Wednesday, March 21, 2007
1.He is known as the Neutron Jack in the corporate world.Identify and why is he known so?
In his persuit to change and streamline the company, over 100,000 GE jobs were terminated. For this, he earned the nickname Neutron Jack (in reference to the nuetron bomb), the guy who removed the people but left the buildings standing.
In return, GE had increased its market capital tremendously.
After retirement, Welch is enjoying his new role as author. He has written two books, including Jack: Straight from the Gut (2001), and his most recent, Winning (2005).
What's wrong with our Teaching?
I was going through this special issue of "India Today" highlighting on the shortcomings of Indian teaching system in schools,colleges & varsities.Thought of sharing my learning with you.
Albert Einstein once said that:-"I never teach my pupils;I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn".
However our faulty teaching methodoly only creates some muggers who are not having a desire to acquire knowledge rather running after percentages.So that subsequently their parents can talk about their son/daughter's achievements in dinner parties.
The problem with our education system is that it is too bulky and students are made to learn too much,too fast.The teachers need to understand that ultimately,the goal of education is not to cover the syllabus but to uncover knowledge which is yet to happen.
"The problem is that our teachers are of the 'Chalk & Talk' type.But we have to make learning much more interactive at all levels starting from kindergarten.The laboratory approach in Mathematics,Languages and Science works far better than the text book method".
*** NCERT Steering Committee for Curriculum Reforms
Thought:-"What I hear, I forget,What I see, I remember,What I do, I understand".by Confucious
Precisely the teachers need to move from teaching-for-exams to teaching-for-understanding.
1.WC:SA,Kiwis reach super 8.
2.Woolmer's death suspicious:Jamaica police.
3.Computing pioneer John Backud dies at 82.
4.Essar telecom get into an agreement with VIRGIN for co-branding in its retail outlets namely"The Mobile Store".
5.Ganga among the dying rivers:WWF