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Does giving Downtime to Students Foster Creativity? - Part 1

Does giving Downtime to Students Foster Creativity? – Part 1
Posted on: April 20, 2019

How can we help our students be more creative?
“We can surely learn something from Finland schools. Finland gets it right”, says Jennifer Lachs. How? The Finnish school system has long been praised for its innovative and creative approach to education…

Teaching Students Beyond the Syllabus - Part 1

Teaching Students Beyond the Syllabus – Part 1
Posted on: April 12, 2019

A teacher spends a good lot of time with his/her students through a whole year. They are influential by nature and are on the lookout for opportunities to teach their students life lessons when they present themselves…

Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom - Part 2

Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom – Part 2
Posted on: April 4, 2019

The beliefs that students adopt about learning and their own brains will affect their performance. Research shows that when students adopt a “growth mindset vs fixed mindset”, they are most likely to engage in reflective thinking about how they learn and grow. Teaching kids about the science of metacognition can be an empowering tool, helping students understand how they can literally grow their brains…

Understanding my Teaching Style - Part 2

Understanding my Teaching Style – Part 2
Posted on: March 29, 2019

It is vital to engage students in their learning process. Selecting a style that meets the needs of diverse students at different learning levels begins with a personal inventory – a self-evaluation of the teacher’s strengths and weaknesses. As teachers develop their style and integrate them with effective classroom management skills, they will learn what works best for them, their personalities, and the curriculum…

Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom - Part 1

Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom – Part 1
Posted on: March 23, 2019

“Since antiquity, philosophers have been intrigued by how human beings develop self-awareness – the ability to examine and understand who we are relative to the world around us. Today, research not only shows that self-awareness evolves during childhood but also that its development is linked to metacognitive processes of the brain”, says Marilyn Price Michelle…

Understanding my Teaching Style - Part 1

Understanding my Teaching Style – Part 1
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Each one of us has our own style of teaching. And we tend to adjust our approach depending on our students’ needs. Research has basically classified teaching styles into five broad categories. We need to see where each one of our style’s lie…

Ways to Conduct an Effective Class

Ways to Conduct an Effective Class
Posted on: March 9, 2019

Kids aren’t a whole lot different than adults, as we know all too well. They’ll find something else that interests them, if they aren’t absorbed by what’s going on. Yet, it is a big challenge for any teacher to get all the students focused, eager, and on task at the beginning of class…

Why students absent themselves from school? - Part 2

Why students absent themselves from school? – Part 2
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Bullying happening in school may be one reason. Bullying is something that has existed in schools for decades. It has been identified as a big problem prevailing in school campuses. Not much is being done to tackle this issue in a conclusive manner…

Linking a Young Adult to his Life Purpose - Part 2

Linking a Young Adult to his Life Purpose – Part 2
Posted on: February 23, 2019

Expectation are many times a far cry from reality. We need to talk to our kids about it. They may have done a course with some expectation of a kind of job related to it, but many times are destined to land in a job which is entirely different…

Why Students Absent themselves from School - Part 1

Why Students Absent themselves from School – Part 1
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Students becoming absent is a common phenomenon in schools. In most cases, the reasons the child or the parent gives is very genuine. In the primary classes, the main reason they don’t turn up to school is they fall sick…

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