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Kinesthetic Classroom Management: Problems & Solutions.

As we know, research on movement-based learning has established that the inculcation of kinesthetics in classrooms has a huge impact on attention, retention and memory during the learning process.  The newly launched Indian education policy of 2020 also mentions art integrated learning in a big way. Although all the upsides of kinesthetic learning are evident, […]

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Dance Away Your Lockdown Blues

Dancing is the purest form of expressing happiness and celebration. “Birthday hai toh Dance Karlo, Wedding hai toh dance karlo, Festival hai toh dance karlo,  Lockdown hai toh bhi dance karlo”  Dancing is a medium of expression and a natural coping mechanism  for our mental well being which dates back to the time when humans […]

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Art Integration In National Education Policy 2020

Art Integration in the New Educational Policy of 2020 The government of India introduced NEP on 29 July 2020. It outlines the new vision of the Indian education system and replaces the previous education policy of 1986 & is aimed to be implemented by the year 2040. The NEP includes many key changes like the […]

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A Must Read-If your child is showing an inclination towards taking up a not-so-conventional career.

Doctor, Lawyer…. Dancer, Sportsperson? It is common practice in our country to proclaim that if a child in their early years is an eloquent speaker or is proficient in mathematics, the best-suited career for him or her is that of a lawyer or an engineer. In all of this, what of the children who are […]

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No Attention: No Learning.

Attention grabbers/ Brain breaks/ Transition ideas for teachers. Distracted students? We have the solution. We agree that we all understand the trueness of the title – No Attention: No Learning Nevertheless, so many times, for teachers, the delivery of their lesson plan becomes the priority & somehow they are not able to deliver a class […]

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Kinesthetic Curricula-The Need Of The Hour

After seeing the pictures above, if you were simply asked which pyramid is easier to build & is sturdy, the obvious answer would be – the first one.  With the current trends in modern education, essentially, the second pyramid is being built. Counter-productive, is it not? Levels Of Sensory Integration In Learning-  The pyramids that […]

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How Holistic Is Our Education?

Conventionally, the syllabus of an educational institute will consist primarily of languages, sciences, social sciences and mathematics. Research found that such an educational template chiefly panders to children who are born with logical and/or linguistic intelligence. Majority of schools will follow a concrete curriculum of these subjects at primary and pre-primary levels, hence laying a […]

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Akal Badi Ya Bhains?! (Hint: It’s not always Akal!)

Kinesthetic Intelligence is the body’s innate intelligence which it uses in order to move about in space efficiently and safely. How can this intelligence be developed effectively in kids?

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Performing Arts in Schools – The WHYs & The HOWs

At the start of the 2017 academic year, the ICSE council made Performing Arts one of three compulsory new subjects in schools that follow the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education’s syllabus. Having actively campaigned the past many years for introduction and integration of performing arts in mainstream school syllabi, I was (not surprisingly) elated at […]

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Should Kids Be Smoking?! Then Why Are They Sitting So Much?

  In one of her hugely popular books, Rujuta Diwekar, India’s most famous nutritionist & dietitian made a bold and (at the time) controversial statement: Sitting was as bad for the body as Smoking. While it sounded preposterous, there is now solid medical evidence that shows how sitting for long hours, particularly in chairs, leads […]