Literacy is not Knowledge
Knowledge and literacy are closely related terms with a fine line that differentiates them. Read more about the two here.
The Counsellor: An overall wellness navigator
Due to students from various backgrounds, increasing pressure to perform well and stress, there is a rising need for counsellors in schools.
Experiential Learning - Let the experience do the teaching
David A. Kolb’s ‘Experiential Learning’ speaks of learning through discovery and experience.
Social Learning Theory
Social Learning theory states that behaviour is learnt from the environment and the people in it, through observation, which is termed as observational learning.
Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner’s theory teaches everyone to look at what a student can do well, rather than focusing on what he/she cannot.
Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
The taxonomy of educational objectives is made up of six levels. Know them all here.
Operant Conditioning uses ‘operants’, or actions that are intentionally introduced in situations, to encourage or discourage a behaviour.
Storytelling - An Effective Teaching Aid!
A teaching aid is the material used by teachers to instruction or to stimulate the interest of the students. Storytelling is on effective method.
Role Play - An Effective Teaching Aid For History
A popular method used in B-Schools, Role Play is enacting a certain situation or case, and then analysing the same for better understanding.
Effective Student Engagement
In a classroom that is heterogenous, it difficult for teacher to effectively reach out to all of them. Effective engagement is thus important.
Facebook launches ‘Parents’ Portal’ toward online child safety!
Facebook has launched a Parents’ Portal to guide them keep their ward safe online, while using its services.
Education in India: Highlights of 2016
2016 was quite an eventful year. Here is a list of highlights from the Indian world of education in 2016, in no specific order.
Thank 2016 Before Celebrating New Year 2017
Here are a few fun activities that can be done in class, to help teachers and students reflect on the learnings and experiences of the previous year.
Are you being appreciative enough?
There is no better reward than appreciation. However small or big it may be, appreciation motivates children to improve and perform better.
Profile of a modern teacher
To teach today’s children, educators are constantly required to evaluate, review and renew strategies of teaching, to align with technology.
Cartoons are affecting children
Cartoons have changed drastically over years and they are leaving long lasting effects on the minds of children, impacting their behaviour and attitude.
Awaken the Child in You!
In today’s stressful world, we are so engrossed in our career, that we have forgotten to enjoy life.
Lessons from a Teacher named Dr. Raghuram Rajan
Giri Balasubramaniam speaks of what we can learn from a teacher named Raghuram Rajan, the former RBI Governor of India.
Syrian teachers teach us an important lesson!
Amidst the ruins of the Syrian civil war, underpaid teachers in Syrian schools risk their lives and teach children in damaged classrooms.
Studying with Flowcharts
Different methodologies, like using flowcharts, can be used in the daily study routine, to help in understanding concepts that can lead to better performance.
Facilitating Freedom of Expression
Educating and guiding students on the freedom of expression is a dimension that most teachers encounter in the modern world.
Creating a safer India for children
The Indian constitution has introduced and executed many laws to protect the rights of children to give them a secure society to live in.
The Race to Ace Examinations
In this generation, examination has become a race, where everyone is interested in finishing first, rather than learning something new.
The Priceless Bonding
This is the story of a special teacher-student bonding. A trip to Nepal as a young teenager impacted Dr. Kumaran Rasappan so much, that he scaled the Everest.