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Lesson Plan | Grade 7 | Light

Tina, a Grade 7 student loves painting. She dreams about completing her 10th and then pursuing a career in visual arts, either painting or photography, and hosting her first exhibition. The Physics teacher calls her name and jolts Tina out of her reverie. She asks Tina to share her thoughts about the (more…)

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Teaching Strategy | What is Multiplication?

When students are taught multiplication, it’s often taught by showing them the multiplication table and asking them to read it aloud, and then repeat it many times, until they remember it, “by heart”. But what does multiplication mean? Does saying “Two times six is twelve” mean something to the child? (more…)

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Dual Language in the Classroom

This weeks micro-innovations article MI Monday I Try English speaks about encouraging teachers to speak English in rural schools in India. In many rural schools and low-income schools, the language of teaching is the regional language while English is the second language. Thus, a very large portion of the audience that (more…)

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Structured Yet Unstructured Learning – Is it Possible?

A school timetable tells you what subjects and lessons will be taught in class through the week. It gives predictability to students and teachers and ensures that all subjects are adequately covered. But, do timetables also bring about monotony in the school life? Do they take away the flexibility of (more…)

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MI Monday |Try English

Welcome to MI Monday The study indicates that most of the rural schools students are poor in English language due to lack of skilled teachers, proper teacher training, using proper teaching methods and materials, so on. As a result English curriculum implementation at primary level in India is becoming difficult. Problem (more…)

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MI Monday | Self Evaluation

Assessment, and specifically self-assessment and evaluation, allows us to tap into student differences in order to see how our teaching can respond to their needs. Several simple, transferable methods can be used at any point in a unit in order to promote reflection on learning and inform our instruction. Here (more…)

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MI Monday | Incentive Chart

Welcome to MI Monday Identifying students’ improvement areas, and providing them structured guidance can drastically accelerate their learning outcomes. However, it is often hard for teachers to keep track of individual children needs. Today’s micro-innovation suggests a way in which students progress can be tracked systematically to provide them personalised guidance (more…)

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MI Monday | Getting Kids to School

Welcome to MI Monday Research has proved that one of the biggest factor influencing children academic success is their attendance to school. Children who attend school regularly are likely to learn more, and progress faster academically. In this context, today’s micro-innovation describes an idea used by a principal, Ms.Pritam Kaur, to (more…)