Perspectives on taking tuition at home

We have seen an increase in demand for private tutoring in the last one or two decades. Whereas earlier, students gained all their knowledge from school and there was no need for separate tuition classes. But, thanks to the mounting competition from very childhood days and the need for double…

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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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The Rhetorical Question: “What school did you go to?”

How often have you come across this question? Does studying in premier schools/college make one think high of herself? Or is this a pointless generalization which has nothing to do with learning? Madhav Chavan, the co-founder, and CEO of the NGO, Pratham Foundation highlights, “we are focused on IITs, and primary schools,…

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Helping your child learn with clarity

The French mathematician Blaise Pascal once said, “Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too”.  In a sea of content and pedagogy standards, knowing what to teach and how to teach can be a challenge, especially when educators have to cater to the needs of learners at all levels, right…

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Coffee, collaboration and connectivity: Bringing the startup culture in your classroom

What’s it like working while sitting on a couch, and igniting ideas? Inspired by the passion and a desire to bring significant positive changes in workplaces, startup culture has redefined the world of business. The same technique can be applied to education. No wonder, many educators, teachers and schools are…

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The power of curiosity

The important thing is not to stop questioning; never lose a holy curiosity. — Albert Einstein Curiosity, that drives learning, critical thinking, and learning behaviours, is one of the key characteristics of a learner. Personality traits like curiosity are as significant as intelligence in determining students’ academic performance. Children often…

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