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

The teacher diaries- Do I want to teach on-campus 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?

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

Sports-An integral part of learning

I was relishing a gorgeous evening while my boys played football with their peers. Blogging away, my cares were left far behind. Then, a familiar screech of rage pierced the peace of the dusk. It was my elder son, stomping his way across the field, tears of fury flowing down his cheeks. A bigger child… Continue reading Sports-An integral part of learning

Slaves to data- How figures and numbers are affecting the way we teach

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

Guest post-Dance Photography: Dialogues, Discoveries and Dance

In the Middle Year Programme, our aim is to inspire young learner’s imaginations through the arts, challenge perceptions, and expand creative and analytical skills. Dance within the MYP framework is envisaged as an artistic, aesthetic, cultural, and physical subject. Through the unit ‘Evolution of dance to connect, express and heal’, the students experienced the concept… Continue reading Guest post-Dance Photography: Dialogues, Discoveries and Dance

Who’s Behind the Mask- Generational rules

When we think about it, every generation grows up with different rules. Cultures and environments evolve, and we need to keep up with changing times. When we were children, we ran free till dusk. We lay in the grass and watched stars cross our sights until they crumbled to dawn. We bounced in our parents’… Continue reading Who’s Behind the Mask- Generational rules

Willing your way to being a better teacher

As I heard her talk, I started pondering what she intended to say. Don’t we reap the rewards every day in the smiles of our students? Is the triumph of a learner breakthrough not enough to be classified as a win in our books? I had always believed so. I commenced scrutinizing my teaching career… Continue reading Willing your way to being a better teacher

Guest post – Creativity in education

The essence of creativity “Creativity is intelligence having fun,” said Albert Einstein. The last few decades have seen many ground-breaking approaches in education. Many programmes have been initiated and established to break the stereotypes in learning and teaching practices. However, one of the most noteworthy features of an evolving educational model is the relevance and… Continue reading Guest post – Creativity in education