Monday, 1 October 2007


Qualities of students the interviewers look for in the order importance:

1. Communication Skills
2. Integrity - Honest
3. Teamwork Skills
4. Interpersonal Skills
5. Self Motivation and Initiatives
6. Flexibility
7. Analytical Skills
8. IT / Computer Skills
9. Management / Organisational Skills
10. Ability in depth / detail
11. Leadership Skills
12. Self Confidence
13. Outgoing / polite personality / friendly
14. Well-mannered (Tact)
15. Academic performance
16. Creative / interpreunal skills

Friday, 28 September 2007


"Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."
Peter F. Drucker, Consultant, Author*

"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."
Theodore Hesburgh, President, Univ of Notre Dame*

"Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes."
Lewis Grizzard, Author, Humorist*

"Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion."
Jack Welch, Chairman, General Electric*

"It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. "
Michael Dell, Chairman & CEO, Dell Computer*

"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. "
Demosthenes, Greek Statesman and Orator*

"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity."
Peter F. Drucker, Consultant, Author

"Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them."
William A. WardScholar, author, editor, and teacher*

Monday, 23 April 2007

Mathematics and thinking skills

Standards for School Mathematics:Prekindergarten through Grade 12

The Standards for school mathematics describe the mathematical understanding, knowledge, and skills that students should acquire from prekindergarten through grade 12. Each Standard consists of two to four specific goals that apply across all the grades. For the five Content Standards, each goal encompasses as many as seven specific expectations for the four grade bands considered in Principles and Standards: prekindergarten through grade 2, grades 3–5, grades 6–8, and grades 9–12. For each of the five Process Standards, the goals are described through examples that demonstrate what the Standard should look like in a grade band and what the teacher's role should be in achieving the Standard. Although each of these Standards applies to all grades, the relative emphasis on particular Standards will vary across the grade bands.