June 15, 2018June 15, 2018


Styles of Learning: Which one is yours?

Students have distinct styles of learning based on their abilities. They absorb, process, comprehend and retain information depending on their pace and the preferential way of learning. While some students understand the working of a clock through verbal instructions, some learn it by physically wielding it. Styles of learning also depend on emotional and environmental factors as each child is unique. It is, therefore, important for educators to …

October 10, 2017October 10, 2017


Around 80% of the brain architecture is developed by the age of 6. Children are the most curious and active between the ages of 2.5 and 6. In fact, as early as age 1, they show embedded qualities which have the potential to grow into values, if they are provided with assistance. For instance, a kid described as stubborn at a young age could grow to be perseverant.

Effective pre-primary education is needed to instil a love …

May 16, 2017May 16, 2017


Maths anxiety or maths phobia is a finely studied psychological state. As the name suggests, it is the fear of numbers. During childhood and adolescence, many of us have been victims to nightmares that haunted us prior to a maths exam or the result of one. The situation is no different today. It is fairly common to hear students speak of getting cold feet when it comes to maths. While students suffering from maths phobia are very often teased about their fear, it indeed, is a very serious concer…

May 9, 2017May 9, 2017


That there are four predominant ways in which students might learn, is a well known theory in the education sector. This, however is not to say that a student will be completely incapable of making sense of the concepts if they were to be instructed in a manner not suited to their learning styles. Students might learn in, varying degrees, in either of the four ways- visual, auditory, reading/writing (abbreviated as VARK) but every student has one predominant learning style through which their le…

March 20, 2017March 20, 2017


Learning becomes meaningful when it is attuned to the needs, goals and strengths of a learner and he/she is at the helm of the learning process. However, that does not mean the isolation of the learner from the peers and teachers in the classroom in particular and the outside world in general. The learner needs to realise that individual learning goals fit within and are advanced through collaboration and engagement. A learner needs to  explore and critically understand his/her own world in clo…

December 9, 2015December 9, 2015


The education system today is leaving no stone upturned to tap the enormous potential of mobile devices in educating new-age learners, who are given to the convenience of technology for practically everything, from connecting with people, to booking tickets, finding places, searching information, and what not! There’s just no end to the list of things one can do with a mobile device. To put it another way, the world today is a click away!

A major percentage of the users of mobile technology…

December 8, 2015December 8, 2015


An activity that is done for enjoyment without thinking about the end result could be called play. For generations there is a current of thought that while play is fun, it is also a waste of time that could be spent more productively doing something useful, or gainful, for that matter.

Childhood is the time when kids have countless opportunities for play. A child is the happiest when s/he is engrossed in play that can happen in different forms, such as imitating the family members, playing wi…

October 29, 2015October 29, 2015



The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed.

Students view short video lectures of their lessons at home before the class session. The in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects or discussions. The  pre recorded lecture could be a podcast or any other audio format. ‘The videos can be accessed and viewed so easily today that the flipped model has come to be identified with online audio or …

March 3, 2015March 3, 2015


Teachers teach students. However, does it go the other way round, too? Do teachers learn from students? Here are opinions from some teachers:

“Don’t try to fix the students; we need to fix ourselves first. A good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student better. Our students’ failure is our failure.”

Teachers are defined as a role model, a path to enlightenment, and the embodiment of knowledge. Someone you bow to just as you bow to god. A lot has been said about teache…

February 7, 2015February 7, 2015


By Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra

Right from the time you enter the classroom and the time you leave the school building, students tend to observe you and emulate you wittingly or unwittingly. So, you have to look out for a few mistakes that you must avoid in order to be a model for them:

Having a negative vibe: When teachers get grumpy and give out stern directions, it puts students off. Even an ominous tone can be considered as threatening in the class.

On the contrar…