Tutorial videos are a great way for teachers to provide extra learning resources for students. With these recorded videos, students are able to review the lessons learned in class and catch up from afar during an absence. Videos also provide an excellent resource for future reference. Screenshot videos are a great learning resource when used to teach computer-based lessons such as computer programming, typing, or learning various programs. But they can also be used in other creative ways to teach students. For example, math problems can be solved step-by-step. Screenshots are especially useful for complicated new concepts. In this article, we go into detail withRead More →

Sure, you can hear the words that are coming out of your students’ mouths. But are you reallylistening to them? No matter how much you love your students, it’s not an easy task with so many of them in front of you and so many duties to balance. And yet, nothing is more important than making that personal connection. Let’s take a look at a few tips and tricks for becoming a listening educator – even when what you hear is a mix of whispers and giggles. Setting the Context In a recent Edutopia post, Shane Safir, co-founder of the June Jordan School for Equity,Read More →

What do your students see when they look in the mirror? Do they see someone worthwhile or someone who will never be good enough? While it isn’t your responsibility to dig into the nuances of every student’s self-perception, you can still help the members of your class to have healthy views of themselves. Such a view can bolster their academic performance and serve as a bulwark against bullying. The following resources provide information about self-image that you can use in the classroom. Background Information to Bolster Your Lessons What does having a proper self-image involve? What factors go into how a person perceives him orRead More →

Interviewing subjects isn’t just that thing HR Managers do. In fact, interviewing can be a great form of experiential learning. This is true whether students are the interviewer or the interviewee. In fact, when we encourage students to ask questions of the people they meet, we’re encouraging the development of a wide range of skills, from the social and the emotional to a basic sense of curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. Honing interview schools at school will help students thrive not only in the classroom itself, but also in the job market as they interview for jobs, interviewothers for those positions, and continually askRead More →

Over 25 lakh students have registered this year for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams-the highest in the history of the exam and 6.3% more than last year’s total. According to the data provided by CBSE, a total of 14,99,122 candidates have registered for the Class X (both Board-based and school-based) exams as against 13,73,853 in 2015-an increase of almost 1.25 lakh. Similarly for Class XII Boards, 10,67,900 candidates have registered as against 10,40,368 in 2015. Class X and XII board exams will begin from March 1 and end on March 28 and April 22, respectively. Delhi, including foreign schools, registered the highestRead More →

Come April, parents will no longer have to stand in long queues to purchase textbooks. They would be able to order books online from the Balbharati portal. Parents can either get textbooks from the Balbharati depots across the state or get them delivered home. Balbharati publishes Maharashtra state syllabus textbooks for classes 1 to 12. Nearly 13 crore textbooks have been published for the academic year 2016-17, said officials. Yogesh Limaye, head, Balbharati’s computer section said, “The department has been trying to digitize all procedures. We have already uploaded pdf versions of textbooks and workbooks to the official website, which people can just download. WeRead More →

The Smriti Irani-led Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry has reconstituted the Indian Council for Philosophical Research (ICPR) bringing in Sanskrit scholars, a former BJP member of the Legislative Council in Karnataka, a retired IPS officer who has turned to Hinduism and religion in a big way and a scholar who is associated with an organisation that recently claimed to have put exact date of Lord Ram’s birth. The HRD ministry has approved reconstitution of the Council on February 22, 2016 nominating twelve new members to the council — four of them are Sanskrit scholars. The term of the last council expired in October 2015. ProfRead More →

Expressing concern over declining educational standards in both public and private schools, the government on Friday said there is a need to improve the quality of education to reverse the decline in enrolment. “There is a need to improve the quality of education provided in schools to arrest and reverse the decline in enrolment in government schools and improve the educational outcomes in both public and private schools,” the Economic Survey for 2015-16 tabled in Parliament by finance minister Arun Jaitley said today. Increasing investment in human capital is a key requirement to improve productivity of the population, the survey observed, adding that there isRead More →

More than 3.28 lakh students in Patna region, comprising Bihar and Jharkhand, are busy with final revisions to write Class X and XII examinations of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) commencing from March 1. Altogether 1,58,745 students, up by 15,000 compared to last year, will write Class X exams at 998 centres in the region. Of them, 52,826 are girls. While board-based exams will commence on Tuesday with non-major papers like security and dynamics retail, major paper science will be held on Wednesday and the school-based exams are scheduled March 10 onwards. The number of students who have registered for taking class XII examsRead More →

The HRD ministry on Thursday said no decision has been taken to amend the Right to Education (RTE) Act and issues related to the no detention policy are being examined by a committee working on the evolution of New Education Policy (NEP). “There is no decision at present to amend the RTE Act,” HRD minister Smriti Irani said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha. The minister, however, said during the consultations with the state governments for formulation of NEP, the issues related to no detention policy were also discussed. Irani said 18 states have so far given their views onRead More →