfish needs and wants.

Aspire Your Child to Grow as a Nice Human Being First then a Successful Person

People often get confuse in ‘A Good Human Being’ and ‘A Successful Person’. The truth is, a good human being can always become successful but not the vice versa.
Parents always tell their children to be good in studies, get good grades and get a good job to make good money. They often forget to educate their children about the basic etiquettes and manners in life. We see parents wanting their children to be “someone”, i.e. to have a status, position, qualification, tag, etc. But, in the process, if the need of being a good human being is given secondary importance, the child turns out to be “someone’’, but not a good human being.

If a person is best teacher or surgeon and is arrogant, no one would like her/him. So the efficient people should also be affectionate enough. So, under these circumstances our successors, i.e. young people and children should be encouraged to achieve great heights, but at every stage of life we must remind them that the value of life lies in being a good human being. The foundation stone of a good human being is laid at a very young age.m blog

Being a good human being is a lot more than what others seem to give you credit for. People don’t understand that people who have good hearts and are just always there for other people, have to deal with a lot of negativity because people tend to associate kindness with weakness. But actually, it’s the complete opposite. When you’re a good person, you are the strongest type of person there. You are the one who people confide in whenever they need comfort or advice. You are the one who your friends come to whenever they have good or bad news. You are the one people rely on.

At the end of the day, a good human being is the one people will always be thankful for because their lives wouldn’t be the same without them.

Grooming up Future Leaders

Over the years, there is an augment going constantly on in the field of knowledge about what exactly and essentially students need globally (a) key skills to use knowledge and (b) the technique to face the challenges with accelerating technology in a fiercely competitive world. Hence, The Manthan School being a pioneer in providing quality education comes up with certain viewpoints to help in understanding this issue.

Firstly, we need to redefine our approach to teaching-learning and realign existing pedagogies. We, at The Manthan believe that knowledge is complete in itself to encourage students to improve and enhance their learning skills. Matching to this belief, our educational viewpoint is based on the holistic ideology of learning where the emphasis is given on the overall development of the child. Being a top CBSE School in Noida, The Manthan School has been aggressively working to improve the concept of learning quality among children for better future outcome.
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The pedagogy of ‘Integrated Learning’ is the key of our educational scheme. Based on the practical approach of learning, we bring together diverse disciplines on one platform in order to help students to establish connections between subjects and perceive knowledge as a whole. Our curriculum is also designed to incorporate all dominant models of integrated learning at one place.

The school is believed to be the best school in Delhi NCR that offers a wide gamut of academic programmes enriched with our rich culture to encourage the students in identifying their own unique strengths. Manthan also provide students with trans-disciplinary learning opportunities so that these activities not only help them in improving their knowledge and skills in a real life context, but also helps them in developing cross-cultural sensitivity, social responsibility, and the broader worldview. Our schools are considered as a mini replica of this world, where learners are groomed to be productive future global citizens.

 

Student – Teacher Relationship

The teacher student relationship is very important for children. Children spend approximately 5 to 7 hours a day with a teacher for almost 10 months. We ask ourselves, who is considered a good teacher?

All of us have gone through schooling, and if fortunate had a favorite teacher. A positive relationship between the student and the teacher is difficult to establish, but can be found for both individuals at either end. The qualities for a positive relationship can vary to set a learning experience approachable and inviting the students to learn. A teacher and student who have the qualities of good communications, respect in a classroom, and show interest in teaching from the point of view of the teacher and learning from a student will establish a positive relationship in the classroom.
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The key is, teachers need to continuously monitor the student in order for him or her to be aware of any difficulties the student is having. Understanding the child’s problem, fear, or confusion will give the teacher a better understanding the child’s learning difficulties. Once the teacher becomes aware of the problems, he or she will have more patience with the student, thus making the child feel secure or less confused when learning is taking place in the classroom.

For teachers conducting a classroom and shaping the minds of the young students, teachers who communicate effectively with their students should give appropriate and helpful feedback to their students. Interaction between the student and teacher becomes extremely important for a successful relationship through the entire time of a school year. A close, but limited relationship between the student and teacher can be helpful for those students who are shy, and find speaking in front of the classroom difficult or children who have low self-esteem. The tension these students hold in a classroom will have the confidence they had always wanted, but never achieved due to not having a good relationship with the teacher.

How can a teacher nurture positive relationships with students? 

Positive teacher-student relationships are socially catchy. Students who experience positive relationships with teachers are more likely to try to develop similar bonds with their peer group and also they can express their thoughts with their teacher.

Being kind matters. Learning is enhanced when teachers demonstrate a variety of behaviors associated with kindness: interpersonal warmth, care, love, affection support, safety, and intellectual encouragement. Infact we suggest that these behaviours increase student’s creativity, autonomy, and satisfaction; and result in better student attendance and grades.  

Teacher-student relationships matter concerned of grade level. While it is often assumed that younger learners are more dependent for their academic adjustment on their teachers than are older ones, research suggests that the importance of teacher-student relationships remain consistent no matter a student’s age.

 

 

HAPPINESS

“Try to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.”

What is happiness, and why do we constantly run after it? It is a feeling of inner peace and satisfaction. It is usually experienced, when there are no worries, fears or obsessing thoughts. This usually happens, when we do something we love to do, or when we get, win, gain, or achieve something that we value. It seems to be the outcome of positive events, but it actually comes from the inside, triggered by external events.

What does it mean to be happy? We meet various situations every day, and some of them may not contribute to happiness. However, we can choose to keep thinking about the unhappy events, and we can choose to refuse to think about them, and instead, think about and relish the happy moments. All of us go through various situations and circumstances, but we do not have to let them influence our reactions and feelings.
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If we let outer events influence our moods, we become their slaves. We lose our freedom. We let our happiness be determined by outer forces. On the other hand, we can free ourselves from outer influences. We can choose to be happy, and we can do a lot to add happiness to our lives.

What is the difference between happiness and pleasure? Pleasure is a good feeling that comes from eating good food, watching a good movie, feeling the warm caressing rays of the sun on a winter day. Pleasure has to do with enjoyment involving the five senses and is dependent on circumstances, objects and people.

When you are happy, minor unpleasant events usually do not disturb you, but when you are unhappy, you feel as if everything is against you. You might compensate for this, by eating chocolate and sweets, because this gives you pleasure.  “Pleasure is perceived through the five senses, while happiness is not dependent of the five senses”.

The Curriculum Corner

At a recently concluded seminar for teachers, I encountered a new term called the Curriculum Corner. A bit of search on internet yielded interesting results, something which I would like to share with everyone.

Curriculum Corner is a platform for creative people to come together and share their ideas and techniques of delivering academic content in novel ways. This helps the teaching community, in particular, to collaborate and integrate the best ideas, and weave them in their own curriculum to make it more effective. Curriculum Corner acts as a common repository of resources related to different subjects for a wide range of audience. As a teacher, one could find unconventional ways to deliver the content and make it more engaging for the students. Students can also access these corners and use it for a better understanding of the subject-matter.

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I discovered these corners on many popular social media platforms like Face book and Pinterest etc. A Curriculum Corner can be setup in multiple ways, like in a school, within a community or on web for larger access. For example, we can also create such platforms in a physical form in a school by compiling creative ideas of teachers, students and parents and make it available for everyone to use it as per their needs.

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In a constantly evolving world, the ultimate aim of a teacher is to teach their students in the most effective ways and help them realise their own potential. Hence, there is a need to be creative and innovative in their methods of delivering the curriculum, within the existing resources. Curriculum Corner may end this quest for creativity and result in a more enriching teaching and learning experience.

Written By : Anupama Saini

Visit To Sai Shiksha Sansthan

Written By: Satvinder Kaur

Visiting Sai Siksha Sansthan reminded me of my fathers teachings – Happiness is not a commodity which you can buy, borrow or steal. It is a feeling, which comes from within and contentment is the seed of it.

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Students of Sai Siksha Sansthan are the reflection of this thought. I felt like meeting a small troop of not only well disciplined but self disciplined, well dressed, well behaved and happy students. They were fully contented with the minimum resources they had and getting a pencil or an eraser as a gift brings a broad and bright smile on their serene faces.

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The sole objective of the Sansthan is to nurture and mould young minds into civilized citizens. Many students were from nearby villages whose parents were mostly illiterate, but they entrusted the school with the responsibility of educating their wards and are not inclined to interfere or dictate terms. The school has not only achieved its goal by taking the onus on its shoulders but also strengthened and maintained the bond of trust between school and parents for the last 25 years.

Sai Siksha Sansthan is a perfect example of bilateral, fruitful and harmonious relationship between society and school.

Written By: Ashima Hooda

Sai Kripa Sansthan’ I was part of a trip organized by the school to ‘Sai Kripa Sansthan’ which has been a life changing experience as it was filled with emotions and sentiments.Grades 2-6 along with three other teachers visited it. The school is situated on the outskirts. It was a brick building with an open area at the centre. The school is run by Mrs. Kiran . We were taken by surprise when we entered the school as there was complete silence and it seemed that there were not many children in the school. But to our utter dismay all the classes were having full attendance and the children were attentive and disciplined.

We took a round of the school; saw their science lab, computer lab and the library. What was an eye opening experience was that they were utilizing the limited resources they had very wisely and sincerely. It was a learning experience for all the children and also for us. I had the opportunity to interact with grade 5 students. It was a pleasure beyond measure to see the confidence of the children.

In the end we gave them the items collected during the ‘Joy of the Sharing’ week in our school and could see the happiness and gratitude in their actions. After the visit now I can really say that hard work + dreams + dedication = success. We all have so much to learn in so lessa time and I believe that the journey of learning in never ending.

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