Are you fearfully attached to Math?

What kind of feelings do you have about Math? Scared, hatred, phobia, nightmares, excited, puzzled, love? I mostly freak out at the word Math and all sorts of phobia creep in, making me jolt off my chair. People frequently say that they hate it, it stress...

Procrustean Bed

Have you heard of the Procrustean bed? Procrustes, a character in Greek mythology, kept a house by the side of the road where he offered hospitality to passing strangers, who were invited in for a pleasant meal and a night’s rest in his very special...

CLOSE EFFECTIVELY TO OPEN PRODUCTIVELY

Alice has a strong command over the language. She has exceptional subject knowledge. She is ready and equipped to engage any student with any topic even on short notice. She is very particular on utilizing effectively every second of the scheduled time. S...

Mother Tongue Influence

An American speaks English like the Americans, a Briton like the British and an Australian like the Australians. Can we term all these as different accents or mother tongue influences? In fact, accents are nothing but mother tongue influences (MTI). When ...

Make them Receptive

You may be teaching a tiny tot, a school/college student or an adult. Whoever may be the student the basic requirement is that he needs to be receptive to your lesson to understand it. That means your student should be in a “receptive” mood or in ...

World Math Day!

It is said that when a person is good in Math, he has difficulties with other languages. The defense for this belief is logical against creativity. But there are many people who are able to balance both the hemispheres of the brain. World Math day is an I...

Teaching Journal

Tom’s teacher asks him before every class what she has taught him the previous day. A recap like this is an ideal way of beginning a class. The irony in Tom’s class is that it was not an attempt to get a recap, but an enquiry for the day to know from ...

Feedback- a tool to improve writing

Do you remember the last time someone gave you a feedback on your work? Feedback is unfortunately ignored or avoided in this society or looked upon as a fear factor. In reality, it is one of the greatest compliments one can give or receive. Feedback comes...