20+ Aspects of a Great Classroom and Effective Teaching

20+ Aspects of a Great Classroom and Effective Teaching

This article covers 20+ important aspects of better classroom and better education grouped in 7 categories.

  1. IT Infrastructure

    – Projector availability (to showcase videos)
    – Mic (depending upon class size)
    – White board (to scribble)

  2. Classroom Size and Furniture

    – Enough chairs
    – Cupboard for placing bags
    – Adequate light
    – Temperature control

  3. Teacher Works as Facilitator

    – Instills learning
    – Creates suspense
    – Assigns research based assignments
    – Read these 33 qualities of a great teacher

  4. Collaboration

    – Everyone’s engagement is ensured
    – Everyone becomes the team lead once in a while
    – Everyone has to present once in a while

  5. Variety of Learning Methods

    – Question answer session
    – Quick workshops where students speak to each other and discuss solutions to problems

  6. Healthy Competition

    – Every student is given different assignment
    – Every assignment has percent contribution towards end exam

  7. Clear Expectation about Success Criteria

    – Rules are clearly defined
    – Exam approach is fair and candid

References: Edutopia, TeachThought, GreatSchools

What Should Be Stopped In Schools

What Should Be Stopped In Schools

While each school strive to initiate and implement actions which are good for school, staff, parents and off course, for students, yet there are certain actions which we do not agree on. This page gives you the opportunity to share your thoughts on what needs to be stopped.

To understand your feedback well, it is recommended to be more descriptive as much as possible.

15+ Key Roles and Responsibilities of Ministry of Education

15+ Key Roles and Responsibilities of Ministry of Education

This article provides 15+ prime roles and responsibilities of Ministry of Education.

  1. Take Full Control of Policies, Decisions and Planning activities.

    MoE must ensure strong grip and governance on the educational polices, regulation, educational systems across the country.

  2. Regulation of New School Systems

    It is observed that every now and then a new school system is introduced specially in India, Pakistan and African nations, claiming to be the best whereas no genuine efforts to meet the minimum acceptance criteria of a new schooling system. Such new business lack in proper planning for curriculum setup, teaching faculties training, integration with existing school systems and compliance with local laws.

  3. App and Website Development

    There should be centralized mobile apps and websites developed by MoE with the aim to provide best-in-class techniques, trainings, business collaborations, new trends across education industry. Every single school of the country has to be member of this group. Through these apps MoE can perform survey and seek opinions pertaining to existing polices or new ideas.

  4. Careful Utilization of Educational Budget

    There could be so many possible expenses when it comes to allocation of budget. For example, new school opening, salary payments of staff, investment in science and technology, IT infrastructure upgrade, trainings, international memberships, marketing and media needs and so on. It is extremely important for the MOE to assign Subject Matter Experts with strong analytical and visionary approach. Every single penny incorrectly spent will result in huge loss for the nation.

  5. Macro Guidance to all Educational Institutes

    MoE should provide macro level guidance to all educational institutes covering Marketing, HR, market dynamics, industry trends.

  6. Integration of Different Schooling Systems

    Many students face problems while moving from one schooling system to another. Ministry should work with policy makers to establish a unified integration system to avoid such issues.

  7. Schools Ranking System

    There should be a dedicated government department that defines criteria for best institute. Annual strict audit should be performed against these points and school ranking to be released on official website. Each school should be graded as Poor, Acceptable, Good or Excellent. This approach will result in competition and continuous improvement. The bench-marking should cover wide range of aspects linked with education industry.

  8. Compulsory Education Assurance

    MoE should establish a dedicated committee supported by auditors who can consistently perform audits on whether compulsory education is being ensured.

  9. Counseling Service for Higher Education

    MoE should have an online portal where students should be given guidance and exposure about different options they can consider. In the form of FAQs students should be given guidance for how, where and when.

  10. Scholarships Arrangement

    Ministry should collaborate with international organizations across the globe to arrange scholarships for the bright students. There should be a dedicated section on the MoE’s website where students are provided the details about all kind of scholarships.

  11. Teaching Regulations

    Not everyone should be allowed to start teaching career. This ruins the quality of education. MoE must establish a mechanism for best teachers criteria that results in qualification of certain individuals to start teaching. Ministry should maintain a database of all the teachers of the country and provide them online trainings about new teaching techniques, perform surveys, seek feedback and take annual exams of all teachers.

  12. Curriculum Catalogues

    Ministry should create and distribute curriculum guidance in line with national interests and international trends. Schools are required to comply with such requirements and produce evidence of actions taken. Annual audits may be performed.

  13. Strict Compliance and Governance

    Any schools which do not meet with MoEs instructions and compliance, should be given notices to improve. Counseling and auditing services should be provided. Consistent violators must be penalized to set example for others and to maintain high standards.

  14. Seek Support from NGOs

    Ministries should encourage NGOs by providing tax free authorization to promote better education, rural student’s assistance and so on.

  15. Literacy Rate

    Ministry should prioritize the efforts of improving literacy rate. This may be achieved via free campaigns and advertisements on state owned TV channels, radio stations and social media. There should be dedicated committee that can work with philanthropists for orphan-education support or for opening new schools.

  16. Establishment of Open Forum

    An online forum for parents, teachers, business owners will definitely help for brainstorming of new ideas. Specially parents can provide critical feedback on student-specific issues.

What are your thoughts on this article? Do you have any other suggestions on this subject? Please enlighten us with your thoughts!

References: MoE ChinaMoE UAEMoE New Zealand

How To Achieve 100% Literacy Rate In Poor Countries

How To Achieve 100% Literacy Rate In Poor Countries

This article covers 12 important aspects to ensure maximum literacy rate in poor countries of Asia and Africa in particular. The actions are required to be taken by respective ministries, local bodies, private investors, philanthropic organizations to enhance the literacy rates.

1- Free Books and Uniform

Books and uniform should be sponsored. Government should encourage entrepreneurs, industrialists, philanthropists and rich citizens to come forward and contribute for this noble cause

2- Child Labor Control

Police and local law enforcement agencies should work together to make sure no kids are appointed on the job.

3- Exposure to Parents

Govt should work on providing exposure to the parents on why education is vital for their kids. The awareness campaigns may be planned via booklets, sending location based SMS, whatsApp massaging, internet, local TV channels and village specific seminars.

4- Sponsor a kid

Govt should work on the campaigns requesting rich people of the society to sponsor the education of one kid per year.

5- Stipend Issuance

Kids having 90% class attendance should be given extra rewards.

6- Free School Fee

Up to primary class, education fee shouldn’t be charged.

7- Free Vocational Trainings

To attract the illiterate teenagers govt to consider providing free vocational trainings (carpenters, farming techniques, mechanics etc). This should be bundled with mandatory education.

8- Identify the need of New Schools

Govt should produce publicly available stats on which areas more schools are needed, how much funds are needed, how many kids will get benefit from the new school. This information will help attract local / international NGOs and rich individuals to provide funds for establishing more good schools.

9- Special Focus for Female Literacy

Govt should work on the techniques to provide awareness to parents to let their daughters study at all cost. As someone said, give me good mothers and i will give you good nation”

10- Prison Literacy

Ethical, moral and educational sessions should be scheduled to improve the prison literacy. Thousands and thousands of prisoners can become better citizens if they are provided the right amount of education.

11- Criteria of Literacy

Some of the countries have very poor literacy measurement criteria. For example, if a person can write his/her name, he is considered as literate. Countries should raise the bar of measurement and focus on to improve the quality of education as well as higher literacy rate.

12- Mandatory Schooling Years

A law must be passed that every individual must go attend at least 10 years of education. This must be linked with some citizen-specific benefits so that minimum education is ensured.

If you are curious to know the literacy rates across the world Check out this resource

What other ideas do you have on this important subject. Please enlighten us with your thoughts in comments section.

Checklist – Evaluate Your Kids’ School

Checklist – Evaluate Your Kids’ School

#Check PointExpectationYour Ranking
1Average class size Poor
2Quality Education Fair
3Teachers’ Credentials Good
4Attention to each student Fair
5home work Fair
6Discipline Poor
7Career Counselling  Good
8Bullying Control Poor
9Weekend Classes Good
10Hall of Fame Fair
11Award System Good
12Volunteering Activities Best
13Foreign Languages Best
14Both physical and mental games Fair
15Arts and Crafts Fair
16Interschool Competitions Best
17Events Best
18Ease of Fee Payment Fair
19Attendance System Fair
20Reports to Parents Best
21helpful staff Best
22Parents engagements Fair
23Conduct Polls and Review Fair
24Email notifications Best
25Classroom facilities Best
26Prayer room Best
27Games area Good
28Clinic / Emergency room Fair
29Washrooms quality Fair
30Food shop Best
31Library Fair
32School Trips Fair
33Safety and Security Best
34Transport System Fair
35Sibling Fee concession Fair
  * this article is under construction  

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