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How does Authentic Learning help in today's education? - Part 2

How does Authentic Learning help in today’s education? – Part 2
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Cognitive flexibility, which involves creative thinking, is one of the most-in-demand skills of the 21st century, and AL experiences can help students develop this skill. An important aspect of AL is that there are multiple possible outcomes or solutions to a problem than a single right answer…

What Teachers Can't Tell Parents - Part 3

What Teachers Can’t Tell Parents – Part 3
Posted on: August 9, 2019

When a teacher isn’t teaching, she’s almost always in a meeting with a parent, or a difficult child, or the school administrator, and sometimes she is running for want of time. If a parent is not hearing from her child’s teacher, then it is best to take it as a sign that their child is doing everything that he should be doing in class or school. If a parent still needs to talk to the teacher, she can always reach out to the teacher and fix a scheduled appointment with him/her…

How does Authentic Learning help in today's education? - Part 1

How does Authentic Learning help in today’s education? – Part 1
Posted on: August 2, 2019

“Authentic Learning (AL, for our convenience) is a term used to describe instructional strategies that are designed to connect the subjects students are taught in school and universities to the real world”, says Marianne Stenger…

What Teachers Can't Tell Parents - Part 2

What Teachers Can’t Tell Parents – Part 2
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Sometimes, I’ve noticed parents making excuses for their children and teachers know it. If we want our kids to be successful, we should stop making excuses for them. If they’ve not turned in their work on time, we need to hold them accountable for it and they need to accept the consequences…

Can Schools Redefine Learning in their Classrooms? - Part 2

Can Schools Redefine Learning in their Classrooms? – Part 2
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Practically none. Their interest dissipates and learning becomes unmotivated. They can be allowed to choose the book they want to read through in independent reading. In their writing, we can inspire them to write their own answers and choose for themselves what genres they want to write about…

What Teachers Can't Tell Parents - Part 1

What Teachers Can’t Tell Parents – Part 1
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Teachers are the ones who watch kids as closely as their parents do. But it is a very tricky predicament that they can’t always voice everything that they observe in a child, however truthful and genuine it may be. Here are some thoughts that may rise in a teacher’s mind that she will hesitate to share with her kid’s parents. A teacher cannot say, “Your child is hard to handle.”

Can Schools Redefine Learning in their Classrooms? - Part 1

Can Schools Redefine Learning in their Classrooms? – Part 1
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Says Steven Wolk, “Joyful learning can flourish in school – if you give joy a chance!”. In rare parts of the country, schooling is particularly resonating with what Sir John Dewey has to say in ‘Experience and Education’ (1938)…

Taking up a Career by Choice or by Chance - Part 2

Taking up a Career by Choice or by Chance – Part 2
Posted on: June 28, 2019

This is to be arranged by institutions so that when one pursues selfish gratifications, one automatically helps others, and when one is altruistic, one automatically rewards and gratifies oneself. Benedict suggested synergy as a function of developed culture…

“WORLDSCHOOLING”: What is it about? – Part 2
Posted on: June 21, 2019

The idea is to strew interesting things in our child’s path that they can then choose to pursue or pass by depending on whether or not it is interesting to them. Adds Ashley Dymock, “For world un-schoolers, the power of travel means that the world will strew for them…

Taking up a Career by Choice or by Chance - Part 1

Taking up a Career by Choice or by Chance – Part 1
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Once our children complete education, the job market opens up for them. How to choose a meaningful career? Do we get to choose, or do we leave it to chance? This is something most of us have considered ourselves when we were still at the threshold of our future gates…

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