Category: Child Development

Why Structure and Routine is Important for Children’s Mental and Social Development

Why Structure and Routine is Important for Children’s Mental and Social Development

Last week, I happened to engage in a conversation with one of my older students, who are now in high school, about why she still needs to maintain and follow the rules set by their parents at this age.  My student does not like following the rules, ‘simple, she wants to live her life free from such boundaries’. However, the conversation ended on a peaceful note about the importance of time table and schedule. However, the question just popped in my mind that ‘what makes my student think that routine and structure are hindrances to her freedom? Continue reading “Why Structure and Routine is Important for Children’s Mental and Social Development”

The Impact of Video Games on Students Academic Progress

The Impact of Video Games on Students Academic Progress

In the previous term, there were many occasions when parents complained about their children gaming habits, and it’s now become a common belief that video games may be going to rot your brain. Well, I must say, Think again! Online and desktop computer games have many constructive effects on students’ learning and decision-making skills, but parents and some educators are still uninformed of these impressive results. According to Sanchez research, children learn team ethics and collaborative techniques by playing and completing gaming levels or tasks. Continue reading “The Impact of Video Games on Students Academic Progress”

Why Kids Need a Champion in Their Lives?

Why Kids Need an Inspiration in Their Lives?

During my teaching, there were several instances where students expressed their feelings about my personality. The way I talk, the clothes I wear, even the bracelets I habitually wear in school, the way I smile, crack jokes etc. Expressive student behaviour shows how much students are aware of you, inspire you or hate you. In my case, students inspire me; some compete with me, struggle to like me or just don’t even bother whatever I say to them. Overall, students first human encounter they ever have outside their family are you guys – Teachers. We, teachers, have ever wondered what the value of human connection in our profession is? Continue reading “Why Kids Need a Champion in Their Lives?”

How Teachers can Boost Dyslexic Students’ Confidence

How Teachers can Boost Dyslexic Students’ Confidence
By Ahmad Amirali

When a teacher entered in a differentiated classroom, they need to make sure that their lesson should be according to their students’ learning styles and provide a healthy and safe learning environment. Teachers have to cope with all students learning needs and difficulties, and one of the learning difficulties which is now becoming common in classrooms is Dyslexia. Many people termed dyslexia as a learning ‘disability’. However, I don’t agree with this elaboration because Dyslexia causes difficulty with reading. It may also impact comprehension ability, math, spelling and writing proficiency in children. Dyslexia is a problem with language, not with vision. Students who are having such difficulties are physically active as other children. It is dyslexic students need extra help typically emphases on phonics and spelling rules. It is unfortunate that students despite having extra care and attention, having a hard time reading. Continue reading “How Teachers can Boost Dyslexic Students’ Confidence”

Why does Child’s Mood Start Swing after 10 years? Causes and Preventive Measures

Why does Child’s Mood Start Swing after 10 years? Causes and Preventive Measures
By Ahmad Amirali

One of the parents, after school hours, came to me and shared that her child’s behaviour at home is changing since last year. Her level of satisfaction with everything; from dress-codes to cuisine changes rapidly. One moment she seems happy and in a matter of seconds her mood shifts to anger. Overall, her behaviour is getting weird and strange day by day. Is it because of her social group (friend-circle) or is it something else? Continue reading “Why does Child’s Mood Start Swing after 10 years? Causes and Preventive Measures”