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Peer observation: A collaborative and mutually rewarding activity
Peer observation: A collaborative and mutually rewarding activity

Deepali Dharmaraj, from the British Council of India, describes some useful peer observation approaches that teachers can undertake and outlines how feedback can be integrated into a bespoke professional development plan.

Engaging students in rural classrooms
Engaging students in rural classrooms

Incorporating project-based learning in rural classrooms can be challenging. In this article, TR Gowthama elucidates a practical lesson plan that was used in a village school of Puducherry to teach the theme ‘shelter’.

Online school assessments: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
Online school assessments: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Kavita Sanghvi shares findings from an action research project aimed at understanding how students responded to online assessments administered by their school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Promoting thinking routines in Indian classrooms
Promoting thinking routines in Indian classrooms

'The challenges of the pandemic remind us that we have to build a generation of learners who are capable of solving problems and thinking critically.' In this article, Divya Kapoor shares some examples of thinking routines that practitioners can introduce in their own classrooms.

Online teaching and virtual classes: Tips from subject experts
Online teaching and virtual classes: Tips from subject experts

Selecting the right online platform for collaboration and teaching can be a daunting challenge for teachers, especially when there is a basket of choices. Divya Kapoor and colleagues share the tools and strategies they have found effective for different disciplines.

Digital development: What it means for teachers
Digital development: What it means for teachers

Technology can be leveraged for teachers’ professional development. In this article, Amy Lightfoot suggests there are three main areas in education where technology has a potential role, and takes a closer look at the third.

Gender disparity in STEM: Evidence from India
Gender disparity in STEM: Evidence from India

Although India has made strides in the education of girls, performance and participation of women in stem are still a challenge. An examination of International Benchmark Test data show performance disparities in mathematics and science between girls and boys grow as students proceed from primary to secondary level. Abha Bhagat and R Vijayaraghavan report.

Teacher engagement: What works?
Teacher engagement: What works?

Teacher engagement is an emerging topic in school education but what does it mean and what can schools do to increase teacher motivation? Jeny Raphael draws from her teaching experience and research to discuss the issue.

Student leadership: Why is it important and how do we support it?
Student leadership: Why is it important and how do we support it?

Teachers and other educators can play an important role in helping young people to realise their ambitions and to hone their leadership skills. Amy Lightfoot explains how.

Rebooting parental engagement
Rebooting parental engagement

Co-opting parents in the education of their children can help schools in many ways. Ashok Pandey shares five strategies schools can implement to ensure optimum parental collaboration.