Wednesday, April 20, 2011

10 ஆம் வகுப்பு சமச்சீர் கல்வி பாடப் புத்தகங்கள்...

10 ஆம் வகுப்பு சமச்சீர் கல்வி பாடப் புத்தகங்கள் 22.4.2011 அன்று இணைய தளத்தில் வெளியிடப்படும் 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Inspiring Teachers - Tips - Reflective Questions--Is My Classroom Motivating? - Empowering Educators Around the World - classroom resources, tips, articles, newsletter, books, webinars, & free web pages

Inspiring Teachers - Tips - Reflective Questions--Is My Classroom Motivating? - Empowering Educators Around the World - classroom resources, tips, articles, newsletter, books, webinars, & free web pages


I think it's crucial for teachers to be in an ongoing evaluative process. This does not mean simply evaluating student's progress, but the overall effectiveness of our classrooms.

Here is a list of some general questions that can help you determine whether or not your classroom continues to offer an environment which will motivate your students.

  • Have I established a positive classroom climate?
  • Do my students feel that they are part of the classroom community?
  • Are my students given frequent, timely, positive and encouraging feedback?
  • Have I ensured opportunities for students' success by giving assignments that are neither too easy nor too difficult?
  • Have I helped my students find personal meaning and value in the material?
  • Have I generated student interest and enjoyment of the subject matter? As students often put it, "How can teachers expect us to be interested in a topic, if they don't seem interested in it?"
  • Have I been well organized and prepared? To put it in the students' words, "We can see that they have done their homework, which makes us feel more responsible to do ours."
  • Are my students actively engaged in classroom learning, which may involve group discussion or other "hands-on" activities?
  • Have I tried to use variety and make sure that the same instructional techniques are not used in every day? Monotony is avoided by using a variety of strategies such as lecture, class discussion, media, or discovery learning.
  • Do my students perceive me as being approachable and friendly? Do I appear interested in the students and their learning?

The following ideas for motivating students were graciously contributed by Colleen. Visit her outstanding website at

Beat the Ice

If you often find that you students do not stay on task you may want to try Beat the Ice. This works great for timed multiplication and I am sure it would work for other subjects. Challenge each student to complete a predetermined amount of his assignments before the ice melts. As the students work, hold the ice in your hand (over a towel or bowl), and toss it back and forth from one hand to another. Congratulate all who finish with a cold handshake.

Classroom Wall of Fame

Positive reinforcement goes a long way! Show students that you appreciate their best effort with the Classroom Wall of Fame. When a student makes significant progress in a certain subject, photograph him or her holding their great work. Mount the photo along with a caption describing the achievement on the board entitled "Our Wall of Fame." At the end of every nine weeks take down the photos and read the captions to the class, as you hand out the photos to the students to take home to share with mom and dad.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


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Saturday, January 8, 2011


‘Samacheer Kalvi' school textbooks to be ready by month-end
Madhurai, 23rd Oct: The ‘Samacheer Kalvi' school textbooks for all classes which have to be given for printing will be finalised by this month-end. Those involved in the preparation oftextbooks for various subjects up to Class X have been asked to submit the material in CD form by Tuesday in order to quickly take a final decision on printing.

K. Ganesan, Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, who is also currently in-charge of school education, has called for a meeting of all senior officials/textbook preparation panel members on October 26 (Tuesday) to finalise the ‘Samacheer Kalvi' textbooks. “We are expediting the process and a final call will be taken by the end of this month.

 All those concerned with the textbook preparation have been asked to submit the material in printable form,” Mr. Ganesan told The Hindu on Friday when contacted. Meanwhile, the Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation A.S. Jeevarathinam is to meet the School EducationDepartment officials of all districts during his visit to Madurai on Saturday. The State Government has already introduced the ‘Samacheer Kalvi' system for classes I and VI.

From the coming academic year, there will be uniform textbooks for other classes up to Class X by integrating the State Board, Matriculation, Anglo-Indian and Oriental streams. When contacted, the Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation said that 186 CDs were yet to be received for printing. “We were given 11 CDs and the printing of those textbooks is in process. After the review meeting on Tuesday, the CDs for other textbooks should be ready,” he said.

Mr. Jeevarathinam said that 54 printers had been selected so far to undertake the work. Steps were being taken to get more printers in order to meet the huge volume required to be completed well before the start of next academic year. “We were told that there will be totally 197 textbook titles under the ‘Samacheer Kalvi.' The textbooks for classes I and VI are ready.”

According to the Managing Director, the Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation may also look out for printers in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. All the schools were asked to submit their indents soon based on their requirement. “Printing of ‘Samacheer Kalvi' textbooks will have to be completed by March so that the logistics can be completed for smooth distribution of textbooks to students of all districts,” Mr. Jeevarathinam said.

The Director of School Education, Director of Matriculation Schools and Director of ElementaryEducation are among those who would attend the textbook finalisation meeting.

Source: c2clive desk