http://www.thegigglinglife.com/5-steps-to-create-a-powerful-vision-board/ It's the last month of the year 2018 - and most of us are fond of making new resolutions for the new year or maybe, re work on our old resolutions, our 'old' selves. We all accept this underlying fact -change is a constant.How different and wonderful will it be if we envision beautiful changes… Continue reading Vision Board
There were many thinkers, philosophers and educators who uplifted the education system in India. Here's a glimpse into the lives of these great people.There are many more who have had a major role to play and thousands more today who are tirelessly working for improving the standard of education.These people care little for rewards or… Continue reading Thinkers who Shaped India’s Education
Happy Teachers Day to every educator, mentor, guide and parent who touches children's lives everyday!!
Is it possible to step out of the classroom and take a class outside, in natural spaces? Well, the answer is 'YES'. Our ancient Gurus practiced "Gurukula" way of imparting 'holistic' education. And now studies by educators and researchers prove that learning outdoors is very effective and meaningful. Benefits of conducting a class outdoors Children… Continue reading Taking the Class Outdoors
There are so many different ways to keep children engaged and happy. And,there are so many creative people doing just that! To teach children a craft that is unique to India, and making them aware of the country's sustainable,rich art is true learning, don't you think? I have enjoyed my conversations with Ihitashri, founder of… Continue reading Easy Craft for children – Madhubani Art
I often wonder how the days fly by and so many things in my task list remain incomplete. One afternoon, I spent more than an hour painting pots and seedpods to make rustic art pieces - this was totally satisfying and boosted creativity ! Just realized - the energy you get out of doing anything… Continue reading Let’s get Creative
Conversations around environment and sustainability are more relevant than ever. I was just telling my students last week that becoming completely eco-friendly will be the only way out pretty soon. We cannot be ignorant or indifferent to the challenges that are self made. In this context, it is also important that those of us who… Continue reading Beat Plastic Pollution
A news snippet about a teacher caught my interest. I then went online to read more about this teacher from Ghana – Richard Appiah Akoto. Many schools across the globe do not have access to many facilities that we take for granted. That, however, does not deter good,dedicated teachers who make use of the blackboard… Continue reading How Teachers in Remote Areas Inspire their Students
There are days when you are eager to share what we have read and we want to talk about a different topic,that makes children wonder and reflect.It can be something spontaneous though I find it useful to have some points / mental notes. Giving students a refreshing perspective about global issues with an example that… Continue reading Talking about Topics Outside the Curriculum
There are many reasons why we go to school.One student who passed out of school asked me ,"Doesn't a teacher's job get monotonous?".This is not the first time this question has been asked.I answered,"The subject might be the same,but every year we deal with a different set of students.This makes the job lively and interesting!"… Continue reading Why do Teachers Come to School Everyday?