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”

Struggles with Reading

Reading is a cornerstone for subsequent skills, and it relies mostly on how human memory works. The short-term memory as the name suggests holds only a few items for a very brief period of time. To comprehend a sentence, children must be able to decode it in about 12 seconds. To understand lengthy texts, studentsContinue reading “Struggles with Reading”

Vedic Mathematics

Hey students, Upto which table do you know? At least Upto 10, awesome! You have crossed the mountain! 😀😁🙂 Don’t worry for the rest of the tables! From 10th to 99th, any table, very easy! I didn’t know this. Because this vedic mathematics was not taught to us in schools of this country ! HowContinue reading “Vedic Mathematics”

Useful websites

Activities for kids The San Diego Zoo – Explore the zoo from the comfort of your home Tour Yellowstone National Park! AllChoose your virtual tour and get adventuring Explore Mars on the Curiosity RoverAllCheck out the surface of Mars from your desktop! Indoor Activities for ToddlersToddlers40+ ideas to keep your toddler busyContinue reading “Useful websites”

Types of Ecosystems

Types of Ecosystems A school deals with students, parents, caregivers, community, societal and cultural values. In other words, each of these components forms a dynamic aspect of the ecosystem. So, no two schools can be the same. They may have the same philosophy, vision and mission statements but may differ slightly in the ethos andContinue reading “Types of Ecosystems”

Environmental Education through Mythology

About 2 million years ago, when humans changed from hunters and gatherers to producers, they began to change the environment to suit their requirements. Their ability to grow food and breed domestic anima ls led to a change of the natural systems into productive ones. The environmental Education was infused through mythological stories mainly atContinue reading “Environmental Education through Mythology”

Contextual and constructive learning The educationists around the globe are constantly searching for newer techniques that lead to holistic learning. One of them is contextual learning.  What is Contextual learning?  Contextual learning takes place when a context is presented to the students. Dictionary defines a context as the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede orContinue reading “Contextual and constructive learning”

Eclectic learning space

Pramila Kudva, Eclectic learning Spaces, Teacher, Volume 13, Number 3, July – September 2019, Page 30 The “school” meaning “place of instruction” comes from the Latin “scola,” itself derived from the Greek “skhole,” meaning “lecture or discussion.” Interestingly, that Greek “skhole” originally meant “leisure, free time.” The Japanese word for school, gakuen, means “learning garden” or “garden of learning”. Kindergarten is aContinue reading “Eclectic learning space”