Out of the Box Assessments!

I have always enjoyed planning the unit of inquiry. It has tremendous scope for research, investigation, and collaboration. There is no end to what you can add to pique the students’ interest in a particular topic. Since this is my 5th year running in grade 3, I decided to go all out with out-of-the-box assessments… Continue reading Out of the Box Assessments!

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Guest Post- IBDP Biology HL Study Tips And Help

Due to the substantial amount of information and requirements, biology HL was a topic that consumed most of a student’s revision time. The time management component of balancing the IA with other necessities and new topics was the most challenging aspect of this subject. If students juggle other requirements for other classes, they wouldn’t have… Continue reading Guest Post- IBDP Biology HL Study Tips And Help

Differentiation in research work for young students

My third graders are just learning about research work. In the International Baccalaureate, we teach ‘research skills’ to young students, apprising them about primary and secondary sources, academic integrity, and so on. The novelty of research work never wears off on young learners, and research tasks are greeted with massive hurrahs. However, whenever I gave… Continue reading Differentiation in research work for young students

Inquiry based learning in dance- guest blog by Sumit Raghav

Inquiry-based learning is a method of instruction that allows students to explore, ask questions and find their own answers. This learning style contrasts more traditional forms of teaching whereby teachers dictate what is to be learned and provide direct guidance on how to do so.This post will detail why we think inquiry-based learning has many… Continue reading Inquiry based learning in dance- guest blog by Sumit Raghav

The teacher diaries- Imposter Syndrome- Are you an imposter in your own life?

I became acquainted with the term ‘Imposter Syndrome’ recently. It made the jigsaw puzzle of my underconfidence fit together perfectly. On the outside, I seem like a driven, passionate individual taking on the world. Although on the inside, I felt like a fraud for many years. I wondered why so many opportunities came my way.… Continue reading The teacher diaries- Imposter Syndrome- Are you an imposter in your own life?

Pandora’s Box-Redefining self image in our classrooms

Guest blog by Preeti Gangwani This was one of the most inspiring lessons in my entire teaching experience.The world feels that our work is mundane. People wonder how a teacher can teach the same concept year after year. I take pride when I say I’ve been lucky to spend the last seven years as a… Continue reading Pandora’s Box-Redefining self image in our classrooms

The Placemat Strategy- connecting to the TD theme

Groupwork and collaboration are the need of the hour for the next generation. To be able to work in a team, express yourself clearly, and understand different perspectives- I consider these life skills. Life skills may seem basic, and I’ve heard people scoff at the need to teach life skills! However, I can see that… Continue reading The Placemat Strategy- connecting to the TD theme

Enter my mind- A VTR for well being and trust

What is a wellbeing VTR? VTR stands for visible thinking routine. They help to make a person’s inner thoughts visible and clear to a third person. You may find a lot of visible thinking routines on the internet related to academics that encourage students to organize and structure their thoughts on a particular topic. However,… Continue reading Enter my mind- A VTR for well being and trust

The Teacher Diaries: 30-day workout challenge

My job as a teacher can be all-encompassing. But, I assume that’s true of any profession. We get up in the morning, go through the bump and grind of life and then return home, hoping to put our legs up for the day. I’ve always been a fitness enthusiast since I was a dancer in… Continue reading The Teacher Diaries: 30-day workout challenge

Tips to get your kids to read this summer

This blog doesn’t stem from my experience as an educator. I find that students do whatever they can to endear themselves to their teacher, so reading isn’t an issue in my classroom. But when I made my way home, I was confronted by two little boys who abhorred reading. They refused to touch books, preferred… Continue reading Tips to get your kids to read this summer