Sketch noting for classrooms-a creative stress buster

An artistic form of notetaking, sketch notes have taken the adult world by storm. There was a time when I would scroll through Twitter and spot two or more posts exhibiting magnificent sketch notes for professional development sessions or workshops. I found myself scrutinizing each arrow and stick figure, moving from one section to the next, in… Continue reading Sketch noting for classrooms-a creative stress buster

Getting organized- A review of Evernote for educators and professionals

Since I am a thorough tech junkie, when I find a tool that excites me, I feel an impulse to share it with the world. This app is close to my heart as it brings us closer to sustainability and green practices that we can implement in our daily lives. Evernote has not only improved… Continue reading Getting organized- A review of Evernote for educators and professionals

New visible thinking routines (VTRs) to encourage inquiry

Inquiry can be the easiest thing to do in a classroom or the toughest. It always hinges on the classroom ethos and the involvement of the learners in their own learning journey. These visible thinking routines can be used over the course of a day or two to chalk out the inquiry path of a… Continue reading New visible thinking routines (VTRs) to encourage inquiry

The Teacher Diaries- Taking teaching too literally

“Once upon a time I decided to teach,  Dreams of gifting wisdom to every and each,  It was only once I had given it time,  That I realized it wasn’t me but the students who shine.” The problem During my early days of teaching, I would charge into the classroom with all the vigour I… Continue reading The Teacher Diaries- Taking teaching too literally

Tech for creativity rather than replication

I have always been an advocate for technology in the classroom, and Covid 19 pushed educators into a space that tested the most knowledgeable teacher’s resolve. Treading the waters of the virtual world and ensuring that our students understood the privileges and pitfalls of technology was of utmost importance. We trained and encouraged them, their… Continue reading Tech for creativity rather than replication

Are EdX courses worth it?

If you are a devoted employee or leader, the chances are that you have commenced a time-consuming search for online courses for professional development. As the pandemic ebbs and flows, we are restricted to our four walls to mull over how unpredictable life is. As an educator, I felt trapped within a cage of quiet… Continue reading Are EdX courses worth it?

EdTech-The monster under your bed

You march across the hallway and lay down on your cozy bed, thankful that the day is over. The solace of the pillow beneath your head reminds you that you have had a challenging day and need to take breaks more often. As you start to drift away, something pesters you beneath the facade. A… Continue reading EdTech-The monster under your bed

Inquiry in a virtual classroom

The inquiry method is designed for learners to develop their individual interests while reinforcing that there is never a single ‘correct’ answer. Individual differences are celebrated in this pedagogy and children are inspired to build on what they know and venture forth into the unknown courageously. When a child uncovers a new nugget of information,… Continue reading Inquiry in a virtual classroom

A game of ‘Jeopardy’- assessing English grammar and math creatively

It gives me immense pleasure to see students enjoying reading or writing. The unfortunate paradox is that although language can help students build new worlds through their imagination, learning about grammar is cumbersome. Assessing a student’s understanding of grammar without undue stress can be an arduous task for an educator, and generating interest in completing… Continue reading A game of ‘Jeopardy’- assessing English grammar and math creatively

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