My Nordic lessons

Anju Dhawan

We have heard a lot about the success of the Finnish education system. Here is a first hand account of why Finland is so successful with their educational institutions.

What’s up with parent WhatsApp groups?

Pooja Birwatkar A few years back There was a time when parents would wait for their children to return from school. All that happened in school, the highlights, the challenges of the day, activities that happened, home work that was Read More …

Preparing students for exams

Ruchira Ghosh Preparing students for exams takes time and dedication on a teacher’s part. Helping your students to feel confident will give them the best chance of success. Below are a few tips to ensure that your students are up Read More …

“Humanistic education” – more than a buzzword?

Simran Luthra

Moral value classes, life skills lessons or humanistic education. What is the value of this in learning? How important is it to implement humanistic education and can it be implemented in mainstream schools?

Interrogating some basics: CCE and no detention

Priyanka Sharma

Seven years after its implementation, how is CCE faring? Have CCE and the no detention policy managed to achieve what they were meant to? Have we failed in implementing an education policy? Where and how have we failed?

Draw the world to know the world

Jinan K B

Drawing is something that comes naturally to every child. Whether good or bad, it is the way the child learns to observe and express himself. Instead of allowing children the freedom and encouraging them to continue to explore the world through their drawings, we push children to learn to write even before they are ready for it thereby undoing all the progress that the child has made in the process of growing up.

Teaching for a resilient tomorrow

Deborah Dutta
How are teachers helping children to face an increasingly unpredictable world? What kind of education is necessary to keep up with the rapid changes taking place? The writer talks about how it is not enough just to be physically prepared to face crisis, but to foster interconnections and networks among people, reach out and empathise and try and build societies anew.

Can you hear me?

Shefali Shah

India has been talking about inclusive education for some time, but how many schools are truly inclusive? Yes the number of schools taking in differently-abled children is on the rise but do they provide the environment necessary for these children to learn? For instance, how does classroom noise affect children, especially those with hearing loss? Here are some ideas on what a school can do to improve its acoustics and provide children who hear normally or otherwise a better environment to learn.

The school of life

Manasi Karthik

Going to school everyday, learning from prescribed textbooks, working within the confines of a system that is not very flexible. Is this your idea of the education you or your children are having? This author was courageous enough to step outside the system and experience learning in an entirely different and wholesome manner.

Hold that thought!

Meena Sriram

There is a lot of stress on thinking in learning these days. What is thinking? How do you get children to think? Can teachers changes the way their students think? Some thoughts for you to ruminate upon.