Paradigm Shift from Teaching to Learning

Written by Lieutenant Colonel Anil Nigam

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3. Strike a good rapport with students. Your attitude towards them is very important and they read it correctly always and every time. Be sympathetic but firm in your approach. Your approach could be almost fatherly. They should be able to sense that you mean their good and that should b by your actions rather than you talking about it.

4. Read their mind and Eyes. You should be able to read question marks in their eyes. It is not difficult. Do look in their eyes and you will be amazed to see them speaking. Do not ignore that as if you do that they would soon loose interest and alsorepparttar track of what you are teaching 5. Why wait take feedback for yourself inrepparttar 141261 very second week. Talk to them frankly and openly and try changing your style if required. After all what you teach is not important, what they learn is more important isn’t it?

6. Keep them on toes, if they do not put question bombard them with questions basically your approach should be to ensure that they listen to you and are mentally alert.

7. Use students as resource to clarify doubts. It is not at all necessary that you have to talk allrepparttar 141262 time. They will be more attentive if they are to speak. Make your classes interactive with involvement of students in clarifying basic doubts raised by other students. This will give them confidence as well as improve their communication skills.

8. Show your genuine concern for their welfare. Do not only talk just do itrepparttar 141263 best you can. Even accompanying some student to hospital in emergencies.

9. Earn respect by your behavior and knowledge. Even how you stand how you talk and how you dress up does matter. Do you remember your school/College days? Try to look back into those days and you will realize as to what needs to be done.

10. Do your homework thoroughly. There can never be any short cut for depth of knowledge. Each lecture has to be prepared thoroughly as if you are going to teach it forrepparttar 141264 first time.

Why Limit ourselves? Learning cannot be limited to classroom

Classroom teaching could well be just less than 50% ofrepparttar 141265 total learning involved or PUT it otherwise it could be gateway leading to learning experiences. Use every opportunity presented to you to make them learn. Other Opportunities to Enhance Teaching Learning process could be following:-

(a)Lab Sessions (b)Tutorial (c)Seminars (d)Projects (e)Industry Visits

Make use of this time to fullest advantage. Demonstraterepparttar 141266 equipment in lab sessions and during industry visits and couple this with classroom teaching. Same way projects, seminars and tutorial time can be used to a great advantage. Invokerepparttar 141267 interest inrepparttar 141268 students by taking practical systems and examples fromrepparttar 141269 visits, which you had undertaken to enhancerepparttar 141270 learning.

Food for thoughts

Does Servingrepparttar 141271 food means that it has been eaten and digested? Even if it has been digested completed, has justice been done? Be careful in choosing what you serve. Do you get me ? Yesrepparttar 141272 setting ofrepparttar 141273 syllabus is what I am talking about. It is one ofrepparttar 141274 most important things for a teacher. I will go to an extent of saying that it is much more important thanrepparttar 141275 teaching itself. What you teach does matter a lot so be careful to choose should you get a chance to draft a syllabus. It should meetrepparttar 141276 tomorrow’s requirement and not that of yesterday.

I think that is about all we can do forrepparttar 141277 students.


Haven’t you heard about Self Learning? Just mark my words end of studies inrepparttar 141278 college is going to be beginning ofrepparttar 141279 actual learning aboutrepparttar 141280 real world where continuous updating will be required.

Where we fit in as teachers? Can’t we motivate them to developrepparttar 141281 art of self-learning and self-grooming to get ready for future?

Author has 28 years of experience in the field of Telecommunications. He is M.Sc(Physics) and has M. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He has worked in different capacities including Signal corps Indian Army, Regional Manager of one of leading Telecom company. Currently he is Associate Professor with Institute of Technology and Management at Gurgaon, Haryana, India which is rated as the best Engineering colleges of North India

Healthcare Management: A Burgeoning Industry

Written by Alexa K. Apallas

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At AIU Online, students receiverepparttar same services and support that they might find at a traditional campus. They can accessrepparttar 141201 campus “Cybrary” (that’s AIU Online’s term for its cyber-library) and get career guidance fromrepparttar 141202 Career Services Center, where a Career Services Advisor can assist them with a cover letter, their résumé, and interviewing tips. Students earn a degree from a regionally accredited university and may even qualify for financial aid to help pay for their studies, if eligible. And contrary to a popular misconception, Hoffman says, students have as much, if not more, interaction with their professors than they would at a traditional university. Whilerepparttar 141203 interaction might not be face-to-face, students can communicate with their teachers via email or online chats. Stein says she really gets to know her students personally because she responds to 10 to 15 student emails a day, and she holds two live online chats per week that allow students to ask questions or clarify assignments. The chats are archived for students who are unable to log on atrepparttar 141204 designated time. Students interact with their peers as well, by conducting discussions on a class bulletin board. AIU Online is also geared toward adult learners. Instead of a traditional final exam or paper, students work on projects that are focused on real-world deliverables. The AIU Online program is ideal for career changers who can’t afford to give uprepparttar 141205 steady job they currently hold but are eager to explore new career options. Students onrepparttar 141206 virtual campus can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Management in just 13 months,* provided they have already earned an associate’s degree or its equivalent. The specialized curriculum includes courses offering an overview ofrepparttar 141207 healthcare industry,repparttar 141208 ethical and legal aspects of healthcare and healthcare management, and statistical analysis and economics in a global environment. Students seeking an MBA in Healthcare Management can earn that degree in 10 months. They will study topics like health policy, global financial management, systems in healthcare, and leadership and ethics for managers. “The healthcare management program is especially attractive to students who are already inrepparttar 141209 healthcare field and want to move their careers in a new direction,” says Stein. But even students who are new torepparttar 141210 field can find success with an online degree from AIU Online. By studying healthcare management, students can openrepparttar 141211 door to a career in a fast-growing, well-paying new field, and they can do it all fromrepparttar 141212 comfort of their own computer screen.

*The 13-month Bachelor’s degree is a 2+2 program and assumes that all associate-level requirements have been met through an Associate degree orrepparttar 141213 equivalent.

American InterContinental University is accredited byrepparttar 141214 Commission on Colleges ofrepparttar 141215 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.

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