Category: Instructional Design


Article | Let’s Equip Students with Learning Tools

The main job that teachers have is, to teach. But just teaching isn’t sufficient, because students also need to be taught how they can learn. For example, if someone were to ask you to make a presentation on the evolution of dinosaurs, how would you prepare for the presentation. Most (more…)


Article | What’s In It For Me?

Imagine that you walk to your office one morning, and on your desk you see a memo stating that you have been nominated for a diving training program. You sit at your desk and wonder, what a diving training program has to do with you, and why you should even (more…)


Lesson Plan (How to Write a Learning Objective) | Soil

This post is in continuation to the previous post (Article | But, What’s the Objective?). In this article, we’ll look at a Grade 7 chapter on Soil and see how we can write learning objectives for the given content. The chapter begins with presenting an activity (9.1) to students. In (more…)


ID | Be Objective About it

Bloom’s taxonomy became the basis of eLearning content more than it has become the basis of instructional strategy – I won’t claim that it was supposed to be the other way. But one thing that Bloom’s Taxonomy made sure that objectives were always stated upfront – usually the first (or (more…)


Article | But, What’s the Objective?

Meera was running late for her science class. The bus was late as usual, and a truck breakdown didn’t make things any easier. When she reached school, she hurried to the staff room to collect her things. As she was leaving the staff room, she bumped into her colleague Roy. (more…)


MI Monday | Objectives, not Textbooks

Welcome to MI Monday I Week 6 ‘Begin with the end in mind’ is one of the seven habits of highly effective people as suggested by Stephen R. Covey, writer of the famous book ‘ Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’. For teachers, this habit translates into teaching in their (more…)


Article | Teaching Linguistic Learners

Since the theme for this week was English, we wind up the series with a post about linguistic learners. A typical classroom in school comprises different students. When we use the term “different or differences” we often think about the cultural background difference or difference in ability of learning. But, (more…)