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News | State of Teacher Training in India

All the more reasons for teachers to take their professional development in their own hands. Being the key stakeholders in education, teachers have a significant opportunity available to them to initiate ways and means to help improve their performance and help focus not just on completing the syllabus, but ensuring (more…)

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CPD for Teachers: Part 2 – Benefits of CPD

Last week we posted an article, a first in a series regarding what CPD is, a couple of definitions and some of aims of CPD for teachers as described in the NCFTE 2009. As discussed in the article, CPD is an important component in the life of any professional. Most (more…)

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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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CPD for Teachers: Part 1 – What is CPD?

There is little argument that teachers are the the most valuable professionals in any learning society. Their importance in nation building and developing responsible and educated citizens, has been amply described by great thinkers and suitably demonstrated in various research activities that study social impact. We will, therefore avoid getting (more…)

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Article: Educating Teachers

As we continue to research for our upcoming series on Teacher CPD & Collaboration, here’s an interesting post by the Education Policy blog. It is a fairly long read, but worthwhile read. It covers, in detail, aspects of balancing course work & practice and determining effectiveness. “The teacher sets out (more…)

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Collaboration: Future Skills

This Monday, we posted an article about Teacher Collaboration, asking teachers in India to help us understand what hinders collaboration between teachers. I’ll admit it was a bit surprising that a large number of people voted for “Teachers have little interest in collaboration” (You can see the results of the (more…)

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Teacher Collaboration In India

What do teachers in India think about collaboration? Especially about peer-collaboration, to support their professional development. According to an article in Education Week: “In spite of research touting the benefits of collaboration, the survey found that more than half of teachers in grades 7 to 9 reported they rarely or (more…)

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Learning to Observe

Look at this picture. What do you see? Most people’s answer to the question above is “I see a living room.” But if we were to ask “What do you observe?”, then would your answer change? The Modern Oxford English Dictionary describes the word observation as “the action or process of observing something or (more…)