News & Events
1st August 2017
Create and Color an environment conducive to learning in a classroom
Each and every Early Childhood classroom has a teacher who is seen but not much heard of. This teacher touches its students in a simple manner and has a positive influence on them. The teacher referred to is the brightly painted wall and decorative furniture in a preschool environment that enhances creativity, free thinking along with physical and emotional safety. The artistically designed preschool classroom wall and furniture promotes growth in children, arouses attention in young minds and challenges brain development. It should not be overdone as overdoing the walls may lead to distraction. Bright and inviting furniture and decorations play a positive part in the engagement and levels of learning in students and stimulate participation.
25th July 2017
Eye Contact can play a big role in a classroom environment
Little things often play a big role in our day to day life, which sometimes go unnoticed. In a classroom environment, non-verbal communication plays a big role in fostering discipline or adding expressions while teaching. In both the cases, the look acts as a powerful tool for both the teacher and the student and adds a lot when it comes to the performances of the students. A teacher’s look may mean differently in different situations. It may range from certain expressions related to teaching to even a warning for disruptive behavior. The teachers have also realized its importance and have accepted eye contact to be an important component to enhance learning and improve connection with students. Studies also prove that eye contact is a powerful way to communicate and longer eye contact helps to build confidence and encourage participation in group communication. Click Here
15th July 2017
Importance of Special Education in the lives of Children with Learning Disabilities
Education in the lives of special needs children is absolutely essential as Special Education identifies each child’s individual needs and caters to those needs. It helps the students to develop their personality and potentials in a way that best fits their learning process making them self-sufficient and independent. The parents’ involvement in the learning process also helps the child in his/her progress so that they practice the same techniques to have a fostering and learning atmosphere at their homes as well.
Special Education aims at developing skills and abilities of the special children to aid them to lead an active daily life with fewer hurdles. It is an effort to bring them to mainstream society where they will be able to progress and keep up with their peers without being dependent on others. To simply put, special education has become a quintessential part in the life of a child with learning disabilities.
7th July 2017
Asian College of Teachers launches its Mumbai Center
One more Proud Moment for multiple awards winning Asian College of Teachers as it launches another center in the commercial capital of India this month with an aim to provide easy access to all ACT courses and services for prospective educators based in the western part of India. The newly launched center located at Andheri Kurla Road, Marol, Mumbai will provide physical support and resources to create learning opportunities for both aspiring and working teachers and trainers in pursuit of courses like TEFL, International Teaching Diploma, Learning & Development, Pre and Primary, Montessori, Nursery, ECCE, Education Management and allied programs. ACT through its best efforts is trying to build a brighter future for all teaching/training professionals as it is always committed to developing future teachers preparing for a global teaching/training career.
3rd July 2017
Encourage kids to write in cursive
Cursive writing is a part of the Montessori curriculum and an essential skill that aims at teaching the same to young learners right from the tender age of four or so. Maria Montessori’s extensive observations of the child revealed the importance of learning with the help of movements and senses. Studies reveal that the essential hand and brain coordination proves that the brain develops when the children use their hands and mind together to explore. Researches have also proved that kids who learn cursive over simple writing score better in reading and spelling tests. Perhaps because of the writing pattern of the cursive the writers are forced to conceive words as whole instead of parts. Cursive plays an important role in a Montessori environment and needs to be continued despite the world being technologically advanced.
29th June 2017
Good storytelling skills can motivate your young learners
Teachers are often found to incorporate good storytelling techniques along with their basic teaching methods to engage young learners or to just ignite their imagination. Storytelling to children have beneficial effects on their social behavior. Studies prove that kids bond with their teachers on a stronger level who are great storytellers in a classroom. It also encourages and in a way pushes young minds into reading and initiates writing skills in them. A good storyteller creates a great listener out of his/her students as they actually learn to pay attention and listen. The most important reason is that it instils creativity into young learners