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My Inspirations by Jayshree Ravi (Reflections Shortlist)

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers). Inspiration # 1 Come one and Come all, Listen to my tale so tall This happened some two years ago Taught me some valuable lessons you know! It was September 5th – Teacher’s Day To…

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Favourite Teacher by Christy Alphonsa (Reflections Shortlist)

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers).   Dedicated to My Teacher, Mrs. Parameswari. Dear Ma’am, The impact that you have had on me is unfathomable. You have also changed the way I think about myself. Through you, I was able to…

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Exams: A Bane or Boon in Education by Karunaidoss (Reflections Shortlist)

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers).   Every student knows what examinations are; we’ve sat for them countless times. Examination, as defined in the dictionary: “is a formal test of a person’s knowledge or proficiency in a particular skill or subject”….

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Why Creativity is Essential for Adults

There has always been a debate on who is more creative, children or adults. According to an expert in child brain development, the answer is what most of us expect – children are definitely more creative because they use about two-thirds of their brain in imaginative play. While we appreciate…

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Who do our Teacher’s Resemble More Today – Mentors or Trainers?  

  Definition of a Mentor: An experienced and a trusted adviser. Definition of a Trainer: A person who trains people or animals. Which definition is closer to the functions of a teacher in today’s time? Why has teacher appreciation been decreasing by the day all over the world? Do we…

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Math Anxiety has Neurological Basis

Have you ever known someone who stresses and develops anxiety when they are asked to do math? While experts have recognized the behavioral aspects of math anxiety for over 50 years, research has been limited on the biological underpinnings of the stress. In a new study, Stanford University School of…

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The Heart of Character Building

  We live in a troubled world. A random glance at the newspapers will only confirm that there are many things about our modern society that we need to be concerned about. Crime is on the rise. Divisive thinking is widespread. A basic civic sense is often missing. Tolerance of…

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How can Teachers Treat their Students Better?

 Teachers are the backbone of our education system. Students look up to their teachers for many reasons. But, the way teachers ‘look’ at their students goes a long way in determining if we will be able to create great citizens for the Nation and the world. How can teachers tune…

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Meera Comic # 14

What would you say to a kid if he/she wanted to grow up? Meera is an attempt to address serious issues through the eyes of a child, for other children like her. It appears every Friday in The Hindu Young World. The comic is the product of a long discussion, over one night, about how Indian…

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Doughnuts vs. Terrorism: By Caleb Hickman at TEDxQuestSchool

How old is he? Old enough to give a Tedx talk! Check out more talks by kid speakers and about this inspiring initiative at Ted. About this video: With so much focus on the idea of terrorism in America today, Caleb Hickman’s talk tries to persuade us that there is a much…

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