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    A thread a day challenge begins today- Participate and win prizes -Check out the Update

    The ball starts rolling today!
    Friends, we are announcing - 'A thread a day challenge contest'- twelve unique threads, adhering to our new niche on education/academics, in twelve days! Each participating member who takes up the challenge will have to post a thread daily to become a part of this challenge. The challenge also includes a proper follow-up of the thread and replying to responses that are posted until the contest results are announced.

    Please note for strict adherence-

    A) What you need to do-
    1. Post a response to this thread saying that you have accepted the challenge.
    2. Post one thread daily, starting from today till the 12th of October, as part of this contest, and give a clickable link to that thread as a response to this thread. You will also have to give a clickable link to this announcement thread in the entry thread.
    Fresh update - You can submit the 12 threads spread out or in groups, by the 12th of this month. Thus for example, you can submit multiple threads in a single day, or spread them out over many days, as long as all 12 are submitted no later than the 12th of this month.

    3. It may please be noted that only the thread that connects with links as suggested at 2 above will be considered for the contest and not any other thread that you may post during the period. Also, once you must not change your entry once it has been submitted.
    4. Keep track of your threads and reply to responses as and when required. It might be in the form of an explanation, clarification, justification, etc.

    B) Guidelines -
    1. It goes without saying that the guidelines for posting forum threads and responses will definitely be applicable to this challenge as well.
    2. You must not repeat the topics that are posted as part of the challenge or otherwise.
    3. You must not post on topics that have been posted recently and the threads must not be on the usual run-of-the-mill topics either. Come up with new ideas and thoughts based on academic-related topics that can make one think.
    4. The threads should be such that the content is sufficient to enable a meaningful discussion.
    5. Poems, stories, jokes, puzzles, or quizzes are not permitted.
    6. Proper and logical conception, conversion, execution, and conveyance of ideas and thoughts is an important point to be kept in mind while submitting threads.


    First Prize- Overall - Rs 200/-
    Best thread- Rs 75 x 2
    Best response- Rs 50 x 2

    Enhanced points and cc will be awarded to all eligible entries.

    The number and format of prizes may be increased or decreased as per the quality and quantity of entries.

    You may post a response to this thread in case of any doubt.

    Let me remind you all once again to read all the points given above as What-to-do's, Guidelines and Points to be noted and follow them religiously.

    It is a challenge. Take it in the right spirit and start off. We expect all our active members, including editors, to take up this challenge and participate in the contest.

    What are you waiting for? The game is on!

    The ball has started rolling and will stop as the clock strikes midnight on the 12th of Oct '23.
  • #775077
    Thanks to ISC and Saji sir for starting a great challenge for all the members. I accept the challenge and I am ready to post a thread daily up to 12 Oct.

    I have a query about posting the link of the threads to this thread. Should we have to provide the link of all the threads in one response or in different responses.

    Honesty is the best policy.

  • #775079
    My entries for the contest are here:

    1. Teachers should upgrade themselves at regular intervals
    2. Who is responsible for the decline in the moral values of students?
    3. It is necessary to be concerned about the mental health of the students
    4. The importance of peer learning
    5. Parents should encourage fair competition among students
    6. Every school should have a parent-teacher association
    7. How to remove stage fear of the students?
    8. Sex education should be provided to the students
    9. Students should prepare a mind map to study in a better way
    10. Teachers should teach with a growth mindset
    11. Reflective teaching is the essential tool for a teacher
    12. Always provide positive feedback to the students

    Honesty is the best policy.

  • #775080
    Yes Hakimuddin Kuwakhedawala, you need to post the entries of all threads in a single response. There is no need, too, for a member to post a separate response stating that she/he has accepted the challenge. Once the first entry's link is put in, it is naturally assumed that the member is taking on the challenge.
    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #775081
    Thank you very much Vandana madam for your quick response. As I have to submit 12 threads in this contest, so should I have to submit all 12 links in one thread or a separate thread for every link?

    Thanks again madam

    Honesty is the best policy.

  • #775082
    Hakimuddin, all 12 links in one thread as a response here please. Note the response by Vandana ma'am at #775080.
    'Knowledge is knowing a Tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.' -Miles Kington

  • #775090
    I will participate in this contest,
    My Day 1 entry is
    Education should bring simplicity to the individual

    Day 2: Is education only for clearing examinations?

    Day 3: One should study the subject to understand but not reproduce

    Day 4: Communication skills are very important for a teacher

    Day 5: How to select the best educational institution?

    Day 6: Internships are very useful to the students

    Day 7: Why a degree in Education is not required for a lecturer?

    Day 8: Attending Practice examinations is essential for a student

    Day 9: How to bring interest in a child towards studies?

    Day 10: Learn and grow but keep learning lifelong

    Day 11: Audio-visual aids are very effective in teaching

    Day 12: Healthy competition in education is always preferred

    always confident

  • #775092
    Just to challenge myself, I will be submitting entries for this contest as a neutral participant, that is, my threads will not be considered for the main prizes. My entries are-
    1. What's the good word? Building a vocab library
    2. Segregating children by gender in schools at an early age
    3. Educational trips for students
    4. A to Z - selecting a name keeping in mind the child's placement at school!
    5. Interference by parents in the school disciplinary and teaching process
    6. Educating children and teens about online activities
    7. When attending campus classes automatically becomes a fitness workout
    8. Newspaper reading is essential as part of a library period
    9. Will learning Excel at the school level have long-term benefits?
    10. Did you represent your school at inter-school, district-level or national competitions?
    11. Are documentary films redundant today?
    12. Does studying Humanities create an insecure career path?

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #775096
    I accept the challenge.

    My entries:

    1. Encouragement instills confidence in a student

    2. Self-study enhances knowledge and confidence

    3. Rightly channelizing a student is parents' duty

    4. Observation helps in the growth of a student

    5. College societies and school clubs supplement formal education

    6. Prepare students for competitive exams from college days

    7. Parents must become the best psychological support

    8. Academic institutions are the best sources of integration

    9. Maintaining a time schedule is needed urgently

    10. Awareness against binge and odd-hour eating habits

    11. Internal examinations should be quite tough

    12. Sincerity is more important than strictness


  • #775104
    I narrowly missed participating in this contest which had already started on 1st October but I would have good opportunities to respond to the posts floated by other members. Looking forward to sustained contributions by the members. Wishing all a good luck.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #775105
    Update- Considering the fact that the announcement was a bit delayed, we are making a change to point 2 at 'what you need to do'. Instead of one thread daily, you may now post a total of twelve threads, spread out or in groups, by the 12th of this month.
    'Knowledge is knowing a Tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.' -Miles Kington

  • #775111
    Saji, thanks for the update. It will give opportunity to more members to participate in this contest.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #775112
    My entries for this contest are as under -
    1. Is taking loan for education abroad always a viable proposition?
    2. Have ragging incidents in educational institutes decreased significantly?
    3. How much education one should acquire?
    4. Should a student spare some time to teach the students of lower classes?
    5. Rationalisation of fees charged in the different institutions across the country.
    6. Some illegal educational institutions are operating in our country.
    7. Role of students in the future of our country and its prosperity.
    8. Students should boldly face the failures also.
    9. In addition to academic degrees students should also consider self employment opportunities.
    10. a serious and sincere student remains a student throughout his life.
    11. Which one a student should choose - high remuneration or career prospects?
    12. How much time students should devote in extra curricular activities?

    Knowledge is power.

  • #775150
    Hope the preparations are on! Stay tuned.
    'Knowledge is knowing a Tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.' -Miles Kington

  • #775155
    Am I eligible to start posting threads from today (04/10/2023) onwards? Or shall I stick to posting responses to the threads raised by other contestants?

  • #775158
    Bhavani, yes. You can start posting. Please note that you will have to post twelve threads, spread out or in one go, to be eligible for a prize. I suggest you go through this thread and also my response at #775105 about updates.
    'Knowledge is knowing a Tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.' -Miles Kington

  • #775203
    It is very disappointing the see that so far, other than myself, only four members have taken up this challenge. Even the other regular forum participants are missing in action. Surely it is not such a tough challenge to post 12 threads! There is still another week left, so let's hope more members join in.
    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #775227
    I saw this announcement just now. On the fist glance, I felt I could not enter the contest. But on seeing the update in the middle, I have a slight ray of hope.

    Though I have many pre-decided matters which may wean me away from ISC pages, I would try to contribute the maximum possible extent. Now that a lot of entries have ben posted, elimination and filtering(of already posted topics) itself is a great task. Even if I do not post full quantum at least I will try to post a few threads as far as possible.

  • #775228
    I give below the list of my threads for the 'A thread a day challenge' contest.

    1. When and what is the real role of parents in a child's education
    2. What is the latest implementation status of NEP2020
    3.Does the Teacher-Student ratio have any relevance in online education
    4.Migrant Students across countries to be given protective diplomatic status
    5.Really who runs the educational sector in our country now
    6.What will be the next drastic change in the education arena
    7. What is the difference between education and learning
    8.Will mix and match types of courses and syllabi help
    9.What will be the further evolution in the Teacher-Student relationship
    10.Reforms needed in academic year, daily school /college hours
    11. Are we going to face an issue of overeducation
    12.How to bring employability in education at all levels

  • #775242
    Venkiteswaran - Give it a go! Today is just the 8th and there are still quite a few days to go. Take it as a challenge to submit more than a thread a day and you will reach that magical figure of 12. You are a forum Pro, after all, no matter that you may be busy with personal matters.

    I once again request other members to join in this challenge, not just for the prizes, but also to help ISC to get traffic and revenue through the variety of threads.

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #775259
    Nowadays I am having severe time-constraint. Even then, I am humbly submitting some posts.

    (i) Why do Indian students consider Singapore as a favourite destination
    (ii) New Zealand as a favourite destination for higher study
    (iii) Why should Indian students avoid Canada
    (iv) Corporal punishment
    (v) Open-book Examination
    (vi) Three-language formula
    (vii) Why do many Indian students go to Bangladesh for medical education
    (viii) How to learn foreign language quickly and effectively
    (ix) Government should reimburse the cost of purchasing uniform in school
    (x) Career prospects for students of International Relations
    (xi) Stress on IKS, Languages, Culture and Values
    (xii) Expected outcomes of implementation of new NEP

    Partha: Wear Your Personality Like A Crown

  • #775305
    Reminder to everyone that tomorrow is the last day to submit your entries for this challenge. Also, note that while responses up to and including the 12th will be considered for the best response prizes, you can still continue to respond to the threads that are submitted for the challenge even after the 12th.

    Good to see some more entries. Bhavani- what happened? If not 12 threads by tomorrow, do try to post a few threads at least.

    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #775316
    Respected Madam: Can I post my remaining two Forum posts for the competition today itself, or I am required to post at least one tomorrow, i.e. on the last day of the competition?
    Partha: Wear Your Personality Like A Crown

  • #775323
    Yes, Partha, you can submit the remaining two threads today itself. The update clearly mentions that multiple threads can be posted on the same day.
    When you make a commitment, you create hope. When you keep a commitment you create trust! ~ John C. Maxwell

  • #775324
    Thanks, Madam!
    Partha: Wear Your Personality Like A Crown

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