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Learning- How are children doing in India from age 4 to 8:

The reason young children matter is because international research demonstrates conclusively that 90% of brain growth occurs by age 5. This means that children’s environment and the inputs and support they receive in their early years will have an enormous impact on their future – both in school and beyond.
Children are enrolled in school but failing to learn even the basics. This crisis may begin long before children ever enter grade 1.
Credence Learning Foundation blog has consolidated the findings of IECEI study. The IECEI Study is a longitudinal study that followed a cohort of 14,000 four-year-olds from age 4 to age 8 in rural areas of three states of India: Assam, Rajasthan and Telangana. The first of its kind in India for its scale and its longitudinal, mixed-methods design.
4 Major findings:
1.Seven out of every ten sampled 4-year-olds already attend a preschool programme. With access no longer the main issue, India is well placed to invest in the quality of early childhood educati…
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Bill Gates views on education, in reference to Summit Public School:

Bill Gates, a prominent technologist and Co-founder of Microsoft, is sharing his experience on school education.
Bill Gates has visited Summit Public School at US. He shares his experience of this school. And his foundation too is working with this school to adopt few strategies.
Below are few thoughts from Bill Gates published in GatesNotes.
- Preparing our kids for college, a career, and life is a long journey. And as any parent or teacher will tell you, it’s not always easy.

- Parents need to mentor, not direct. They should seek out their child’s opinions, encourage them to be self-directed learners, and expose them to as many new ideas, people, places and things as possible.
- Summit schools are rooted in the unshakeable belief that all students have the potential for success. This belief fuels the staff’s relentless drive to test new approaches to continuously improve the student experience, so they graduate prepared for college and life.
Summit’s unique model is built on three …

Why my child is academically not perfoming at school?

- Poor academic performance leads to stress, and again very high stress leads to underperformance.- In few cases, the poor academic performance is not only because of the child's less effort, but also the development of the child too.- There are many developmental disorders in children and adolescents which can cause difficulties for students to perform in school.  imagesource: everydaypower.com - The first step in the learning process is Attention, followed by comprehension, encoding and retrieval of information. Disruption in any of these steps can lead to poor learning and performance in school. - Anxiety disorders are some of the most common psychiatric conditions in children. A child may be preoccupied with their worries leading to an inability to pay attention.  - Some of the common developmental disorders are: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Specific learning disabilities,  Intellectual impairment,  Autism Spectrum Disorder. Click to read full details from source:N…

Digital Library: Primary to post-graduate levels – items available in more than 70 languages:

National Digital Library is an initiative by HRD ministry. It is a huge collection of learning resources (68 lakh books) from primary to PG level. Students  can use it free of charge. 
To register, go to: https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in
Educational materials are available for users ranging from primary to post-graduate levels – items available in more than 70 languages.
National Digital Library is a 24x7 ubiquitous knowledge resource that is accessible to anyone with internet access and it is built to enable the rise of Digital India. The Minister said that anybody can access the digital library anytime and anywhere absolutely free of cost.
NDLI is a digital library that makes quality learning resources available to all learners and  has 1.7 Crore content from more than 160 sources, in over 200 languages, everywhere and 30 lakh users are registered on NDL
Share with your students and frnds also.
This is an amazing resource . Make it a point to get yourself registered
#ShareIsAwesome
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Global upcoming fields which are growing very fast and can prove to be great career fields:

As we all know, the relationship between business and technology is constantly evolving. The right technology can launch businesses to a higher level of performance and achievement.

In the upcoming years, we expect exponential changes in every area of technology. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence will alter most industries, making way for virtual helpers and myriad cases for automatisation. We see huge potential for smart homes and smart cities, through the implementation of *Internet of Things (IoT)* . Thus, certain upcoming fields are growing very fast and can prove to be great career fields.  *Let’s take a look at the top 10 careers in IT.* 
 🔶 *Artificial Intelligence -* Artificial Intelligence is all about creating software and machines that exhibit intelligent behavior. To be an AI expert you need to have basics in Probability, Statistics, Linear Algebra and excellent reasoning and problem-solving skills.
🔶 *DevOps* - It is a software development strategy which bridges …

Discover the sea world with clear illustrations:

This is about Sea world illustration made by Neal Agarwal.
Highlights: - It discovers sea area depth stage by stage.
- It gets you into deep sea, as deep as 11 kms. - Sea creatures are introduced. - It points out the resting place of Titanic wreckage, and also the deepest point in the occean human ever have been. - You can see various species of sharks. - Very good to understand geography (sea area), and also good science subject as well.
- If you are using this resource at school, it creates a good view on projector.
Click or Copy the below link to discover: https://neal.fun/deep-sea/
Additional resource: Read and watch video- *Mariana Trench - The Sea Level, 2550 kilometers long and 69 kilometers wide, is located in the Pacific Ocean, with more than 11,000 Meters of depth  space which is located around the Philippines and Japan. The highest peak in the world is Mount Everest at a height of 8,800 meters. Thus whole Mount Everest can be easily sunk at this place & then also 2200 mete…

Let your children imagine: it will develop their thinking skills:

By Maaz Mohammad A.Q
Children have great imagination and thinking. And when it comes to imagination, it is very important for child's thinking skills. As enstein too emphasized, 'Imagination is more important than knowledge'. We should create situations for children to imagine. Most adults feel that children know only the things which we teach them. But it is not true. Children self-learn many things by observing things around them. Children reflect and question themselves when they see things around them. They are the powerful observers. They are the little scientists. They don't have pre-assumptions as much as we adults have. This in one way makes their understanding clear. 
image source: pinterest.com
How could we teachers and parents guide children to develop strong knowledge and understanding of the world. 
- It could be simply by listening to them patiently. - Being humble and polite during the conversation. - Responding to their questions and answers even though it is …