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5 Ways to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child

Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self esteem so high, that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.”  – Alvin Price. As parents, we do everything in our power and beyond to prepare our children for the oh-so-competitive world. We try and give them the best education, best nutrition and best of everything there is to give, but there’s something we can’t buy and gift wrap it for our child and that thing is their self-confidence. Every success story in this world has been laid on the foundation of self-confidence and self belief. So we gathered some insight from the experts and parents and compiled 5 best ways to build self-confidence in your child. Here they are:

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5 ways to be a great teacher

There are plenty of people in the academia, who have mulled over how to become a great teacher? Experts and educationists have suggested remedies and some certain quick fix strategies. Perhaps an ebook or a teacher’s guide is the way forward in this day and age. No matter what he or she does, teachers have always been at the forefront of criticism and fire. Are students and teachers the sides of the same coin or are they not? It is important to note that teaching is also about mentoring and inspiration. Teachers often straddle this thin red line of being both educator and idol.

Here are 5 good ways that traditionally have helped make great teachers:

Teaching is about partnerships: If you are willing to walk an extra mile as a teacher, then you should forge a partnership with all stakeholders. No student is too young nor too old to be held accountable and taken care of. In this case, as a teacher your primary worry should be about building communication inroads with students, parents and administrators that help monitor individual performance.

You should stand accountable too like your students: If you are a teacher, you would know that whatever you do is not infallible. You should rise beyond the halo and stand accountable to your peers and students. Don’t try to defer things. Attend to responsibilities now. Keep records of class activity and students. Knowing your subject is not good enough. Be a convincing teacher, one that is thorough and honest. Admitting mistakes is also fine provided you learn from these and never repeat. Accepting responsibility is part of your DNA.

Try to withstand adversity: There are many troubles teachers face in schools, colleges and university. Online tutors too face the heat all too often from parents and students who are ready to pounce at you at the slightest provocation. You should know how to balance contention, controversy, conflict and failure all in the same breath. You have to realize that adversity is your strange bedfellow that will stay with you your entire career. You should be able to handle disagreements not just with fellow teachers but also with students and their guardians.

Take the long view to success: If you want steady returns from your students and want to see the success rate double in your classroom, then you have to take the longish view of things. Academics is not about quick results. It’s about staying put for decades, seeing students ride high on success later in life. Just like forging partnerships, a great teacher forges motivation and praise with long term goals.

Be competent and good rather than being just good: A good teacher may sometimes be incompetent as an administrator or even an educator. You need to stay abreast with latest in your area and also be a great human being. Competency and goodness are not mutually exclusive in teaching! Your interest in your students’ lives and their performances also is part of your key responsibility area or KRA.

Finally, if you are a Gen Next teacher who lives with the times, you should open up to the case of virtual learning and web based platforms. These often use e learning tools and new methods that enable students to learn in an interactive method. Websites and education experts such as MyEdge have a host of these new technologies that an expert teacher needs to teach a “class”. The faster you embrace such methods and technology, the better your success ratio!

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Changes brought about by technology in today’s classroom

Technology plays an integral role in learning today. A recent research suggested that today’s millennials are looking for bite sized information and they have a lower attention span. Keeping the tech-savvy generation engaged is not an easy task. Not only does Technology is not confined to a play a central role in today’s classroom learnings but enables teachers to present prepares the students for the real world situations/ case studies for the students as well. It has become more convenient to make learners well versed with – What to expect? With the easy availability of affordable gadgets, students no longer have to stay confined within the walls of a conventional classroom. Also, they The students can work on the assignments collectively with several sharing resources like Google hangouts which are available at the click of a button today. It has been seen that Mobile classroom technology has can easily bridged the gap between 2 learners and has bridged the physical gap to enable homeschooling. learning and the classroom.

How technology is playing a role in learning

With textbooks becoming less likeable extinct today, online ebook library are a popular choice. They are cheap, up-to-date, interactive and can be accessed with more ease. They come loaded with a lot of links by the author which can enable the student to understand the difficult concepts better. With the advent of technology in the classrooms, the student and teacher roles have undergone a transformation as well. Not only has the student become more engaged and active, but the teacher plays a more important role than just providing information. They can be approached by the students at any hour and offer virtual classes which the students can access either from office or from home.

Learning made easy

With technology making a foray into today’s classrooms, delivering personalized learning has become easier for the teachers. Not only can the lessons be customized according to each student’s requirements, but their progress is monitored continually and more effectively as well. The teacher’s can fetch the past perfromance of a student and can study their success graphs easily. The learning tools enable the students to excel in academics at their own pace. Additionally, incorporating a study plan is easy on a mobile device enabling an . This helps the students to get an easy access to the study plan. Additionally, Social learning platforms too play an important role in learning. It helps the leaner to engage in self paced learning and derive maximum benefit from the resources.

Benefits of technology

With rapid advancements in mobile technology, it has become easier to connect with anybody, anywhere. This makes the devices a popular choice of the students. Not only can they take part in group study, but can connect with the teachers when in doubt. In a virtual classroom chances are les that the students will be rushed through the curriculum. They will be taught at a pace which they are comfortable with which gives them the opportunity to understand the concepts well. Making the classrooms more engaging, technology has made interaction between the students and the teachers easier. Thus, we can see that technology has the power to transform how people are learning.

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LIVErary – Virtual Library Launch of a Revolution

Ever since technology has evolved to deliver its many miracles, the manner in which humanity discovers & absorbs knowledge has seen drastic change. The tools and methods in which we acquire, retain and teach knowledge have completely changed, which is nothing short of a revolution. Teaching being the oldest profession in the world has never been so exciting and technology savvy. In today’s world where geographical distances, compounded with ever increasing traffic woes and safety issues, have become a hindrance for learners – revolutionary learning tools such as Virtual Classrooms let’s people network and learn without physically meeting each other. Every channel of our day to day interaction has coalesced into one small handheld device.

Foreseeing the requirements of the future, we at MyEdge have been working on several learning innovations which would provide our patrons with easy-to-use, hassle-free, anytime anywhere and highly economical technological solutions, which have a daily utility. A result of such a foresight and relentless hard work is MyEdge VC (Virtual Classroom). VC is a revolutionary tool with its many utilitarian gadgets that provides a medium for students, teachers, professionals and parents to learn, teach, interact or study.

Following the tremendous success of MyEdge VC, we are ready to launch yet another first of its kind learning tool, the world has never witnessed before. We present to you   eBrary was founded in 1999. An industry pioneer, ebrary has since grown into a leading ebook provider to libraries and researchers worldwide.

LIVErary is a unique concept whereby MyEdge members can have 24/7 unlimited access to over 100,000+ eBooks by paying a very nominal subscription fees. The subscription period starts from 7 days to 60 days, with our introductory “Book Lover” offer providing additional subscription days, ranging from 3 days to 20 days, to all our members. The subscription is open to members from across the world with payment received through our highly trusted payment partner PayPal. A member can read & browse through eBooks for unlimited number of hours during the subscription period. A member can download & print a part of the Ebook. For offline reading, a part of the Ebook can be downloaded for a period of 14 days. A member can maintain a bookshelf. Please refer to the help section for including more details. The eBooks listed on LIVErary, range over thousands of subjects that can be broadly categorized into History, Science, Engineering, Computers & IT, Fiction, Health, Economics, Business & Leadership, Study Guides, Parenting and more.

What’s more exciting are the prices at which we bring to you this amazing treasure trove of knowledge. There’s more! As an introductory offer we are giving out additional days of subscriptions absolutely free under our “Book Lover Offer”. You can read more about it in our FAQs section.

Here are the features of our sparkling new service

Anytime Anywhere Access

All you need is a desktop/laptop/tablet/phone with an internet connection and a MyEdge account for accessing LIVErary. You can access eBooks from your home, airport, office, coffee shop, hotel or even whilst travelling.

24×7 Unlimited Access

Unlike a physical library which has working hours, in case of LIVErary you can access your eBooks at anytime during the day for unlimited number of hours during your subscription period.

Download and Print

LIVErary provides a facility to download and print certain part of an ebook for your referral purposes. You can also read the book offline for a period of 14 days.

Search & Browse Content/Keywords

Members can search for the topic/book/author/category/subject/keyword they are looking for, through the advanced search tool provided. eBrary says “You could surf the web… or find it in eBrary.”

Access to All eBooks At All Times

All books are available to all users at all times. You need not wait for any user to start reading a book. You can also mark your favorites.

No Damages & No Penalties

Unlike the regular libraries, where you could be fined or penalized in case you mishandled the book, on LIVErary there is no penalties as there is no chance of any damage being done to the books. So you can relax and concentrate more on doing research, reading or simply browsing through the endless virtual stacks.

5 Ways to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child
5 ways to be a great teacher
Changes brought about by technology in today’s classroom
LIVErary – Virtual Library Launch of a Revolution