Introduction How /ˈɒf(ə)n/ do you know the English Pronunciation of a word? Do you know about the notation I used in the last sentence? The notation I used is the Phonetics notation for the word “often”. Now try pronouncing it and check the following: Do you pronounce it with stress…
In the race of being unique, the current educational bodies have failed to define a standard curriculum, while being critiqued for wiping the creativity out from the individuals during the teaching process. In the light of this argument, a standardised curriculum has different layers. On the other hand, the decision…View More Standardisation of curriculum: The good, the bad, and the ugly
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?
While the government, public authorities and private sectors have taken a few noticeable steps to bring more and more kids to school and increase academic participation, yet a quality in education and pedagogical developments have remained an elusive goal. A number of significant reasons such as poor infrastructure, inadequate number of teachers, student absenteeism, the high number of dropouts, gender disparities, and unsupportive environment have crippled our classrooms.View More Education for all: A comprehensive blueprint for bringing the change that India needs
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?
To keep the democracy thriving, and for the country’s future well-being, literacy, and mass education should be the highest priority for any government. A universal education is a key to national growth and prosperity.View More A theory of change typology: Is mindset everything?
I recently finished reading the book ‘Today and Tomorrow and’ by Isaac Asimov. Asimov needs no introduction to Science Fiction fans – he has been immortalised by his series of Science Fiction novels (none of which I have read, by the way). This book is a collection of essays Asimov…View More Awesome Asimov – Why Scientists should be Writers
A great teacher always keeps an open mind about how to best engage their students and get them excited about learning.View More A booster shot to both learning and teaching
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
Learning doesn’t end when class does. Every student is unique. Enabling educators to understand the learning pattern of each and every student, EdTech will miraculously improve how we teach our future generations without leaving anyone behind. Get used to the new buzz word ‘disruption’, because the word has lost its…View More Is your teaching about to be disrupted?
In the era of ubiquitous technology intervention in every single field, what is the role of a teacher? How does a teacher keep herself relevant with the times?View More A letter to teachers-to-be