The relationship between conceptual understanding and student action

When one imagines the role of a teacher, you would almost certainly think of a person who enters a class, teaches a topic, and then leaves. The cycle repeats itself for a year and carries on to infinity. While this is true for traditional teaching methodologies, the International Baccalaureate stresses enduring conceptual understanding rather than… Continue reading The relationship between conceptual understanding and student action

Sports-An integral part of learning

I was relishing a gorgeous evening while my boys played football with their peers. Blogging away, my cares were left far behind. Then, a familiar screech of rage pierced the peace of the dusk. It was my elder son, stomping his way across the field, tears of fury flowing down his cheeks. A bigger child… Continue reading Sports-An integral part of learning

Slaves to data- How figures and numbers are affecting the way we teach

When I became a facilitator in an international school several years ago, I was floored to learn about innovative practices in the education industry. The comparison between my own schooling and today’s classrooms was stark. I still remember my coordinator telling me that if she entered my classroom and couldn’t see me amongst my students’… Continue reading Slaves to data- How figures and numbers are affecting the way we teach

Guest post-Dance Photography: Dialogues, Discoveries and Dance

In the Middle Year Programme, our aim is to inspire young learner’s imaginations through the arts, challenge perceptions, and expand creative and analytical skills. Dance within the MYP framework is envisaged as an artistic, aesthetic, cultural, and physical subject. Through the unit ‘Evolution of dance to connect, express and heal’, the students experienced the concept… Continue reading Guest post-Dance Photography: Dialogues, Discoveries and Dance

Who’s Behind the Mask- Generational rules

When we think about it, every generation grows up with different rules. Cultures and environments evolve, and we need to keep up with changing times. When we were children, we ran free till dusk. We lay in the grass and watched stars cross our sights until they crumbled to dawn. We bounced in our parents’… Continue reading Who’s Behind the Mask- Generational rules

Willing your way to being a better teacher

As I heard her talk, I started pondering what she intended to say. Don’t we reap the rewards every day in the smiles of our students? Is the triumph of a learner breakthrough not enough to be classified as a win in our books? I had always believed so. I commenced scrutinizing my teaching career… Continue reading Willing your way to being a better teacher

Guest post – Creativity in education

The essence of creativity “Creativity is intelligence having fun,” said Albert Einstein. The last few decades have seen many ground-breaking approaches in education. Many programmes have been initiated and established to break the stereotypes in learning and teaching practices. However, one of the most noteworthy features of an evolving educational model is the relevance and… Continue reading Guest post – Creativity in education

10 things you can do to live a sustainable lifestyle right now

This blog is a change from my usual education related writing. However, sustainability is now a part of how I teach, and encouraging the next generation to think green and clean has become part of my mission as a facilitator. The thought of turning into an environmental warrior who goes gung ho and reverts to… Continue reading 10 things you can do to live a sustainable lifestyle right now

Tech Thursday- Microsoft Teams Reading Progress/Assessment

I love that Microsoft Teams continually innovates for the betterment of the next generation. One of the new features that I have adore is their ‘Reading Progress’, which can give great insight into your students’ reading skills. Creating a reading progress assignment Go to your Team and access assignments. Name your assignment and select the… Continue reading Tech Thursday- Microsoft Teams Reading Progress/Assessment

Parental involvement- How much is too much in hybrid/online schooling?

Educators and students have been vigorously involved in the reasonably new schooling system followed worldwide- the hybrid/online model. As cases surge, many schools are reverting from an on-campus model to the lesser preferred, albeit safer, education style of learning in the comfort of your own home. While learners and teachers navigate online learning platforms, a… Continue reading Parental involvement- How much is too much in hybrid/online schooling?