Category Archives: Education

There is No Such Thing as a Visual Learner: 2 Neuro Myths that are Still Prevalent in Schools

Have you ever thought of yourself as a right brained person? Has a school ever used marketing centered around “learning styles” to sell its curriculum or methodology to you? Do we use only 10% of our brain, like the movie Lucy had us believe? All these three ideas are not really backed by science. Last year, The Guardian published…

The Indelible Mark of Marks: Will the Bournvita Exam Sale Video Change Our Mindset?

Now that exams are in full swing, did you watch the Bournvita Exam Sale Video that went viral recently? Watch the video above before reading further. SPOILERS AHEAD! The video features a clearance sale a week before exams, where students are selling their hobby artifacts for free because their parents feel that scoring marks is…

Home Schooling Your Child

Home schooling

Eight-year-old Pritha loves to make doodles. She attends dance and music classes. Every morning she decides on the subject she wants to study. Pritha belongs to the growing tribe of home schoolers in India, who don’t pack their school bags and rush to catch the school bus. The mornings in her home are slow and…

Top 5 Questions Young Children Ask About Sexuality (and How to Answer Them Right)

Sexuality

Traditionally, sex talk has mostly been a taboo topic in our society. The average parent or teacher finds it too awkward and embarrassing to broach the concepts of sexuality and healthy relationships with young children. However, keeping in pace with the changing times, it has become essential to talk about the birds and bees in…

ICSE Schools Now Teach Harry Potter

School Kids

Annual Conference of the Association of Schools for ISC Examination At the outset, I have to admit that I am quite furious.I feel completely CHEATED. Why didn’t this happen when I was in school? With that resentful feeling, I have to congratulate ICSE for adding contemporary literature to their curriculum. Indian kids school bags will include works of J,K…

Katha Kids- Stories for your kid and the kid in you!

Katha Kids, as the name suggests is a place for children’s stories . In today’s digital age, Katha kids is a great initiative, an online platform where one find a variety of children’s stories, mythological stories, folk tales, bedtime stories and much more. Most of us would have heard/read these stories growing up and they are stuck in our…

A Cute Book About Indian Gods and Goddesses!

After Trishala’s Dream (giveaway coming soon), Beanstalk Cottage are back with their new book. ‘My First book of Indian Gods & Goddesses‘ by Sonila Prashant, illustrated by Alankrita and published by Beanstalk Cottage, is a cute board book aimed at introducing our little ones to our Indian Gods. And that is exactly what it does, oh so perfectly! Some would argue, there…