Monday, August 21, 2017

Activity-Based Teaching Strategies A One Day National Workshop on Professional Skills Development for ESL Teachers



Activity-Based Teaching Strategies

A One Day National Workshop 
on 
Professional Skills Development for ESL Teachers

22 September 2017



Activity-Based Teaching Strategies

A One Day National Workshop 
on 
Professional Skills Development for ESL Teachers

22 September 2017



Activity-Based Teaching Strategies

A One Day National Workshop 
on 
Professional Skills Development for ESL Teachers

22 September 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

One Day International Conference on Contemporary Musings on Literature of the World


One Day International Conference
on 
Contemporary Musings on Literature of the World
21st September 2017
Indian Academy Degree College
South India, Bengaluru


 One Day International Conference

on 
Contemporary Musings on Literature of the World
21st September 2017
Indian Academy Degree College
South India, Bengaluru


One Day International Conference
on 
Contemporary Musings on Literature of the World
21st September 2017
Indian Academy Degree College
South India, Bengaluru

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

International Conference on Religion, Literature and Culture 15 & 16 September 2017

International Conference on Religion, Literature and Culture

15 & 16 September 2017








International Conference on Religion, Literature and Culture

15 & 16 September 2017


Friday, August 4, 2017

Schedule of UGC CBSE NET Nov. 2017


UGC CBSE NET November 2017 Schedule

Change of Examination Schedule of CBSE NET Nov. 2017


Reschedule of  Important Dates
Online Application Form Submission11th August 2017
Last date for Applying Online11th September 2017
Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank Challan, at any branch of(SYNDICATE/CANARA/ICICI/HDFC BANK)12th September 2017
Correction in Particulars of application form on the website19th to 25th Sep, 2017
Uploading of Admit Card3rd week of Oct 2017
Date of Examination05th November2017
(Last Update :01/08/2017)
Examination Schedule
National Eligibility Test (NET) 05th November, 2017 (SUNDAY)
Session
Paper
Marks
Number of Question
Duration
First
I
100
50 questions all are  compulsory
1¼ Hours (09:30 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.) IST
Second
II
100
50 questions all are  compulsory
1¼ Hours (11:15 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.) IST
Third
III
150
75 questions all are  compulsory
2½ Hours (02:00 P.M. to 04:30 P.M.) IST

Friday, June 23, 2017

International Multidisciplinary Conference on Education for Future: Issues and Challenges 8 & 9 July 2017



International Multidisciplinary Conference 
on
Education for Future: Issues and Challenges
8 & 9 July 2017




International Multidisciplinary Conference 
on
Education for Future: Issues and Challenges
8 & 9 July 2017

The Aim of Teaching





The Aim of Teaching

There are various modes of teaching. These include conditioning, training, instruction and indoctrination. These are a kind of teaching (or a part of teaching, i.e., whole teaching process include all these) but not synonym with teaching. Some concepts related to various modes of teaching are as
follows:
1. Training helps in shaping conduct and teaching various skills
2. The distinction between training and education may be made through the evaluation of the degree of intelligent behaviour produced by them.
3. Instruction work on a higher footing than conditioning and training as far as the involvement of intellectual powers and modes of teaching are concerned. But they cannot be equated with teaching.
4. Instruction is mainly concerned with the development of knowledge and understanding in an individual which represents one of many objectives of education and teaching.
5. Teaching is aimed towards shaping a total man, while instruction aims only for the development of intellect and affect the cognitive domain of behaviour. Teaching may include or cover instruction.
6. Indoctrination represents a fairly high level of teaching shaping beliefs and ideals. Indoctrination may mean teaching can be done without indoctrination.
To summarize, the aims of teaching with respect to its various modes, are as follows:


Teaching – to bring changes in the behaviour of student.
Conditioning – to improve the learning skills of student.
Training – shaping the behaviour and conduct.
Instruction – Acquisition of knowledge.
Indoctrination – Formation of belief.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Harry Behn's Trees




Trees  - Harry Behn

Harry Behn (September 24, 1898 – September 6, 1973), also known as Giles Behn, was an American screenwriter and children's author.  Harry Behn was born in 1898 in McCabe, Arizona, which is now a ghost town, in Yavapai County in what was then the Arizona Territory. He was the son of Henry K. Behn, an immigrant from Germany, and Maren (or Marion) Christensen Behn, an immigrant from Denmark. 
At the age of 18, after he had been accepted as a student at Stanford University but before he went there, he met Henry Berger, a photographer affiliated with the Prizma Company, who hired Harry Behn as his assistant for the summer. The two of them went to Yellowstone and Glacier National Park, where they were supposed to take a series of nature slides for Prizma. A family emergency took Henry Berger away for a month, and during this time Harry Behn stayed in Glacier National Park with all the photographic equipment, waiting for Berger to return. While Berger was gone, Harry Behn made friends with some young Blackfoot Indians whose reservation was in the park, and lived with them. He was invited to join the tribe, and underwent all the tests and rituals involved in becoming a Blackfoot, and received the name Big Wolf Medicine. For a while he was actually listed as a Blackfoot with the Indian Service, making him eligible for oil royalties being paid to the Blackfoot tribe, and he actually received a check, but he later convinced the Indian Service to give the money to the tribe. 

He received his education at Stanford University, which he attended in 1918, and Harvard University (S.B., 1922).
Trees are the kindest things I know,
they do not harm, they simply grow
and spread a shade for sleepy cows,
and gather birds among their bows.

They give us fruit in leaves above,
and wood to make our houses of,
and leaves to burn on Halloween
and in the Spring new buds of green.

They are first when day’s begun
to tough the beams of morning sun,
they are the last to hold the light
When evening changes into night.

And when a moon floats on the sky
They hum a drowsy lullby
of sleepy children long ago…
Trees are the kindest things I know.
Comprehension 
Say whether these statements are true or false:-
1) Trees are unkind to human being . False
2) Trees offer shelter to birds. False
3) Birds sing a lullaby. False
4) Trees are kind because the sun is kind to them. True
5) Trees go to sleep before the sun set. False
6) Trees are first to welcome the sun. True

1)      How do the trees show kindness to animals and birds?
Ans: The trees show kindness to animals by providing shade and spread the boughs for birds.
2)    Where do the birds builds their nests?
Ans: The birds build their nests among the boughs (branches).
3)    Why do the trees look beautiful during both morning and evening?
Ans: The trees look beautiful during morning when the first beams of the sun fall on them, similarly in the evening the trees hold the last ray of the sun which is delicate and tender.
4)    What is a lullaby? Why is the hum of trees compared to a lullaby?
Ans: A lullaby is a song sung gently and softly to make a baby sleep. The hum of trees is compared to a lullaby as their gentle movements helps the world to sleep.
Q) How do trees behave like a kind person?
Ans: Trees are kindest things because they help birds, animals, man and environment selflessly. Trees do not mean any harm to anyone, they simply grow.
 Q) Quote complete praising trees
Ans: Couplets praising trees are – a) They do no harm, they simply grow And spread a shade for sleepy cows. b) And when a moon floats on the sky They hum a drowsy lullaby.
Q) Writes down the rhyming word:
Ans: know, grow / cows, boughs light, night / sky, lullaby.

This is a simple poem in four stanzas about trees and what they mean to the poet. The poem conveys the importance of trees to the world with the use of very simple images and the poem has a regular rhyme scheme. A regular rhyme scheme means that you can see a pattern in the last words of each line. In this poem you will notice that the poem is in couplets with the last two words of each couplet having similar sounding words (Know/Grow, Cows/boughs).
Trees, as you all know, are very important for the survival of this world. Trees not only add colour to the landscape but make survival possible for us and many other creatures. Today we see that trees are slowly disappearing from our cities, villages and jungles, which, perhaps, is leading to global warming and a possible threat to our very existence. Thus it is important to preserve our forests and, if possible, plant as many trees as possible. You would perhaps remember the lesson on tree planting in "Everyday English-I." The title of the lesson is "My Father's Trees in Dehra." It will be interesting to compare that lesson with this one and see if they sound similar or different.
The poem begins with the line "Trees are the kindest things I know." Trees are kind because, amongst other things, they harm no one. To be kind is to be gentle, caring and helpful to others. In the first stanza the poet talks about the kindness of the trees towards the animal world. They provide shade to the sleepy cows and provide a place for the birds to gather and to build their nest as well among their branches. In the second stanza the poet talks about the tree's kindness to human beings. They provide us with food, wood for building houses and leaves full of beauty and joy in spring time, when the trees get fresh leaves and flowers.
The trees are kind because they just grow (without much help from us) and in their process of growth, they only shower blessings on man and animals without harming anyone. The images of `sleeping cows' and `birds among their bough' evokes an extremely pleasant, simple and peaceful landscape. The first two stanzas create an image of a peaceful and harmonious world and at the centre of the world are the trees which provide many things but demand very little or nothing from us.

This atmosphere of peace and tranquility is carried over to the stanzas, 3 and 4. The third stanza talks about the loftiness of the trees. The trees, being tall, are the first ones to catch the morning beams of the sun as it rises over the horizon. The expression `To touch the beams of morning sun" make the trees seem tall, majestic and lofty reaching out to the sun with their many arms (branches) spread out. And they are also the last to "hold the light" before night sets in. It seems as if the trees, in a generous gesture, bring in and hold the life giving sunlight for the world's benefit. And finally, in the last stanzas the trees sing a lullaby, when the moon is up, to put people to sleep. The trees look very benign in the stanza. After the day's work when people are tired and sleepy, the trees, like an old loving grandmother, sings them a lullaby of `sleepy children long ago.' This lullaby is the rustling of leaves in a gentle breeze. It reminds people of sleepy children or in other words, of uncorrupted, pure and simple life. The last line is a repetition of the opening line, "Trees are the kindest things I know." The poet's belief that trees are the kindest things is reinforced through the various images used in the poem and this is again reaffirmed in the last line of the poem.

Harry Behn's Trees