A visionary, a dream catcher and a passionate educator rolled into one is not an exaggeration when describing Mrs K S Jamali. With a Masters in Psychology and under the proficient guidance of her mother, Mrs K S Jamali has every reason to hold her head high offering inclusive education – the way education is meant to be.
Emsisoft's Ransomware statistics for 2019: Q2 to Q3 reveal a worrying trend. The report shows enterprise ransomware attacks have become more common. Moreover, the threat actors are increasingly targeting larger and more profitable targets, such as schools and government organizations.
Teachers are the torch bearers. As committed crusaders they need to be accommodating and broad minded. First and foremost task of an educator is to make every student sitting in a class respect every culture, religion and language.
I have always wanted to pursue a career in education. I wanted to factor in application into my teaching. That has been my starting and ending point. I have always encouraged and made children ask questions and I still do it. For example, why do we need to learn about fractions or decimals, etc.? It is important to ask questions. My dream is to empower those who are being left behind [or who are at risk of being left behind]; and to enact inclusive, far-sighted and progressiveeducational policies and create a new age in India.
Children won't understand a subject unless they understand a teacher. The first thing you have to do in class is to make children comfortable. I am very particular not to start teaching until I instill confidence in my students and they feel comfortable and confident in me.
Given the extent to which medical science has evolved, there is no unanswered mystery behind how babies are born. Even an internet-savvy teenager will decipher the birds and bees without batting an eyelid.
I grew up in Delhi of the '90s, a time of cable TV, 15-minute news bulletins, and institutionalised and unchecked sexism. As the only child of South Indian parents, I was told from a young age that I have to excel at school. My mother's insistence on waking me up at 5.
As I joined as the Deputy Commissioner of Lawngtlai, Mizoram, I enrolled my one-year-old son in the nearest anganwadi. Though I was happy that he was making new friends in the neighbourhood, I saw that he was coming home with take home ration in small packets mostly of rice and dal.
Peter Tabichi, a member of the Franciscan religious order, won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize. Brother Peter has been praised for his achievements in a deprived school with crowded classes and few text books.
At Mantra, we work with schools to help and deliver quality education to every child that they cater to. The way we go about doing this is via the Whole School Transformation process. We work with government schools and budget private schools in Bangalore too through Cluster Transformation.
Theory of Knowledge is a unique feature of IBDP. It promotes critical thinking skills and helps connecting different subjects and at the same time helps students know about how knowledge acquisition is different in different subjects.
A recent report by Unesco and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, State of the Education Report for India: Children with Disabilities, finds 75% of five-year-olds with disabilities do not attend any schools in India—20% of children with hearing and visual impairment have never been in school—and that one in four in the 5-19-year-old cohort are not enrolled in an educational institute.
Mathematicians, computer engineers and scientists in related fields should take a Hippocratic oath to protect the public from powerful new technologies under development in laboratories and tech firms, a leading researcher has said.
Today, we are in the modern day teaching. Chemistry is perhaps the branch of Science that impacts life of individuals, directly - the clothes you wear, the food you eat, everything you do is directly linked to Chemistry. What you take from nature or give to nature is Chemistry.
Think teaching and we think of schools and colleges. We rarely think of those centers where children flock in large crowds to crack competitive exams and move on to the next phase of their lives. Meet Mr Vinayak Sidana, Senior Chemistry faculty at Akash Educational Services Ltd. and get a sneak peek into the coaching industry.
Sometimes, we can't answer. There is no harm in admitting you don’t know. A teacher is also a learner which he/she should be. It is good to acknowledge that a student has asked a different question. It is nice to introspect if the existing knowledge can answer this question or if one can learn beyond what one already knows.
In India because of the fact that we venerate teachers we see it as a hierarchical relationship. When you are sarcastic with children, although that child may be wittier than you she may freeze and not respond. So, it is very rude and damaging for a teacher to be sarcastic. A teacher may scold and reprimand but do it directly rather than being sarcastic.
While the Gujarat government claims that 100% of children in enrol in schools because of its Shala Pravesh Utsav programme, only 43% of children make it to Class XI, with the rest either failing Class X or dropping out. The dropout rate for girls at the Class XI level is 59%.
Some years ago, at an education conference attended by ministers, principals and other stake-holders, the usual droning about the state of teaching was interrupted when a young girl in a white kurta and jeans took the mike and said, "Where is the student voice on this stage?
Oxford University has been ranked first in an international league table for the fourth year in a row. The annual Times Higher Education world rankings put Cambridge in third place and Imperial College London in tenth.
My dream of becoming a teacher has grown through years since I was a student. Inspired by few of my great teachers, I often envisioned students who would come to class thriving for the information that I was prepared to provide them that day.
Dr. Pranav M. Joshirao has been the Chemistry teacher for grades 7-12 at Mussoorie International School, a residential school for girls in Mussoorie, India, for over 1 year now. The school offers 3 curricula viz. CICSE (ICSE/ISC), CIE (IGCSE/AS & A levels) and IB DP.
The girl, whose name is given only as Ftoun, wrote the poem when she was 14, shortly after arriving in the UK. In The Doves of Damascus she mourns not only the loss of her homeland but also of her memories of what made it special to her.
A typical Happiness Class starts with students rubbing their hands and putting them on the eyes to relax. A little bit of meditation follows. Children are themselves feeling the sounds of their surroundings.
India needs its graduates from premier institutions such as IITs to serve larger purposes rather than boosting sales of detergents at large multinationals, former president Pranab Mukherjee said recently.
The Barabanki girl conveys the spontaneous confidence that only the very young can feel in a complex political situation. Her truth-telling recalls Gandhi’s scepticism about the state’s ability to protect democracy.
Individual clarity of why we are in a profession goes a long way in defining our success and the success of people around us. 4 years into her journey as a teacher, Ms Jasmine Sandhu, MYP and DP Physics Teacher seems to be spot on about path to excellence.
Our school is a minimalist school. The children are taught to reuse, recycle, manufacture from whatever they find. The children do a lot of physical work. At school, until 11 they are all in the garden doing something physical.
Global alternative investment firm KKR & Co. has acquired a majority stake in Indian pre-schools chain, EuroKids International Pvt. Ltd., from a consortium of existing investors led by private equity firm Gaja Capital, per an announcement.
The anti anti-tobacco cell of Jharkhand has decided to keep a close watch on the use of tobacco inside schools across the state and take action under Cigarette and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003 against the teachers if they are caught chewing tobacco or smoking cigarette on the campus.
A thermal physics class is in progress at Grade 8B of Indus International School, Bengaluru. The physics teacher, Murali Subramanian, is hovering over the children but conducting lessons at the centre of the classroom is Eagle 2.
Children sitting grammar school entrance exams were given "impossible-to-answer" questions, a parent has said. The errors appeared in the 11-Plus exam run by the Buckinghamshire Grammar Schools group's 13 schools.
There’s an old saying that goes, “The best way to learn something is to teach it.” By teaching a foreign language, I am speeding up a virtuous cycle where I become better at what I am doing simply by doing it.
Ahana Mitra, the Biology teacher at Salt Lake Point School Kolkata for last 10 years (with a total experience of 17 years) currently teaches the students of classes 8 to 12. Established in 1976, Salt Lake Point Schoolis affiliated to ICSE and ISC (New Delhi).
A bench headed by Justice D.N. Patel passed the order on Thursday taking cognisance of a letter, which narrated the plight of Kartik and Priyansh, who were unable to seek admission in another school as their current school in the national capital refused to issue them Transfer Certificates citing non-payment of outstanding fees of around Rs 1 lakh.
The finance minister’s budget announcement — of a programme to attract foreign students to study in the higher education establishments here — highlights a problem plaguing India’s most sought-after engineering and management institutes: getting overseas students to sign up for full-time courses.
Thanks to technology and the relentless efforts of our batchmate Kalpana, 20 of us from the Class of 1969 met at Mahila Seva Samaja, Basavanagudi, on July 15. The day was marked by excitement and also some apprehension.