Introduction English is as good as my native language and I’m fluent in it. However, I was not always like this. My “mother-tongue” is Hindi. So, when I started getting into debates, elocution, and speeches during my school days, I had to translate the sentences from Hindi to English, many…View More NumberNagar® Dialogue Series – On Bringing Fluency in Spoken English in Children
Introduction Creativity is a frequently discussed topic. We see a lot of creative people around us, musicians, writers, artists, poets, designers, photographers, journalists, and many such people, we generally associate creativity with. What if, the purview of creativity is much wider than these personas? What if creativity plays a major…View More NumberNagar Dialogue Series – On Creativity in Children
Learning is not an activity; it is a process. We can connect the dots only looking backward, not forward. When children are allowed the opportunity to exercise their imagination and creativity, their learning truly has no limits. At NumberNagar®, we strive to create these opportunities for children. We share below…View More The Anatomy of a Summer Assignment
Imagine my surprise when a 9th grader explains a 12th grade topic in class! The setting: The setting was my session at NumberNagar® with three students – one each from grades 9, 10, and 12. All three of them come for class at overlapping times and for the same subjects…View More The Power of Connections to Create Meaningful Learning Experiences
I’m a technologist and I use many tools for my day to day activities. They serve many purposes for me. For example, they remind me of the upcoming event or meeting, they help me understand the list of pending tasks, and so on. In general, these tools make me more…View More 3 Essential Tools for better learning and revision
Introduction How /ˈɒf(ə)n/ do you know the English Pronunciation of a word? Do you know about the notation I used in the last sentence? The notation I used is the Phonetics notation for the word “often”. Now try pronouncing it and check the following: Do you pronounce it with stress…View More Phonetics – The tool for better English Pronunciation
The Transient Abode How does it sound if during your childhood you had to visit exciting places and make new friends all over again after every few years? If during your childhood, your parents were in one of the central government jobs, before you knew it, it was time to…View More The Curious Case of Homeschooling in India
Telling the whole story When I was a child, my dad used to often tell this joke. He tells it occasionally even today and I still laugh at it. A school boy brings a prize back home. He proudly proclaims to his parents, “I won second prize in running race…View More Context! Context! Context!
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…View More Conceptual clarity – why it is important in primary education?
Generating Curiosity: “Forget what you learned in high school, this new carbon molecule has 6 bonds” – proclaimed the title of an article that popped up on my Facebook news feed. This certainly piqued my interest, although I was skeptical about their claim of forgetting what we learned in high…View More Leaving Reason Behind for the Sake of Sensationalism