A Teacher always learns. The time of teaching is also the time to learn for the individual who is given the most significant task of moulding the lives of thousands in a single year. This series of posts on social media and this blog is based on the experiences that have made me feel like a confident teacher. I invite you to this Post No. 07, shared below:
How NOT TO TEACH english
The way we are teaching and learning English seems an act of revenge taken unintentionally from the 'bringers' of English to India. The way we coin words can be delegated to our own needs and creativity, but the way we teach the standard usage of English, calls for an immediate course correction.
When I wrote to Nick Middleton and he responded
This blog is about the e-mail that I wrote to Nick Middleton and the reply he sent. What makes it special is the motivation behind this 'random initiative' and the surprising response as well. Nick is the author of a chapter 'Silk Road' which is in the prescribed curriculum by CBSE in English of Grade XI in India. I am an educator of the subject at Wisdom World School here.
Discover Your Craft of Teaching
The mind can make us see the same place as heaven or hell! It is all in the mind they say. But, the one who makes us KNOW the mind is THE TEACHER. The intelligence we talk about can be natural to all. But who can make us capable enough to Use that Intelligence and competence is the one who remains an unforgettable mentor! We know they do it so smartly that we are influenced by them, but do not know that.
SWOT becomes SWOC with C for Challenges
SWOT has been one of the fundamental concepts of management, soft skills, and self-analysis. Those who have transitioned from the old school to the modern world will recall how we used to make this four-box thing with plans. Now the value of this analysis has increased multi-fold. But, as the world has experienced a swift change in its approach towards life, 'THREATS' have become CHALLENGES.
NEP and the SDGs - Are we Ready for SDG4BW?
The Sustainable Development Goals given to the world by the United Nations are based on what we need to survive in a better world. In the Agenda 2030, there are 17 Global Goals and there is a majority of activists and artivists supporting this mission. The National Education Policy 2020 (INDIA) has mentioned the SDGs and has given a call to align education in India to these goals. The ball is in the classroom court now! Are we ready to align to the intent and the demands of SDG awareness?
Beware of the Googling Teachers
They say the problem comes with its own solution! How much is it appropriate regarding how we teach in this century of challenges and a very distinct kind of 'professionalism'? There seem to be dark hours going in terms of curating content for teaching. No one wants to enrich the web; we are all just copy-pasting.
IGRAASP Children Friendly News
IGRAASP, started by four ladies, popularly known as Mompreneurs — Priya Wadhwan, Gayatri Luthra, Shikha Sharma Chaturvedi, and Ruchi Mitroo — is a weekly news wrap, hosted on YouTube and anchored by school children. It has been specially designed for children and their families to provide them with child-friendly content.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
The time is here and now. If we all can think in harmony and for decency in the life of every citizen of the world, life can become sustainable. Survival can become a second priority then. Being together in this mission, especially for everyone in education is important.