Glaring mistakes, downright lies and embellishments in textbooks are often featured in local media. A trend that is all the more worrying, given that India's education system promotes rote learning at the cost of analytical thinking.
Located in Thane, Maharashtra, Dnyan Ganga International Education’s Trust is an ICSE school. Mrs. ShivaniBalodi, the Principal of the school who has been associated with the school for two years. The Principal says “We have GPRS system in the school buses. The school provides RFID cards with the SMS service to the parents.”
Recently Podar Jumbo Kids Banashankari won “the prestigious award of Best Preschool in Bangalore at the Asia Education Summit in New Delhi.” The school has several other awards at their name which speaks volume of their credentials.
Little Millennium is a pre-school having 250 centres spread across 65 cities in India. It has served around 50,000 children till date. The point of contact of the pre-school situated at Nerul in Navi Mumbai is Mrs. Suhani Gupta. It was set up in 2009.
Established in the year 1968 by the founding members (Late) Mr. Alexander Menezes and Mrs. Dorothy Menezes, who currently is the Director (Academics), the school caters to educational needs of about 3000 students both boys & girls from kindergarten to Pre-University and a staff strength of 180.
Eckovation, Flygrades, Sesame Workshop in India (SWI) - using disruptive innovation and the digital drive, these young companies are working on making India's education system more robust. A Mckinsey report on education and skills says blending learning with MOOCs (massive open online courses) can bring high-quality courses to students, and learning simulations can boost hands-on training in nursing and other disciplines. India could have about 24 million more high-school and college-educated workers and 18 million to 33 million more vocationally trained workers by 2025, as a result of digitisation in the education sector.
Average salaries for school principals at international schools are now in the range of Rs 30 lakh to Rs 50 lakh-plus, excluding perks that may include free accommodation; going up to Rs 1 crore-plus for those at the top end. Just two years ago, the pay range was Rs 25-35 lakh. Even in schools that are not the best paymasters, principals' salaries have almost doubled from the Rs 8 lakh to Rs 15 lakh bracket.
The National School Sanitation Manual recommends one toilet for every 80 students, taking into consideration queuing time, peak hours (lunch/break time) and strength of the school. For day schools, it recommends one toilet for 40 girls and one urinal for 20 girls. In Kerala about 70 per cent of the CBSE schools fall in the ‘Red’ category, exposing the inadequate toilet and washing facilities on the campuses.
Private schools are required to reserve 25 per cent of seats for EWS students in all fresh admissions entry level upwards. According to investigators, the alleged kingpin and his touts hung out near leading private schools in the admissions season, targeting parents who appeared to be disappointed at their child not getting admission. They allegedly struck deals for between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, but never told any parent how they had managed to get their child in.
Recently I received this letter from Mr. Nitya Matthai, my old school teacher at Lawrence School, Lovedale (Tamil Nadu). Mr. Matthai has been teaching at Lovedale for 35 years now..I post this letter for the benefit of fellow teachers in the Indian schools.
Samskrita Bharati is in fact a movement, not a school says Mr Chakrapani. Founded in 1981, it is committed to spreading of Sanskrit, exposition of its richness and beauty and its relevance to the modern world.
Vidya Sanskar International School situated in Delhi, NCR is India’s first residential school “that has been instituted to provide a holistic learning environment”. Ms.Vasudha Neel Mani has been associated with the school since its inception and “joined as a Vice-Principal five years ago and then took over as Principal after a year.”
An alumni of Doon school, Knox College and MBA from INSEAD (‘03) Saurabh is a former Silicon Valley entrepreneur. According to him, Inme helps youngsters realize the simple fact that “I have much more in me than I thought or what others told me I had!”
Situated at New Town Kolkata, Mongrace Montessori House and Day Care Centre is set up in 2010 by The Suresh Amiya Memorial Trust (SAMT), a public charitable trust. Ms Chandrika Ramakrishnan is the founder principal.
Youreka is the pioneer of adventure based learning programs for children in India. They have been conducting these camps since 1996. Unique summer camp in wilderness and in the midst of nature which brings out courage, confidence and care in children
Sunny Prep. & High School is an English medium co-education school that follows ICSE syllabus. It is situated at Behala in Kolkata. The school is currently run by the Bengal Education Society. Mrs. Dipali Adak is the principal of the school. She has been associated with the institution over the last 4 years.
Launched in March 2010, Shiishyaa is a school for special children. It started its journey with one student but now it extends its services to several. The ultimate goal of this institution is to fulfil the educational requirements of differently abled children
The director of the Podar Jumbo Kids franchise situated at Frazer Town in Bangalore is Mrs. Shara Chellani Sawhney. She has been associated with the centre over the last 10 years. Mrs. Shara won the prestigious ‘Jewel of India’ award in 2014 from the Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi. The school also received ‘Best preschool in Karnataka’ in 2013, ‘Best school with innovative Pedagogy’ in 2014 and ‘Leaders Award in Education’ in 2015.
Templeton Academy International was launched in Naukuchiatal (Nainital) in 2004. The entire campus is connected through Local Area Network, including the IT lab, library and the hostels. There is a 24-hour wireless Internet connectivity with high data transfer speed. UPSs are installed for uninterrupted power supply in each lab.
Principal Mr. Joshua Hastings has been associated with this for “almost 9 years, now...” which “seems like forever” to him.The school strongly believes that besides academics “Student safety and their health are important to make and keep our future citizens strong and healthy.”
Teaching ought to be a profession for hard-working altruists who want to improve children’s life prospects. But all too often school systems seem designed to attract mediocre timeservers. Many Mexican teachers have inherited their jobs; Brazilian ones earn less than other public servants, and retire much earlier. Each school-day a quarter of Indian teachers play truant. In New York it is so hard to sack teachers that even those accused of theft or assault may be parked away from pupils, doing “administrative tasks” on full pay, sometimes for years..
K12 Periodic Table of the Elements is a great iPad app for Science teachers and students. As its name indicate, this app allows students to explore the elements together with their key attributes in a simple and easy to use way.
As you know, Google has recently revamped several of its Drive services including Google Forms. This latter has particularly been redesigned to incorporate several of the features that were missing in the old form.
Mathspace is another great math resource we want to draw your attention to in this post. This award-winning platform combines three useful functionalities: an online maths textbook, workbook and mark book.
As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through asking questions. Unlike traditional learning methods that focus primarily on drills, memorization and rote learning, inquiry-based learning is essentially student-centered.
Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Armand D’Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics.
Teachers form the steps you have climbed up your academic achievements and carriers. Every single teacher who has taught you had something to contribute and facilitate your achievement. ADORE THEM. Do not neglect any step that is a Teacher.
Earlier this year, an article "written by an actual teen" made the rounds on social media. The article promised "A Teenager's View of Social Media," and the author's pronouncements were taken as gospel