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Discovering my teaching method

What is my method? I have been a teacher for 2 decades now, I have not consciously reflected on my teaching method often. Lately, I have been watching the early seasons of the TV series Grey’s Anatomy. In one episode, a character (a senior surgeon) asks a new resident in…

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2 Concepts of Chemistry in Cooking

When we think about applications of Science in everyday life, Chemistry in cooking emerges as a natural extension. Cooking is one of the exhaustive applications of Chemistry in our everyday lives. When I was in college, Physical Chemistry was a hard nut to crack for me, especially Thermodynamics. I struggled…

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How many sounds does the letter ‘a’ make?

Letters and sounds My earliest memory of learning the English alphabet for the first time is the song – a b c d, e f g… h i j k, l m n o p… l m n o p q, r s t… u v w, x y z.…

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Let us build a village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” African proverb Churning thoughts The current situation, when schools are encouraging online learning, has kept me thinking and this article is the result of my pondering over learning in general and alternative learning spaces in particular. With our primary focus on R…

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Create memories with your children during this lock-down

Commotion at home: As the COVID19 crisis continues, the most common theme of discussion today is how to manage children at home? While some have figured it out, others are taking all the help they can get, some others are frustrated by the situation. Now that everyone is a home-schooler,…

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The power of curiosity

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…

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Is your teaching about to be disrupted?

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…

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