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Volume #9 Issue #24
ISSN: 0219-7642 June 12, 2011
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All of us know about the role of a mother in raising her children and
the family as a whole. Now, what is the exact
role of a father in a family? What role does he play in life? How does he support the day-to-day
needs of the family?
In all reality, fathers are the main pillars of the family especially in running it from the
background and from behind the screen. A father may not know how to raise a baby. He may not
even know how to change a diaper! However, he remains the backbone of the family in times of
immediate needs, crises and difficulties.
A father needs as much recognition and rewards as a mother gets in her life. As Father's Day approaches us, let us all salute
a father's role in supporting a family. After all, sons (even daughters) need someone to ride
on their backs or pick up a dogfight, to bring that rare moment of relaxation. Fathers in the
family are those “someone” and they can easily carry out a number of sundry tasks
to help the ever-busy spouses. Happy Father's Day!
Thought for today:
"One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters." - George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs, 1640
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Gagne's Theory of Learning - Part I
Gagne is one of the foremost learning experts in the world. His theory of learning is practical
and working just because it uses a series of different steps that relate to learning by doing.
Gagne's Theory of Learning - Part II
Gagne's theory of learning is a wonderful way to teach and train children in the most practical
manner possible. Parents and teachers can use the nine different steps of the learning process
to teach different lessons in an efficient manner.
Principles of Instructional Design
By Robert M. Gagne, Walter W. Wager Katharine Golas and John M. Keller
This pioneering text describes a rationally consistent basis for instructional design, based in
cognitive psychology and information-processing theory. The authors prepare teachers to design
and develop a course, unit, and module of instruction, outline the nine stages of instructional
design procedure, and integrate current research and practice in the movement toward performance
The Fifth Edition of PRINCIPLES OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN emphasizes the social and cultural context
of learning, learner-centered principles, and the affordances of new technologies and learning environments.
Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice
By Robert E. Slavin
This edition continues to have in-depth, practical coverage with a focus on the intentional teacher
by presenting up-to-the-minute research that a reflective, intentional teacher can apply. The eighth
edition of this popular text from renowned educational psychologist Robert Slavin translates theory
into practices that teachers can use in their classrooms with a further inquiry into the concept of
An “intentional teacher,” according to Slavin, is one who constantly reflects on his
or her practice and makes instructional decisions based on a clear conception of how these practices
A new pattern of thought
The Star June 12, 2011
Intelligence alone isn't enough as we need to fine tune our thinking
skills to maximise the potential of the brain to innovate and
The value of EQ
The Nation June 10, 2011
When we were young, a high intelligence quotient (IQ) usually helped
in easy enrollment at a high quality university or college.
Moreover, people with a high IQ tended to get first jobs faster and
easier. But the easy ride didn't always last, and high-IQ students
often failed to achieve a high position. What happened to these
Boot Camp for Boosting IQ
WSJ June 11, 2011
Can we make ourselves smarter? In recent decades, scientists have
accumulated increasing evidence that our intelligence, at least as
measured by the IQ test, is sharply constrained by genetics.
Although estimates vary, most studies place the heritability of
intelligence at somewhere between 50% and 80%. It's an uncomfortable
fact, but not all brains are created equal.
Taller children will grow smarter, claims IQ test study
FunEducation June 9, 2011
Children who grow taller, grow smarter - and scientists now believe
they know why. Researchers at the University of Bristol have shown
that there is a link between a child's IQ and the level of growth
hormone circulating in their blood, which determines the speed at
which they arrive at their final adult height. This could explain
why some shorter children do worse at school. Taller children often
have higher IQs and short children treated with growth hormone have
seen their IQs improve.
Backyard bliss: why a rumble with dad is wise
SMH June 11, 2011
He found fathers who participated most wholeheartedly in wild but
good-humoured rough play were more likely to rate positively their
children's usual behaviour and social skills. This suggested these
children were better able to govern thoughts and emotions and was a
first step towards quantifying the special role of fathers in
helping children develop coping skills through exploration and
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