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How can I use Brainstorming in my Classroom?

How can I use Brainstorming in my Classroom?
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Madison Avenue advertising executive Alex Osborne developed this original approach and published it in his 1953 book, Applied Imagination. Since then researchers have made a lot of improvements on this technique. This technique helps anyone to get unstuck by “jolting” them out of their typical way of thinking…

Sibling Rivalry at home and at the workplace... Why? - Part 1

Sibling Rivalry at home and at the workplace… Why? – Part 1
Posted on: June 8, 2018

No household is exception to being witness to high drama caused by sibling rivalry. Nor is any workplace free from this malady. The issues at home are always about who plucked away whose toy, who wouldn’t allow the other to play the game – and lots more! Is workplace any different?

Cursive Writing - Dying Art or Outdated Skill?

Cursive Writing – Dying Art or Outdated Skill?
Posted on: June 1, 2018

It is believed that cursive writing was invented by Aldus Manutius, a 15th century printer from Venice. He published several Greek and Latin classics in his famous Aldine Press…

Going beyond names: Knowing my Students - Part 2

Going beyond names: Knowing my Students – Part 2
Posted on: May 23, 2018

I was lucky I studied in a school with my friends from different states of the country. My teachers made it very comfortable for all if us to mingle together in a healthy manner, amidst a friendly and positive atmosphere…

Can Schools still Provide Joyful Learning to Smiling Faces?

Can Schools still Provide Joyful Learning to Smiling Faces?
Posted on: May 17, 2018

I would like to mention two quotes: John Dewey’s Experience and Education (1938), Page 49, says, “What avail is it to win prescribed amounts of information about geography and history to win the ability to read and write, if in the process the individual loses his own soul?”

Going beyond names: Knowing my Students - Part 1

Going beyond names: Knowing my Students – Part 1
Posted on: May 10, 2018

An ideal teacher is not one who knows all the students by their names. She is not someone who is proficient in her subjects. She is not one who disciplines her students to perfection. I agree: teaching is not an easy job…

Scripting a Young Learner's Love for Writing!

Scripting a Young Learner’s Love for Writing!
Posted on: May 3, 2018

I have never come across any of my teachers saying, “Oh! My students love to write.” True. A teacher’s biggest challenge in the classroom is to make her students write – especially with involvement in expression – with interest and for the love of writing. Why doesn’t this happen?

How can I keep my Teachers stay Positive in School?

How can I keep my Teachers stay Positive in School?
Posted on: April 26, 2018

A teacher’s day in school is very hectic. While I was a teacher for higher secondary level students, the end ofeach dayleft me drained out, physically and mentally. The only person who kept me afloat was my wonderful mentor – my principal…

Benefits of Team Teaching among Teachers

Benefits of Team Teaching among Teachers
Posted on: April 20, 2018

“Team Teaching” is also called “Co-operative Teaching” or “Collaborative Teaching”. Team teaching was a technique I have tried in my school for many years as,back then, I had many part-time teachers who used to share the syllabus among themselves and run the classes according to the need of the content and the time on hand…

How do Thinking Biases Affect Learning?

How do Thinking Biases Affect Learning?
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Clear and rational thinking are often affected by human biases, thought processes stand at stake and these could impede learning. Spotting them is only half the solution to the problem. Psychologists have identified over a hundred and more thinking biases…

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