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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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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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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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A Page in Life of a Teenager & 9 Sad Facts Associated with it

I was 13. My body had started to change. I had grown taller, my breasts had sprouted. I had also recently started getting an unwelcome bloody visitor every month. I was not sure if I was beautiful. I went to a very highly accomplished school.  Our teachers came from impressive…

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An Award Winning Innovative Research on Emotional Intelligence

Mrs. V. Gowrilakshmi, Principal Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar did the research on “How to improve Emotional Intelligence of the students in a classroom through positive teacher – student relationship”.  The research was under the theme of INNOVATIVE TEACHING OF GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP of the Global Teacher Accreditation project by British Council . She received this award…

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8 Ways to Stimulate Creativity in Children

All that a child needs is fresh air and love and sunshine, they used to say. But these days, everybody knows that creativity is just about as essential. Some parents and teachers often make the mistake of assuming that some children are born creative. That’s not true because creativity is…

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