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Reforming the Reformers

A young monk named Martin Luther wrote ninety five theses then nailed them to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. He welcomed public debate on the subjects of concern that he raised. This gave birth to the Reformation. Against all the political (and spiritual) powers of the day, Luther was…

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Favourite Teacher by Kalpana (Reflections Shortlist)

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers).   I am a freelancer by passion and it’s the third time in a row in the same month that I lost my bid. I felt naïve and incompetent. I tried to retract my previous…

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Challenges: Bittersweet Life Lessons by Latha Mukundan (Reflections Shortlist)

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers).   Meera was so happy to get admission in 11th Standard in one of the most prestigious schools. The school had a ‘mentoring system’ where Meera’s mentor happened to be her Maths teacher. This made…

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Effects of Technology in Education by S. Ananthanarayanan (Reflections Shortlist)

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers).   Last year when the education board announced Sanskrit week celebration in all CBSE schools, we also planned to celebrate the week in a grand way. Some methods to celebrate the Sanskrit week, as suggested…

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4 Takeaways on Teaching with Games

Level Up Learning is a national survey of nearly 700 teachers that explores their attitudes, beliefs and practices around games and learning. The survey asked critical questions about different approaches to game-based learning, the efficacy of these approaches, and the role of professional development. For those of us who work…

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My Inspirations by Dr. N. Srinivasan (Reflections Shortlist)

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers).   From my childhood, I have always aspired to become a teacher. I really don’t know what motivated me to choose this profession, but pondering over, I attribute my choice to my loving and sincere…

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Deconstructing Learning Games: Good vs. Bad

Learning games have it rough. Non-learning games are designed around a single primary goal: player enjoyment. That can be challenging enough, but learning games have two primary goals: enjoyment plus learning. This can feel like a struggle. Often, it seems like learning and fun are diametrically opposed ideas, dooming learning…

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Effects of Technology by in Education by S. Ramya (Reflections Shortlist)

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers).   Pros and Cons of Digitized Report Cards Nowadays many schools and colleges are publishing their results online and digitized Report Cards are generated. It clearly shows that new technologies are introduced in our Indian…

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My Inspirations by G. Arockiam (Reflections Shortlist)

This article is one of the shortlisted stories/essays submitted for Reflections (a writing contest for teachers).   Learning has always been very enriching and interesting to me only because of my teachers. I had a teacher in class V who was very kind and good to me. The dedication with which…

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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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