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April 2016, Professional Development »

[4 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Looking inwards through drama | ]

Lamia Bagasrawala
A Mumbai- based school has come up with a novel initiative to create a space for teachers to introspect, share their teaching experiences, celebrate their success stories, explore, learn and grow individually and as a cohesive group. And all this is done through creative movement and drama exercises! Read on to get an idea of these reflection meetings as they are called.

March 2016, Professional Development »

[1 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Massive learning opportunities | ]

Kavita Krishna

Massive Open Online Courses have made it possible for teachers and students living several countries apart to meet and learn from each other not one but a variety of different subjects and topics. A teacher writes about how MOOCs have helped her grow professionally.

March 2015, Professional Development »

[2 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Why we need to keep learning | ]

Padmaja Narsipur
This article explains why teachers must actively seek Continuous Professional Development opportunities to maintain their currency and keep their professional skills updated despite hectic work schedules.

October 2014, Professional Development »

[30 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on Enhancing teacher capital | ]

Rubina Majid

You don’t become a doctor unless you go through years of training. You don’t become a lawyer unless you apprentice under someone. To bring professionalism into teaching, a B.Ed degree alone won’t do. It is important that teachers also are trained.

March 2014, Professional Development »

[1 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on So, what do you think? | ]

Divya Choudary

Feedback is an extremely necessary if you want to be a good teacher. How can you gather feedback about you as a teacher? Here’s how.

July 2012, Professional Development »

[2 Jul 2012 | Comments Off on Nurturing professional growth | ]

Nivedita Bedadur
How can one bring about awareness among teachers that they need to drive their own growth? How can one support motivated teachers in remote and rural areas? While there are are many initiatives which have impacted small pockets, there are other informal spaces that need to be institutionalised to nurture professional growth and individual enterprise.