Lock-down as a trigger The lock-down and quarantined existence over the last few months has given us opportunities to re-evaluate our habits and life choices. I have been continuously reflecting and introspecting. I have re-evaluated many things – my daily routine, my work schedule, my eating habits, my socialising activities,…
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…View More Phonetics – The tool for better English Pronunciation
A week ago, an interesting conversation happened with my team during lunch time at office. A routine lunch-time conversation: We gather at the lunch table as usual; it was only the Three Musketeers that day – Varsha, Vasundara and I. Varsha’s lunch box had roti and ‘parval-aloo’ (Hindi). Varsha is…View More Lunch-time conversation – Learning from everyday experiences
The Transient Abode How does it sound if during your childhood you had to visit exciting places and make new friends all over again after every few years? If during your childhood, your parents were in one of the central government jobs, before you knew it, it was time to…View More The Curious Case of Homeschooling in India
Telling the whole story When I was a child, my dad used to often tell this joke. He tells it occasionally even today and I still laugh at it. A school boy brings a prize back home. He proudly proclaims to his parents, “I won second prize in running race…View More Context! Context! Context!
Pies – The tasty 3D circles I don’t have a sweet tooth like many of my friends. That doesn’t mean I can’t relish an occasional sweet treat. When it comes to Pie, I like all sort of them, Apple Pie, Blueberry Pie, Banana Pie, and so on. People actually argue…View More My love for Pi and the Spheres in the Sky
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
“Without Mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is Mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.” – Shakuntala Devi Do you like Maths and think it’s fun? Do you want to hear from your kids – “It’s Maths time!”? Mathematics is the universal language and is incredibly powerful. From…View More Making Maths fun for your kids
Conceptual Understanding: The significance of conceptual understanding in the modern education system in India cannot be stressed enough. This is especially important owing to stiff competition emerging at every stage of the academic ladder. The beauty of learning at NumberNagar® is that learning concepts right the first time is not…View More The Pressing Need for Child-Centric Learning
Educators, now, focus on the pedagogical changes and practices of blended learning while teachers facilitate the personalisation of student learning.View More Blended Learning: A Perspective on “Learning how to Learn”
Technology – in the form of gadgets and applications – has penetrated every aspect of our lives. Young and old alike use technology for every task, from the mundane to the profound. There’s a gadget for this, there’s an app for that – we commonly hear these words in everyday…View More Technology in Education: Boon or Bane?