With the advent of numerous power hungry devices, and our high consumption of power, everyone is now stuck with frequent power failures and disruption of circuits seems a norm these days. Just like distribution systems are archaic in the country, the wiring system is antiquated as well. Therefore, the wiring system in households is unable to cope up with the requirement of power these days, and snap. Here are a few hacks that would help in times of electrical problems:
Protect the fuse box and circuit breakers:
Any extension box these days comes with replaceable fuse boxes, and voltmeters and ammeters fitted inside to show the amount of current flowing through that box at that moment. This is particularly useful to keep the extension box’s wiring intact, and keeping it from getting overloaded. Read the manual for the overload values and use the extension boxes wisely.
Similarly, about the circuit breakers; these are the best things that could have ever happened to your houses. It switches off the power supply if it detects any overload or power leakage, thereby keeping other equipment from danger.
Junction boxes usually come with a risk factor of open cables. These cables are extremely dangerous if they are within reach and come in direct contact when switched on. It can cause extreme shocks. Though there is zero risk when these open junction boxes are kept far from reach, it is better to secure junction boxes from open wires.
This usually occurs when the wiring overhead near the house has not been connected properly. This causes the cable to sway during strong winds and causes flickering, and in the worst case scenario, arcing might occur and cause a fire. Contact the electrical repair center to look into the matter as soon as possible.
These are the saviors that every human requires. This is the extra socket present excluding the potential and ground slot present in a plug. This prevents electrocution when there is current leakage, and cuts it down before a shock. Replace all the old GCFIs with the newest ones to avoid this situation.
Old wiring was designed only for usage during the olden days where electricity demand and consumption was less than half of what it is today. Therefore, replace all of these with new wires to handle the required electrical pressure and but keep in mind to hire a professional and trained electrician for the job as replacing the old wiring is more complex job than installation of fresh wiring. Hence hiring an experience electrical contractor is a must.
Note: These life hacks should be performed only when circuits are switched off, and no power supply is given to the equipment that is being repaired.Read More
There are not many people in the world who haven’t heard of the Montessori program and Montessori education. Montessori program has been named after the Italian physician and educator, Maria Montessori who was the first two put an emphasis on independence and freedom, as well as respect for child’s natural development, in terms of psychological, physical and social development.
Some of the key elements are necessary in order for a classroom to be considered a Montessori classroom, or in order for a school to be considered a Montessori school.
First of all Montessori schools have school groups which support mixed age classrooms, where children from ages from two to six are all in one classroom. This relieves the pressure of the children, but it also gives them peer support.
By going to mixed classrooms, children are able to teach each other and to interact with each other. Older children will experience the boosting of their confidence when explaining something to the little children and little children will feel uninhibited when asking questions and explanations from the older children than they would when asking a teacher.
Also in Montessori schools, the choice all for school activities isentirely left to the students. This gives them the sense of freedom, and the ability to be involved with in the teaching process, not just as passive participants, but also as active members of the school. Of course, these activities are chosen not only within a prescribed range of options, but still, the ability to choose their own activities gives the students a sense of control over the learning process.
In Montessori schools students do not have breaks, but they ideally study four blocks of time, which in ideal situations would be three hours. These uninterrupted blocks of work time, allow the students to devote to their full undivided attention to a specific matter or subject. It also allows them to focus their attention, and relax in and enjoy the activity they are doing.
Furthermore, in Montessori schools students learn the new concepts and ideas from constructing and discovering, rather than being instructed directly by the teacher. This model allows students to come up with their own conclusions, and come out with their own solutions to the problem. In this way the learning process is usually much more successful, then it would have been had the students been instructed to what to do and what the point of the lesson is.
Moreover, in Montessori schools the freedom of movement is allowed within the classroom, which means children are not feeling constrained or trapped in a classroom.
Montessori and her collaborators also devised specialized educational materials, which are used in these schools. Also, all teachers go through a Montessori training in order to be able to implement the Montessori teaching methods, principles and style in their classes.Read More