Blogs

WHY YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS A SCHOOL RADIO STATION

May 2nd, 2020

Content is key for any successful marketing strategy. If your content is effective, then you are far more likely to get the engagement and reach your desire output. If your content is not good, it will eventually end up being a waste of time. Now questions are, where and when we should post this good […]

Do we still require brick and mortar schools/universities?

April 27th, 2020

With the evolution of technology, the mode of teaching and its delivery has to be re-defined and re-oriented. We have discovered more efficient ways of teaching with the development of learning sciences. Also, we need to constantly figure out and identify improved outcomes with the application of technology on education. A more tailored and well-defined […]

Time to Pause -Think – Teach – Repeat

April 24th, 2020

Hi, if you have read my first blog, you all are aware of my accidental entry into the teaching world. However, in a couple of days, I learned that being a teacher demanded much more than teaching. Imparting textbook knowledge caters only to half of the job. Would like to quote Mr Abraham Lincoln here […]

Some Ideas on Effective Strategies to Teach Math

April 24th, 2020

Math is the most debated subject with almost everyone giving their opinion on how it needs to be taught. Most people believe that mathematics is about computation. You find them arguing not only for its place in the school curriculum but also emphasizing on the use of traditional methods of instruction in computation. Teachers goals […]

Swar Or Vyanjan – What Should Be Taught First?

April 23rd, 2020

While English is known to be a funny language, Hindi is certainly not. Hindi is phonetic, it’s read the way it’s written. If this is so, then what could be the reason that despite spending nearly an entire academic year on learning generally a total of 47 ‘swar’ (vowels) and ‘vyanjan’ (consonants), most children struggle […]

My Experience with Education in the Non-Profit Sector

April 23rd, 2020

About 20% of people in India still live in slums with minimal means and an even lesser motivation to pursue education. This blog is about my experience with an NGO, the Robin Hood Army where we took up the challenge to reach out to the underprivileged and pave a way for them to a better […]

Online teaching – a need of the hour

April 23rd, 2020

With the recent pandemic due to the spread of the Coronavirus, classroom learning has taken a jolt. Millions of students have been affected by theschool closures but a great part of them never stopped learning – Thanks to the technology. Though all the teachers and students are locked up at their homes, the teaching-learning process […]

5 changes for the educator to adapt to in the new world and 5 tools to facilitate this change

April 20th, 2020

“Life is Uncertain. Eat Dessert First.” This popular quote attributed to an unknown Ernestine Ulmer captures the essence of the scenario we find ourselves. Life is Certainly Uncertain. We are treading unchartered territory as large sections of humanity plunge deep into the dual crisis of COVID-19 and an economic recession. As educators, we find ourselves […]

Let’s Celebrate The Profession Of Teaching!

April 20th, 2020

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” A powerful, inspirational quote by Rita Pierson about teachers changing lives.  Teachers, did I just say? Rather…Educational Rockstars! Right from the basics […]

Stimulating Autonomy In children

April 20th, 2020

I was a wonderful parent before I had children. I was an expert on why everyone else was having problems with their children. Then I had two of my own!!! Living with children can be humbling yet dealing with them is challenging. At some point, to some degree, all children struggle in getting organised, exercising […]

Visual Communication of information

April 20th, 2020

The information has always been the key to knowledge and visually communicating them is among the best practices. In today’s world, a lot of information is gathered through the digital or rather electronic media through mobile phones, tablets, laptops, television etc. Information is plenty in the form of data and we have multiple sources to […]

Post Coronavirus: How Important is Social Interactions for Student Learning?

April 17th, 2020

Social interactions in schools, also generally known as “peer effects,” is considered to have a significant impact on individual students’ academic achievement. This is especially true in the Indian context where social bonds play a major role not only in emotional transactions but also in economic transactions between people. Traditionally, it is schools that provide […]

Finding the gems in a minefield

April 17th, 2020

“Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.” –Robert McNamara, Fmr. American Secretary of Defense Any good and fair system to reward people looks at the schooling system as a whole based on results and perceptions. For Orchids The International School which is always looking at ways to ensure a fair and transparent rewards program […]

LEARNING WITH VISUALS: KNOW WHY

April 9th, 2020

Significance of Visuals: Ever heard of a theory, where a person asks you not to think about an elephant, and instantly an elephant image pops up in your mind? Not only does this prove our rebellious nature, but also that we think in images. We think, memorize and remember in visuals, even while reading a […]

Rigor in Academics

April 9th, 2020

Rigor in academics means describes the result of work that challenges students’ thinking in new and interesting ways. Promoting rigor in the classroom requires expectations and experiences that are academically, intellectually, and personally challenging. Let us see how to cultivate rigor in Academics Start by Building Strong Relationships The relationships teachers have with students play […]

SPORTS CHANGES LIVES

April 9th, 2020

Sports changed my life and perspective greatly. All my school life, I struggled to get into the school team. It’s not that I wasn’t athletic or lacked skills, but my physical education (PE) teacher thought I wasn’t worthy of representing my school. One day, however, the sun did shine on me. I was wandering on […]

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change

April 9th, 2020

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” — Carl Rogers I got too inspired by the above quote and got self- motivated. I gave it a thought that as an educator, I am dealing with 21st-century students, I need to get armed and upgrade my […]

TEACHERS CHANGE LIVES

April 1st, 2020

“I touch the future, I teach”. -Sharon Christa McAuliffe Being a newbie in the world of writing blogs I am choosing a topic that is close to my heart. As I reminisce about my school days, it brings with it a flood of memories. I was very fortunate to have some great teachers who changed […]

Digital world – boon or bane??

April 1st, 2020

There was a time when my grandfather used to allow me out for 1-2 hours to play with my friends. If there was a shortage of any groceries people used to go out and buy their necessities. In doing so they met many people and discussed cricket matches, politics, social issues etc. Social connection and […]

Importance of Phonetics (Phoneme) in English reading and writing

April 1st, 2020

India is a country where Hindi is the Official Language. Though Hindi is an official language, each state/region of India has its own diversified languages in use. English is the global language, in the backdrop of globalisation, it is proved to be a language which has to be learnt by one and all. As this […]

Education during COVID 19 outbreak

March 25th, 2020

COVID-19 is deadly, it spreads easily and has resulted in the entire world to be in lockdown. Lockdowns are necessary to break the chain of propagation of the virus. All the businesses, industries are shutdown. The education sector is also not spared. During these difficult times, the education sector needs alternate ways to provide its […]

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY AND ITS MARKET

March 25th, 2020

What is Educational Technology: Educational Technology refers to external technologies like Use of Computers/Desktops, internet, Simulations, Animations, Content Authoring Tools These technologies can be integrated into a teacher to the student learning environment to enhance the process of achieving the teaching-learning goal EdTech Business Models: The EdTech sector is primarily divided into 5 categories; Test […]

Oracy – A Compeer to Literacy

March 25th, 2020

“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking, and […]

Standardized Testing : A Symbol of Incongruence

March 20th, 2020

“Our schools are, in a sense, factories, in which the raw products (children) are to be shaped and fashioned into products to meet the various demands of life. The specifications for manufacturing come from the demands of twentieth-century civilization, and it is the business of the school to build its pupils according to the specifications […]

Boosting learning through metacognition

March 18th, 2020

What is metacognition? Metacognition is defined as thinking about thinking. It describes the processes involved when learners plan, monitor, evaluate and make changes to their learning behaviour. Significance of metacognition in education The art of reflection is important in teaching and learning. Teachers must be able to identify personal strengths and weaknesses in their teaching […]