Principalship and student learning

Having spent over 40 years in the field of academics with 18 years as a Principal, there were a few questions that were unanswered in my mind. After retirement, I started looking for those answers. Here is what I found. Does the Principal’s leadership influence student learning? A teacher’s influence on a student is moreContinue reading “Principalship and student learning”

Infusion of Cultural Components through School Subjects in India

Hu Shih. (Former Chinese ambassador to the USA) once said, “INDIA conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.” “Many of the advances in the sciences that we consider today to have been made in Europe were in fact made in India centuries ago.”-Continue reading “Infusion of Cultural Components through School Subjects in India”

GLORY OF INDIAN CIVILIZATION

HMV had once published a pamphlet giving the history of gramophone record. Gramophone was invented by Thomas Alva Edison in the 19th century. Edison, who had invented many other gadgets like electric light and the motion picture camera, had become a legend even in his own time. When He invented the gramophone record, which couldContinue reading “GLORY OF INDIAN CIVILIZATION”

National Science Day

On this National science day, lets once again congratulate the women scientists who took India into space. Ritu Karidhal Srivastava She was a Deputy Operations Director to India’s Mars orbital mission, Mangalyaan. She has been referred to as a “Rocket Woman” of India. Nandini Harinath She was the Deputy Operations Director, Mars Orbiter Mission. Nandini is also the MissionContinue reading “National Science Day”

Buzz groups as a technique to develop socio-emotional learning

One of the main thrust areas of the New Education Policy is social and emotional learning (SEL). This is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feeland show empathy towards others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. SEL can be viewed as aContinue reading “Buzz groups as a technique to develop socio-emotional learning”

ECE Conference

Finland has been the forerunner of best Educational Practices in the world. The Council for Creative Education (CCE) Finland had invited videos and ideas of working from various schools and it gives us immense pride to inform you that Our school – Pawar Public School Kandivali, has been shortlisted as one the 8 schools from IndiaContinue reading “ECE Conference”

A Study on classroom Management…

Nov 10, 2018 – JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT. Multi-disciplinary …. Dr. Pramila Kudva. 374. A STUDY ON classroom Management… Vol-8, No.16, December 2018. http://www.journaledudev.in/journal/Vol-8%20Dec%202018.pdf

Inducing Transformation

As a schoolteacher and as a school principal, I have been trying several experiments – albeit on a miniscule manner to make the children become independent thinkers. I must say there have not been many takers to this concept. Year 1989. I had just joined as a teacher in one of the reputed schools ofContinue reading “Inducing Transformation”

Memory – What was I saying? Come Again!

Have you wondered why you remember a few things that happened long ago but forget things that happened recently? Memory is a very complex system and the subject of research in multiple disciplines. The focus of Attention can be somewhat compared to the function of  a spotlight. A child’s attention span starts out brief, butContinue reading “Memory – What was I saying? Come Again!”

Summer learning loss

LONG HOLIDAYS CAN MAKE STUDENTS FORGET THEIR PAST LESSONS. DR PRAMILA KUDVA OFFERS TIPS ON REDUCING THE LEARNING LOSS. Parents are often worried about a decline in their child’s academic ability after long school holidays. Recently, I received an email from a concerned parent requesting a change in the academic calendar; she feared that her child wouldContinue reading “Summer learning loss”

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