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…
“What is a drop of rain, compared to the storm? What is a thought, compared to a mind? Our unity is full of wonder, which your tiny individualism… cannot even conceive.” — The Many, System Shock Have you ever wondered, why do geese fly in a V formation? As a bird flaps its…View More Shared intelligence: Harnessing the group’s wisdom
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
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…View More Helping your child learn with clarity
The scientist in me dissects every aspect of life and makes it easy for me to understand the nature around me. Like Richard Feynman said, the beauty on the surface is available for everyone but the beauty that a scientist sees is deeper and additive. I was listening to A…View More The science in the miracle of nature!
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” — Albert Einstein Learning is always evolving; especially in the age of the Internet. It is now instant, online, self-driven and on the go. Probably a decade later down the lane, it would not matter how…View More Blended Learning: A discovery-driven approach to learning
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?
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…View More Coffee, collaboration and connectivity: Bringing the startup culture in your classroom
Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration – Thomas Alva Edison I have always wondered why I like the things that I like or why am I the way I am? When I meditate on this idea in solitude, I hit upon the thought that I am what I am…View More Life – a wellspring of inspiration
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…View More The power of curiosity
“I don’t read, I proofread” – this is a boon and bane I live with every day. Little details pop out to me and I feel compelled to correct or change them – not always a pleasant experience, in fact, quite the contrary. Everyone around me – family, friends, colleagues…View More To spoon-feed or to allow flexibility?