Tagged: Education

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Link | Storytelling in STEM Education? | MindShift

Storytelling, as a learning strategy is not limited to the teaching and learning of languages. In this article from KQED, comes a fine example of storytelling, used to good effect in the teaching of science and technology. Not only does it help the class become more interesting, it enhances skills (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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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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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 enjoyable, effective, and fun. We will continue to bring you ideas and thoughts that you can use in your (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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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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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 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…)