Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Time Management

In today’s world the most important task for any human being is to manage time. If you face troubles meeting deadlines, if you keep running haywire for completion of tasks or even if you really find it difficult to take out time for your family then probably you are one of the candidates who seriously need to work out on your time management skills.

Time Management actually refers to the ability of a person to use his/her time productively at work or at home. We have 24 hours in a day, in which we need 8 hours of sleep so that our minds could function properly. This is a proven reality and very less could be done to make changes to it. We all are slowly and gradually becoming the slaves of time however here we’ll talk about the art of mastering it. As the number of hours in a day cannot be increased we can definitely work on changing our attitude that may help us in future to become organized.

For enhancing our time management skills we should first learn to prioritize our work. We should be able to distinguish which work holds more value. Then come organizing that involves drawing plans according to the priority set. Then comes streamlining, where you put your planning into processing mode. As the work is being processed try not to shift the focus onto irrelevant works and then contribute your best towards the job.

The solution sounds easy but it takes some practice and then you are good to go. The 4 D’s of self-management allow us to get a clear picture of the aforesaid solution. 

They are:

1.     Do It: Get it Done, the sooner the better.

2.   Delegate It: When you know that you are either not capable to complete the task or you don’t have much time to complete it. Get it done through somebody else.

3.     Dump It: If the task is not important, you can push it to a later date.

4.     Defer It: Again if it is not that important, you can add it to your “To do” list.

The 4 D’s of self-management work hand in hand with the aforesaid method of prioritizing. Now as said earlier also that this may take some time but then all good things don’t come easy. Be patient to learn the skills and hopefully you get on your way to success.


Friday, March 25, 2016

Developing Reading Habits in Little Ones

The moment a child opens his/her eyes we want them to be good readers. As parents we always want them to be the best. And our definition of best starts with READING. For inculcating some good reading habits we should acknowledge certain facts like we can never force them to read something which they don’t like. For example if a child is interested in reading ghost stories probably one should never force him or her to read science fictions.
Secondly, it would be great if you could put books at places where they can lay their hands on. All children are curious by nature. When they find something colorful lying around and within their reach they would definitely like to open it . And once opened there’s no looking back. They might not generate an interest instantly, it might take them a day or two but then the result would be positive.
Thirdly, If they want to involve you please be happy to do so. Don’t abstain yourself by passing statements like “we are tired and maybe we’ll read out to you tomorrow”. This uninterest  shown by you might make them think that this task is probably not important or holds no value and they might not even ask you later. So grab any opportunity which they pass on to you. Better fix up a time for the same.
Next, you make sure that you read in front of them. They are real good observers. Take a comfy seat anywhere in your house but definitely where your child can see you and read whatever you are fond of. It can be a magazine, a cookbook or a business magazine or a novel. Your child will just find out what their interest lies in and probably they’ll do the same. Maybe sooner or later you find them in your comfy chair reading or skimming through a book/magazine of their choice.
Going to a library or a book store is always a welcoming option. These places have separate and attractive spots for kids and no kid can escape that. Take a cue from the books your child has picked up and you’ll be aware of their likes. Try and buy them a book every now and then. Though some of them might make faces but then it is always better than buying them something which they might lose interest in after a month.
Last but not the least, read out to them even if they want the same story to be read out again and again. Don’t be agitated! It’s only that they find it interesting and may be they find something new every time they listen to it.
So rather than getting annoyed or frustrated that your child is reading you become the mentor in their lives. Read out to them.  Fix up a time where they have to read and follow it with healthy discussion about what they read or what did they find interesting in it. Soon the change will follow. And you’ll be one leading your precious one into a world full of vivid imagination and what not. So pull up your sleeves and start today!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

India is Best a Poem

Beautiful Bharat

·        You have to agree the fact!

My India is best. My India is perfect!

·        May be having different culture of different state!

But our unity is absolutely great!

·        Our Taj Mahal is included in 7 wonders!

But the beauty of Jal Mahal can make you feel like thunder!

·        Our Qutub Minar is the pride of Nation!

But still Jantar Mantar is a perfect creation!

·        Our Jammu & Kashmir are heaven of Earth!

This is the place where living is worth!

·        Here, every religion protects women!

Protecting women is a religion!!

·        Now, you have to agree the fact!

My India is best, My India is perfect!!

India is Best

North and East, South and west,

              India is best -2

Nation with great personalities,

People with joy and prosperities,

No countryman is country’s pest,

Because India is best -2

All of us are same,

But different is our name,

The God helped us blessed,

India is best -2

We have Tendulkar and Ambani,

Better than American and Japani,

Always active, Never in rest,

India is best -2

Beautiful India

India is our Beautiful Nation,

I think God’s Best Creation.

Nature is our Strength,

With Good Future and Wealth.

By Many Hills, River hurry Down,

By many Villages and A Little Town.

In all the parts of our Nation,

There is Love and Affection.

India is our Beautiful Nation,

I think God’s Best Creation.

Here, all Religions are Respected,

Here, all Cultures are Respected.

Beauty and Greenery are well Protected,

All Hearts are well Connected.

Hard work is our Passion.

India is our Beautiful Nation,

I think God’s Best Creation.
Written By:

Khushboo Jain
Grade 10

Friday, May 2, 2014

Conserve Fuel

Yes…..I conserve precious resources …..Do  you????

The energy crisis in the country is becoming graver by the day and it is every individual’s responsibility to save  natural resources.
We need to educate and advocate the judicious use of natural resources and propagate resource conservation. Resource Conservation lays emphasis on saving water, fuel, paper and electricity targeting the young brigade of the country, as they are the ultimate beneficiaries of conservation efforts made by us today.

“To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.” 

- Theodore Roosevelt


Change begin within us. As active citizens we must at least save our share…. spreading  the awareness is just a click away….

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed
-Mahatma Gandhi.

There is too much energy conversation instead of energy conservation……

 Let’s walk the talk !

If you don’t know where your electricity is coming from, most likely it is coming from coal fired or a nuclear power plant. These energy sources are bad because coal-fired power plants are one of the biggest sources of greenhouse gases. Nuclear power is dangerous because sometimes there are accidents (like radioactive leaks) and the results can sometimes be fatal. Not to mention all the radioactive waste that nuclear power plant make..…So what are your other options? Well, there is always ALTERNATIVE ENERGY :
Alternative energy is from renewable resources like wind, solar, wave, and steam. Some  examples of alternative energy are : hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass bio-fuels, hydrogen, ocean and tidal Energy, wind , solar and waste.  


“Whether half  full or half  empty………….. Resources are limited” !

Alternate sources of fuel here , means that we can use another fuel for running vehicles and for producing electricity. These sources generally have low emissions. They don’t originate from finite fuel resources and are sustainable. Also, these sources makes the country independent.
As we all know, Sun is a constant source of solar energy, which can be used to produce electricity by which we can also run vehicles. Solar energy can produce electricity. But how ? It can be done with the help of solar panels. This electricity can be used to run trains. Electricity for transportation use is highly efficient.
Natural gas is an alternative fuel which burns clean and is already available in many countries. Propane/LPG can also be used as a fuel but in this, crude oil is used which is imported from other countries and make the country dependent.
Renewables are for everyone….conserve it!!
Ø Can we imagine our life without electricity????
·       The night before the examination …
·      Work at hospitals…
·      Last minute hassles before travelling…
·      Work in banks and offices…
·      ATM machines…
·      Hot summer days…
·      Microwave cooking…
….and lots more situations where we will stuck up.

So what can we do to conserve energy...

We should reduce our usage as much as we can. This way we can save our money as well as we can become eco friendly.
ü  Very easy - We should properly switch off all the electric components immediately after use. Further, it would be great to pull the cord of these appliances out of the socket after use.
ü  The idea of building energy efficient homes is also striking-
§  Paint the outside walls of the house light in colour as it will attract less heat and hence your air conditioning expenses will reduce.
§  Use hot water from solar water heaters for cooking and also try to use solar cooker.
§  Provide sufficient windows in the house for proper ventilation.
ü  Use energy efficient CFL’s
ü  Try to eat together at home to avoid repeated warming of food. This not only saves fuel, but also preserves the nutritional value of food.
ü  Pressure cookers, used with separators, lead to substantial fuel saving.
ü  Use the optimum setting foe geyser’s thermostat.
ü  Allow food articles, taken out of the refrigerators to attain room temperature before cooking them.

Beware of Energy Monster !!!

They drink up all electricity and they are very real!
o   LCD TVs and plasma TVs
o   Window ACs
o   Video game systems
o   Microwave ovens

o   Vacuum cleaners

St. Edmunds school,
Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur, INDIA

Class X

Monday, January 24, 2011

Stress Free Examination

“EXAMINATION”, the word itself insulates a feeling of panic and stress not only in children but also parents. For most of us exams means lots of revision, mugging up, four walls of the room, our table and chair and many sleepless nights. While preparing for it we meet with loads of stress. And as parents and teachers it is our job to see that the child is comfortable with the whole scenario.

Few of the possible signs of stress which one can look out for are eating disorders, irritated nature, tiredness or sleeping disorders. If the child has suddenly started eating too much or has reduced on diet or if you are noticing some changes in nature of your child that he/she has become aggressive or too quiet. If you find your child tired or is always looking worried, take these as warning signals. A little bit of stress is good for the child to remain focused and motivated however the former signs are of excessive stress taken and the child really needs HELP.

The best ways to distress your child is by maintaining a good repo with him/her. Understand their needs and wants. Secondly allow lots of fluid intake which will help your child remain concentrated. Thirdly fix a leisure time for them, even during examinations like a walk in the park or talking to friends or even some exercising. Remember they can even watch a movie just to rejuvenate themselves. During exams we tend to sleep less, however it is recommended that a person should sleep for atleast 6-8 hours daily else it reduces concentration leading to tiredness and change in attitude.

As their parents and mentors it is our duty to see that a child is free from all anxieties no matter its related to examination. We should explain to them that this is just a part of life and not an end of it. They should work hard and streamline their study material in such a manner that it does not put pressure on them in the end. After all time management is important.

-Blog Author

Dr. Pooja Singh
St Edmund's School,
Sector-5, Jawahar Nagar,
Jaipur (Rajasthan), INDIA.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Shopping with Kids

How often do we go shopping with our kids? I guess, most of us like to leave them home when we are planning to shop for ourselves. We won’t disagree with the fact that when we are shopping for ourselves, the kids push us over to their stuff. And then, we end up purchasing their stuff and sometimes even forget to buy for ourselves something which was necessary.

So instead of shouting at them or standing helplessly in front of everyone while they are busy showing their tantrums, one should try and involve them with your own work.

Firstly, try and go for shopping less number of times.

Secondly, when you prepare a list for yourself, ask your child to do the same. (Remember only things of necessity).

Thirdly, Put some amount (small) in your child’s hand, pocket, purse etc. and ask him/her to shop from that particular amount. And also fix some gift, if they save the money from that amount.

Then, if your child is creating a fuss over a toy which you think is pretty expensive or not necessary for the moment, don’t deny your child straight forward, instead ask him/her to collect the money for the same. In this manner they’ll come to know that how much time it takes to collect that particular sum of money and in the process, somewhere they’ll realize its value.

Try and pay your bills in front of your child. So that they know, nothing comes for free. If they are using telephone, watching television or even opening and closing the refrigerator every time they’re passing by the kitchen, they have a price to pay.

One can opt for reasonable stores while shopping for the kids. Because your kids are in a growing stage and secondly they judge the quantity of products purchased for them.

Try and involve your child with your own shopping. Tell them what you are interested in buying and then see the excitement on their faces when they select the things for you. This activity makes them feel important and that their choices do matter to you.

So Happy Shopping!!

-Blog Author

Dr. Pooja Singh
St Edmund's School,
Sector-5, Jawahar Nagar,
Jaipur (Rajasthan), INDIA.