I have spent last five years observing classrooms, talking to educators about what’s hampering learning and how to maximize learning opportunities for children in schools. One factor that constantly came up during these conversations is classroom management. Teachers with effective classroom management skills and strategies were able to significantly create better learning opportunities as opposed…… Continue reading Effective Classroom Management: A key enabler of active learning
Through the ISLI Fellowship, I have been able to identify my strengths and how I can work with what did not go well, how things have to be followed methodically and with a proper, systematic approach to learning. ISLI talks about the concrete evidences that take place in the classroom or school surroundings, looking at…… Continue reading An interview with Ms Matilda Fernandes, Head Teacher at St. Joseph’s school, Wadala West, Mumbai
No two students are the same. Each student has a different learning style, academic level, interest, behavior, culture and family background which makes him/her unique. Thus, the role of a teacher is more than teaching specific subjects to all students using the same method. Teachers are often encouraged by school management to adapt to each…… Continue reading How to give constructive feedback to teachers.
Background TSWRS- Kondapur is a boys-only residential school, with over 640 students from grade 5 to 12. Most of the students are first-generation learners from rural areas and have low academic outcomes compared to their urban peers. The current school leader, Mr. N. Balaswamy, had been part of the ISLI City fellowship program in the…… Continue reading Working with the Student Counsel to create a sense of accountability in his school.
Ms. Geeta Lal has been the principal of Guru Nanak National High School for over a decade. In her time, she has balanced the act of administrative duties and academic responsibilities. However, the excitement to watch teachers teach and students learn waned after a few years as more deliverables from the government started coming in,…… Continue reading Case Study: How Ms. Geeta Lal of Mumbai realised her potential as a School Leader.
Introduction TSWRS (Telangana Social Welfare Residential Society) Godavarikhani, is a girls-only residential school with around 640 students from 5th -12th grade. Many parents would come to school seeking permission for their children to skip school for attending functions. School Leader Ms Aparna Pothula saw that this was causing a major disruption in students’ learning. She…… Continue reading Case Study: School Principal and District Coordinator, Ms Aparna Pothula’s success story of parent engagement.
On the momentous occasion of Teacher’s day, school leader Mrs. Rajeshwari received one rose and one wish from a student named Hema despite a school strength of 400. Her own kids were planning the day for their teachers to make it memorable. This day deeply upset her and triggered the urge to involve parents at…… Continue reading After Teacher’s Day incident, Ms. Rajeshwari decided to turn things around for Shree Padmashree High School, Bengaluru.