Tagged: Schools

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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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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…)

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MIMonday | Best Class of the Month

Welcome to MI Monday I 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 | In -school professional development

Welcome to MI Monday I Week #17 To really get the most out of the teaching profession, three things are required: recruiting great people to become teachers; providing high quality training and continuous professional development; and ensuring teachers feel accountable for student learning above all else. Recent reports show that as many (more…)

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MI Monday | Extra-curricular learning time to boost attendance

Welcome to MI Monday I Week 13 The way that the school day and week is organised is critical in giving children the maximum opportunity to learn and develop: The school year in India is only about 140 days, and each school day often lasts  for around 5 hours. By (more…)

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MI Monday | Health Check-ups Helping Learning.

Welcome to MI Monday I Week 11 Some aspects of children’s lives outside of school have a big impact on their learning inside school. For many of the schools in and around the slums of India, malnutrition, poor health, diarrhoea, anaemia and sustainable access to clean water remain core barriers (more…)

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MI Monday | Low-cost, high impact classroom resources

Welcome to the first post of MI – Monday series on STIR classroom practice micro-innovation – Low cost, high impact classroom resources.  Micro-innovations (MI) identified by STIR are individual, small-scale, low-cost (and often zero-cost), replicable practices developed by teachers and principals that have the potential to contribute to improving education quality (more…)

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Report | Education at a Glance: 2013

Here’s a wonderful resource for teachers and other educationists looking for a source of data regarding the “state of education” around the world. A whopping 440pg report with statistics related to completion rates, educational attainment, labour market, earnings, investments, characteristics of systems and much more. Education at a Glance: OECD (more…)