Creative thinking is believed to be a random process, reality is – it requires a routine. Need for structure: As students gear up for their exams, they often realize that they are running out of time. This essentially means that they have too much to study in too little time.…View More 6 parenting tips to develop a healthy routine for your child
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…View More 3 reasons why students get poor grades in school
Disclaimer: These are my views on how distractions can have a lasting effect on the minds of kids. Any resemblance to practices followed in anyone’s household is purely coincidental. If it helped even one reader gain a perspective, then the effort was worth it. – Author The World full of…View More Tips to overcome the distractions in the 21st century
Self-help is a complex problem to tackle. Whether it is books or seminars on building one’s personality, there is a generous dose of inspiration. The challenge is to convert the inspiration to action. A further challenge is to do this consistently and persistently over a long period of time. This…View More STEM: 4 precious gifts to give your 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…View More 6 lessons to learn from children
I came across this video for the first time about two years ago. Since then, I have found it multiple times in the contexts of life lessons, children’s educational videos, leadership training and most recently on a reality show in a Marathi TV channel. The summary of the video is…View More Life lessons from the kitchen
‘My son/daughter doesn’t listen to me’ I hear this complaint from parents all the time. This is irrespective of whether the son/daughter is 2 years old or 42 years old. At least in the Indian setting, ‘listening to’ and ‘obeying’ parents is seen as a virtue of the highest order.…View More Is obedience a virtue?
I clearly remember my maths class, as a kid. My teacher would come one fine morning and ask us- “so students, what is 5 x 2?”. After a pause of about two seconds, we all would yell in unison- “taaann (10)!” She would then say- “vaaarry goood”. Little surprise, in…View More Are you asking the right questions?
One of my sister’s professors strongly propounds that there is a very thin line between finishing a job and completing it. I agree with him. My observations in various professional environments over some time now have led me to believe the same thing. I think the reason we finish any…View More Are we making our children irresponsible?
Mathematics has this uncanny ability to polarise its audience — you either love the subject or you hate it. Notwithstanding the gender biases towards Maths, I have seen several of my colleagues going berserk around the time there was a Maths test, and it reached some feverish levels during those…View More What learning Maths taught me