A Teacher’s Heartfelt words to children

14th of November every year, we celebrate Children’s day in our country, with pomp and show. Schools have programs for children. Newspapers flash news and print articles about children and their activities. Politicians too, spend this day with children. But why confine this celebration to just that one day? In my opinion, every single day… Continue Reading →

Teacher of the New Millenium

Teaching in modern times is a remarkably intricate, multifaceted skill, and there is never a sense of having “mastered” it. It’s a process of learning throughout. While this could be an intimidating idea, it’s actually one of the most energizing and exciting things about the profession. It is also a thankless and a sleepless job. It… Continue Reading →

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM

There are about 18,000 CBSE affiliated schools and several other State and ICSE schools in India. It is estimated CBSE schools will grow by about 10% every year. That will be a 10 percent increase in the employment of educational administrators of all types, specifically Principals. This doesn’t consider the retiring principals, which I estimate… Continue Reading →

Education Systems for the New Millennium

As we navigate from the 20th to the 21st Century, many things around us are changing. It is not a surprise to many people anymore that change is taking place. What is probably surprising is the “rate of change”. The rate of change is unfathomable and will remain so. The question to ask therefore is… Continue Reading →

Theme Based Learning could be Holistic and Integrated

Have you ever wondered while sitting in a physics class if math was being taught? Did you think that lessons from chemistry were being mixed up with biology? The terms and concepts may all seem to be inter-related despite their different natures. Life is but a collection of relationships and interdependencies. While working for companies… Continue Reading →

Parenting in the Gen-Z era

I am a Millennial parent. I have always believed that parenthood is a beautiful journey in life and I have just begun mine. In my opinion, there is no such thing as good or bad parenting and neither is there a rule book or a logical way to raise your child. However, you can be… Continue Reading →

5 Things to do to be a Teacher – Leader

I believe, that teachers should cultivate good leadership skills. Smart teachers know, that in order for them to succeed, they have to lead their students through a desired path. During the span of a teacher’s career, they will always be “The Leaders” for their students. Hence acquiring some leadership skills could help good teachers establish… Continue Reading →

The Reading Habit

       “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, or any pleasure so lasting.” (Montagu) Reading, as we are aware, is a great source for knowledge. The importance of reading has increased even more, in today’s digitised world. However, as a teacher I feel that our children read less despite the fact that they… Continue Reading →

School Teachers and Technology

Gone are the days when experts debated whether computer and internet technology is a boon or bane! The world has evolved into a congenial global village. This evolution has been hastened and aided by smart technology. Technology has helped the world turn smarter by cutting down on procrastination and redundancies incrementally. However, we find that… Continue Reading →

Are we turning into a Culture that values task accomplishment, more than relationship building?

Before we start, let us look at the definition of “Culture”. Culture is the characteristic features i.e. values, practices and goals shared by people living in a place or community. It helps in developing the intellectual and moral faculties of that group. Today, across the globe culture seems to be more individualistic, competitive and optimistic…. Continue Reading →