Tech Thursday- Using ‘Prodigy’ to gamify math

In one of my earlier blog posts, I ventured into my complicated history with mathematics. I have lately felt propelled to research ways to make mathematics pleasurable and interesting for young learners. I am convinced that the gamification of learning will soon take over the education sector and hoped to find something contemporary that would… Continue reading Tech Thursday- Using ‘Prodigy’ to gamify math

TESOL certification from Arizona State University- Was it worth it?

During my journey as a teacher, it has been a gradual realization that my passion lies in languages. I delight in sparking a passion in students for reading and writing. It gives me immense pleasure to see discussions taking place and debates galore in the classroom.When lockdown happened, I felt slightly bereft as I missed… Continue reading TESOL certification from Arizona State University- Was it worth it?

English Bingo- gamifying grammar

I have always loved to read, rushing through books that interested me and plodding through books that did not. I enjoy dabbling in poetry and creative writing, and when I became an IB teacher, I began to look for ways to bring inquiry and gamification to a language that was close to my heart. To… Continue reading English Bingo- gamifying grammar

International Mother Language Day- nurturing each child’s heritage at school

When I joined a prominent IB school as a new teacher, I was busy taking in my surroundings and learning my way around the school. One of my favorite places to visit once the library, both in the primary wing and the secondary. I found myself venturing there many times a week for new volumes… Continue reading International Mother Language Day- nurturing each child’s heritage at school

Tech Thursday- a review of Google Jamboard

When we turned to remote learning at the beginning of the pandemic, we laboured through technical issues and worked relentlessly to ensure that students could continue their education seamlessly. We went through countless tutorials of Microsoft teams and collaborated on which tools would be most apt for various age groups. All the teams was a… Continue reading Tech Thursday- a review of Google Jamboard

Integrating math with creativity

When I first joined an IB school, I took on the role of a form tutor. I had the charge of twenty lively and energetic third graders, and I had to learn along with them. I did my best to understand the principles of the International Baccalaureate while learning on the job. I remember that… Continue reading Integrating math with creativity

The importance of play

Global play day just went by on the 3rd of February, much to the teachers’ and students’ delight. When I enrolled my boys into their first ‘big kids school’ in Gurgaon, they ended up joining on Global Play Day unbeknownst to us. They were in pre-nursery and kindergarten, so the stress of having the little… Continue reading The importance of play

Tech Thursday- Parlay Ideas- a tool for peer review

When we were thrust into the unknown pandemic scenario, we as educators struggled to replace our old teacher toolkit with new tools online. There has been a steep learning curve for teachers around the globe. We have risen to the occasion and ensured that we delivered quality education to our students, no matter where we… Continue reading Tech Thursday- Parlay Ideas- a tool for peer review

A newcomers introduction to student agency

I believe in the principles of IB education which include progressive ideas of student agency, action, and a mission to create global citizens of the future. I endorsed the IB methodology for my own children, so when presented with the fortuitous chance to work in an IB school I immediately grabbed the opportunity. However, my… Continue reading A newcomers introduction to student agency

Learning and teaching during pandemic times

I have always been enthralled by the principles of an IB education which include progressive ideas of student agency, action and a mission to create global citizens of the future. Unfortunately, before the school year began in 2020, we were thrown into the unchartered waters of a historic pandemic. As educators, the immediate challenge was… Continue reading Learning and teaching during pandemic times