Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and directed research.

First Friday Fiction (a little late this month)

Dear family and friends, It has been great receiving your Christmas cards this year and reading your letters. Congratulations on the spectacular accomplishments of your children and on the wonderful vacations you have taken in the past year. Our older son graduated from college eighteen months ago and is still […]

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The basement

As I’ve written before, I grew up in a ranch house with a full basement. A lot happened down in the basement, including some spectacular floods. The washing machine and clothes drier were down there, along with a chest freezer and a second refrigerator. My parents stored frozen vegetables and […]

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Seven swans a-swimming

Sylvester was the Bishop in Rome when Emperor Constantine issued the edict of Milan, ending the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire. Sylvester sent representatives to the Council of Nicaea and did not personally attend, but he agreed with its conclusions. Because of the freedom given Christians under Constantine, […]

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Six geese a-laying

The season of Christmas will be half-over tonight, but the radio stations have already stopped playing Christmas music. The stores and malls that were decorating for Christmas in early November and even late October are now removing all their decorations and putting them into storage for the next ten months. […]

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Five golden rings

Thomas Becket was named Chancellor of England by King Henry II in 1154. Eight years later Thomas was elected Archbishop of Canterbury. The relationship of king and bishop was tumultuous. Church and state in Europe were embroiled in a fight for power called the Investiture Controversy. (The failure of Henry’s […]

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Four calling birds

Older versions of the song called them “colly birds,” among other things, but most versions of the song published in the last hundred years have named them “calling birds.” At any rate, the fourth day of Christmas is also the festival of the Holy Innocents. Like the festival of St. […]

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Three French hens

The third day of Christmas is also the festival of St. John. This John wrote one of the four Gospels, three epistles (including two of the shortest books in the Bible), and the Apocalypse or Revelation, the last book of the Bible. He presents himself in his Gospel as Jesus’ […]

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Two turtledoves

The second day of Christmas is also known as St. Stephen’s Day and Boxing Day. In Britain people give gifts and privileges to their servants. Some American families try to mark this day by leaving small presents for mail carriers, newspaper deliverers, and even those who carry off the garbage. […]

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A partridge in a pear tree

Christmas Day—the first day of Christmas—the Feast of the Nativity–the Festival of the Incarnation of our Lord: by any name, this is a special and holy day. For weeks people have been preparing to celebrate this day. For centuries, traditions and stories have been shaped around this day. Charles Dickens, […]

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Childhood Christmas memories

When I was a little boy, Santa Claus brought our Christmas tree along with the stockings filled with small gifts and candy. The whole family would go to church on Christmas Eve for the Sunday School program, and when we got home my parents would hurry me off to bed, […]

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Six Christmas movies

Of the dozens (if not hundreds) of movies that are connected with Christmas in some way, a few have become family favorites and holiday classics. I’m sure everyone who celebrates Christmas has his or her own list of favorite Christmas movies. These happen to be six that my family and […]

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But can you prove it?

Christians believe in God, but can we prove that God exists? Christians believe that God is known only through Jesus Christ, but can we prove that our religion is right and that all other religions are wrong? Christians believe that the Bible is God’s Word, the only reliable source of […]

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Now current negotiations are drawing to a positive end time to focus on teaching and learning – let’s put Sir Ken Robinson’s ideas into action

Time for educational transformation Readings 14th June 1980 Now that the salary negotiations look like they will be settled it’s time to focus on teaching and learning. There is a reading below written by Sir Ken Robinson about the need to move from standardisation to transformation. A good read. Time now […]

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Some simple advice to make teaching easier.

 Simple advice to make teaching easier –  slowing the pace of work  in an age of distraction Readings3rd June 1980 Allan Alach and Bruce Hammonds This week has an introduction by Bruce I was asked the other day what would the one thing I would suggest to make a real […]

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QUALITIES OF A GOOD COUNSELLOR

QUALITIES OF A GOOD COUNSELLORIntroduction The personal and professional qualities of counsellors are very important in facilitating any helping relationship. A counsellor must be well equipped to assist individuals to make adjustments and live a happy and harmonious life. The adjustment can be with regard to the school and curriculum, […]

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COUNSELLING SKILLS :

COUNSELLING SKILLS : ATTENDING SKILLS AND RESPONDIND SKILLS Introduction Counselling skills goals assumes that clients are the vast majority of ordinary people with many problems,many people function reasonably well,some not.Counsellers assist clients to help themselves.They use counselling skills to develop client’s capacity to use their human potential both now and […]

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RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (REBT)

RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (R E B T) a)Introduction The goal of rational emotive therapy is to show the client how his misinterpretation of events are causing him problems and to teach him to see things in a more rational manner and aid him in the process of adjustments .Rational […]

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Neuro linguistic programming

NEURO LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP)a)Introduction Neuro linguistic programming was co-created by John Grinder, a linguist and Richard Bandler, a Mathematician in the mid 1970’s.Neuro linguistic programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind and language(linguistic) and how their interplay effects our body and behavior(programming).That is, the name NLP symbolizes the relation between […]

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TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS

TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS ( T A)a) Introduction Counselling is a relationship between two persons which includes providing the assistance to an immature person regarding defining his problem, to think about him and to develop some habits and attitudes for intelligent decision making. The aim of counseling is to help a person […]

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Gestalt Therapy

GESTALT THERAPY Introduction Gestalt Therapy has developed into a form of therapy that emphasizes medium to large groups, although many Gestalt techniques can be used in one-on-one therapy. Gestalt Therapy probably has a great range of format than any other therapy techniques. It is practiced in individual, couples, and family […]

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BEHAVIORISTIC APPROACH

BEHAVIORISTIC APPROACH a)Introduction Education should be organized in view of the psychology students. Educational courses and opportunities are provided according to the abilities scholastic aptitude for optimum development of students. In counseling include so many theories. Behaviorist theory is more importance in counseling. Counseling theory cannot delink from theories of […]

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What is Counselling? Meaning ,Need and Significance

a) MEANING OF COUNSELLING Counselling is the service offered to the individual who is under going a problem and needs professional help to overcome it. The problem keeps him disturbed high strung and under tension and unless solved his development is hampered or stunted. Counseling therefore is a more specialized […]

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