What is studying? During my school days, I remember my friends and myself sitting in front of our textbooks for long hours. Despite this, we would not finish even a single chapter. When my mom asked what I was doing, I would conveniently say I was studying. Today, 20 years…View More 8 study habits for your child’s academic success
An ongoing quest Being a Software Architect and a UX (User Experience) person, I have a different perspective of looking at the physical things. When I look around while I’m driving, walking or just doing many other things, I find very interesting mathematical shapes. Some of these are very simple…View More Discovering Mathematics all around you
Have you ever wondered why we do the things we do in life? Introspection: As a kid and even as an adult, this question always disturbed me. Why am I curious to know things? Why do I need logical closure to the questions in my mind? Why do I long…View More Multiple Intelligence – In retrospect
There are two tea shops in the friendly neighbourhood around our office. Shop 1 has been our only option for coffee/tea for the last few years. We discovered shop 2 over the last couple of weeks. The taste of tea in both shops is comparable. However, the shape of the…View More Chai pe charcha – Mathematics for amusement
Personalised Learning’ is manifesting and one of the most discussed educational initiatives today. With the combination of pedagogic insight and technologies like AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning), learning has become personal, multi-faceted, contextual, and dynamic. Many schools are now adopting the personalised learning approach. Educators are trying to bring…View More Welcome to the era of personalised learning
Learning is always evolving in the age of the Internet. It is now instant, online, self-driven and on the go. The Current Context A decade later, it would not matter how or where you acquired knowledge. However, proficiency in leveraging the relevant skills will matter. Though learning like this sounds…View More Education Franchises in India – In the search for a “Formula”
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?
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,…View More The Rhetorical Question: “What school did you go to?”
Habit – the bit that remains As the current year approaches the end and a New Year begins with great hopes, it also brings along with it a shortened deadline (45 to 60 days) for the Final Exam. The beauty of life is in balance, on one hand we want…View More Studying effectively for exams with the right habits
I have been teaching my student for more than a year now, I still see confusion and fear in her eyes when I ask her a question and she doesn’t know the answer. I tell her repeatedly that it is okay if her answer is wrong, she needs to speak…View More Why do we stigmatise mistakes?