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

Coursera- is it worth it?

What is Coursera? Coursera is a website that claims to build your skills by offering courses from top-notch universities such as Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and many more. This site boasts of courses in a plethora of fields, including engineering, education, language arts, and so much more. Coursera offers what are known as MOOCs (Massive Open… Continue reading Coursera- is it worth it?