A good leadership is one of the most indicative qualities of a good school. Take a look at the good schools around you, and what is evident is a startling correlation between school leadership and student achievement. Call him the headmaster, head teacher, chancellor, dean or simply the head, the job of the principal is a pretty busy one. He is at the helm of school affairs holding the greatest responsibility for even the minutest detail of management. It is a challenging and multi-faceted role that involves dealing with teachers, students and parents.
According to Entrepreneur Middle East, Millennials spend almost 18 hours a day consuming online content such as social media, texting their friends or browsing the web. This ‘tech-savviness’ might be a concern for many parents because according to them children should be focusing on studies and physical activities and other things that they have done in their childhood. And schools and teachers have strict policies regarding cell phones and other gadgets and are deemed distracting.
Seeing a 4-year old using a smartphone to watch Youtube videos is nothing to be shocked by anymore. And why should it be? We are living in the digital age, where you can get your groceries delivered at home with just a tap on your smartphone screen. So it would only make sense if our children are taught how to harness this overabundance of technology and put it to good use for themselves and others.
Do the excuses “I’ll do it tomorrow,” “it’s not that important,” and “I don’t have enough information to start” sound familiar to you? If yes, you’re potentially a procrastinator; someone who isn’t intimidated enough by deadlines to actually delay working on principal tasks, or even trivial ones like washing the dishes, till the very last minute.
Cost-cutting carries a negative connotation. Just as the concept is even mentioned, images of untimely redundancies and sudden lay-offs are conjured up. But cost-cutting should not necessarily translate automatically to a cash-hungry management: sometimes, in the ideal scenario, it is more about providing a better service by allocating money where it should be going, and siphoning it off from where it isn’t doing much good.
In addition to sophisticated curricula, it has become increasingly popular among parents to look for schools that sustain a friendly, positive climate which most teachers aim to foster. Both educators and students spend near half their day, five days a week, in each other’s company. It’s clear, teachers can help build a positive school culture which will aid in the development of students.
Education has moved forward in leaps and bounds, however, the challenges faced by schools in maintaining day-to-day activities are also immense. Handling of school accounts and the financial management areas are no exception.
The mission to make your child a life long reader is a worthy one. But the only way to create ravenous readers is by cultivating in them a deep love of reading. And that doesn’t happen overnight. Research points out that the motivation to read falls rapidly with age, more so drastically after age eight. Kids who do not enjoy reading at a younger age are quite unlikely to do so as they grow into adults.
Anyone who works in education is aware by now of the rise of technology in today’s society, and what many people are terming the ‘digital classroom.’ There is technology available that can help with every aspect of teaching, from planning lessons to marking students’ work. Here are 7 educational tools that are out there now, that every teacher should be using in the classroom.
In this day and age, technology has changed many aspects of our lives, from how we keep in touch with family and friends to how we buy our groceries. More importantly, it’s changed education for the better, even if some people might disagree.