Ten exclusive ways to brainstorm your mind

In this article, we will focus on how to study and manage our exam schedule. Indubitably we know it’s very tough to study at the last moment, we know how hard it is to revise everything or even get time for revision because we are not even able to complete our course on time. Indeed the most difficult task of life. The whole time management gets haphazard and we are down in the dumps thinking what to do and what not to do. But wait? It’s quite simple. It’s very easy. You just have to follow these little steps which will not only help to prepare in a better way for exams but they will also guide you for the rest of your life.

  1. Say no to cramming: To begin with first of all you should always believe in understanding the concepts and logic. Say no to cram. Cramming will only give you a temporary capacity to jot down what’s in your mind, but it will also get erased if you are distracted even slightly. So never ever try to cram the answers or anything. Go behind the logic, root out its reasons and believe it or not you will never ever forget it rest of your life.
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COVID revolutionizing education around the world

We all know that covid is affecting almost every aspect of our lives today. One such significant impact which we all can see is that of covid on the education system in the entire world. E-learning and online classes are playing an essential role in transforming education across the globe. Schools, colleges, and universities are adopting different forms of remote learning. There is extensive use of software and application platforms like zoom, BYJU’S, Google classrooms, etc. E-learning is being encouraged everywhere so that the future of students can remain secure. Many protests are going on to reform rules in different states and countries.

Some schools are operating despite covid and have been kept open in several countries but follow covid norms (sanitizing the classrooms and following social distancing). In contrast, others follow the pattern of online classes. Online learning has its perks, but we cannot neglect its drawbacks too. The students use earphones or headphones and sit in front of their laptops, computers, or mobile screens for long hours, which affects their mental and physical health and increases stress. Many small and vital teachings are being neglected as teachers are unable to solve every student’s doubts online. Children in rural areas and all the children who do not have an internet connection cannot attend online classes. Parents are protesting to reduce the school fees for children as there is less use of resources when a child does not have to visit the institution.

Some students without reliable internet access or technology find it challenging to take part in digital learning; this gap is seen across different countries and between income brackets within countries. For example, while 95% of students in Switzerland, Austria, and Norway have a computer system to use for their schoolwork, only 34% in Indonesia do, according to OECD data. In the US, there is a major gap between those from privileged and disadvantaged backgrounds; in contrast, virtually all 15-year-olds from a privileged background said they had a computer system to operate on, and almost 25% of those from disadvantaged backgrounds did not. Some governments and schools have been providing digital tools/equipment to students in need, such as in Australia, and New South Wales, but it doesn’t seem to be possible for them at all times.

We all need to stay open to fresh ideas to develop innovative solutions asap to overcome the challenges of online learning.

What measures can be taken to make some changes in the education system to provide better facilities to children?

  1. Schools and colleges can make children aware of different courses that are available online so that the students can learn new things on their own.
  2. Different practices such as storytelling can be encouraged to enhance the overall creativity of a student.
  3. Teachers need to develop a good relationship with their students to make them understand things in a better way.
  4. Teachers must be trained on keeping their sessions interactive and keeping their students engaged in class.
  5. Personality grooming, evolution (advancement), meditation, and values should be taught so that one can learn how he/she can work with complete dedication.
  6. Students should be explained the importance of health, fitness, creativity, and more of such significant concerns so that they can perform their best every single day.
  7. There should be more sports activities online for little children so that they can discover their interest in games.
  8. Partiality (same students are chosen for giving answers) must stop.
  9. Such projects must be given from which students can learn something extraordinary, something that can be used in real life.
  10. Teachers must ask for feedback from students after every session.
  11. Students get depressed due to bullying in schools and colleges, so there should be an extra class to teach children the importance of discipline.
  12. Students can be provided with a platform that would allow them to express their ideas about anything and everything openly (an extra period can be taken for this).
  13. It should be taken care that every child/student follows the rules of an institute strictly.
  14. The ‘Learn by fun’ concept must be incorporated to make the teaching process playful. It would help students to understand things better.
  15. Analysis for the course taught in institutions must be done from time to time to revise the syllabus so that we can learn advanced things.
  16. For schools that are kept open, certain healthy practices must be followed to ensure the safety of the children. Schools should educate the staff and students on prevention measures for covid, develop a schedule for daily cleaning and disinfection of the school surroundings, and frequently touch surfaces, and ensure the availability of hand hygiene facilities and guidance on using masks.
  17. Schools should enforce different policies when kept open. One can be the policy of “staying home if unwell,” getting all the checks done after one has come in contact with a covid patient, getting quarantined if sick with covid, and considering options for screening on arrival.
  18. Proper support must be provided to students who are unable to attend online classes. They can be telephoned so that their doubts can be made clear.
  19. Schools and colleges must try to understand how they can make their methods of teaching more effective.
  20. Exams are getting canceled/postponed again and again. There is a lot of uncertainty, which ultimately increases anxiety in children, so different organizations must keep this point in mind while making certain decisions regarding education in such a pandemic.
  21. Competitive exams are getting postponed, which disturbs the children preparing for them as everything becomes uncertain related to the actual date of exams.

A thorough study must be made by analyzing the current situation, and measures for effective learning must be made accordingly.

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Ten exclusive ways to brainstorm your mind

Why is brainstorming important? We people keep facing problems in our day-to-day life and feel helpless sometimes. These problems do have solutions. We have to understand that we can give ourselves a chance to change our perspective and view things differently than what they seem to be. We all need to realize that a problem is a chance for us to do our best. Life keeps presenting challenges to us, which are nothing but some tests to discover our hidden powers that otherwise lie/remain dormant. Also, the broader our perspective, the more chances we get to understand the opportunities that lie in front of us to get closer to our dreams. We can learn lessons from all those experiences the world keeps facing and apply them to our hardships. And this will ultimately help us realize that our problems are not too big, and most of them can vanish from our lives if we choose to see the bright side. We must use our energy wisely by thinking positive thoughts so that it helps us in our progress while marching towards our destination. Brainstorming allows us to think empowering thoughts and keep our mindset strong.

Ten exclusive ways to brainstorm your mind are as follows:-

  1. Sit with yourself: Sit with your feelings once in a while. Talk to yourself positively about things going around you, and somewhere in between, you’ll find your peace, comfort, and joy. Sometimes, we should review our behavior and ask ourselves whether we are happy with our actions or not. Also, we should keep a regular check on our thoughts and activities so that we can observe whether we are going in the right direction or not. We must reflect upon how things are going and must give ourselves time to absorb them. Take time to keep a check on your analysis/perception of things so that you can keep refining your behavior towards handling them in better ways.
  2. Observe/study yourself: Isolation stimulates a creative mind. You can always try some mental exercise for activities that involve creativity of mind. When there’s some emotion inside you, it’s always trying to teach you something. Keep focusing on the lessons life teaches you, and it will help you grow beyond limits. Trust the process of growth. Accept life as it unfolds every moment. Observe your surroundings; life teaches many lessons only when we know how to observe and learn.
  3. Write your experiences: Learn lessons from every challenge you face so that you can grow through your experiences and add meaning to your life. When you learn to add meaning, you’ll know how to convert your experiences into lessons learned. Then, you can write your experiences and create a beautiful diary of your story.
  4. Improve your imagination power: To develop good imagination power, here are some techniques:-
    • Consume all kinds of content
    • Do not fear change
    • Challenge yourself to be more productive every new day
    • Play games like chess
    • Find ways/possibilities/solutions to expand your perspective when stuck in a problem
    • Learn new things
    • Observe and learn
    • Channelize your energy and thoughts in the right direction
    • Solve a different variety of puzzles
    These points will also help you sharpen your skills.
  5. Practice visualizing things: Imagine your dreams coming true, and visualize happy scenes from your future. Pick any art form and try to express your emotions in a creative form/style. Visualizing things can also help you get a better vision in life.
  6. Be open to new ideas: Discover possibilities where you find none. See problems as opportunities to push your creative boundaries. Team up, dream big and think outside the box ideas. Welcome all sorts of ideas related to a particular problem, and then try to sort out things in your way to select the best possible solution.
  7. Make unfamiliar familiar: Get comfortable with the uncomfortable and see your life shifting its dimension to the highest form of happiness. When we experience some pressure due to unavoidable circumstances, we realize/learn what values we can hold on to as our strengths in different situations. In discomfort, we always try our best to make ourselves feel comfortable or secure (as security makes us feel safe and happy), and hence growth happens. In the process, we also discover different kinds of moments that make us feel peaceful. Take care of one significant point here we do not have to over-think.
  8. Give words to your feelings: Never suppress your instinct (a tiny voice from the heart) and intuition (a little voice in the head) because that’s the spark that makes you truly unique. Voice your opinions; share them with a friend or family member; this will help you generate and conclude new ideas.
  9. Have curiosity: Ask yourself questions on general topics from current affairs. Create solutions for everyday problems around you. Engage in some hobby; in your break time, distract yourself with all the right kinds of things (that enhance your creativity) to understand how to enjoy the good things (that are meant for you) in life. A curious mind can always help us keep active and conscious.
  10. Practice perspective shift: Try to see things around you through different perspectives. Examples that can help us are as follows (tips and tricks for how an individual can practice perspective shift):-
    • Turn anger into humility
    • Turn attitude to positive nature
    • Turn negativity to the bright side
    • Turn arguments into opinions
    • Turn problems into challenges
    • Turn challenges into opportunities for growth
    • Turn loneliness to feeling peace
    • Turn criticism into feedback
    These points help in viewing things from a different dimension, which ultimately allows us to create an aura of positivity, hope, and love around us.

Be grateful for your mind and all the challenges it presents to you. Be thankful for the setbacks you face. Learn to embrace your mind for everything it can offer, rather than focusing only on the negativity it sometimes brings to the party. You are in control of how to organize your thoughts to reap a wonderful life.

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