Promoting Sports and Games in Schools

 

/school sportsIt is imperative for schools to ensure that students have access to sports and games.  The importance of sports in schools encompasses more than the benefits of physical activity.

Any initial interest in athletics or any particular game shown by a child must be noticed and encouraged by the parents. Spending time with the child be it while taking a brisk walk, jogging, playing a sport or taking the child swimming is necessary as the child will be aware of being active.

Youngsters who play sports in school often enjoy enhanced social interaction.  Playing sports enables children to form friendships where integrity and loyalty truly matter on and off the field. The more integrated, the youngster feels in an environment, it shall reflect in his overall performance.

Sports help children inculcate values like sportsmanship, character building, and team spirit. Sports can strengthen a child’s emotional quotient from an early age as he is exposed to the highs and lows that come with success and failure. The valuable lesson of perseverance, dedication is instilled in the child through practical learning.

Students learn to lead a more disciplined regime as they learn to focus and excel at a specific sport. They learn to strike the correct balance between academics and sports.  Certain sports like basketball besides contributing to the physical development, good posture, the tactics and strategies deployed by the player can help in different aspects of life as well.  Sports experiences help in building positive self-esteem in children. Participating in sports tends to be a helpful way of reducing stress and increasing feelings of physical, mental and emotional well-being.  The point is to keep the body healthy so that the mind is strong and clear.

When a child has engaged actively in sports, all his senses, Locomotor system, and intellectual capacities are constantly being developed.

Sports is a very powerful tool that can break down barriers to make the significant contribution to enhance the physical, mental, social and emotional well-being of children.

Let Sports be an inexhaustible source of inspiration and happiness for children.

Importance of Reading in today’s Society

/shool franchiseBooks literally open up a magic portal for children which transports them into another world.  Reading is a crucial element of every child’s education. Reading is a fundamental activity for children’s development. It helps the child to focus on the story, relate to the protagonist and other characters. When one reads a story, we connect with our own emotions better which helps us empathise with others as well. It evokes curiosity in the child to gain knowledge and also to visualise and imagine. To understand a story, one needs to remember the characters, backgrounds and other associations- details.This helps improve concentration as well as boost the memory cells.

Reading helps broaden one’s horizon. It is through reading that children learn about new places, people, and events. Reading exposes children to new ideas and beliefs, makes them tolerant and appreciative of others perspective.

The more, one reads, the better one comprehends and it enhances the child’s vocabulary as well.  Being read to or reading out aloud reinforces basic sounds and pronunciation as well as development of the critical language and enunciation skills.  Reading sharpens the comprehension and analytical thinking ability.

Reading is fun especially, once, one is immersed in the actual story, and there is a rush of anticipation and excitement as the story unfolds.

The child is engaged in a productive and meaningful hobby which shall add value to his and the life of others.

The Impact of Technology on Education

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Education and Technology go hand in hand. Education forms a basis for technology whereas technology has contributed to the purpose, methods and perceived the potential of education. Technology has changed and improved the quality of education.

Technology has improved the transparency in the educational process, streamlined career development programs, faster methods to conduct exams, improved staff management methods, real-world problem-solving assignments, and projects.

Technology has helped to create new and updated educational material and syllabus. The new books are more visually inspiring, they contain more images which can portray a deeper message to the child.  Today, Corel draw, Microsoft word, excel, power point, smart class app, Adobe Photoshop etc. are helping to create and design various types of educational material.

Technology has improved the teachers and students correspondence. It has created a platform for students to post questions and answers. Teachers are updating themselves with technologies so that they can implement well.

Technology helps to identify security concerns in schools. Keeping schools in a safe – secure environment is the primary concern for school authorities and parents.  Installation of CCTV cameras, monitoring the layout, use of e-cards at the entrance gates, verification of all staff credentials are mandatory. These are a few basic things that must be followed by authorities to secure and build a sound, safe educational environment.

Integration of technology in classrooms will help in research and inventions. It improves the research from facts to accurate and real-time data and information. One is able to identify the reasons behind a student’s poor performance and take measures to rectify them. Use of online quiz, designed games to identify intentions and motivation behind student’s activities.

When used properly, technology enables students to competently use digital productivity tools, become better decision makers- problem solvers, effective researchers and evaluators, successful communicators and collaborators.  They become more informed citizens who eventually end up making significant contributions to society.

Although technology has taken hold in many of today’s schools, the concept requires continued cultivation in order to grow and completely revamp the landscape for learning.

 

Roadmap for Arts Education in Schools

/education and artsSchool curriculum is designed to nurture a child in all dimensions of life. The curriculum recognizes the importance of identifying and developing a child’s inherent potential. It aims to develop children’s capacity for creative expression, also how to learn and critically think and respond.  Besides incorporating knowledge, skills relevant to children at different ages and stages of their life, the children should be engaged in a well-structured arts educational curriculum.  This will enable a child to evolve an appreciation and interest besides developing the skills necessary to express himself in aesthetic activities including the field of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and language.

The education of creative arts contributes to a child’s unique development and stimulates both the cognitive and affective domains.  It enhances sensibilities and allows a child to explore in a particular way.

Art enriches all aspects of learning. It broadens horizons and opens up the scope of a whole new world in classrooms.  It makes children open up to new areas where opportunities are provided for experiential learning, problem-solving through synergy and collaboration is encouraged.

Children have a chance of a well- rounded personality, dexterity. Schools become a happy place for them, they look forward to attending and are enthusiastic.

An arts curriculum is appreciated by school authorities and parents, teachers are also interested in teaching a holistic programme.

It is necessary to ensure that the environment in the classrooms is positive and conducive to learning. It should be founded on the belief that all children can and have the right to learn. Learning and discovery should be fun.

One of the most rewarding parts of working with children is the chance to watch them create.  Children’s skill level improves through the repertoire of songs, the artwork is done and performances.  Their inter-personal skills improve as they compliment each other.

The Arts have far-reaching potential to help children achieve education goals.  The crucial building block for the future will be the imagination and creativity of today’s children.

Importance of evolving skill training from a young age

 

/skill educationThere is a thin line between education and skills development. Education needs to be skill- based along with knowledge-based. The will to learn in the right manner needs to be inculcated in children. Education needs to be beyond the world of books. In today’s constantly changing environment, it is the practical approach towards a situation and how well it is handled that truly counts. Having life skills is an essential part of being able to overcome challenges. The development of life skills helps students to look at the problem objectively. From childhood, students must be encouraged to be creative and explore options. Dependency on teachers and parents should be curtailed.

Students must develop interpersonal skills by learning to be around other students, participating in group activities, theatre, sports etc. This ensures an overall development of a child. The type of skill developed education provided to children shall eventually determine their ability to be self-reliant, develop an agility and adaptability to different environments. Honing a child’s skills from an early age is imperative. Talent is innate but skills are acquired. Skill training focuses on identifying and nurturing the inherent potential of a child.  Emphasis needs to be on qualitative aspect besides just focusing on theoretical knowledge. Developing reasoning ability and a positive approach to problem-solving is a fluid and ongoing process and the best way is to work with children from an early age.

Our mainstream education system needs to ensure that there is an ongoing process that skills workforce while instilling competency and confidence in the students. The modern world calls for an improved kind of education in which the focus is deep understanding, information management skills and creative analysis.

Imagination and skills encircle the world

Franchising in the K-12 Industry

 

Post globalization, like any other market, the education sector too opened itself to the choices of brands. Parents have a wide array of choices among the top brands now. Franchising in the Education sector is not only an investment in a profitable business that reaps multiple benefits but is super significant as it involves shaping a child‘s future. Children are the supreme asset of any nation. Quality education being imparted to a child is intertwined with the progress of a democracy. In a democratic set-up, the most important need is an institutional support and policy formation. Democracy can succeed only with an informed and literate citizenry. Commitment and dedication towards the welfare of children is needed in order to design their destiny and move towards a futuristic India. There are individuals who have a deep-rooted interest and passion in the education field. However, they lack the proper expertise and guidance. The policies and efforts towards this purpose need to be consistent and continuous. By collaborating with one of the top school franchise brands like Millennium Education Management, investors are assured of that constant and consistent support, also are able to carve a niche for themselves in an emerging market.
Millennium Education Management works in sync with what a partner has envisaged and strives to provide its services in the main domains that lay the foundation for establishing and successfully running a school. There is tremendous goodwill that is associated with this brand.
We need to transform rather than reform the educational sector.

Significance of an Education Franchise Business

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Building a legacy by establishing a connection with a leading school franchise brand like Millennium Education Management is an enriching and profitable venture.  There is nothing more rewarding than investing in a child’s future.  Joining hands with one of the best school franchises ensures that the inherent potential of a child is recognized and nurtured.

The services rendered are numerous, however, the core of this integral partnership is in ensuring the overall holistic development of a child. The growth of school franchise in India has seen a rapid incline in the previous decade. One of the growing trends is to establish a business that has worldwide appeal. School franchise in our country has great prospects as the demand for the same is immense. It is the need of the hour to reach out to remote areas especially to rural India where students aspire and crave for quality education.  Unfortunately due to the scarcity of available resources, one has been unable to tap the existing potential yet. Thus, interventions from private enterprises and individuals who want to make a difference in the field of Education is crucial. There are certain schools which have already made their presence felt, therefore franchising and expanding these units is desirable. Millennium Education Management is the top school franchise brand in our country that aims to render quality education services to their investors. The unique selling point is also our Millennium Learning System curriculum which is child-centric and follows a sequential approach to learning. It enforces the concept of Happy Schools where a child is enthusiastic and has a thirst for knowledge and ensures the overall development of a child. The mission is to nurture a culture where students are valued as individuals and allowed to explore their creative talents.