23rd December 2017
ACT hosts 3 day Annual General Meeting at J W Marriott-Kolkata
Asian College of Teachers (ACT) held its Annual General Meeting, 2017 on the 18th, 19th and 20th of December at the luxurious J W Marriott Hotel in Kolkata. The 3 day celebration saw the coming together of the ACT family from Thailand and the Indian branch offices - Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi. The AGM 2017 opened with the 'Mission for 2018' presentation by ACT CEO, Dr Sanjib Chakraborty which focussed on "Preparing for the Change Battle and Winning the Change Fight". The 3 days comprised of individual knowledge presentations related to evaluation, student support, collaborations, PPTT and TEFL sales, Marketing and Social Media. This year saw 3 very informative panel discussions with topics ranging from Asian Market and Economic and Education Growth; ACT and its growth plans - from Product to Position / From Local to International / from System to Culture and ACT - How do we absorb growth and how can everyone play a role? AGM 2017 witnessed the launch of many new courses to enhance the learning experiences of the students with better employment opportunities. Apart from the informative part, each day was filled with activities and entertainment along with a spread of scrumptious food. The 3 day celebration came to an end with the take home message from ACT CEO followed by award ceremony and the photo session.
6th December 2017
Get certified and nurture the right traits to become an Educational Leader
Effective educational leaders are the drivers of transformation. But just having a certificate is not enough. You have to have the right characteristic traits. Pursuing an advanced course in Educational Leadership along with having the requisite qualities can prove beneficial for those aspiring to become efficient leaders in educational institutions across the world. There are a number of attributes which an educator should strive for in order to become proficient leaders. Being the head or the leader of an institution is quite a responsible job and so, having the right attitude and attributes is very crucial. The most important trait among all is a solid understanding of self and exuding that much needed self-confidence. The important traits or characteristics necessary in the leader of an institution are: Self-awareness, being an excellent communicator, resourcefulness and open to newer ideas, leading by example and having the right faith in the system. These traits will lead the institutional heads towards the right path starting from balancing each day to leading the institution, fellow teachers and students in the right direction and help to accomplish the goals of the classroom and the institution.
27th November 2017
Stocking on vocabulary is beneficial for kids in the long run
Kids are curious by nature, especially in their growing up years. They learn, pick up new words, and continue to learn. So, as a parent, or a pre and primary teacher, it becomes a duty to introduce the little minds to the world of dictionary so that they can pick up new words faster and increase their vocabulary. Children are likely to retain an advanced vocabulary and incorporate the same into their daily lives as they enter adulthood. Kids\' version of dictionary is different from what we, adults, know. They include a lot of pictures, colours and are written in the most simplistic form of language. Other than lexicons, being exposed to a wide range of stories and bedtime stories from an early age will benefit them to look at the world in a unique and innovative way. A good book will always help them to broaden their horizon of imagination and explore newer ideas. This will also inculcate a reading habit within them along with the understanding of other grammatical basics. Research suggests that children should be encouraged to socialise with their peers which is another way to pick up vocabulary. Vocabulary building is a skill that aids every child in their growing up years and in every aspect of their life. Click Here
11th November 2017
ACT Teachers Training Programs simultaneously in four locations across India
Asian College of Teachers (known as ACT), is the only leading teachers training institution that has a pan India network of their own study centers. ACT has launched Teachers Training Programs simultaneously in four locations across India.
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Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is a teachers training institution of international repute. The organization provides state-of-the-art training programs for preparing global educators. ACT is also a call to teachers for instilling additional skills and knowledge needed to proceed on career growths. With an array of international awards in its kitty, ACT focuses solely on providing high quality teacher education. ACT imparts training to teaching professionals in the Pre & Primary and TEFL and many other customized programs.
10th November 2017
SUCCESSFUL ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP OF ACT AND FHSU
Asian College of Teachers (ACT), award winning Asian leader in teacher education is in academic partnership with Fort Hays State University (FHSU), Kansas, USA as it aims to bring the expertise and enhance the opportunities for students who will make a foray as future educators and educational administrators.
FHSU which began its first academic session in 1902, is a progressive, entrepreneurial university of the Midwest comprising of 15,000 enrolled students, offering certificate and degree programs at the associate, bachelor\'s and master\'s levels through 31 academic departments. The University also offers a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree.
ACT will be jointly conducting 4 Master Degree online courses with FHSU namely :-
- Master of Science in Educational Administration
- Master of Science in Education (English Speakers of Other Languages)
- Master of Science in Special Education - High Incidence
- Master of Science in Special Education - Gifted
The academic partnership between ACT and FHSU will provide the valuable exposure for students, embedding requisite knowledge and developing experience for better employment.
1st November 2017
Helping children with autism to reach out to the world
Children with Autism are not generally seen to make an approach in a conversation or they seldom take the lead in a social interaction. They leave it to others to initiate social exchanges even if they learn to respond appropriately and communicate. A study in Special Education Needs says that, it is necessary for teachers and educators to change the way they interact with autistic children in order to help them develop an ability in them to communicate naturally. Teachers can behave in a manner to motivate autistic children towards taking a more upbeat role in communication rather than focusing on changing the behaviour of the children. According to the study, the most effectual changes in adult interaction style is to imitate the movement of the children and react to all the attempts of communication without ignoring, passing on or trying to portray a more apt communicative method.