Paul Peterson, director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, said at the White House that students who miss school likely will earn less money when they’re older.To Eskelsen Garcia, the NEA president, the superiority of in-school teaching isn’t in question. “This is not about pedagogy,” she said. “This disease kills people.”Eskelsen Garcia said she’s been heartened by the number of districts resisting Trump’s pressure and that schools should reopen only when the community infection rate is low.Her advice: “Listen to what Trump says. Then do the exact opposite of whatever comes out of his mouth.” … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Hundreds quarantined in schools that followed Trump’s advice
With an aim to make learning of mathematics interesting, DAV Public School (DAVPS), NH-3, Faridabad, organised Math Week on a visual platform for Classes 3-10 . Each day was earmarked with many online activities for students. The week culminated with an exhibition of projects based on mathematics. Students of Grade 3 and 4 were shown videos of different Indian mathematicians and were asked to talk about them. Grade 5 students started with an online quiz. Their questions were closely related to the topics in their curriculum. Students of Grade 6 and 7 were engaged with Integers Operations game and rational numbers respectively. Grade 8 students picked some of the most brilliant mathematicians and shared information about their life and works.Grade 9 students performed an activity based on surface area and volume. Grade 10 students showcased their mathematical interest by preparing mathematics-related projects in groups. In the end, school principal Jyoti Dahiya appreciated the efforts … [Read more...] about Online activities evoke good response
Independence Day celebrations at school often mean a beautifully decorated campus in ribbons and balloons of the national flag’s colours, students proudly singing the anthem and looking forward to present some amazing dance and song performances. But this year, Covid-19 has shut schools indefinitely and added a twist to the 74th Independence Day celebrations. The fervour remains, but most educational institutions are opting for a virtual route. … [Read more...] about Schools gear up for virtual celebrations, this Independence Day
"She was a pioneer in marriage equality and tackled the gun lobby. You know, we've all watched her in the United States Senate go toe to toe with Trump officials trying to hide the truth, asking the tough questions that needed to be asked and not stopping until she got an answer. And when none was forthcoming, it was obvious what the answer was," Biden said. … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris is tough, proven fighter for middle class: Biden
Navi Mumbai resident Sriprakash Krishnan credits executive coach and trainer Priya Kumar with turning his life around. “If I have gone from a sales representative in an MNC to country director and MD of a global food ingredients company in just 10 years, it is only because of Priya,” he says. “She is my mentor. She has helped me fight many of the fears in my career. Every major decision I take today has a little bit of Priya in it.” Krishnan, 43, who has attended many of Kumar’s workshops, and even had one-on-one sessions with her, says: “Priya doesn’t tell me what to do. She just helps me make right choices.” More and more Indians, from CEOs to students, appear to need help with their work and their life, and this has led to an explosion of ‘coaches’ – life coach, executive coach, success coach, lifestyle coach, leadership coach, relationship coach and so on. There is a coach for every challenge, and a mentor who (for … [Read more...] about Ready, set, goals: Why people are looking to coaches to set down a path for the future?