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.
Discover the science of how viruses can jump from one species to another and the deadly epidemics that can result from these pathogens.--At a Maryland country fair in 2017, farmers reported feverish hogs with inflamed eyes and running snouts.
When I was a student, I was once told by my teacher that a teacher should be a magician - whatever you say your students must listen to it very carefully. That is when you turn out to be a good teacher. So being a teacher, it is up to us to make the class interesting. Do whatever it takes to be the magician in class.
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.
The number of female students taking exams in A-level sciences overtook males for the first time ever this year, the culmination of decades-long efforts to encourage the take-up of science, maths and technology.
Physics is for everyone. In fact each one of us are living Physics every second irrespective of our profession- like a farmer knows how much force he has to apply to uproot his crop, an athlete knows how much speed he has to reach to beat the opponent who is running ahead of him, a home maker knows that the rate of evaporation is dependent on surface area and the list goes on.
If I talk about biotechnology, genetic engineering and different fields, nowadays – I take examples from the Marvel movies. Those movies are popular, currently. Every student loves those movies. I usually relate these concepts to the Marvel movies.
It was pleasure talking to the CEO - Mr. Karthik Narayanan of LIT SKILLS - Brand Unit of LAZ Digital Learning Pvt. Ltd. – an Award winning Authorized Indian Partner for Learning A-Z – Cambium Learning Technologies – USA. Learning A-Z - Education Software Services Company, based out of Tucson, Arizona, USA, has its global presence in 180+ countries worldwide, and listed ABCD in NASDAQ. Learning A-Z has won lot of awards and recognition in the field of education for the last 2 decades.
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.
Young people in Britain are increasingly sceptical of the need to go to university and are more aware of apprenticeships, according to polling, as a record proportion of school-leavers await their A-level results.
The first ever vaccine was created when Edward Jenner, an English physician and scientist, successfully injected small amounts of a cowpox virus into a young boy to protect him from the related (and deadly) smallpox virus.