Educational technology is more than just online classroom Instruction. It is also about school structure, digitization, organization etc. It can provide solutions for the entire system too, if educators choose to take it on. But there is the other side in all this celebration of technology. We need to care for what is in the present and the immediate and learn from our surroundings.
How can edtech help schools get better? A common misconception among schools is to think that edtech companies focus only on the tutoring aspect. But there are several other ways in which edtech companies stay relevant. From better content delivery to analytics to user experience to feedback from students. This, however does not take away the value of a teacher. But it does show that the system is
Volcanoes can be dangerous and majestic too. What causes volcanoes to form, erupt or even stay dormant for years? This month’s project takes a close look at volcanoes and outlines activities that teachers can use to help children in middle and high school to learn about them.
How can we learn to care for others and value our freedom at the same time? When we care for others, it means that we need to treat them as equals and give them things that we may have more. It also means that when we have more than we need, it is our duty to realize that whatever we own has other people’s contribution to it too. A conversation on freedom and equality.
What do the years you spend in a particular profession teach you? Yasmin looks back at the many years she spent teaching in a school and finds that life is constantly changing around you if only you stop and take notice.
The transformation of Jane’s playgroup into Sita School was a natural one. The school served the community and its children very well until modernization came and the gap between what parents wanted and the school was willing to give started widening. RTE was the last nail in the coffin. Although Sita school closed down, Jane continues to put her resources to good use.
Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
It is time that we let go of the image of an authoritative teacher or the teacher as we once knew her. Aditi and Ratnesh Mathur tell us about 10 things that we must start to truly become teachers in this age.
Is an inclusive education really possible? How have schools put this into practice, and are teachers negotiating this with sensitivity and without any hurdles? Are there any success stories? This column will showcase stories of hope and empathy.
How can teachers and parents build a positive relationship that is neither too intrusive and also one that recognizes professional boundaries? One way is for teachers to make it a point to visit students’ homes which will help them know their students better. Parents can try to be more pro-active by taking an interest in their child’s learning and interacting regularly wit
The subjects that we learn in school are seamless and therefore will make more sense if they are taught with these connections between them made apparent. Instead of compartmentalizing subjects into individual periods, it is time that we evolved pedagogies that bring subjects together. Interested in seeing how biology and math can be taught at the same time?
It has been more than a year since education moved online and it continues to be the primary means of transacting teaching and learning even today. This sudden and forcible shift has been anything but easy for students and teachers. We have heard from every stakeholder about the challenges, shortcomings and other difficulties involving online education; of how teacher