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

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- 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