May 4, 2017May 4, 2017


Cut-throat competition, homework pressure, assessment stress!! All this breeds fear in children, and learning comes to be perceived as enforced. Finland is one country which has managed to tackle and eliminate the problems faced by students by designing a student-centric education system with trained and qualified professionals. In Finland, they believe that education begins at home, and hence, parents of newborns are given three books– one for each parent and one for the baby. The picture boo…

March 16, 2017March 16, 2017


Four parents are waiting at the bus stop for the school bus to arrive. It’s 3:10pm and the school bus is here. Three kids happily get down from the bus, run to their parents and wave at their friends sitting in the bus. But what about the fourth parent? He seems worried looking for his child inside the bus, as he questions everyone trying to find out where his child is. There is absolutely no sign of his child. “We don’t know Uncle, where is Rajesh?”, “I don’t recall if he actually b…

February 13, 2017February 13, 2017


Personalised learning is currently a buzzword in the education sector. It is a learning approach that is often associated with students and implies the understanding that every learner comes with their baggage of biological and socio-cultural influences, and hence has individual needs, learning style and pace. The emphasis, therefore, is on teaching-learning practices tailored to suit the diverse needs of students. However, what is often ignored is the need for a personalised professional develo…

December 17, 2016December 17, 2016


In a greatly appreciable move, the Union Human Resources and Development (HRD) Ministry has called for suggestions from states to set a benchmark for student-teacher ratio.

The issue came up following national surveys conducted by NCERT which reveal the dismal state of education in India, particularly in secondary and higher secondary classes and call for a thorough revision of the existing quality of education. The matter was taken up for discussion in a recent meeting which was held to eval…

April 8, 2015April 8, 2015


Social media at times proves to be of great help for students. Students today use it nearly for all types of communication-related requirements in their life, right from staying connected with friends to discussing their homework.

Considering this fact, some schools today are also teaching students social media etiquette and rules. Some educators say that interactions on social media are quite positive and schools can even have a dedicated Facebook page for their students to communicate.


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

Teaching in schools should deliver ‘Ideas worth spreading like a virus’; however, with inspiration instead of sneezing! For teachers to be on the same page with their students in the class, they should go to their students’ wavelength, instead of expecting the opposite.

Quality education is reflected through the implementation of quality infrastructure in the learning area. Parents are; therefore, advised to make an informed choice about their kids’…

January 20, 2015January 20, 2015


Technology is not only transforming the face of education but also the roles of students and teachers. With the changing environment in schools, we look forward to a higher and better understanding among learners. In fact, technology-based education is expected to re-place (not replace) the role of teachers soon. It is true that digital learning enables students to understand any concept/subject/topic deeply and better; however, it is only through a teacher that the content reaches learners prop…

January 7, 2015January 7, 2015


Initiatives to build a professional identity and enhance the skills of teachers will definitely improve the quality of teaching. To enhance the quality of the education, it is important to bring the focus back to educators. Society should pay the reverence to teachers. People in ancient India opined that the guru was ‘Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar’. Thus, the country has a legacy that accords the highest place and respect to teachers.

Today’s teachers must be empowered professiona…

January 2, 2015January 2, 2015


According to the Dakar Framework for Action, which was adopted by the World Education Forum at Dakar in 2000, education—a fundamental human right—is essential not only for sustainable development but also for peace as well as stability within and between various nations.

Quality and the adoption of technology are the primary objectives of “Education For All.” So far, India has made impressive strides in universalizing elementary education through the implementation of the ‘Sarva…