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Learning should not be restricted to books

Stressing the need for students to achieve ‘real’ success in life, Vasant Valley School principal Rekha Krishnan  said that children should be able to learn and unlearn. She added that physical, social and emotional needs of a child should also be fostered by schools. “Talking about the big test for…

Games on Emotions

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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Building Students’ Thinking Skills with a Morning Announcement Routine

We knew from test results and our own observations that we needed to focus school-wide on building critical thinking skills. As principal, I wanted to play an active role in that effort. I wanted to model excitement for critical thinking that would be contagious. But how could I engage all…

Easy as Pi

Easy as Pi

I asked this group of well-educated professionals what they remembered from their own education about pi. Someone responded, “3.14159.” “You’re right,” I said, “that is the value of pi, but does anyone remember what pi means?”

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Feeling Overwhelmed by the Job of Principal?

There were days when it seemed like I was working in a zoo. I felt overwhelmed by all the problems that came to the principal’s office. There never seemed to be enough time in the day.