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Whose Terms Are Those Anyway?

It was a usual evening; my husband and I had gone out to one of the popular restaurants in Bangalore — the one in which you would typically share your seats with another family. It turned out that the family seated opposite to us on our table was a couple…

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The Truth About Lies

I remember this story I read as a child: A little boy, James comes home to his mother everyday and narrates the escapades of his classmate Charlie. Charlie does the most unimaginable of things: goes out for a stroll in the garden in the middle of a class, plays in…

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The man who is using cameras to revolutionize agriculture in India

” Agriculture is the only thing we do for income generation and if we are not even doing it properly, how will we survive? I got associated with a local self-help group (SHG) in my village and they connected me to a team which taught us amazing things through videos….

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A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses

Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. There are regular shoot-outs, and it’s not uncommon for locals to find bodies scattered…

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How to teach a young introvert

What should we do with the quiet kids? A conversation with Susan Cain on the future of classroom education. Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of the world. One third to one half the population identifies as introverts, that means sticking up for a lot of people. Some of…

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The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom

No one wants to been seen as the stuffy teacher stuck in the past who lectures from the front of the classroom and doesn’t seem to care about student engagement. Students today are tech savvy and have wandering minds. They are able to process information coming at them from several…

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Effects of Technology in Education by Vimal Raj (Reflections Shortlist)

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers).   Education, in general, means a process of learning in which the knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to another through teaching, storytelling, discussion, training…

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Effects of Technology in Education by Vimalraj

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers). Education, in general, means a process of learning in which the knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to another through teaching, storytelling, discussion, training and…

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This 15-Year Old Genius Boy’s Inventions Are So Good You’ll Be Amazed …..

While most kids his age are hankering after that one extra hour of play, he’s up all night in his lab experimenting and innovating! His hard work and passion have helped him win over 15 awards for various inventions! Let’s meet the young genius and find out what makes him…

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Challenges: Bittersweet Life Lessons by Punitha Selvi

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers). It was the second Saturday of the month of October in the year 2004. This fine day was our open house for parents after the Quarterly Exam. I had parents of 6th to 9th Standard…

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