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Lesson Plan | Why History Matters

These days, the trending topics of discussions on Social Media (as well as offline conversations) revolve around the documentary, India’s Daughter, and the Ban on Beef Consumption in Maharashtra state. There may be many other political topics that are trending, but for the sake of setting context for this article, I (more…)

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Article | Social Media & Teachers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article in dna India, about the imperative for teachers to use social media. The days of traditional centralised curriculum sent down for relay, by teachers, have long outlived their time. Students have more options, perhaps more interesting options to consume, than the (more…)

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Teacher’s Time

In a recent article in the NY Times, Fred M. Hechinger writes: “One major reason, he believes, is that while a great deal is expected of the schools, from teaching the fundamentals to creating civilized adults, ”whether schools are satisfying places for the students who attend them is largely irrelevant or of (more…)

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Books | The Future of the Curriculum; The MIT Press

There’s a lot going on in the world of curriculum design. The most common activity that we see, at least in India, is the inclusion of technology in curriculum design. Some of the initiatives are self-styled game-changers while some are incremental changes, which hardly affect the curriculum in a meaningful manner (more…)

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Article | Technology & Teachers

Yesterday, we talked of Technology Vs. Teachers. Today, we talk of Technology & Teachers. A key idea, inherent in the title of that (more…)

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Classroom Strategy | Language Evolution

When working on this classroom strategy, one question that bugged us for a while was whether this applied more to an English classroom or the History classroom. While the content leans towards use in an English classroom, there are interesting elements to the content that lend themselves to use, by the (more…)

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Learn | Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning | Stanford Online

Stanford Online has recently launched a new course that relates to Open Knowledge. We have been observing a steady trend towards the use of open resources in learning (much like this site, which offers quite a lot of useful resources openly). Yet there are many questions about what exactly open means. (more…)

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Link | Of Reflective Practice for Teachers

For a long time, teachers have been asked to focus on reflective practice. Very few, however, have described what reflective practice or reflective teaching is. “The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. This is a phrase that has become synonymous with the work we have done with building (more…)

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Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies by Thinking Aloud

Reading comprehension is the ability to read text, process it and understand its meaning – Wikipedia. Reading comprehension is introduced to students in Grade 1. Typically, a short passage is presented to students and then they are asked to read the questions that follow and provide answers. Students are asked to read the (more…)

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Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! We wish all teachers and students, and the education community at large, a safe, successful year ahead. May learning and teaching be (more…)

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A Sad, Sad, Sad Day

As and when possible, our team tries to help teachers build a better classroom. We offer ideas for teachers about how they may make their classrooms interesting, even when they don’t have access to basic technology. On this day, I wonder what we can offer, that would make sense, when (more…)

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Fakruddin’s Fridge | Good & Bad Conductors of Heat

Imagine a science class, where the class teacher walks in and asks “Children, would you like to listen to a story today?” How do you think the children will react? Do you visualise smiling and excited faces? At eVeltio TEN one of our passions is figuring out how learning can be made (more…)