Online teaching became the norm during COVID-19 and teachers continue to follow some of the practices they started at the time. While we seem to be moving in the right direction in our goal to incorporate technology in education, have we considered the pedagogical problems that can crop up when teaching, especially math and science, online?
Teachers are a stressed lot. And stress is the root cause of several physical and mental problems. Build yoga into your routine to calm your body and mind.
English and good communication are many a time taken as synonyms. However, a good communication teacher needs to go beyond not only English but also spoken words, and focus on non-verbal communication. Non-verbal communication needs to accorded the time and attention it warrants.
Learning disabilities in children are not easy to handle as their diagnosis itself is difficult. But learning disabilities are a genuine problem and teachers need to be aware of what these are and how they can help their students tackle them.
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.
On International Children’s Book Day, join us on a journey tracing the history of children’s literature and also find some must-read children’s books along the way.
When children don’t understand what they are learning, they end up by hearting, thus losing the ability to connect and apply what they have learnt to real life. If we want to help children make this very important and necessary connection, we have to change the way we teach, otherwise children will go through their whole lives not seeing how their using plastic pens to write passionate essays about the harmful effects of plastic is actually part of the problem they are writing about.
The emergence of new technologies has seen schools taking to them without batting an eyelid. However the core systems have not changed simultaneously. The schools, classrooms and pedagogies have remained untouched and there is an urgent need for a redefinition. The author outlines some relevant and important changes that can be adopted to invigorate the entire school system.
Krunal Desai and Varadarajan Narayanan
Nai Talim is one of the several and perhaps popular educational experiments that is in practice, albeit on a small scale, even today. Building an archive of such practices from history is worth all the time and effort it will take because it can serve as a guide to the teacher of today.
A teacher’s job is not easy at all. But that doesn’t mean that she can hide behind this fact and use it as an excuse for a less than satisfactory teaching. Teachers need to be supported and policies need to be changed to help the teacher do her best.