Every year around this time, the results of school board examinations make us preoccupied with the narratives of ‘success’ — the stories of the ‘toppers’ — and the marginalisation of those who have ‘failed’, their depression, their potential suicidal tendencies and bleak future.
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.
Mrs. Lalitha Chacko is the Centre Director at Legacy Early Years, Bangalore. In this article, Mrs. Lalitha Chacko discusses about the importance of the book ‘The Child in the Family’, by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1929. She tells that how in this book, Dr. Maria Montessori encourages parents and educators to reconsider socially accepted practices and explains how her philosophy can benefit children and ultimately humanity.
The latest viral video purporting to show the complexity of America's Common Core standards shows why education is an issue in a key election year. How would you teach a child to solve a maths problem like 43-13?
The rise of the edtech industry has completely transformed the K-12 experience for students. But what about teachers? Shouldn’t technological innovation be used to improve teacher performance, just as it is doing for students?
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
The day I received my letter of acceptance to New York University, I was ecstatic. It was my dream university, and my parents were pleased for me. But they also hadn’t pushed me to get into such a competitive school.
Does the thought of solving a maths problem make you feel uneasy? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and there might be a reason for your apprehension: maths anxiety. According to figures from three years ago, this affects up to two million children.
The new SAT will soon arrive on a wave of bold promises. The College Board has said its redesigned admission test would contain “no more mysteries.” Instead of being a riddle to solve, it would correspond with high-school curriculums and better reflect what students have learned.
There are vast differences in high schools in India and the USA. Here, we are a new nation where literacy is catching up. There is more emphasis on compulsory subjects like maths and science. This, says this observer of the US education scene, leads to more software engineers
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.
As the internet has developed and social media has grown, people's online identity has shifted increasingly away from their real-life personas. But how has this online influence changed us? In 1993, in the early days of the world wide web, a cartoon appeared in The New Yorker.
Most science teachers in the United States spend some time on climate change in their courses, but their insufficient grasp of the science as well as political factors “may hinder effective teaching,” according to a nationwide survey of the profession.
Teenagers think differently to grownups – they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control. Thanks to advances in technology, we have been able to peer inside the teenage brain and see more clearly how it works.
You can see why online charter schools in the United States were seen as the next big thing. Charter schools - publicly funded independent schools - have continued to expand across the US, with supporters seeing them as a way of re-energising standards in state education.