Current Education System Over the last few years, I have been pondering over the prevalent education system and the philosophy of education. I am convinced that each new system will eventually get old. Also, the new system will have flavours of or retain the influence of the older system it…View More A case for Alternative Learning
Disruption of lives The arrival of COVID-19 has brought unprecedented changes all over the world. Every corner of the world and every individual has been touched in one way or the other. The last 7 months of 2020 have been most challenging, to say the least. The effect of the…View More Learning and life in the middle of a pandemic
Changing situations As the months of 2020 roll by, we continue to sail through a pandemic-affected world. The statistics are both encouraging and disastrous, depending on which news articles one reads. However, life is going on and we all are finding ways to adapt to the new normal. I had…View More Adapting to the new normal
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
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?
“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
Commotion at home: As the COVID19 crisis continues, the most common theme of discussion today is how to manage children at home? While some have figured it out, others are taking all the help they can get, some others are frustrated by the situation. Now that everyone is a home-schooler,…View More Create memories with your children during this lock-down
Coping with crisis: Owing to COVID19 crisis, we have gone through a few weeks of lock-down now and have a few more weeks ahead of us. We have had to establish a new order of things at our homes. Multiple generations of family members are at home all the time.…View More Ways to keep children engaged during the lock-down
Introduction As parents / teachers / facilitators, we are observing that the stress level in children is on the rise. At the same, time, we also observe that the energy level in children is going down. In the first part of the NumberNagar Dialogue Series, I talk to Sushma, who…View More NumberNagar Dialogue Series – On Reducing Stress and Increasing Energy Level in Children
Introduction Over the last year at NumberNagar®, we have had parents enquiring whether Home-Schooling is a better option for their child. This question has become common with the new generation of parents wishing to give their children better learning opportunities. Since 3 out of 10 parents have started asking about…View More Home Schooling – To do or not to do!