Teaching is my passion. It’s a pleasure to be among the budding scientists, the inquisitive mind, the exploring brain and enthusiastic group that keeps me alive. I’m not just a tutor but a mentor too when I counsel students to develop their overall personality and soft skills. The inherent talents of a child develop at an early age and it’s the prime duty of teachers to identify it, enhance it by providing various opportunities to explore and exploit it. Science as a subject could provide wide knowledge and develop observation, application and planning skills among students but it’s the fine-tuned proficiency skills that lead us to the pathway to success. Though I’m a qualified to be professional I chose teaching to reshape better citizens for our country and support in nation building. I adopt different teaching – learning strategies in my classroom. It’s always activity-oriented approach to bring in real life examples into the classroom. Here is one anecdote from my classroom session:
“My periodic ties “is the punch line I would highlight in the IYPT 2019 also commemorates the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. While introducing atoms and elements to my Grade 6 who were jumping with enthusiasm, I handed over a copy of periodic table to them and named the smallest in the group as hydrogen – lightest element. I asked others to choose one element name for themselves and grouped them accordingly. Then I linked the elements in periodic table to our survival skills and talked to them about the atoms, smallest units of matter teach us lessons for lifetime. Atoms of elements are of same kind, when we associate together with people of similar nature, we can achieve great heights together. Every atom contains protons, electrons and the neutrons. Every individual is a combination of positive and negative, the neutrality in us guides us to be grounded and stable.
In the Indian system of music, there are seven musical notes in a scale – sa, re, ga, ma, pa, da, ni. In the west, they use the notations – do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti. The notes in a scale are separated by whole and half-step frequency intervals of tones and semitones. A musician uses these notes for composing the music of a song naturally with some repetition of notes. Elements in the modern table are arranged like the seven musical notes. Every eighth element repeats its properties and once grouped together they are easy to study like the music that is pleasant to hear. Life is like musical notes with some high notes, some low notes. We observe the pattern of repetitive situations and enjoy life as it is one grand sweet song.
Are you familiar with life’s musical notes? Let’s start the music and dance to the rhythm as elements do so when exposed to high frequency radiations. Atoms are the fundamental of matter and Happiness, foundation of life lies within us. How to stay happy is given by excerpts that inspired me from the book: ‘Atomic habits’ James Clear on ‘tiny changes remarkable results’
WHY SMALL HABITS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE
❤️All big things come from small beginnings. ❤️The seed of every habit is a single, tiny decision. But as that decision is repeated, a habit sprouts and grows stronger. ❤️Roots entrench themselves and branches grow. ❤️The task of breaking a bad habit is like uprooting a powerful oak within us and the task of building a good habit is like cultivating a delicate flower one day at a time. ❤️ “The roots below claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful” – Rabindranath Tagore ❤️Sometimes you may not feel like but truly you are one of a kind ❤️ Making our best content available to all