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Quarterly Bulletin of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi, Indiahttp://www.cbseacademic.in/web_material/Cenbosec/2013_Oct-Dec.pdf

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    ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    Vineet Joshi, IASChairman

    M. C. SharmaController of Examinations

    Pitam SinghDirector (Special Exams and CTET)

    Dr. Sadhana ParasharDirector (Academics, Research, Training and Innovation)

    Dr. Antriksh JohriDirector (Information Technology)

    P. I. SabuDirector (EDUSAT)

    M. V. V. Prasada RaoRegional Director (Delhi)

    EDITORS

    P. RajeswaryEducation Officer

    Niti S. SharmaReport Writer

    Quarterly Bulletin of the Central Board of Secondary Education

    The views expressed by any author in his/her article/contribution published in Cenbosec do not represent the views of the Board.

    Published by the Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, 'Shiksha Kendra', 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110092, CBSE, Delhi-92, and Printed at I G Printers Pvt. Ltd., Okhla Industrial Area, Phase I, New Delhi-110020

    Vol. 52, No. 4, October-December, 2013

  • CONTENTSPages

    From the Chairman 3Feedback Forum 7Achieving Academic Excellence Contributors1. Achieving Academic Excellence K. C. Garg 92. Testing Mastery of Language at Intermediate Level Dr. Shyama Singh 113. Teacher as the Motivator Dr. Manjit Singh 144. Route to 21st Century Educational Paradigm Lalit Krishan Trivedi 155. Ideal Institutions with Ideal Teachers Dr. S S Khokhar 166. A Hallmark of Excellence for 21st Century T V S Prakasa Rao 187. Duty, Discipline and Dedication Dr. G P Pandey 198. Goals of Excellence Anand Gupta 209. Holistic Learning Devika Dutt 2210. Progressive and Permanent learning Chitra Nakra 2311. Planning for Success Dr. Neeru Joshi 2512. Multi-Disciplinary Exposure Anita Nanda 2613. Setting Academic Goals Dr. Anita Bhalla 2714. Technique of Learning by Teaching Dr. Haleema Sadia 2815. Why Academic Excellence? Radhika Varma K. 3016. Schools Nurturing Excellence Deepika Bhandari 3217. Criteria for Excellence Neeta Tewari 3418. An Inter-disciplinary Approach to Learning and Assessment Mamta Banerjee 3519. Education as a Never Ending Process Yogita Nangia 3720. No Short Cuts to Success Shalini Shukla 3821. Achievements through CCE Amit Rai 3922. In Persuit of Excellence Y. Sreedhar Rao 4023. Achieving Academic Excellence Rajesh Babu Sharma 4124. Achieving Academic Excellence- Aiming For The Stars Shyda Rana 4325. Journey towards Excellence Anju Daksh 4726. 'kS{kf.kd mPprk dh miyfC/k f'ko ukjk;.k lDlsuk 48What Other Principals Say... 51What Other Teachers Say... 57What Others Say... 66What Other Students Says.... 71Gender Sensitization 73News from Schools 80Green Pages 128Health and Wellness Clubs 144Sahodaya Updates 149Sports Arena 153Best Practices 167News from Administration 189Academic Updates 203Circulars 214

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    Message from the Chairman

    At some point of our growing up years we had been inundated by thoughts, beliefs and at times sermons about persons who were excellent in whatever they did. They could be students who were good sportspersons, artists, musicians, painters and so on. But the awe and admiration was generally reserved for those who had achieved academic excellence.

    Achieving academic excellence has often been a dream for individuals, educational institutions and the entire education system. Nevertheless, the yardstick to measure academic excellence could be similar across the world because, as human beings, the benchmark for success could largely be similar, irrespective of who we are, where we live and what we think and do.

    Academic Excellence can be de ned as the demonstrated ability to perform or excel in scholastic activities. It has been identi ed with achieving high grades and superior performance. But academic excellence is more than just having good grades. It is the holistic development of intellectual capacities and skills for life ahead.

    There might be different perceptions, interpretations and understanding on educational excellence, considering our diversities, social and traditional fabric, values and orientation etc. Keeping this in view the 20th National Annual Sahodaya School Conference was organized by the Amritsar Sahodaya, under the aegis of CBSE from 8-10 November 2013. The conference resolved to create Future Ready Schools equipped with emerging technologies and innovative pedagogies while being rmly rooted in indigenous traditions of lasting values. It was resolved that Values Education, Gender Sensitization and Heritage Education have to become a part of Continuous Professional Development of teachers and Peer Educators for imparting education effectively.

    As a part of Swami Vivekanandas 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations, CBSE has also become associated with Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi to develop a comprehensive Three Year Graded Values Education Programme for students of classes VII, VIII and IX. The aim of the programme is to empower students in a real and tangible way and help them evolve as enlightened citizens enabling them to stand on their own feet. Such students will not only achieve academic excellence and professional success but will also look into the larger interest of the community and society at large.

    However, one essential aspect of educational thinking is realizing educational processes from the perspective of children, who are the key factors of the teaching and learning processes. The Board has also initiated Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) Skills and Open Text-Based Assessment (OTBA) from the academic session 2013-14 in classes IX and XI to focus on communicative aspects of language learning and promotion of analysis and critical thinking respectively, thus a signi cant departure from memorization. We hope that both teachers and students will share and enjoy this journey of exploring different aspects of learning. A teachers teaching is greatly in uenced by what she or he believes about

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    aspects of teaching like pedagogy, environment, student characteristics, her or his role as a teacher etc.

    Achieving academic excellence is a process of both formal and informal education. It takes not only basic intelligence and realistic goals but a combination of skills, organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and self-motivation to achieve it. Indeed, education is a limitless and unending teaching-learning process to be enjoyed for a lifetime.

    We believe that the on-going initiatives need to be continued, extended and strengthened with wider participation of stakeholders at all levels local, national and international. It is important that we keep in focus the localized context but at the same time have a broader perspective too.

    A famous saying thus goes:

    There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you only do it when it is convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses, only result.

    Vineet JoshiChairman

    Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi

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  • 7October-December 2013

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    Feedback Forum

    Respected Sir,

    On behalf of all the members of Amritsar Sahodaya School Complex, I would like to congratulate you at the huge success of Annual Conference of Sahodaya School Complex 2013. I take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your motivation and for being an integral part of this National Conference. Your presence was a huge source of inspiration to all those who attended the conference. Sharing Your ideas and expertise about teaching has made this rewarding and successful experience for all the delegates. Your understanding of learning theories, familiarity with school policies and pedagogies, teaching excellence and interpersonal skills have contributed to the success of the conference.

    Thanking you,

    Yours sincerely, Dr. Dharam Veer Singh

    Chairman, Sahodaya School Complex, Amritsar, Punjab

    Respected Sir,

    We appreciate the efforts taken by CBSE to publish the quarterly magazine CENBOSEC. It is a unique effort on your part to encourage all CBSE schools to continue excellence in education. It helps a lot to know about the programs and activities of various schools. It also helps to know the details of CBSE programs and activities.

    I take the opportunity to congratulate and compliment the entire team of CENBOSEC for giving importance to Academic Excellence.

    Further more, academic excellence is not a guarantee for success in life. If academic excellence is achieved by using unethical means then life of such people or students cannot be peaceful.

    With warm regards,

    Dr. Ashok GandaDirector

    Kamla Montessori SchoolHisar Road, Sirsa , Haryana

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    Respected Sir,

    It gives us great pleasure to share that the Regional Level CBSE - Katha Workshop on Creative Writing held on 25 and 26 October concluded with 98 students who quali ed for the Certi cates after completing their sessions in the