Views and Reflections

One of the most insightful sentences I have come across for a (science) teacher is, "Take a thing you know and change one thing; its scale, its material and/or its context". Baahubali director S S Rajmouli had internalized that quote quite imaginatively. That was my first impression while watching the 2 parts. In many interviews he shared his childhood fascination for Amar Chitra Katha stories. He did change the scale of movie making, the material (story) was more or less oft-repeated.

Have you often found yourself wondering how exactly to make a history lesson interesting and relevant to your students? Suggested in this update is a way to help children comprehend the basics of history by interacting with the elderly and learning through a process of analogy.

Vikas Arora shares this video from localfutures.org. You may use it in your social studies and economics class to trigger a discussion around fund allocation and resource distribution. Ask your learners to express and engage what happens in their family, at the local grocery shop and at a bigger super market. You may introduce them to the trend of 'artificial scarcity' and the price rise. Invite all ideas from them and also ask them to think of possible solutions. They may start with a mini project of budget allocation in their classroom project as a starter.

Spoken English Skills to the Students who are not exposed to Speaking Environment

By parveenwrites | May 18, 2017

English remains an obsession for the employers as well for the society. Parents still want engineers and doctors. Schools still believe they are doing the best to rhe children's lives.
BUT, there are billions who have not been able to speak up.for themselves and have not been able to cope with the English Elite Society in India.
How to Introduce English Language Skills to the children?
What methods one can adopt to bring the students on track to Speak English?.

How modern times imposes one way of learning and doing things on kids, thus taking away their natural, inborn creative instincts? This short award winning, critically acclaimed animation film, is a reflection of this bitter truth, the homogenous industrial way of education and living, which we blindly believe in.

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun

Useful social driven site for score analysis

By Kymadmin | May 3, 2017

Dear all,
I have built a social driven score tracking system, www.knowyourmark.com, to help students and teachers to make use of it for quick score analysis based on each subject and any formula that can be applied instantly.
Features:
- build your input form with formula
- forum with announcement section to post important details like exam date and etc.
- add score against a form and view automatically calculate formula results instantly
- instant analysis on the score against others anonymously

In my 2 years of Fellowship at Azim Premji Foundation, I was lucky to observe the government education system, their policies and the attempts to implement at the school level through teachers.. The constructive skepticism to question the status quo was very much part of my unlearning.

Geography is one of the oldest disciplines in the world. Rich contributions from Eratosthenes, Ptolemy, Al-Masudi, Al-Biruni, Ibn Battuta, Ibn Khaldun and later by Carl Ritter, Emanuel Kant (yes the philosopher), Vidal la Blache and many more made it a discipline to investigate and unravel the mysteries. The classroom teaching of geography almost always fails to capture that awe of this wonderful subject.

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