The teacher diaries- Imposter Syndrome- Are you an imposter in your own life?

I became acquainted with the term ‘Imposter Syndrome’ recently. It made the jigsaw puzzle of my underconfidence fit together perfectly. On the outside, I seem like a driven, passionate individual taking on the world. Although on the inside, I felt like a fraud for many years. I wondered why so many opportunities came my way.… Continue reading The teacher diaries- Imposter Syndrome- Are you an imposter in your own life?

Pandora’s Box-Redefining self image in our classrooms

Guest blog by Preeti Gangwani This was one of the most inspiring lessons in my entire teaching experience.The world feels that our work is mundane. People wonder how a teacher can teach the same concept year after year. I take pride when I say I’ve been lucky to spend the last seven years as a… Continue reading Pandora’s Box-Redefining self image in our classrooms

Tips to get your kids to read this summer

This blog doesn’t stem from my experience as an educator. I find that students do whatever they can to endear themselves to their teacher, so reading isn’t an issue in my classroom. But when I made my way home, I was confronted by two little boys who abhorred reading. They refused to touch books, preferred… Continue reading Tips to get your kids to read this summer

Creating a learner-driven display board

A dreaded chore in most classrooms, creating a fresh display board that exhibits student’s work effectively is a herculean task for most. A time and labour-intensive job, most teachers struggle to create a board that not only showcases student work samples but also demonstrate conceptual understanding on paper. I remember my first year as a… Continue reading Creating a learner-driven display board

Guest blog-Reaching out to students again

Teaching is a challenging job, especially in these changing times. Many years of teaching have enabled educators to have a special bond with students. We have to do it again from scratch in the post-pandemic world. All said and done; online classes didn’t do justice to students’ drive and creativity. Being away from school, they… Continue reading Guest blog-Reaching out to students again

Traditional Indian Games in a Modern School!

I was amidst an exciting exchange with my childhood friends about how schooling has changed. We reminisced on how we adored our days out in the sun, turning red as beets by the time we got home. We chuckled as we chatted about the pranks we used to play. We also began listing the games… Continue reading Traditional Indian Games in a Modern School!

Math Multiplication Mania- A times table game

With students coming back to campus, the Covid gap is rearing its head, reminding us how the last two years have acted as a slippery slope for our young ones. It has been a pleasure to hear laughter in the corridors, and it gives teachers renewed hope that we can bridge the learning gap.  Math… Continue reading Math Multiplication Mania- A times table game

English Grammar Scavenger Hunt

As students began pouring into the school campus after the government removed the lockdown, life permeated every corridor and classroom. Laughter was infectious, and we reveled in it.My teacher-brain began coming out of hibernation. It had been too long since I had taught on campus, and I wanted to experience teaching as I remembered it-… Continue reading English Grammar Scavenger Hunt

Creative assessments through technology- Guest blog by Vaishak M Raj

The post-pandemic world and the upsurge of technology have led to substantial evolution in education. Learning experiences have now expanded horizons to accommodate new edu-technologies. Assessments have now become creative in curriculums across the globe. Through technology, assessment tasks and strategies have brought in innovation, differentiation, and inclusion elements. An ideal assessment should be authentic,… Continue reading Creative assessments through technology- Guest blog by Vaishak M Raj

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