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
Students are back on campus in full force. Most teachers will agree that the previous two years have affected our young ones, and it’s up to schools and teachers to pick up the pieces.I found my students to be restless and unable to sit still. They jiggled like bowlfuls of jelly, spoke out of turn,… Continue reading Mandala Mindfulness- A classroom calming activity
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
The day we were all waiting for finally came. Hybrid learning became a piece of our past rather than our present or future. All of the teachers did a merry jig when we heard the news. There were sighs of relief, cries of “Finally!” echoing through the halls. The last two years have certainly taken… Continue reading The teacher diaries- Do I want to teach on-campus again?
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!
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
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
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
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
When I became a facilitator in an international school several years ago, I was floored to learn about innovative practices in the education industry. The comparison between my own schooling and today’s classrooms was stark. I still remember my coordinator telling me that if she entered my classroom and couldn’t see me amongst my students’… Continue reading Slaves to data- How figures and numbers are affecting the way we teach