The show must go on – A Fireside chat on Humanising Online Learning.

We are all collectively facing a pandemic threat. Many sectors including education are facing challenges during these unprecedented times. As per UNICEF 1.5 billion school going students have been affected due to this pandemic. Online learning is the only mode of communication and instruction that’s available right now and we need to adapt to the…

Power To Do Anything: Growth Mindset

  “It’s fine! You just don’t have the aptitude for English. You’re more of a science student.”  It’s simply not fine when children are told that they don’t have an “aptitude” for something, academic or otherwise. The younger the kids are, the more impressionable their minds tend to be. Such a child who will be…

Are initiatives taken by students valued more than compliance?

Experience is far a better teacher than the traditional teaching techniques. When students are encouraged to take up initiatives, it develops an essential skill to think for themselves and enables them to take necessary actions when needed.
That’s why it is right said that a stronger role in school determines a stronger and better grip on life in the later years.

Decision making. A journey or a destination?

Can students make decisions on their own? How would they know what’s right or wrong? Why is decision making fuelled by Mistakes and how did making mistake changed Anagha’s Life?

Every home a school, Every sibling a teacher!

 “School”. This word brings a lot of memories to all of us.  “Classrooms, friends, playtime, teachers, homework and exams”. A single word that encompasses all. It was always an unsaid agreement that a child studies at school and relaxes at home (of course on days other than the exam time).  Although homeschooling or home education…

Can collaborative learning improve learning outcomes of students?

Collaborative learning can be regarded as a process similar to ‘symbiosis’, speaking of which, I am reminded of a particular incident. Back when I was in the 11th standard, I was not particularly fond of Physics. No amount of encouragement or help from the part of my parents or teachers would help. I simply failed…

The Educational Lockdown

The lockdown should not be a lockdown of education. It can become conducive for the children if instead of just giving them books they are involved in real life more which can stimulate their learning.

The need for Student Ownership

The COVID-19 crisis is upon us and school education has taken a hit amidst all the things that it has affected. In this unprecedented time, over a billion students worldwide are unable to go to school or university, due to measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 (~300 million alone from India). Would this crisis be a good time to start trusting our students and develop feelings of ownership among them?

The Well-Wishers’ Dilemma

In a country like India, education is very important. However, a certain way of thinking is set in stone. This prevailing thought process paired with a considerable generation gap leads to a constant struggle between the parents/ teachers and their students/children. Nevertheless, due to the constant evolution and the availability of information, this generation gap…