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Not all kids smiled when the school bells rang after two years
Not all kids smiled when the school bells rang after two years

Pooja Shandilya heads the Foundation years at Ahlcon International School, Delhi. In this article for Teacher, she presents her experiences of welcoming students back to school after the pandemic lockdown, and her team's strategies to recover learning losses and socio-emotional skills.

Leadership: Building an inclusive school in India
Leadership: Building an inclusive school in India

The National Progressive Schools' Conference (NPSC) is an association of 195 private senior secondary schools across India. In today’s article NPSC Chairperson Dr Sudha Acharya shares what she is doing to ensure her school serves the needs of all students, including those with disabilities.

Future schooling – education in the metaverse
Future schooling – education in the metaverse

‘The metaverse is upon us. Soon it will be as omnipresent as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook (now Meta).’ So reads the first line of a new Policy Brief exploring the potential of the metaverse to enhance teaching and learning in the future, and why we need to start planning for it now.

Leading education – 10 questions with Dr Rukmini Banerji
Leading education – 10 questions with Dr Rukmini Banerji

In the first of our ‘10 questions with…’ series featuring leading education figures, Editor Jo Earp talks to Dr Rukmini Banerji about receiving the prestigious Yidan Prize, changes in school education in India over the years, and the urgent tasks facing teachers as they continue to support student learning during the pandemic.

Learning during the pandemic – flexible assessments in online teaching
Learning during the pandemic – flexible assessments in online teaching

In the latest instalment of our series on ‘Learning during the pandemic’, Head of DLF World School and science educator Dimple Puri discusses flexible assessments for online teaching, with examples from her own classroom.

Classroom simulators to support teacher training
Classroom simulators to support teacher training

Getting ready to start teaching in the classroom, managing student behaviour and meeting with parents can be a daunting prospect for many pre-service teachers. Researchers in the US have spent the last five years developing simulations to supplement traditional teacher training.

Peer observation: Enhancing the experience of giving and receiving feedback
Peer observation: Enhancing the experience of giving and receiving feedback

In this article, Deepali Dharmaraj explores the role of feedback in the context of peer observation and identifies key principles and practices that enable the experience to be mutually beneficial for both the observer and observed.

Teacher's bookshelf: Ordinary people, extraordinary teachers – the heroes of real India
Teacher's bookshelf: Ordinary people, extraordinary teachers – the heroes of real India

In his book ‘ordinary people, extraordinary teachers’, S Giridhar describes how teachers in government schools are determined to work beyond the call of duty based on a strong belief that ‘every child can learn’.

Schooling after COVID-19: Challenges in India
Schooling after COVID-19: Challenges in India

With schools set to reopen after the COVID-19 nation-wide school closures, education authorities need to support teachers in these crucial times. To tackle new challenges, teachers’ roles and responsibilities will expand and play a prominent role in the recovery, explains Vimala Ramachandran.

Stereotypes and prejudices: How teachers can help children question and reflect
Stereotypes and prejudices: How teachers can help children question and reflect

The global call to inclusive education cannot be fulfilled unless we eliminate pre-conceived societal notions, stereotypes, and prejudices. Transforming teacher education programs in India will empower teachers to inculcate the values of equality, equity, and inclusion among the current generation of learners, suggests Professor Vimala Ramachandran.