‘Quoted’ conversation A few days ago, I had a discussion with my wife about where quotes come from. An innocuous enough topic turned into a profound analysis of what is education. My wife subscribes to a weekly online newsletter of an author; quotes was a topic in one of the…
School students are perpetually battered with the burden of ‘syllabus completion’ right from the ‘ripe’ age of 6-7 years. This ‘syllabus-gospel’ that schools and teachers stick to is hugely driven by the content in textbooks. There is no dearth of the number and variety of textbooks available in the market…View More Conceptual clarity – why it is important in primary education?
How often have you come across this question? Does studying in premier schools/college make one think high of herself? Or is this a pointless generalization which has nothing to do with learning? Madhav Chavan, the co-founder, and CEO of the NGO, Pratham Foundation highlights, “we are focused on IITs, and primary schools,…View More The Rhetorical Question: “What school did you go to?”
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
“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