“What I hear, I forget; what I see, I remember; what I do, I understand” – Confucius
For all the teachers, this ones for you!!
How do you ensure knowledge retention in students?
How deep and long lasting is learning?
How can students retain to recall and apply?
Remembering something depends on how we interact with it. Through experience we know that we remember something better when we have some or most of these inputs.
Retention is the act of storing and retrieving what is learned. We as teachers need to consciously develop retention. It may be Short Term, Long Term or Permanent. Teaching should focus on promoting long term or permanent memory. For this, we need to provide meaning, demonstrate models, give opportunity for practice, and make the learning experience positive.
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For Ratna Sagar it has primarily been about quality as a basic business principle, and providing its clients and customers with services that set tough standards to follow. Quality maintenance has always gone hand-in-hand with ‘identifying and controlling environmental impact of its activities, products and services’, as recently acknowledged by AQA International, a Certified Body that measures performance and continuous improvement of professional organizations in terms of environment. The Certification of ISO 14001:2004, presented by them, is a well-deserved credit indeed!
From sensitizing school children about the importance of green revolution through the green pages of Living Science (our flagship series for classes 0-8) and other subject books to producing books with Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) paper – Ratna Sagar has proved its deep concern for a healthier green environment in every aspect of its work culture. It would be worth mentioning here that no other Indian publisher strictly adheres to these norms.
All its branch offices across India have printers that print on both sides of the paper, thus ensuring least wastage. The water purifiers and power generators are regularly checked to maintain standards as per the set norms. This guarantees its member of staff a healthy atmosphere free of noise and air pollution. Even the ball pens manufactured with the company’s logo are made of recyclable plastic – another positive step towards achieving environment-friendly goals.
This also proves an essential truth – Ratna Sagar has always walked the talk, and not idly boasted about its strengths. Its deep concern for a healthy, green environment is not confined to the pages of its books only, but is implemented as a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets.
The review of our Higher Academic title “Oceans Connect: Reflections on Water Worlds across Time and Space” was published in The Hindu dated 13 May 2013.
“Worlds of water linked together”
To go through the review, please visit: TheHindu
Ratna Sagar is now an ISO 14001 company! RS is practically the only Indian publishing house in India to have received this certification.
The review of our PRIMUS title “The Mughals, the Portuguese and the Indian Ocean: Changing Imageries of Maritime India” was published in The Hindu dated 6 May 2013.
“Religion, trade and the sea”
Please visit the link to go through the entire review - TheHindu
Mathematics: Creative ways to help students identify number values. About
A study by University of Arizona states that children with Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB), have higher risk of behavioral and learning problems. ScienceDaily
The Ministry of Human Resource Development announced that CBSE will introduce Open Book Exams for classes IX and X from the academic year 2014-15. DeccanHerald
ExtinctFrog: Reviving the extinct (brooding) frog with a stomach for a womb. NationalGeographic
The review of our Higher Academic Title “Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean: History, Culture and Identity” edited by Rattan Lal Hangloo, was published in Frontline Volume 30 Issue 8, April 20-3 May 2013
Read the review
To know more about the book, please visit here