Teachers Contribute to Nation Building

Teachers Contribute to Nation Building If we look at the Indian educational scenario today, significant changes have happened since Independence. We have more schools, more educational programs, better infrastructure and visionary people. Still there is a huge gap between the demand and availability. Developed countries like Sweden and Finland, known for the high quality of education, have managed to keep […]

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Appreciation and Teacher Motivation

During our interactions with many teachers regarding what gives them Joy, their responses often revolve around the topic of appreciation and acknowledgement from their students. In this context, it is important to understand expectation and appreciation. Because misplaced expectations lead to bitterness. There are layers of appreciation. Surface level appreciation lasts for only a few days. Say a compliment on […]

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Adapting the PERMA model to Teaching

During our interactions with teachers, we found that they have momentary experiences of Joy but they find it difficult to sustain them. We started introducing models of happiness during our Joy of Teaching workshops so that they gain intellectual clarity on Joy and Happiness and apply them by relevantly adapting them. PERMA Model of Happiness Martin Seligman is an american […]

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Indianizing Education

I was at the ThinkEdu Conclave recently. The main theme of the conclave was “Indianizing Education”. It was heartening to see many people in prominent positions in the Indian society taking interest and effort in setting the right vision for education in India. I had a chance to ask a question to Honorable Minister Smriti Irani Ji and she did […]

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