CBSE

Vimala Ramachandran

“If I summarise the core beliefs and pedagogic practices that we saw in these classrooms, the foremost would be the teachers’ belief that ‘every child can learn; the responsibility is ours.’ These teachers try to make the learning experience interesting for every child and respect the existing knowledge they bring to the classroom, using it to build new knowledge… These teachers help children connect concepts with the world around them…” (S Giridhar, 2019. p122)

Teaching had taken a new "Avtar", in recent times and "Work from Home Teachers" have evolved at the blink of eye, showcasing the readiness, zeal, vigor and never say die attitude of teachers, to impart knowledge. The present pandemic have taught us how to cope in dire situations and come forward with alternate options, which are beneficial to one and all.

I recently spent some time in a village in Gujarat almost exclusively inhabited by an Adivasi community called the Rathva. In my discussions with the community, ‘dhandho’ (a Guajarati word that roughly translates as occupation) was cited as the key reason why they wanted their children to attend school. ‘Dhando’ is a word that can mean jobs (public or private) or self-employment in petty businesses.

This article talks about an activity where students make global connect and share about their history, culture and tradition. This is an effective way to enhance the communication skills and bring confidence in the classroom. Making connections with the educators across the globe will lead to a collaborative efforts of learning on a global platform. Taking SGDs (Sustainable Development Goals) in the classroom becomes easy. So let's Skype and learn...

Skype and Learning

Primarily a child who comes to the school must always be the prime focus in any education system. Lot has been said about ‘child centered’ education but what does it mean? In fact it has been left to the teachers’ discretion to define it in their own way. The child invariably gets mixed signals as there are pretty many teachers & their idiosyncracies to negotiate per year, each year.
 

Background and History

Subir Shukla talks about CCE and CCA – and the meaning behind the words continuous, comprehensive, evaluation and assessment. He also talks about  CCE as a pedagogical tool and what teachers can do to ensure continuity in their teaching and assessment so that all students reach their learning objectives. 

An interview with Mr. Subir Shukla, Consultant at MHRD and Principal Coordinator - IGNUS-erg.

These activities will help reinforce concepts about the structure of trees and their importance in nature. The material can be directly distributed to children and explained before the activity is undertaken.

Over the years, the increasing use of plastic in our everyday life has caused serious environmental damage, forcing us to rethink our habits and consciously reduce or recycle its use. The activities and discussions suggested here can make children aware of the dangers of using plastic and the pollution it causes to the environment.

The seas have inspired, educated, and nourished mankind and acted as an intimate ally in the progress of human civilization. Here are activities that bring the "seas" in to the classroom.

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