3 reasons why students get poor grades in school

Academic stress is a huge part of children’s school-going experience. This includes the pressure to perform well in school, pressure to fit in, peer-pressure, and parental expectations. Typically, school grades are the measurement criterion of academic performance. Therefore, getting good grades in school looms large as an ultimate objective for…

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8 tips for parents to reduce stress in school-going children

Psychological stress is an inevitable part of human life. If it is not addressed at the right time, its toxic effects can last long and impair a child’s development. For school-going children, academic stress forms a large part of their experience. The stress-inducers include pressure to perform academically well, the…

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6 lessons to learn from children

“We cannot know the consequences of suppressing a child’s spontaneity when he is just beginning to be active. We may even suffocate life itself. That humanity which is revealed in all its intellectual splendor during the sweet and tender age of childhood should be respected with a kind of religious…

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Lunch-time conversation – Learning from everyday experiences

A week ago, an interesting conversation happened with my team during lunch time at office. A routine lunch-time conversation: We gather at the lunch table as usual; it was only the Three Musketeers that day – Varsha, Vasundara and I. Varsha’s lunch box had roti and ‘parval-aloo’ (Hindi). Varsha is…

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Conceptual clarity – why it is important in primary education?

School students are perpetually battered with the burden of ‘syllabus completion’ right from the ‘ripe’ age of 6-7 years. This ‘syllabus-gospel’ that schools and teachers stick to is hugely driven by the content in textbooks. There is no dearth of the number and variety of textbooks available in the market…

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