The Montessori method Nowadays, the Montessori method is a familiar name to parents, educators, and the public alike. The Montessori method has gained widespread application all over the world, including India. I have been reading the book, The Secret of Childhood by Maria Montessori, over the last few weeks. The…View More 4 lessons to learn from the Montessori method
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Matters of the heart
Learning from teaching Last week in Biology class, matters of the heart were the main topic of discussion. The structure and function of the human heart, I mean! I teach Biology rarely, once in 2-3 years. Every experience gives me food for thought. During our discussion, I made an erroneous…View More Matters of the heart
Are you considering schooling at home? Ask yourself these 6 critical questions
Questions and discussions surrounding schooling at home have increased in the last few months in our network. The year of the pandemic has provided an unprecedented opportunity for children attending school from home. This situation has made parents think about schooling children at home. At the least, curiosity on this…View More Are you considering schooling at home? Ask yourself these 6 critical questions
What’s in a name?
“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Introduction Despite the wide popularity of the Shakespeare quote regarding names, we associate specificity to names. Have you ever pondered on the stories behind names? Names of…View More What’s in a name?
NumberNagar® Dialogue Series – On Making Mathematics the Way of Your Life
Introduction Mathematics is all around us, whether we see it or not. Mathematics is the gear and machinery which drives things we can see, feel, and touch, and things we can’t. We got a very good perspective on how to get command in Mathematics in our last article. While doing…View More NumberNagar® Dialogue Series – On Making Mathematics the Way of Your Life
NumberNagar® Dialogue Series – On Getting Command in Mathematics
Introduction When people ask me what’s the value of learning Mathematics if you are not going to apply in your job, I say Mathematics is all around you. If you understand Mathematics you can appreciate how nature works, how the celestial bodies work, and how everything we have created so…View More NumberNagar® Dialogue Series – On Getting Command in Mathematics
What’s new in CBSE and why Experiential Learning is even more relevant?
Learning is experience, everything else is information. — Albert Einstein Remember those bulky school textbooks in primary or even higher secondary classes? Remember learning fractions in Maths or compounds in Chemistry? For many for us, it was merely a mechanical retrieval of fragmented knowledge rather than understanding it well enough. …View More What’s new in CBSE and why Experiential Learning is even more relevant?
Making Maths fun for your kids
“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
Social Media as Learning and Engagement Tool – A Perspective
Technology and Social Media have become essential parts of our lives. I recall the excitement when we bought our first TV followed by those Sunday serials. I often had to hear my parents saying, “don’t watch TV for long, it will spoil your eyes”, or “watch it from at least…View More Social Media as Learning and Engagement Tool – A Perspective
Standardisation of curriculum: The good, the bad, and the ugly
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