Thursday, May 30, 2019

                                                   TEACHERS AS LEADERS

"A teacher affects eternity.He can never tell where his influence stops."

- Henry Adams

A long,long time ago, in the epic age of the Mahabharata, it was Guru Dronacharya, the royal preceptor of the Pandavas and the Kauravas, who set the standards where teachers came to be revered and equated not with parents, but with gods!

It was another great teacher, lord Krishna who transformed and motivated a troubled and indecisive Arjuna into decision making and action through lessons of the Bhagwad Gita. These teachings touched eternity as they hold good even today.

Pullela Gopichand, today, empowers his student P V Sindhu to win laurels for our country by winning the silver medal at the Rio Olympics - the first Indian woman to do so!Coach Gopichand is a true teacher leader(as i would like to address them) and a reflection of John Maxwell`s definition of a leader.

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." Is a great teacher any different?

Teacher leaders change lives. Being the right person at the right time in one`s life may be enough to change a person`s life forever. Having a positive influence in the form of a teacher can make us a good human being. And what best than the school teachers. years, after we pass out of school, we remember the teachers who changed our lives. in most cases these might the first people who believed in us and that same belief carries us forward.

Our country celebrates Teachers` Day on 5th of September every year, honoring  all the teachers who have transformed the lives of their students.Fittingly the day is the birthday of the greatest teacher leader and President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. when he became the president some students wanted his permission to celebrate his birthday . His reply shone through with great humility common to all great leaders and said" Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my privilege if that day is celebrated as Teachers` Day." What a Man!

There are a myriad of roles a teacher leader has to play in these changing times. With the advent of technology seeping in through our daily lives, they have to understand that technology and connectivity have brought Indian education to the crossroads.Not only do teachers need to be ready for "lifelong learning" they also need to mentor other teachers and pass on their learning and the skills. Whats new, what works and does not. How do new technology  and new online tools impact student learning. Is curiosity stimulated through a different class structure using technology for good.An environment that is open to learning, collaborative and focused on innovative learning is required. Teacher leaders will build in their schools and colleges and continue to transform lives.

Last but not the least, a teacher leader is someone who, even though has problems in his personal life, always inspires and motivates his students and tries to get the best out of them.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Math Post by BH.V.S.S.S.Vasu

Abundant Number - It is a number that is smaller than the sum of its proper divisors(aliquot parts).Twelve is the smallest abundant number- the sum of its aliquot parts is 1+2+3+4+6=16.Some other examples are 18,20,24 and 30.

Math Post by BH.V.S.S.S.Vasu

Indian astronomers used trigonometry to calculate the relative distances between the Earth and the Moon and the Earth and the Sun.They realised that,when the Moon is half full and directly opposite the Sun,then the Sun,Moon and Earth form a right angled triangle and were able to accurately measure the angle as (1/7)degrees.Their sine tables gave a ratio for the sides of such a triangle as 400:1, indicating that the Sun is 400 times away from the Earth than the Moon.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Math Post by BH.V.S.S.S.Vasu

12345679 X 9 = 111111111 12345679 X 18 = 222222222 12345679 X 27 = 333333333 12345679 X 36 = 444444444 12345679 X 45 = 555555555 12345679 X 54 = 666666666 12345679 X 63 = 777777777 12345679 X 72 = 888888888 12345679 X 81 = 999999999