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Oh, and gender has nothing to do with STEM aptitude.
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What is the purpose of education? Why do we send our children to school? What do we expect out of this 15-year process? These are the questions that matter the most when we think about educational sys...
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Reading books is a life skill.
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"Music makes me forget my real situation. It transports me into a state which is not my own. Under the influence of music I really seem to feel what I do not understand, to have powers which I cannot...
An arts-based learning initiative that's using music to drive change.
4 great teaching and learning techniques.
Let me start with the most common question parents have: "Is parenting an inborn talent?" My mother believes that the parents of today tend to overthink the process of parenting. "Why in the world doe...
By Purnima Jha* The story of the Ramayana never ceases to amaze me. Not only is the tale fascinating, the lessons contained therein continue to be relevant too. One of my favourites is the story of wh...
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Every moment can be an opportunity for a child to learn if parents and educators put their minds to it. The environment, direct or indirect, can be used as a powerful learning tool, whether it's a tri...
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Are you appearing for an exam? If you are—whether it's school exams, the SAT, GMAT or IIT-JEE—this post offers some useful tips. Many times, we might hear children or ourselves say, "I don...
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It's a daunting task to shake our deep-rooted ideas about how learning should take place. But the sooner we get to work the better will be our chances to cope with the rising demands of adapting to a whole new world.
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I recently visited a primary school in Tirur, Malappuram district, Kerala. The language of instruction was English. The teacher had great enthusiasm, but the children didn't quite share it and seemed to be restless and distracted. To get to the bottom of this, I decided to have an informal chat with one of the students, Atul. When I asked him what he had learned in class, he was stumped. He didn't know what the teacher was even talking about.
I dread vacations, I really do. And, I think, almost every mother does. I order books, I buy crayons and colour pencils and paints. I pull out all the birthday gifts that I have successfully stowed away for months. And yet, when the vacations begin, I find myself terribly ill-equipped to handle the girls. Perhaps that is why, no sooner than the holidays start, most mothers, like me, want to pack the children off to some camp or the other.