The New-Age Teacher
Category: Academics|
‘Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.' Bill Gates ‘Is a teacher irrelevant in a digital classroom?' We all have either asked or have heard this question a million times. With the digitization of classrooms, the role of teachers has become even more crucial. As Bas Verhart, co-founder of THNK correctly shares - “The role of teachers is of facilitating, inspiring, storytelling, empowering and really seeing… Read article...
As students are on the verge of their mid-term examinations, the ‘examination fear’ has started floating. Even though the times have changed now, with external support in many forms available, the students go through the same traumatizing effect of exams as before. Examinations, no doubt, are important as they are a yardstick to assess a student’s knowledge earned through the session. However, due to immense pressure from parents and society, exams terrorize students, which lowers their confidence and in turn… Read article...
#SayNoToHalfKnowledge
Category: Academics|
  TOTAL LEARNING™ OUR PROMISE OF A COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE   Thomas B. Macaulay once said that HALF-KNOWLEDGE IS WORSE THAN IGNORANCE. In yet another quote by George Bernard Shaw, he said that BEWARE OF FALSE KNOWLEDGE; IT IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN IGNORANCE. So, what is Half-Knowledge or False Knowledge? And why is it worse than ignorance? Our education system has for long been following the rote-based learning system. So, let’s find out if a student actually benefits from this.… Read article...
Debate is a great device for engaging students and bringing life to the classroom. Using debates in the classroom can help students understand essential critical-thinking and presentation skills. Classroom debates can nurture rational thinking, citizenship, manners, organization of thoughts, persuasion and public speaking. Student debate has the capability to deeply engage the students in relevant learning and to inspire students to be deep thinkers. More than just arguing, the structure and rules of a debate are designed to keep both… Read article...