Work and education are inseparable. Play is the work of childhood and work is the play of childhood! The author delves deep into this taking us to her childhood as also explaining the approach at the school she is a part of. She also quotes Tagore, Tolstoy and Read to underscore the point.
The author asks questions about AI and homework; questions many of us may soon grapple with. Do children use AI to do homework? How can teachers figure this out? What can teachers do to discourage students from falling into this trap?
This month we look at critical literacy. The article raises a series of questions. Do we see stories of those lesser privileged than us only from our lens? Do we question the stories enough? Do we question the adversity in a story and whether we as citizens have played a role in the existence of the adversity?
Teaching is perhaps one of the most challenging professions there is. The demands on the teacher are many — keep up with new knowledge, create innovative pedagogies, engage the student, stay abreast of the policies in education, tune in to the students and their needs, handle orders from school and answer questions from parents. While we are expecting all of this and mo
Artificial intelligence has been making steady inroads into various facets of our lives. Every other day it has us in awe at what all it can achieve. Can our schools remain untouched? Are the schools already affected? Can the teachers and students benefit from artificial intelligence?
Teaching is about the subject that is taught, students who are taught and of course the teachers. Teachers teach who they are and their relationship with students is at the core of education. This new column, The teacher within, will explore these and other dimensions concerning the teacher.
We all carry biases and many times are unaware of these biases ourselves. Teachers are human too; they not only have biases but carry them to the classrooms! Is this a matter of concern for them? Textbooks the teachers use too carry biases – those of the textbook writers. In what ways can these biases affect the students? How can teachers get rid of these biases? How do b
Adults and play? Imagine a group of adults indulging in silly games. A funny sight indeed. But play helps you loosen up, awaken your senses, and opens you up for fresh new possibilities — all qualities that are necessary when you teach and learn.
The pre-draft National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCF SE) released in April 2023 charts out the means to achieve the vision put forth by the National Education Policy 2020. NCERT has asked all stakeholders for their feedback. Here is a brief overview of the pedagogical and assessment process proposed in NCF SE.
Schools are important institutions in a society, and governments, parents, educators, and the public in general always want to know how successful they are. Are schools doing what they are meant to? While there are mechanisms in place to measure a school’s success, they are usually limited to students’ academic performances. However, limiting a school’s success to ju