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Here's why you shouldn’t piggyback on your famous relatives’ identity

The Coach tells us why you shouldn’t piggyback on your famous relatives’ identity a la Meena Harris and why it can be dangerous

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27 Feb 2021

Welcome to Reason: Why not switch to faux meat right now? 

Research has shown that burping cows are massive emission contributors impacting greenhouse gas methane in the world. It cited that cattle emissions were almost the same as fossil fuels

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27 Feb 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

E-Canteen Fundas: Greater ambition, good. Greater greed, not at all!

Be ambitious with your plans. Seek the highest potential in whatever you pursue. When you face challenges, don’t take short cuts or harm others. Look for creative solutions that help everyone

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27 Feb 2021

The Trainer Brainer: Why should you study online an dhow it's quite easy to be successful at it

Here's a tip: Understand your performance gaps to the industry expectation and get professional links from your course

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27 Feb 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

English Blues: What do the words ‘scanty’ and ‘sketchy’ mean in a sentence?

The word ‘toolkit’ has been used frequently recently ever since Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg through her tweets voiced solidarity with the protesting Indian farmers

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27 Feb 2021

English Blues: Don’t make these errors on Twitter!

The authentic language produced by social media users who have different levels of proficiency serves as a good resource. Here's how one can make sure they tweet correctly

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22 Feb 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

The Trainer Brainer: Here's why self-care is important all the time

Positive self-esteem based on the foundation of self-care will be a winning combination online. Reward yourself on completing a task or for finishing an assignment

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22 Feb 2021

Welcome to Reason: Should students have a four-day week? 

Many universities abroad often have considerably lesser in-class lecture hours and this has been the norm for decades, as opposed to the Indian education system

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22 Feb 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

Fight the good fight! Here’s why we must never engage in a rivalry

The Coach illustrates the difference between healthy competition and rivalry. Here’s why we must never engage in the latter

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22 Feb 2021

E-canteen Fundas: Make big decisions in the morning. Here's how it helps!

Pro Tip: Decision-making is tiring and a tired mind can lead to poor decisions. Conserve energy by reducing options, making a not-to-do list and making important decisions while fresh

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22 Feb 2021
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Pic: Edexlive

The Trainer Brainer: Why you should commit to online learning to get the best results

It is important to create a mental note that online education is now the actual education and that it is no way inferior to the regular form of education

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15 Feb 2021

Welcome to Reason: Can we ignore students’ mental health issues any longer? 
 

The fact that change is difficult for adults should bear on our minds, when we try and understand just how difficult this kind of change can be on children

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15 Feb 2021
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Adarsh

Why you should shut up and comment: The benefits of understanding when it's your place to speak

The Coach gives us his two cents about the Rihanna controversy and tells us why we should comment on issues only when needed

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15 Feb 2021

What is the language of discussion and why is it important for everyone to have this skill?

Discussions can be useful in many ways: to arrive at a solution to any problem, to understand any subject deeply or to change our perspectives on certain issues

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15 Feb 2021
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e-Canteen Fundas: Ask yourself whether it is the real point or is it all just make-believe

Pro Tip: To make good decisions, develop a critical mindset. Check facts, evidence, the credibility of sources and how it ‘sounds’ to form opinions and make informed decisions

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15 Feb 2021

English Blues: The language and art of arguments and how to earn those skills

Asking students to write argumentative essays is a good way of testing their thinking and argumentative skills. An argumentative essay uses facts and evidence to support the argument it is making

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05 Feb 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

The trainer brainer: Some don’ts of online learning you should know

Knowing your don’ts will definitely shape your attitude for success and make it a life-changing experience

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05 Feb 2021

E-canteen Fundas: How the word 'because' can make all the difference

Using the magic word 'because' and providing a reason influences others behaviour favourably towards you

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05 Feb 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

Welcome to reason: With an Edu-triangle forming, who is gonna back down now?

The edu-triangle has teachers demanding their jobs at pre-COVID pay levels, with managements asking for full school fee payments despite the break in on-site teaching

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05 Feb 2021

Never, ever stay silent! Here's how we can all help abused minors

The recent Bombay HC judgement pertaining to the POCSO Act has irked The Coach and he tells us how we can help abused minors

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05 Feb 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

Welcome to Reason: Don't rush to implement NEP, let the education system restore to pre-COVID normalcy

The COVID-churned choppy sea is yet to calm down and it is prudent to wait with patience for the COVID condition and its aftermath are settled and the current system of education restored to normalcy

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31 Jan 2021

Pant-astic poise please: Why you should not just be patients but persevere too

The Coach wonders how a 23-year-old deals with adverse media attention and why we should not just be patient but persevere too!

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31 Jan 2021
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Harimohan

E-Canteen Fundas: Are you content or just plain complacent?

Pro Tip: For balanced growth, understand the difference between being content and complacent. Be content with what you have, but also work towards achieving your potential

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30 Jan 2021

English Blues: What are the characteristics of a good argument and why?

While disagreeing with those who have views contrarian to theirs, they neither show feelings of prejudice nor indulge in personal attacks

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30 Jan 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

The Trainer Brainer: Why you should actively participate online as well

When you are not just a passive listener in an online learning environment, you eventually step beyond your own limitations

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30 Jan 2021

Say what you mean: Your guide to mastering communication skills

The importance of communication can never be undermined in any scenario. This is how you can master these necessary skills and avoid all that you should to speak exactly what you want to say

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27 Jan 2021
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I went to a convocation in person after a year and a pandemic. This is what I realised 

While the world is getting back to the old normal, events are slowly getting back on their feet. We attended an in-person convocation to find out how things have changed or not

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26 Jan 2021

Unhand my data, homie! Here's how we can stay away and safe from invasive apps

With WhatsApp’s new privacy policy having everyone up in arms, The Coach tells us how we can stay away and safe from invasive apps

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23 Jan 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

Welcome to reason: Should we do away with interviews for jobs?

What qualifies people to be interviewers? How are they selected? How is their work evaluated? These and related aspects need to be discussed

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23 Jan 2021

E-Canteen Fundas: Quit short-term binges for long-term happiness

Pro Tip: The effects of positive and negative changes in your life are relatively short term. You’re better off choosing in favour of things that make you happy in the long term

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23 Jan 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

The trainer brainer: Declutter before an online class, make a to-do list for what you need to accomplish

Be proactive enough to select, eliminate and put on hold actions that interfere with your career. Declutter before you start to learn something

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23 Jan 2021

English Blues: Here's how to keep your language positive, encourage others to do so

Stating things differently in a way that is pleasant to the ears of the speaker and the listener/reader is an art that great communicators are good at

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23 Jan 2021
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Kamalam was formerly known as dragon fruit

Slow Clap: Say Sayonara to Chinese names, vanakkam to our Kamalam

Dragon Fruit getting renamed as Kamalam was one of the best things that have happened in 2021. Don't trust us? Here's why

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21 Jan 2021

E-Canteen Fundas: When things go wrong, be truthful and realistic, don't fool yourselves

Pro Tip: Be aware of the way we fool ourselves with our defensive thinking patterns. When things go wrong, be truthful and realistic. It will help you recover quickly and decide better

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16 Jan 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

The Trainer Brainer: What are e-learning goals and how to keep a track of your learning outcomes?

Stay focused on your learning goals and reap rich dividends in your professional career. Students should keep track of their learning outcomes while pursuing an online course

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16 Jan 2021

Be assertive but not aggressive: How to express your views confidently and clearly

Assertive communicators do not put the blame on others. They respect the feelings of others while expressing their feelings and views

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16 Jan 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

Welcome to reason: How do you put monetary value on India’s students? 

Can we ever put a monetary value on our students? On what criteria? Our columnist John B Monteiro asks these important questions. Find out more

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16 Jan 2021

Should you emote out? Here's when it is the correct time to show your emotions in public

Is it okay to show your emotions in public? This week The Coach tells us when displaying emotions is correct and when it is not at all

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16 Jan 2021
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Pic: Edex Live

The future of EdTech: Increased acceptability of online learning is on the cards

Finding and retaining new customers will be another challenge as many providers will be vying for the same sector of the market

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16 Jan 2021

Virtual classes and why they are working out quite well for students

To keep the students engaged during the pandemic was a huge challenge. The teachers took the help of social media initially and soon after, switched to virtual classrooms to make learning interactive

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13 Jan 2021
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