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
– By Shriram Tarawade, Brand Manager ISLI Corporal punishment – More commonplace than perceived It is a usual sight for Gopal’s parents to see him come home with a bruised ear and swollen cheeks. His mother’s immediate reaction is – “He must have got into a fight with the local boys or his school teacher…… Continue reading Corporal Punishment at schools – Time to address the elephant in the room
– By Sameer Sampat, CEO ISLI “Whack!” That is the sound of Rahul’s teacher, Sapna Ma’am, hitting him over the knuckles when he failed to include the abbreviation of a tangent in its definition as it is stated in the textbook. “The tangent (tan) of an angle is the ratio of the sine to the cosine. Rahul, if you…… Continue reading Rote-learning crisis in India
– By Souvik Bhattacharya, City Programme Manager, ISLI Mumbai How do we ensure that a school learns even after the two years of the leadership program? That was the question that confronted ISLI, as we approached year 2 of our program. One of the key ways to tackle the challenge was to introduce Action Research…… Continue reading Action Research – Teachers as Leaders
– By Payal Jain, Monitoring & Evaluation Lead & Sapna Saleem, Curriculum Manager, ISLI “The price of light is less than the cost of darkness.” ~ Arthur C. Nielsen, Market Researcher & Founder of AC Nielsen Arthur Nielsen puts it well when he talks about data and business. The same can be said about…… Continue reading Making school data work for teachers
– By Saipramod Bathena, Programme Lead, ISLI Hyderabad Education systems across the world have been designed to produce certain outcomes based on socio-economic, political and cultural needs. The design of any education system should be flexible enough to be able to adapt to the changing needs of the time. Most of us would have read…… Continue reading 21st Century Skills: What does it mean to our school system?