Wednesday 20 August 2014

Is This How You Handle Your Home Based Business?

Is This How You Handle Your Home Based Business?

BECKON Learning Model is not limited to training alone. It is a combination of training, consulting and coaching over a pperiod of time to achieve results.

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Wednesday 13 August 2014

Are You New To Paid Online Writing?

‘Content is king’ sounds cliché somehow that is the buzzword of the era. You have a flair for writing, even if it is standard diary entries and you thoroughly enjoy the exercise. Then you probably can assist others find something of value in those scribbles. The standard diary bit was an exaggeration to encourage you. When you write about subjects that can provide useful information to thousands who read that, you could as well be paid for it. Here are just a few acronyms that you will need to know before venturing out in this field and submitting a writing sample

MLA/ APA etc – Most writing portals want to know if you are acquainted with different styles of writing and include a few questions to test your understanding on these. This is mandatory for research-based articles to address citation, sources, references, notes, bibliography etc. It is always advisable to refer a reliable source each time you attempt to write with these mandates.

SEO – It is not enough to know its full form and understand how keywords work. Developing the skill to write such articles, which has a count, rule and a desired impact is an art that comes more with practice and less with knowledge. You cannot over do or under do while attempting SEO article and yet should be able to draw traffic.

POV – First person point of view entries are discouraged and your writing sample is likely to be declined. It works to maintain a neutral tone or stick to “You” just the way I am doing it here.

PLR –The stack of articles that you write on a specific subject, which is within your scope of expertise and comfort zone with your Private Label Rights on them, can be purchased and reused by those who need it.

An aspiring author or thought leaders or even work from home moms in their freelancing journey find writing as a decent outlet for all their ideas and experience drawn over the years. Are you ready to try the BECKON Questionnaire to find out if you can really write? BECKON Consultant will review your initial drafts and share neutral perspectives and tips to improve, guide you till the outcome is achieved.

Friday 1 August 2014

Is B.Ed enough for teachers?

We can explore the reasons to understand if really B.Ed alone is enough for being a good teacher.

Quality of Teachers: To improve learning objectives and to achieve learning outcomes, it is not enough to hire teachers with the right fit in terms of degree and experience but to also gauge their potential to create positive impact on learners and inspire them to make learning their personal discipline. If the demo class with a new hire even remotely hints at a teacher’s ability and intention to impact, the learning system of education will automatically reflect a soaring graph.

A Teacher’s Toolkit: Every teacher has his/ her toolkit – Qualifications, labels, experience, depth of understanding the subject and the kind. Being more knowledgeable is not always being a better teacher. The degrees can get you the job but not really certify you as a great or more effective teacher. Experience certainly can give that edge to deal with wider range of questions related to the subject to the entire satisfaction of the student. It is only teachers with better teaching skills who do far better than those with just smarter tool kits. They also thoroughly enjoy what they do because of the results it brings.

Methodology: What truly determines the quality of knowledge shared is not the system of education, syllabus, and lesson plans; it is what works with a specific target group that stands out as the best methodology. It is often a combination of tools and techniques - medium, motivation; methods go hand in hand and any effort to teach just with a standard methodology without any understanding of a learner’s drive is as futile as never to have taught at all.

Two times learning: Challenges thrown at teachers either in terms of dealing with difficult students, classroom realities of disobedience or just relevant questions beyond syllabus and teacher’s scope of knowledge has always added to a teacher’s toolkit. Though trained teachers do better than untrained ones in handling a class, they are not always better in teaching as that is an altogether different ability.

Under researched Areas: A large proportion of teachers quit, in spite of joining the vocation with great enthusiasm. This is simply because the way teachers are taught. Only sharing teaching tools and not exactly showing how to teach or developing the required skills is the one of the primary causes of this crisis. A B. Ed class should be able to assist the learner to imagine a real time class, a chaotic disobedient class or a studious class with intelligent questions and accordingly apply their tools and expertise. Like any other course, teacher’s training requires being apprenticed to someone or supervised while doing it alone initially with a structured feedback mechanism from an experienced practitioner.

Social View/ Industry pressure: In our society, a teacher’s job, regardless of the pay is still a very respectable job. A teacher who cannot set a good example by being principled in his/ her ways in the class environment or elsewhere, lose credibility which in turn impacts a student’s belief system, thought process and at times their learning curve. A teacher who compromises under parental pressure or school’s hierarchy and leadership has to work harder to improve their integrity rather than prove their abilities.

While the teacher’s can acquire their toolkit from their respective course degrees, BECKON Model sharpens that much needed skill to teach, that is more important than the tools - to stay composed during a reality crisis and gradually build that trust in student-teacher relationship.

BECKON Model will nurture even untrained teachers with required classroom simulations, structured feedback, and support in their teaching journey with adequate exposure to real time scenarios and demonstration. BECKON will support at different levels in this pathway, as determined by the learner however after an evaluation of their current capacity through BECKON questionnaire and face-to-face interaction.

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What do the leaders need more - Mental or Emotional intelligence?

A leader with a five on five in IQ (Mental Capacity) and lower emotional intelligence score is often found to compensate for this deficiency in more ways than one. He is either dependent on his intellect, its logical inferences alone for his success or he attempts to drive a point owing to his current or former position, regardless of its impact on people. Such leaders who have chalked out every plan and strategy based on mental intelligence alone lose out on the huge advantage social sensitivity and effective communication with others could bring on the table.

It is important that leaders develop that acute sense of timing and social appropriateness, be aware of them selves, their style of communication, their weaknesses, not just express their opinion but respect differences. Being analytic, logical and assessing every angle purely based on reasoning is just half the known world of business. The other half is people’s motivation, learning mechanism and combined synergies.

A leader’s intellectual stimulation could be derived from multiple sources however without an equal measure of emotional competence, he cannot really deliver a standout performance. And the only source to develop that intelligence is to make small efforts to know people, understand them better. A leader has to develop other dimensions of his capacities – to go beyond just thinking with the mind, as people are not likely to remember how much a leader thought about your plan or strategy, they will only remember how he made them feel – important, ignored, dumb or whatever. It works wonders if leaders can anticipate those little things while making their presentations and addressing that as well to respect other’s sensitivity and in the exercise, reflect his own.

To develop strong emotional intelligence is one of the greatest challenges organizations face at all levels and intelligent idividuals when they fail to realize why inspite of all the right scores, they are lagging behind. That is the first step that a leader with poor EQ needs to be aware - that something is missing in his personality traits. Once he knows why he needs to develop emotional intellgence he will automatically prioritize what he needs to do, how he needs to drive himself, and how he can be more empathetic and polish his social skills.

BECKON model is used in one to one sessions with leaders, owners of small and medium based enterprises to chalk out a road map and assist them build that edge, exercise their emotional intelligence more often. Most leaders will continue to think their failures are just due to communication problem, negotiation issues, domain knowledge unless they run through BECKON questionnaire.

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