Motivation is the key to finish your race with success.

  • Do you not know that those who run in a race all run but one receives the prize ? Run in such a way that you might obtain.MOTI
  • How to Gain Motivation
  • Decide what you’re trying to do in class room.
  • Find out exactly how you go about achieving what you want.
  • You can see yourself progressing, and you can avoid a lot of “wheel spinning.”

Motivation is

  • Sometimes called a “hook” to grab the student’s attention
  • Actions and statements by the teacher to relate the experiences of the students to the objectives of the lesson.
  • A short activity, dispatch or prompt that focuses the students’ attention and ties previous lessons to today’s lesson.
  • Also known as Anticipatory set
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Why motivation in lesson designing?

  • To put students into a receptive frame of mind.
  • To focus student attention on the lesson.
  • To create an organizing framework for the ideas, principles, or information that is to follow
  • To extend the understanding and the application of abstract ideas through the use of example or analogy (used any time a different activity or new concept is to be introduced. )

Successful motivation involves:

  • Getting students to do what you want them to do
  • When you want them to do it
  • The way you want them to do it
  • Because they want to do it
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Qualities of Motivation for lessons

The motivation should be:    –interesting,    –age-level appropriate,     –brief,     –directly related to the day’s lesson,      –applied to the day’s lesson.

ARCS Model – John Keller

  • Attention – What are you doing to gain and maintain students’ attention?
  • Relevance – How do you demonstrate the significance of course content to your students?
  • Confidence – What are you doing to build confidence in students that they will be able to learn and apply course content?
  • Satisfaction – Upon learning, what do you do to impart satisfaction amongst students?


  • Perceptual Arousal (creating curiosity)
  • Inquiry Arousal (increasing curiosity)
  • Variability (maintaining interest)


  • Goal Orientation (meeting learner needs)
  • Motive Matching (ownership)
  • Familiarity (personal connections)


  • Performance Requirements (expectations)
  • Success Opportunities (self-confidence)
  • Personal Control (Focus of control)


  • Natural Consequences (practical application)
  • Positive Consequences (reinforcement)
  • Equity (fairness)
  • satisfaction








The Pre School Vital Signs- Betty’s Word Press.

The Pre School Vital Signs- Betty’s Word Press.
If we instill good habits in our children at an early age, chances are that they will continue these behaviors for years to come. Here is an opportunity for me to share my e -resources on healthy foods, good habits for optimum health. Proper nutrition, safety in and out of the home, in the present and future. Since teaching and modeling such behaviors can help your child embrace them for life.

My e- resource is a compilation of materials which speaks about required Nutrition, Health, safety and it’s Importance For Our Children. This source is very useful since it contains all kinds of information for a preschool educators such as articles, websites, newsletters and videos shared for all to obtain a fine tuned and deeper learning experience with values and knowledge to educate and lead children at home and at school or any learning place.



The preschool years are an important time for developing healthy habits for life. From the ages of 2 to 5, children grow and develop in ways that affect behavior in all areas, including eating. As preschoolers grow, they change physically, mentally, and socially. Every child develops eating habits at a different pace. Since it is very important to create a strong, healthy good habituated future nation who are equipped with all necessary, skills, knowledge and understanding for their future to create a winning and successful nation.



It is the role of us the educators to realize the necessity of educating our future generations with appropriate strategies to create an awareness to know and understand the hidden dangers and hazards and to know the pre cautious methods to be safe and sum. There is a high risk of health so it is high time and also our duty to inculcate good healthy habits among our children and also to educate our parents to nurture the children with appropriate health care by periodical immunization by following the information on vaccination at the right time to protect our children from dangerous health hazards.


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We should keep our children nurtured. We should help our preschooler eat well, be active, and grow up healthy as young children need your help to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits for life. During their early years, we and our preschooler’s doctor are partners in maintaining our child’s health. In order to grow properly, they must eat a well-balanced diet since a well-balanced diet incorporates all of the food groups represented in the food guide pyramid. Children who eat the recommended servings from each of the five food groups will have the necessary energy to learn and grow.



It is our prime duty as Early childhood professionals to promote physical and mental health and appropriate nutrition and provide an emotionally and physically safe environment for young children in partnership with their families. Sound health, safety, and nutritional practices provide the foundation for development and learning. Good nutrition is critical to overall development of young children. Meals and snacks encourage good nutrition and eating habits. A safe environment prevents and reduces injuries for young children who are only beginning to recognize dangerous situations.


I thank my VET- CEO.Mr.VelMurugan. for having given me chance to do this course. All glory to God. I am very grateful to Asian International College- Singapore for having enabled me to present this post. As a student of  ICEPT – I wish to thank my Facilitator, Mentor and Educator Dr.Jeremy Williams -Director of AIC for guiding me to prepare and curate my e-resources in this forum. Thanks to AIC- Melanie my Mentor, guide and facilitator also.I would proudly say and conclude that every educator should undergo this course to obtain a holistic learning in life.






Healthy food, in appropriate amounts, provides children with the nutrients and energy needed daily for growth and development, as well as the foundation for lifelong good health. But, children are not well nourished: Many are eating too many “junk” and processed foods and too few healthy foods like vegetables and fruits, milk and whole grains, Children who are hungry or poorly nourished are more irritable, lethargic and easily distracted, Rates of overweight and obese children are at an all-time high, Aboriginal children are experiencing overweight and obesity rates two to three times greater than the already high rates found in the general population. So, we should know Children who are hungry or poorly nourished (e.g., higher intakes of foods and beverages high in calories, fat, sugar or salt such as chips, donuts, soft drinks) may: Be irritable, aggressive or moody, Be uninterested in learning situations and do poorly at school Be unable to concentrate and focus on tasks. Have less energy for daily activities. So, good nutrition is important for overall health, growth and development for all children and youth. It is important to provide children with nutritious foods in appropriate amounts to support their mental, physical and emotional health and well-being. Children and youth who eat right and are active tend to:

Have a healthy body weight

Feel good about themselves

Have the energy to be active

Have stronger muscles and bones

Enjoy overall better health

Child obesity is in great increase globally and it has become very common since opportunities are less for children for physical activities and children are Energetic, curious and eager to learn. Bones and muscles are in the process of development. Fine muscle co ordination needs strengthening. Claudia’s physical activities in the video is very impressing. The educator gives an importance to physical activities by providing better support and for improving the nutritional quality of foods provided to children, So, all childhood educators should be aware of the risk factors and devise few activities that would help the children overcome obesity related problems. So, help caregivers should promote healthy behaviors as it highlights the key strategies for preventing obesity in child-care settings, including:

  • Modifying food service practices;
  • Integrating opportunities for physical activity into the classroom curriculum;
  • Providing classroom-based nutrition education; and
  • Engaging parents through educational newsletters or activities.
  • Provide lots of opportunity for physical activity
  • Give great importance to safety and personal supervision
  • Provide encouragement and enthusiasm to make children try new activities

Washing Hands Keeps us Healthy.

Washing Hands Keeps us Healthy.

Good hand washing always protects children against the spread of many illnesses and dangerous diseases. Children always bring home a delicious mud pie, a good-luck rock, a friendly frog —. But these adorable gifts also can bring millions of germs with them. Children don’t always listen when parents tell them to wash their hands before eating, after using the bathroom, or when they come inside from playing. But it’s a message worth repeating — hand washing is by far the best way to prevent germs from spreading and to keep kids from getting sick.

When children come into contact with germs, they can unknowingly become infected simply by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. And once they’re infected, it’s usually just a matter of time before the whole family comes down with the same illness. Good hand washing is the first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses — from the common cold to more serious infections, Germs can spread many ways, including:

  • touching dirty hands
  • changing dirty diapers
  • through contaminated water and food
  • through droplets in the air released during a cough or sneeze
  • on contaminated surfaces
  • through contact with a sick person’s body fluids
  • The Importance of Washing Hands

    Children, pre – schoolers, toddlers everyone should wash their hands before and after eating, post using the toilet, when they come home. And keeping the germs from spreading, washing hands becomes quintessential if one is sick. Children are vulnerable to infections, and hygiene plays a vital role when it comes to good health. They just love to play with ash and mud and go exploring reaching and touching everything and anything. They are totally confident about picking up a ball from a dirty drain or rolling in the dirt, whenever they have the chance. Cute, isn’t it? Yes, but these little palms and tiny fingers carry numerous germs that can spread and take away the gleeful smile of your little one.

    • We should make our child learn the importance of hygiene – explain why is it important to wash after using the potty
    • When the child sits down to eat, we should explain to him that cleaning the hands thoroughly before dining is very important because that’s how germs mostly go inside
    • When the child touches a soiled diaper or anything like that, we should teach the need to clean the hands


    10 Ways to Teach Kids the Importance of Washing Hands

    Make Children enjoy the process of learning as we did in velammal.

    1. We should lead and be a role model: children don’t understand that it is dirty because they have no idea what are germs. We have to be patient, smiling, and caring to show by example. At first, they just learn from our feedbacks. So, we should make sure that children are washing your hands thoroughly after coming out of the washroom, before and after finishing meals
    2. We should make it a fun activity: Putting the hand under the tap may be a normal experience for us, but for the child it is something new and amazing. In fact, it is amazing to watch a little one having fun with the flow of water. Garden pipes and water guns are among the favorite toys of childhood.
    3. We should make it an attractive experience: Present a special towel to your child which has his favorite cartoon character. This can be a great reward when the child washes his hands by himself for the first time during potty training. It is best to opt for colorful soaps (you do not have to stress on antibacterial properties), go for foams that makes our toddler feel like washing often
    1. We should make it convenient: Understandably, kids are small and the sink is often high. So, we need to arrange a safe footstool or a wooden stair set to help tour child. Everything, from towels to the soap should be accessible
    2. We should sing on the go: To make it enjoyable decide on A song that our child loves and could ask him to sing it out loud when using the sink. This will ensure the time to scrub and clean up
    3. We should make it a routine: Before mealtimes, it is better and a must to announce that the child needs to wash his hands. We should do so also. Similarly after ending a meal or a snack, head for the basin again. This would make hand washing a routine experience and the child will imbibe it from an early age
    4. We should make it authoritative: Every moment recognize whom the child really idolizes. A grandparent, an elder cousin- ask them to stress on hand washing when the child is around. Inform the parents to get the doctor speak about it the next time when they visit the clinic
    5. We should tell the important things: Good to tell them the important things like closing the tap after washing the hands or not trying to see how the soap tastes. They understand by stories. There is no need to scare them away, but weave in something that they will understand.
    6. We should make use of other resources: Generous utility of books, stories, other creative and interactive media to make our child understand the basics and importance of hand washing:
    7. We should keep sanitizers: Yes, at all times the sink cannot be there. Always carry some sanitizers, wipes etc. in our handbag so that germs get not even a minuscule chance to get inside the children’s body
    We should never scare our Children with Germs

    We should note that science actually confirms that playing in the dirt is not bad! Besides helping our children to grow hardy and enjoy life to its full frivolous fun. Three years ago, in 2011, a researcher from the Oregon State University, Sharyn Clough proved that women who grew up playing in the dirt were healthier than the ones who grew up too ‘clean’ playing Barbie dolls and dollhouses. Besides, common sense also says that the earth has mineral nutrients. After all, the trees grow on earth and from the ground!
    All we have to do is to see that the playground is safe and clean, preferably with a grass bed. And, keep a fast aid kit handy in case we need to attend to a cut. Also, arrange safety gear such as helmets, knee guards, and elbow guards if our children are just learning how to bicycle. Obviously, this also does not mean we will be neglecting our children. Not at all! Just learn to keep a balance in everything. We should not be too strict with washing hands. Neither should we be too strict or negligent about playing.