Dr Tazeen Siddiqui: Emotions beneath the wall of mind...

To attain the real truth, love or god one doesn't have to go on mountains or get excluded from the world, to attain the real spiritual strength one just need to read his or her own heart and hear it with calmness and we find everything that we would want to attain in life.

We start to feel the emotions of care, love, hatred, worry and happiness, few bring it across expressing through words, actions, paper and decisions while some close them in a book of heart and never read them again with the fear what if ...

What if I show my appreciation towards someone what will he or she think or feel ...

What if I show I am sad the people will think I m weak and what if I speak my heart ...

People may get uncomfortable, some may be angry some may condemn it and some may break the relationship but one thing is sure that speaking heart might end up in multiple emotions in People's mind but speaking it out will give you calmness of life and heart.

Expressing oneself is extremely important to lead a stress-free and calm life as all the complex emotions that one deal in mind once gets channelised into words must not be closed in books of heart but to be expressed in a great way.

You might like someone's Thoughts, dress, looks, eyes, books etc but you never express because of the Thoughts that what others would think of you which is an # Image crisis #.

To live life with heart and soul start speaking your heart right now and deal with every emotion by expressing it out in the right way.

Whether it's a child or an adult everyone gets conscious of speaking about their emotions that end up in anxiety, stress and irritation in children and adults.

A great leader is one who expresses the appreciation, love, care for everyone. A great leader is one who appreciates in public but conveys weaknesses in the ear of that person where no one can hear anything wrong about that person and that builds up strong trust ,great relationship and great leaders  are not conscious about other people thought process but are confident of their own words of heart that it would guide to the right destination of building strong relationships.

The question what will you be remembered for? is a question to be answered in this life and be remembered for the love, care, honour and knowledge you shared with everyone.

#one's heart is the purest form of Thought#
Dr Tazeen Siddiqui, fortazeen@gmail.com

Dr Tazeen Siddiqui: New year...

Dr Tazeen Siddiqui
... Celebrate every moment ...

We make resolutions and get on a new day with hopes, dreams and aspirations.
We celebrate the most positive moments that we had enjoyed in the passing year and celebrate it with passion, happiness and lots of love.

We celebrate the last day of the year thanking God, smiling and enjoying every bit of it, why do we not celebrate every end of the day in the same way and enjoy every bit of moment of happiness that we spend in a day ,why don't we thank god for the beautiful moments we  enjoyed every day why wait for the last of the year to celebrate

Every day is a celebration of thoughts and moments that brought smiles and calmness at your heart.
The first sun ray that shines bright and enters your room to brighten the house with calmness and freshness of a new day, welcome it with open arms and lots of love as every morning is a new life and all that happened a day before is over the moment you sleep and every morning make your beautiful day with your amazing thoughts and actions.

Every day is special and every morning is beautiful to live it and love it.
#Live life with smiles and channelize your worries with hopes and dreams#

Sandeep Dutt: A School Coach

A school coach—sometimes called a school-improvement coach—is typically an individual hired to advise a school on how to improve its academic program, instructional effectiveness, and student performance. While a school coach acts much like a consultant, the use of the term “coach” is usually intentional—i.e., it’s meant to distinguish the school coach’s role from those of other professional educational consultants. While the specific role and responsibilities of school coaches may vary widely from school to school, there is some degree on consensus on what a school coach is, and is not, within the education community. For example, school coaches are usually mission-driven or expertise driven, as opposed to project driven, in the sense that they bring a particular educational perspective, belief system, instructional expertise, or advocacy role to their job. School coaches are often hired specifically for this reason: they are committed to helping schools achieve a specific goal, such as increasing educational equity (an ethical or social-justice goal) or expanding and improving the use of new learning technologies in the classroom (an instructional or programmatic goal). 

While school coaches may be independent contractors, many are employed by nonprofit organizations or universities, and they may be hired by a state agency, school district, or school or by an outside organization or foundation. In many cases, school coaches are employed as part of a school improvement project. School coaches may work on a fee-for-service model—i.e., they provide narrowly defined services on a short-term contract that may be renewed annually or every few months. Yet it is also very common for school coaches to be contracted for a multiyear commitment as a school undertakes a comprehensive restructuring of its academic program. 

In some cases, school coaches are described as “critical friends”—a common education term that refers to fellow professionals who are understanding, supportive, and empathetic but who are not hesitant to speak candidly about problems and provide constructive criticism about what needs to change. In this way, school coaches are similar to athletic coaches: they are experienced professionals with specialized expertise who advise, train, and mentor the team and who is not hesitant about making individuals put in the practice and hard work necessary to succeed. 

School coaches are often former educators and school administrators who can understand the workings and internal politics of a school from an educator’s perspective, although some have previously worked in other professions outside education, such as psychology, business, or communications. Coaches typically have expertise in skills such as group facilitation, interpersonal dynamics, public speaking, and conflict resolution, and they often help educators communicate, collaborate, and solve problems more productively and cooperatively. In some cases, though, a school coach will provide “coaching” on a specific issue, such as training teachers in specialized instructional techniques.

Another variation on the school-coach role is the on-staff coach—a full-time or part-time school employee who provides coaching services to educators in a local school system. While on-staff coaching may take many different forms, and job descriptions may vary widely, these positions are often created for educators with highly specialized experts who are tasked with delivering professional development to teachers. Two common positions, for example, are literacy coaches and learning-technology coaches; the former helps teachers improve the quality of reading and writing instruction in all subject areas, and the later trains teachers in how to use new technological devices and products as instructional assets.

While there are no formal credentialing organizations for school coaches, many organizations around the country offer training, resources, and support networks for school-coaching professionals.

- The Glossary of Education Reform by Great Schools Partnership is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Sandeep Dutt: Future Of School Education

Future of School Education - Long-lasting success in professional learning needs a ‘culture of learning’ and this is where he feels that till teachers do not take charge of their learning, there is no future. The teachers need to discover themselves, they need to discover more methods, they need to share more and overcome the lack of professional learning. With the explosion of information on the internet and low-cost data services delivered in India, it was high time for the PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) to take charge. As the Founder of Learning Forward India, you can support your teams to design the Future of Learning – which could be focused on the level of the classroom and transformation in organizational culture.

Coaching improves the quality of an educator’s practice as much as a decade of experience in teaching. 
#SchoolCoach #HappyTeachers#LearningForward 
Sandeep Dutt, School Coach
Email LF@ebd.in

Ajay Vijayvargi: Courage To Teach

Parker Palmer gives out a very strong message about the intricacies of the process of teaching for the teachers who are involved in the process of nation-building. Palmer advocates that a good teacher requires self-knowledge i.e. a sufficient and in-depth knowledge about the subject he/she ought to teach. This is because in the entire process of teaching and learning, it is the subject which is the most important part and both the teacher and the students are placed around it.

Palmer says that web-based learning should be introduced which connects the teacher, student and the subject in a more efficient manner rather than a top-down unidirectional model. The teacher should avoid the courage model and go for a fractional knowledge. The most important thing required is that education should be progressive and holistic. The teacher should aim to avoid the possibility of apparent differences between the methodology employed in teaching and the educational perspective and for achieving the best output a good teacher should look for ways to connect with student, subject and even colleagues because it is a powerful strategy to advance the entire learning process and a little effort in this direction can do great and insightful justice in the life of a teacher and the student equally.

More videos Courage to Teach - Videos of Parker Palmer
Ajay Vijayvargi, Dean Learning Forward at The Fabindia School, avi4fab@gmail.com

Learning Forward India Academy: Your PLP, Your Way!

Is the Learning Forward India (LFIN) Academy right for you?

The Academy is custom-built for each participant or team to match your needs. Are you ready to:
  • Construct knowledge and develop strategies to overcome challenges and improve educator practice?
  • Become the professional learning subject-matter expert for your organisation?
  • Implement professional learning in your environment that ultimately increases student achievement?
  • Engage fully during learning sessions and do the job-embedded homework?
  • If you answered yes to any of the above questions, Learning Forward's Academy is right for you.
Benefits to Academy participants
  • In India we share 3 years of learning with educators from around the world;
  • Experience 11-15 face-to-face, team-based learning days for in-depth instruction and to build relationships and foster community;
  • Attend the Learning Forward India Retreat and be inspired by, and network with, industry experts and peers;
  • Participate and collaborate by phone and virtually to extend learning and for continuous process improvement;
  • Receive ongoing support from an experienced coach who is also an Academy graduate;
  • Gain access to resources, relationships and real results with a complimentary Learning Forward membership for three years—to advance your professional learning journey; and
  • Celebrate successful completion with formal graduation at Learning Forward's Annual Retreat.
Connect with Sandeep Dutt, our School Coach 

Understanding Icons: Appreciation

The Values of Values - Appreciation - shared by Understanding Icons
The Iconic School, Bhopal

Caring Icons: Appreciation

Listen to the Caring Icons explain the value of Appreciation, at The Iconic School
The Value Of Values @ The Iconic School Bhopal

Helpful Icons: Humility & Appreciation

The Value Of Values, Helpful Icons share their perspective.
The Iconic School Bhopal, PLP Session No. 6

Responsible Icons: Humility

Session 6, at The Iconic Schoo, part of the 11 Session The Value of Values Program delivered by Learning Forward India.
The minute you think you’ve got it, you’ve lost it. --E. D. Hulse

Dream comes true

This is my life's wonderful experience of learning to drive a Scooty at the age of thirty. I was just eight years old when I first learned to ride a bicycle. For three years continuously I and my cousins went to a cycle shop and brought cycles on rent of fifty paise per hour every Saturday and Sunday. These were the only days when we were allowed for cycling. We always enjoyed this because it gave us so much joy that we used to forget all our stress, sadness and other stuff. This really made our weekend.

My family is an orthodox family. One day my father said that now you are in class Eight and you should have the responsibility for your studies and also help your mother in the kitchen. For that, you will have to stop going for cycling on the weekends and learn some household work with the help of your mother. For me, it was really very difficult to agree that. But I couldn't deny my father's order and I had to leave cycling. This really made me feel so unhappy that I didn't perform well during my Eighth Exams. Anyhow, I passed my Tenth Board Exams with only sixty-two percentage. Later on, my father said that till Tenth you have studied and this is enough and no need to pursue further studies because in our family no girl child was allowed for higher education.

At the age of nineteen I got married and settled well but one of my pending dream was to ride a Scooty. I told my husband that I often see in my dreams that I am riding a Scooty. He said you should fulfill your dreams and he really helped in pursuing studies further and also he bought me a new Scooty. For me, it was really a dream come true. But at that time I thought that I had left cycling long back and how will I be able to balance the Scooty. Then my husband really supported me and he just taught me to drive within a week. It made me so happy. I am not dependent on anyone, now my aim is to learn a four wheeler. So learning can happen in any age.
Kavitha Devda
Educator at The Fabindia School

Flag the dates: Learning Forward Annual Conference 2019

Learning Forward is the largest nonprofit membership association in America, focused solely on ensuring success for all students through effective professional learning and school improvement. It advocates for every educator having access to professional learning that is results-driven, standards-based, and job-embedded. 

THE learning conference

Learning Forward’s Annual Conference puts educator learning at the forefront. Join colleagues, inspiring practitioners, and thought leaders, as you find answers to your most pressing teaching and learning challenges here.

Fill your toolbox

Return home from this educational conference with strategies for strengthening learning systems and solid practices for leading capacity-building efforts at all levels. Your network of peers will expand to include learning leaders from around the world.


Learning Forward India Advisory Board  
Rajinder Pal Devgan - Chairman; Manoj Jeyaraj - Vice Chairman; Neeraj Bhargava; Shakti Jindal; Anupam Vaid; Praveena Jha; Rajeshree Shihag; and Ravi Santlani.
School Coach: Sandeep Dutt, sd@ebd.in
Membership Manager: Manish Chhetri, mc@ebd.in
Program Manager: Smriti Krishnia, lfin@ebd.in
Secretary: Devanjali Dutt, dd@ebd.in
Bookstore Incharge: Vimal, Sales@ebd.in
#LearnFwd19 #LearningForward

कृष्ण गोपाल: पढ़ाने का साहस

यह आवश्यक है कि  अध्यापक मन से अध्यापक हो, मजबूरी  नहीं।  ये काम जब मन से हो तो बेहतरीन गुणवत्ता आना असंभव है।  मन से किए गए काम में गुणवत्ता के साथ बालकों  लिए सुरक्षित माहौल मिलेगा जो सीखने की क्रिया के लिए परमावश्यक है।  

कक्षा का माहौल विद्यार्थियों  के पक्ष का हो तभी वे बोलने और नए प्रयोगों से घबराएँगे नहीं। अध्यापक बच्चों में रुचि पैदा करें, नयी तकनीक और विधियों का इस्तेमाल करें, बच्चे में आत्मविश्वास जगावें। इस प्रकार  प्राप्त किया ज्ञान बालक ऐसे आत्मसात करेगा कि समय गुजर जाने पर भी वह उसके स्मृति-पटल पर रहेगी।  

जो बात बालक  सिखाई जा रही है  बात को वास्तविक जीवन  से जोड़ें तब सीखने वाले को लगेगा कि ये मेरे लिए कितना आवश्यक है, वह अधिक रुचि से सीखने का प्रयास करेगा। खुशनुमा माहौल में बालक को व्यावहारिक ज्ञान भी देना जरूरी है। यदि कहीं लगे कि बालक सीखने में उदासीनता दिखा रहा है या विषय उसके अनुकूल नहीं तब अपनी तकनीक से, गतिविधियों से या अन्य किसी प्रकार से उस विषय को रुचिकर बनावें।  अकसर ऐसी परिस्थितियाँ भी पैदा करें जब बालक को अपना दिमाग का इस्तेमाल करना पड़े। करके सीखी गई बात अमिट रहती है।   

वैसे भी कक्षा का वातावरण बालकों पर आधारित होना चाहिए कि अध्यापक पर।अध्यापक को बालकों के हित में सोचते हुए ही शिक्षण कार्य करना चाहिए, जहाँ स्वयं अध्यापक भी बहुत सारी बातें सीखता है |कई चुनौतियों का सामना भी अध्यापक को करना पड़ता है कई बार नए प्रयोगों में असफलता भी हाथ लग सकती है परन्तु बिना साहस खोए बढ़ते जाना ही अध्यापन है।  
कृष्ण गोपाल 
Educator @ The Fabindia School, Email kde4fab@gmail.com

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