New dimensions of normalcy The global pandemic has driven the whole world to a new normal in all aspects of life. The phrase ‘new normal’ has become the buzz word, and well on the road to becoming a cliché. However, that is not the topic of discussion in this article.…
New dimensions of normalcy The global pandemic has driven the whole world to a new normal in all aspects of life. The phrase ‘new normal’ has become the buzz word, and well on the road to becoming a cliché. However, that is not the topic of discussion in this article.…View More The new normal
The joy of un-learning and re-learning Phonetically, the letter ‘e’ in the word CHOICE is silent. I was amazed to learn this interesting fact only last week. During my early childhood days, I learned that the English alphabet had 26 letters, A to Z. I also learned that each letter…View More The silent ‘e’
Based on my own teaching experience and observation of child psychology, I describe below what I consider are 3 major distractions in the process of bringing up children in the 21st century. In the current global pandemic situation and altered nature of our lives, I find these more relevant than…View More Distractions in the 21st century
Number literacy begins as early as kindergarten. Kids sing and dance while learning numbers. Trust me, everything seems blissfully easy and fun at that stage of life for most kids. I remember singing this rhyme with actions “One two buckle my shoe, three four shut the door…”. I also remember…View More A Stitch In Time Saves Nine
Lock-down as a trigger The lock-down and quarantined existence over the last few months has given us opportunities to re-evaluate our habits and life choices. I have been continuously reflecting and introspecting. I have re-evaluated many things – my daily routine, my work schedule, my eating habits, my socialising activities,…View More It is time to think ‘alternative’
The need of the hour This story is from a few years ago. I was looking through some of my old writings and found this one. It makes a lot of sense now because teaching and learning are transitioning into new modes, unfamiliar to both teachers and students. Engaging students…View More Learning the meaning of facilitation
Reflection As we continue to be in a suspended state of existence with small windows of social activity, I continue my contemplation on the state of education. I found something I had written a few years ago, which I thought is worth pondering. The term “student-centric education” is the most…View More Student-Centric Education – is it just a myth?
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Introduction Despite the wide popularity of the Shakespeare quote regarding names, we associate specificity to names. Have you ever pondered on the stories behind names? Names of…View More What’s in a name?
Sizing down As part of our ongoing ‘optimisation of operations’ initiative at NumberNagar®, we decided to downsize the real estate at our headquarters this year. Over the last couple of years, we had systematically optimised team size and organisation of roles. Now, it was high time to extend the same…View More Am I a minimalist?
“It takes a village to raise a child.” African proverb Churning thoughts The current situation, when schools are encouraging online learning, has kept me thinking and this article is the result of my pondering over learning in general and alternative learning spaces in particular. With our primary focus on R…View More Let us build a village