Most training programmes are not popular with the teachers either because they are disinterested or the programmes do not offer true enrichment to the participants. In such a scenario, what can be done to add more value to the workshops and how can they be made more popular?
Why do we value only that which is measurable and devalue things that cannot be measured? Math, science and computers are valued because they can be measured in terms of their gains to the establishment while the other subjects are not. Schools are places of learning and an approach where the difficult- to- measure attributes are given due attention will make for a more sensitive and humane society.
Learning a language has become relatively easy now especially at the pre- school level with the use of technology. Language learning in early childhood forms the basis of a child's development in later stages. Take a look at some of these interactive language learning programs designed to boost the learning process of pre-school children.
A lesson on Environmental Studies can be made interesting if the teacher is able to explore the concepts and also take the students along. It is a perfect example of learning science with a social touch. This article explains how a teacher used various pedagogical processes to create a lively EVS classroom.
The idea that the school is a safe haven is fast turning utopian. From the moment a child leaves for school until he gets back home safely, a parent is more often than not anxious. Transport mishaps, accidents on the playground, physical and mental abuse, infrastructural lapses, danger seems to be lurking everywhere and all the time. Let us work to make schools safe
There are exceptionally brilliant students and there are those who believe that they are not good at anything. Why are there these different kinds of students? What leads them to believe what they are? Can we, as adults, make the students who say ‘I cannot…’ say ‘I can…’?
Variety is the spice of life and therefore when new teachers teach you every year, there are new expectations, excitements, and a much necessary freshness. And yet with a constant teacher comes a thorough understanding, a strong bond, and honest effort. The author recounts her experience of teaching one student for 10 long years.
Do teachers model themselves on their own teachers or memories of their teachers? It seems so considering that nearly eight teachers recalled how their teachers influenced them. From trying to be kind to developing an ability to laugh at oneself to finding a passion for story telling---- all the teachers that the author spoke to were able to narrate instances where the
Influences and behaviours of other people often shape our lives to such an extent that at some point we find ourselves repeating the same actions unconsciously. Teachers too influence and shape students' lives during their schooling years. As an educator herself, the author recalls several instances that have shaped her teaching practice and her manner with students. These i
Subha Das Mollick
A teacher- student relationship is almost always inspirational. Everyone has a favourite teacher and also those who were not liked. Years later, these relationships continue to be cherished and there is a lot of respect and affection for individuals who mentored us . But some teacher-student relationships are legendary, like the one between Fr. Eugene Lafont and Jag
A student-teacher relationship is special unlike any other. The influence, inspiration and learnings that a student receives from the teacher forms the essense of this relationship. It is this deep connection that makes a student go up to wish a teacher/help her even several many years later and it is this connection that gives the teacher a pleasure that is unique only to h
Feedback we all have heard of but feedforward? Feedback is given based on an action already completed. Feedforward is given while the action is in progress thus allowing the person doing the action to make changes accordingly to improve the action.
Why do the social sciences lag behind in popularity among its learners? Because its teachers don't bring in inspiring methods to teach. No other subject is closer to life than social science. So get out of the classroom and onto the streets when you teach the subject.