‘In 2018, let’s reclaim the career of teaching for what it can be’

‘In 2018, let’s reclaim the career of teaching for what it can be’

We must resist the mechanistic, spoon-feeding approach to learning that deskills pupils and devalues teachers. This new year education has never mattered more – our job is to help our students outpace the robots, writes one heads’ leader The poet TS Eliot wrote that “April is the cruellest month”. But I suspect he wasn’t putting himself through Dry January. So here we are again. Another new year, when we stand shivering and windswept at the January starting-block of a new school term. But if ever there’s a time for sunny-side-up optimism –…

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Get a crash course in the basics of cryptocurrency for $20

Get a crash course in the basics of cryptocurrency for $20

Most years, December is the time you justify your procrastination by gift shopping, reviewing essential “Best Of” lists, and planning extremely well-deserved holiday vacations. However, in staying true to its persistent weirdness, 2017’s December made cryptocurrency one of the trendiest, most distraction-worthy subjects of the year. While a single bitcoin reached nearly $20,000 in value, many other cryptocurrencies saw similarly optimistic gains, and the news cycle turned towards teenage millionaires. Like, what is this world we live in? If you’re one of those people who invested early and are reaping the benefits, then…

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Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply

Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply

The Nurture Merit cum Means Scholarship 2018 invites applications from students pursuing graduation. It is an initiative to support meritorious graduates, belonging to the underprivileged section of the society. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students need to go through the below-mentioned procedure: Eligibility criteria Educational qualification: Candidates interested in applying need to posses Bachelor’s degree with 75 per cent and above from a recognised university/institute. Also, interested candidate should have a family income less than Rs 2 lakh per annum from all the sources. Scholarship reward: Each…

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MHRD Invites Application For 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship In UK For Masters, PHD Programmes

MHRD Invites Application For 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship In UK For Masters, PHD Programmes

MHRD Invites Application For 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship In UK NEW DELHI: Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) has invited application from eligible candidates for 2018 Commonwealth Scholarship in the United Kingdom. The scholarship is for students in Master’s and doctoral degree programme. The study will commence in September/ October 2018. There is a provision for maximum 65 nominations for the scholarship out of which 26 have to be for PhD. Candidates wishing to apply for the scholarship can do so in the online mode. The last date to apply…

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Scholarship opportunity for graduates: All you need to know

Scholarship opportunity for graduates: All you need to know

RELATED STORIES Sanskriti Foundation extends lucrative offer to classical music practitioners with Mani Mann Fellowship Scholarship opportunity for underprivileged students: Know how to apply Kind Circle Meritorious Scholarship 2018: Know how to apply Novus Scholarship Programme to help student further their career in science Mobite Foundation invites applications for Mobite Foundation Post-Graduation Endowment Scholarship 2018 from students who have completed graduation and are willing to pursue post-graduation in any stream in 2018. The key objective of the scholarship is to provide financial support to meritorious postgraduate students. The last date…

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Are you ready for the career challenges of 2018?

Are you ready for the career challenges of 2018?

Each month Career Corner shares tips for taking your professional life to the next level. If 2017 has taught us one thing, it’s that adapting to change is more crucial than ever. Whether you’re looking for a job, changing careers or setting goals for the future, are you ready for the next challenge? Find out with this quiz built from the past year’s Career Corner columns. Answers are at the bottom. 1. You just lost your job. What’s the first thing you should do? a. Convince your boss to rehire…

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Putting the patient first – insights for hospitals to meet customer service expectations

Putting the patient first – insights for hospitals to meet customer service expectations

As customers become more vocal and assertive of their needs, their expectations are changing across industries. Consequently, customer service has gone from being a hygiene factor to actively influencing the customer’s choice of product or service. This trend is also being seen in the healthcare segment. Today good healthcare service is no longer defined by just qualified doctors and the quality of medical treatment offered. The overall ambience, convenience, hospitality and the warmth and friendliness of staff is becoming a crucial way for hospitals to differentiate themselves. A study by the Deloitte…

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UPSC assistant engineer recruitment 2017: Online test on December 17 for grade 1 posts

UPSC assistant engineer recruitment 2017: Online test on December 17 for grade 1 posts

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a notification regarding the recruitment of assistant engineers in the Geological Survey of India, Ministry of Mines. Candidiates who are interested in the posts can apply for the same on the official website of the Commission (upsc.gov.in). There are a total of 10 posts available for grade 1 assistant engineers and the computer based recruitment test for the same will be held on December 17, 2017 from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Candidates are instructed to report to the examination centre by…

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KVS Teacher Recruitment For North Eastern Zone: Exam Schedule Released, Check Details

KVS Teacher Recruitment For North Eastern Zone: Exam Schedule Released, Check Details

NEW DELHI: Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has released exam schedule for the teacher recruitment drive for North Eastern region. The exam will be held in December 2017. KVS will conduct the exam on 16-17 December. While recruitment exam for PGTs and PRT will be held in 16 December, it will be held on 17 December for TGTs. ‘Admit cards for the exam will be uploaded on KVS website in due course separately, reads the official notification. The recruitment will be for the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur,…

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8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

8 Yale University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

The idea of continuing to learn new things after leaving school is an attractive one, but one that can seem daunting. Finding both the time and the proper resources to learn something new can prove difficult, and leave us with unsatisfied curiosity. Even if we find a class we might be interested in, the cost can be prohibitive. So, to help you curious cats out, we present 8 online classes from Yale you can take right now, at no cost. Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics Who hasn’t looked up at…

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