How to give constructive feedback to teachers.

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.

Working with the Student Counsel to create a sense of accountability in his school.

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.

After Teacher’s Day incident, Ms. Rajeshwari decided to turn things around for Shree Padmashree High School, Bengaluru.

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.

Effective teachers: Are they born or made?

Have you ever wondered if effective teachers are born or made? Have you ever had the question: What makes an effective teacher and what do they do differently? How can teachers be made effective? Here is an attempt to bring out my reflections to answers these questions. These reflections are based on my observations in…… Continue reading Effective teachers: Are they born or made?

Paper presentation by ISLI team at a Delhi conference

Ms Sapna Saleem (Curriculum Manager, ISLI) along with Preethi Ramachandran (ISLI Program Manager) recently presented a paper at ‘National Conference on Delivering Quality Education’ organized by ‘Delhi Commission For Protection of Child Rights’. Their case study focused on efforts of a school principal in Bengaluru on parents-engagement to create a positive impact on her school.…… Continue reading Paper presentation by ISLI team at a Delhi conference

Action Research – Could this be the key method to enable teachers as leaders?

‘Action Research’ simply means ‘learning by doing’. It is a method in which one studies their actions and reflects upon them to improve. Action Research, when conducted in schools, can empower teachers to identify problems within the classroom and build a solution around it. As the first step, a teacher identifies a focus area which…… Continue reading Action Research – Could this be the key method to enable teachers as leaders?

Effective Classroom Management: A key enabler of active learning

The article has been written by Sai Pramod Bathena, City Head, Hyderabad at ISLI. I have spent last five years observing classrooms, talking to educators about what’s hampering learning and how to maximise learning opportunities for children in schools. One factor that constantly came up during these conversations is classroom management. Teachers with effective classroom…… Continue reading Effective Classroom Management: A key enabler of active learning