A peek into a PYP classroom – the planned and unplanned learning, the AHA moments, the not so AHA moments leading to reflection and growth.

DPSI Math cafe – serving an order of math – sunny (fun) side up!

Definition of a café – ‘An establishment serving a variety of meals, coffee and snacks’. A learning café would thus serve good teaching practices, strategies and ideas, for free! The only payment a teacher seeks is to benefit her students and inspire other teachers. A café was recently organized at my school wherein the idea … Continue reading DPSI Math cafe – serving an order of math – sunny (fun) side up!

Equal opportunities

‘No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.’ – Nelson Mandela The world … Continue reading Equal opportunities

Social emotional learning – the why and the how

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Credit – I look back at my accomplishments thus far in my life – academic, professional, personal … Continue reading Social emotional learning – the why and the how

A virtual assembly

‘Technology is not just a tool. It can give learners a voice that they may not have had before’. George Couros Honestly, my initial reaction on having to host an assembly was skepticism. How would I find time to plan and prepare for an assembly, how will my students collaborate, how will the curriculum learning … Continue reading A virtual assembly

Integrating approaches to learning development in mathematics class

This article shares how the approaches to learning can be integrated into mathematics through a shift in focus from pure concept teaching to the process of learning and integrating skill development. Regardless of level of proficiency in mathematics, every student enjoys and learns from the activity. Integrating ATL development in mathematics class  

Transdisciplinary approach to a unit of inquiry

The article focuses on building a transdisciplinary approach to a unit of inquiry and how multiple perspectives enhance student understanding. Some initiatives towards including elements of the enhanced PYP are also detailed in the article. Transdisciplinary approach to a unit of inquiry

What story will i tell?

This post is my response to a thought provoking question posed by our Head of School with reference to the COVID pandemic – ‘In your mind, time-travel to 2021 when the pandemic is over and some normalcy has returned. Picture yourself having come through it all in a way you feel proud of, grateful for … Continue reading What story will i tell?

Introducing myself

One thing I have learned from being a PYP teacher – I cannot do it alone (or atleast I cannot do my best alone). The learning community I belong to is an invaluable source of learning and support – emotional and academic. We share our successes, our frustrations, our excitement and enthusiasm, our innovative practices … Continue reading Introducing myself

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