Deadlines may be a motivational factor for some, for others, it only instills a sense of fear - of not being able to work on a given task. The end result is delay and at a huge cost. So, how can procrastination be turned into a positive issue? When we establish rules for our children, it makes sense that we do not disregard those rules ourselves if we have to help our children. A bit of discipline and a g
Time management is a strategy that we all are constantly learning and improvising. Sometimes we are able to stick to time and complete tasks, and sometimes we tend to procrastinate. In actuality however, the more time we have, the more we delay. The pandemic too has been a testing time for all of us, more so, teachers and students. For teachers, managing housework and teaching online has been a tough ride
Art, music, drama and play - these are creative activities that bring out the best in children if they pursue them with passion and vigour. In a four- part series, this column will explore the benefits that accrue to children when they engage in creative pursuits. This article explores how visual arts can broaden and deepen children’s understanding of themselves and the world.
This article traces the journey of a school library. Though it was a place that had books and resources in abundance, it was sorely under-utilized with the odd teacher coming in to borrow a subject-related textbook, and perhaps attend staff meetings. With a lot of time, effort and constant review, the library has now transformed into a place that is buzzing with people - students, teachers and paren
A close look at the history of education will tell us that amidst all the different thinkers, systems, ideas and practices that evolved over the decades, the one thing that remained constant is change. From a gurukul system of education to mass learning during the Industrial Revolution, to inclusive education in a cognizant society, to multiple intellingences in a so
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It is never easy for those living on the fringes to find their place in society, to chase after their dreams. As the more privileged, it is up to us to help them become a part of the society. The Telangana Social Welfare Schools are showing us how to, by lifting such children from the margins of the society and helping them soar.
One of the most important aspects of NEP 2020 has been its emphasis on Early Childhood Care and Education and recognizing this foundational stage of education as a continuous process of learning leading into primary school. While the Policy clearly states how it hopes to make this group of children ready for the primary stage of schooling, there is no talk about w
G. Gautama There is no question that Covid 19 has disrupted people’s lives. Educational approaches too, have changed. Students and teachers are confined to their homes with their gadgets. Learning may be happening, but there are questions - what happens to physical activity or interactions? There is a large population for whom school means many things - from friends to books and even mid
Anuradha C In the new normal of online classes now, some teachers have been able to take that leap into the digital world, while some others are still taking baby steps and are bewildered by all the technology around them. This article has plenty of DIY tips that teachers can implement for themselves and make their online classes less of an ordeal.
Disha Jain How can the contents of a course be made relevant to students? Can education foster students’ choice and voice? By seeking knowledge from our surroundings, can learning be made pertinent? Ultimately, all learning must have some utility value so that students understand the relevance of what they are learning.
Uncontrolled anger is fast turning into a real problem even in our classrooms. The teacher is angry and the students are shouting and fighting. We all need to learn how to control and manage our anger. And here’s an angry lesson plan to help you with that.
As schools shut down amidst the heat of the pandemic and classes moved online, students and teachers became aware of a new reality--if learning was to be achieved, students would have to become more responsible, purposeful and disciplined. This awareness led to questions about choice, freedom, responsibility and integrity. Questions about how to let go of our students
Are we working from home or working for home? The boundaries are no longer clear. With COVID-19 still controlling how we live our lives, what once seemed like the ideal is now proving a difficult task. As we continue to work from home and also stay on top of our household chores, our pre-COVID lives with clear-cut boundaries seem more and more like a sweet dream.