Despite several schemes to promote girl child education, the percentage of girls out of school (age 11-14) in Uttar Pradesh is 9.9%, the highest in the country. Even neighbouring state Bihar fares better at just 4.4%
"Raghav and I genuinely felt that there was a market to be tapped into for conducting quizzes, while crafting a niche for ourselves as well. We worked with around 130 children from two schools in Pune where we interacted with them through quiz questions and stories. Seeing the potential of the engagement with children, we felt that we had to devote our full attention to the opportunity. "
"He challenged and dramatically changed society’s perceptions of individuals with visual disabilities. Born in Sri Nagar, Jammu and Kashmir Jawahar Lal Kaul lost his sight due to Smallpox at the tender age of five. Undeterred, he pursued his school and university education,braving heavy odds and distinguishing himself as a student with outstanding merit.He stood first in B.A. (Hons) Sanskrit at Punjab University in 1967, receiving the Gold Medal in recognition."
"I was born in Uttar Pradesh, had my education in Delhi University and I am an ex-serviceman too. I am a hardworking, self-made man with the sole aim of spreading education in the society, that too from the lowest strata. I was running a profitable business and my love for education made me leave it to start Muni International School in 2002."
"Teachers have to motivate students in various ways. Teachers are not to meant to just teach what is there in the text book but to teach what is not there in the text books. By the way we teach, students must develop the right attitude and get motivation. It is very important for the teachers to talk about history of science. Talking about scientists and how they made major discoveries is necessary. Unfortunately students do not even see photographs of great scientists about whose work they study."
How to become a school counsellor? Those who are really interested to become a counsellor, can get basic degree in psychology and proceed further to study Post graduate level School psychology courses with necessary internship.Those who are professionally qualified to provide counselling to the children can practice in the school system as well as in the community. There are opportunities in India to become school counsellors to work with the schools.
School counselors are an integral part of today's educational system. Their role serves to foster the proper emotional, social, academic, and career development of students. They help to ensure that the students of today become the well -rounded adults of tomorrow. Dr.Nagpal, as the chairperson of AISCAP serves as an excellent example of this process at work. Taking a proactive role in education of the students he dedicates himself to making a difference in the lives of the students. That dedication shines through in the following interview.
"A mindful teacher is not born but made. It is made out of deeper levels of reflection, introspection, continuous evolution and a maturity that makes each of them rise above the situation and view from a larger holistic perspective. A teacher, who is willing to learn, moves towards being a mindful teacher."
Mangala Ganesh holds a Diploma, a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She has over thirteen years of rich experience in setting up and managing school and college library systems for various educational institutions in Bangalore. Mangala has been instrumental in setting up the school library from scratch
Mr Umar Jaffar has been the Director of Eastern Public School since January 2015. He has 25 years of experience in teaching. A post graduate and research scholar in Mathematics, Mr Jaffar’s love for education made him take the teaching path.
Everyone loves online videos. People in every age group are shifting their viewing habits to online video and away from television. Unsurprisingly, Americans between the ages of 18 – 24 watch the least amount of television and drive online video consumption rates with their phones
At one point in my life, virtual reality was really nothing more than something that might be part of a ride at a theme park. Now, however, thanks to Google and some nifty cardboard folding, it could well become a normal part of classrooms around the world.
Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate courses online within five years, says the co-founder of a US online university network. Daphne Koller, president of Coursera, said the necessary technology was available but universities had been hesitant about their "reputation".
Professional courses like MBA and engineering aren't the only ones burning holes in the pocket. An analysis shows that junior school education in the city too has become expensive, with fees in some schools more than doubling since 2012.
The crisis in education is especially apparent in the four BIMARU states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh (UP)–with 445.1 million of India’s 1.2 billion population and some of the lowest literacy rates in the country
One curious feature of Indian education system, political and bureaucratic establishment as based in Delhi, leads to a series of inequalities of opportunities and also denial of opportunities equitably to all citizens.
Preteens and teens may appear dazzlingly fluent, flitting among social-media sites, uploading selfies and texting friends. But they’re often clueless about evaluating the accuracy and trustworthiness of what they find.
Your daughter’s homework isn’t being marked. Your son’s been put in detention for no real reason. What’s the best course of action? A teacher writes … One of the best pieces of advice I was ever given was from a friend in the restaurant business.
India’s first online Academic Crowd funded Scholarship Platform . Aims to bring students and academicians together to remove financial barriers. Edudharma is founded by a bunch of youngsters working for various social causes and for welfare of students.
CHIREC is a brand, having been established by Mrs. Ratna D. Reddy in 1989. The hall mark of the school is that it takes up new initiatives each year and sets trends for other to follow. The latest of CHIREC International's new social venture is a Mobile Library!
ChalkTalk is probably the only app in the country to provide real time attendance notification to the mobiles of parents. Parents get message alerts on the in/out time of the students and the number of days they were absent. Leave application is also available on this app. Students can track their attendance targets. Growth analysis for each student all through his/her student life and there is no need for using any other app for this purpose.
Shovana Narayan is a Kathak Maestro and an outstanding dancer. She created a new and innovative style of performing arts by enriching it with a deeper and wider canvas of expression and dimensions. She has been awarded with Padmashri in 1992 and Sangeet Natak Academy Awards in 1999.
Story Arts India offers storytelling with arts (music and movement integrated) performances and training workshops. Deepa Kiran is a professional storyteller of international repute, an educationalist, writer, compeer (hosting events) and voice-over artist.
Headed by Mr. Raj Singh, Corbett Wilds organises camps for visiting the park, adventure activities and educational school camps. Every year more than 10,000 children visit Corbett National Park for activity camps from all over the country especially from Delhi, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Mumbai. It is becoming increasingly popular in the Delhi and NCR region.
“Related to academics our students excelled at not only national but also at international level. 1st at International level in GK Olympiad , 2 students stood 4th at International level in English Olympiad, 1 student stood 2nd in talent hunt Olympiad. Our students shine with 92 gold medals, 66 silver medals and 61 bronze medals in different Olympiads like Maths, Science, English, GK, Hindi etc.”
Ms Komal Singh is the founder Principal of ‘Learning Paths School’ which started its journey as ‘The Millennium School’, Mohali on March 24, 2008. Ms Singh’s teaching career happened by accident and there is no looking back since then. From just doing a job it became a passion, a sort of vocation and she decided to pursue teaching as a serious career.
Situated in Hyderabad, Sri Aurobindo International School was established to exemplify Sri Aurobindo’s vision of integral education. The school is affiliated to the ISC board, catering to students from pre-primary to class XII.
"...I got startled by the striking realization that students actually needed better teachers, better teaching methodologies, and effective learning aids more than the materials we had distributed. That was when I decided to create teaching aids to make teaching easier for teachers and learning aids to make learning fun for students.”
Hole-in-the-Wall Education Project was set-up to research and propagate the idea and a path breaking learning methodology “Minimally Invasive Education”, created by Dr. Sugata Mitra, NIIT’s Chief Scientist Emeritus.
I went to Bishop Cotton Girls' School - it brings back my wonderful memories to me. I always have nostalgic thoughts when I think about Bishop Cotton Girls' School because it was a very special time of my life. I think school is always a very special time of everyone's life because that's the first time you basically get to meet other children of your age and share common interests and do common things. And that’s a very important part of my school memories, where it teaches you about new things in life. Your teacher plays such an important role in your life at that stage. At that stage all your teachers are the ones that really are the biggest influences in your life.
“it is a great experience in DAV and the culture is nice. Students respect a lot. Library is their favourite place.” Nobody can stop them from coming to the library. Her co-librarian says “it is a beautiful library not to be seen anywhere. I have visited many schools but I have never seen such a library. That is why I took up the job here.” Even the visitors to the library make it a point to remark that “this is the library I want to be in.”
"In her visits to the Lucknow Railway Station, she was moved by the plight of orphans working there. She began by first befriending them, talking to them about the importance of education and then teaching them. She started teaching a batch of 20-25 children and funded their books and stationary by giving evening tuitions from home. Slowly, the public at the railway station also started helping out."
"There are around 1.4 million schools in India, around 25% of which are private schools. Less than 10 % of these have digital classrooms, which is a clear indicator of its great potential for growth for many years to come"
Sri Vyshnavi Yarlagadda (born 06 December 1995 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) is the first Indian ever to win a gold medal at the World Memory Championships. She attained her career best rank no. 2 in October 2013 in Names and Faces event by the World Memory Sports Council. She is the first Indian to set a Junior World Record and also the first Indian Woman to win a Gold medal in World Junior Memory Championships.
Ms Kaye Jacob is a veteran educator with 40 years of experience across international schools in the U.S.A, Japan, India and Egypt. Ms. Jacob has been associated with The Heritage School - Gurgaon since 6 years.
Amandeep Sadhu, Sherwood College, Nainital, a 145-year old reputable boarding school of India, has been associated with the school since March, 2004. He says, “Once a Sherwoodian forever a Sherwoodian”, best exemplifies the spirit and love of the children for their school.
My initial schooling was done in Sree Saraswathi Vidya Mandir followed by Bangalore High School, both situated in Jayanagar, suburbs of Bangalore South. During my school days, along with standard textbook curriculum I was also involved in various extra curricular activities like participation in intra and inter-school quiz and extempore competitions along with hiking, rock climbing and scouting. It was this extra curricular activity that helped me to look beyond standard textbooks and develop interest in science and in nature i.e., the phenomena of physical world. At home I was also exposed to Kannada literature to which I developed special interest and it still continues. I did not have any pressure to focus only on school curriculum and as long as I was engaged in productive activity my parents were okay with it.
"I have been a part and parcel of this esteemed institution since 2008. I joined as an English teacher. Every day, ever since then has been a great learning experience. Learning can never stop. The children are extremely smart and one has to be updated with the latest trend be it in terms of education, student lingo, movies or songs."
About the initiatives to be taken to make English interesting, Ms. Khushnawaz Havewala says that the teachers should stop ordering the students to learn because children may question “why am I doing this.” The children should be involved in more activities than fill up worksheets, comprehensions, or reciting poems. Things should be discussed with them. They can be asked to watch a movie to know the books from where the movies have been taken or taken on field trips. She says making and realizing connections will make the subject interesting.
Ms. Nivedita Ganguli has been the Principal of the school since last one year though she is associated with the school for the past 17 years. She is the proud recipient of two awards – Dr. Zakir Hussain-The Great Teacher Award and Outstanding Life Skills Award.
The man who took Indian Badminton to world stage by winning All England Badminton Championship in 1980. "I did my schooling in Bangalore. That was when I started playing Badminton at Canara Union courts in Malleshwaram at the age of 7. During 60’s Badminton was not that popular in southern India. Another game called BALL BADMINTON which was an outdoor sport was very popular in the south. In the whole Bangalore there were only 5 or 6 Badminton Halls. That was how popular this sport in the 60’s and 70’s. It was only after my All England victory in 1980 that badminton became a popular sport with lot more media coverage and sponsorship. Today it is one of the most popular sports in the country after cricket."
Mr. Mahendra Singh Chauhan has been working as Sports In-Charge at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, a residential school, since 1996 and has become the head of the sports division in 2008. He has studied in the same institution and after having taken up Physical Education in 1996, has been working with the school since then.
Learning is a complex cognitive phenomena that has been and is still the central theme of a wide variety of scientific studies. The overarching question ‘how we learn what we learn’ intrigued scientists across different disciplines and generated tons of literature on the topic.