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Teaching with Love and Laughter

Teaching with Love and Laughter

“A day without laughter is a day wasted”- Charlie Chaplin

A good sense of humour brightens up the day and makes life fun. Laughing together is a way to connect, and a good sense of humor can also make kids smarter, healthier, and can help them cope with challenges in a better way.

Laughter has the rare ability to soften hardened hearts, open shuttered minds, and endear students to one another. This allows to reach the difficult, the unmotivated, the awkward, and the unhappy.

A simple effort to add humour to your lesson and activities will instantly make you more likeable among your students. This, in turn will cause your students around you, to please you, and to get to know you better. Thus, giving you the powerful leverage to influence their behaviour.

Kids with a well-developed sense of humor are happier and more optimistic, have higher self-esteem, and can handle differences well. Not only that, they are more spontaneous and see things from many perspective, rather than the obvious.

A good sense of humor doesn’t just help kids emotionally or socially. Research has shown that people who laugh more are healthier — they’re less likely to be depressed and may even have an increased resistance to illness or physical problems. Laughter may even help humans endure pain, and it is also known to improve our immune function.

Teaching with love and Laughter has many advantages:

1. It motivates to behave.
Humor can help create a classroom which students love being a part of. Happiness, when felt all around becomes a strong motivating factor for the student. No student wants to wallow in time-out while their classmates share a laugh with the teacher.
2. It eases tension.
Laughter eases tension and relaxes an uptight classroom. Besides releasing tension, humor has the ability to calm vibrating knees, and brings joy to one and all.
3. It encourages hard work.
When students are happy to be in the class, one can ask so much more of them. They appreciate a classroom that they enjoy coming to every day.
4. It reaches the hard to reach.
Humor has the power to help you make personal connections with students, particularly with those who are hardest to reach. Humour has the power to guide one in a positive direction.
Love and laughter are priceless gifts. Laugh as much as you breathe, and love as much as you live!

MBCN Sports Festival 2016

MBCN Sports Festival 2016

‘Let me win but if I can’t win, let me be brave in my attempts’
— Special Olympics Athlete’s oath

This motto of Special Olympics is all about finding the courage to give it all one has got, give their hundred per cent, come whatever may. This special quote from the oath sworn by the athletes at the Special Olympics isn’t just a rhetorical statement but a fact that students at Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan believe in and recently reflected at their Sports Festival.

Around 600 athletes participated in various sports activities of MBCN Sports Festival in the grounds of Genesis Global school. The sunny November morning, saw a variety of sports which gave the specially abled students of MBCN an opportunity to display their impressive capabilities, more than what is seen. It’s always more about the sheer efforts and hope to rise above all odds. Sports provide with the opportunity of competition, to grow in confidence, & improve health, skills, & abilities.

The MBCN Sports Festival was graced by and was a successful one under the guidance of Dr. Vandana Sharma, Director and Principal, MBCN; who has always believed in identifying and nurturing her students’ skills beyond disability.

The festival saw events like 25 mtrs Assisted Walking competition, Softball throw across various age groups and wings at MBCN and the ancient game of BOCCE, which was a delight and was participated by the Swayam wing

Each and every event was modified to suit the physical abilities so that every individual could showcase their potential is the best way possible. Proud parents and happy teachers were excited and cheered all the students throughout! Also, refreshment, support and first aid teams were actively engaged to ensure successful completion of this annual affair.

MBCN Sports Festival was indeed an occasion which proved yet again that it is special to have tears of sheer joy when one scores, receives a medal, hugs a friend to celebrate their success or gives me thumbs up to a friend… It was a day that provided opportunities, removed isolation and boosted self confidence of many! We hope to continue, support and cherish with such endeavors in future.