Upcoming Events
  1. Comprehension With Ease

    August 4
  2. Class Management Strategies

    August 18
– By Mrs. Usha Pandit

In school, text/comprehension is often reduced to reading a paragraph or story and answering questions based on it. We invite you to broaden your view with a rich workshop that will show you how to:

  • Understand Comprehension, its purposes and its implications beyond the classroom.
  • Use all channels and modalities for effective comprehension.
  • Distribute Comprehension passages from different genres and scales across different phases of the academic year.
  • Help students comprehend the non-verbal curriculum in and beyond the school.
  • Develop speed and efficiency in sourcing or creating material for comprehension exercises.
  • Create a variety of questions to aid and test comprehension, and learn question analysis.
  • Aid Science and Math comprehension – how can the English teacher help?
  • Assess comprehension levels – myths, traditional and non-traditional methods.
  • Differentiate comprehension activities to cater to both the struggling as well as the gifted learner.
  • Use practical strategies to help your class develop Critical Reading skills.
  • Explore tools, aids, organizers and strategies to enhance the comprehension skills of your students.
  • Measure changes in class comprehension.
  • Empower children to develop personal opinions and solve higher order questions.
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– By Mrs. Usha Pandit

We stand at a cusp where spelling is being made redundant by spell-checks; and yet it is used profusely because children write manually for their examinations, to make notes and to do their homework. So spelling still matters. Spelling is a system which follows a pattern that is mostly logical. The exceptions cause confusion. Memorising word lists, worksheets and random rote learning often causes problems and lags. If children are exposed to patterns in spelling they will have more confidence in being able to recognize these in the words they encounter. Rather than relying solely on memory, spelling will be far more accessible through logic by understanding how the basic units of spelling combine. It’s verbal engineering! To this end it is important to use a variety of approaches to spelling. This workshop will focus on:

  1. Understanding how the language works
  1. Various teaching strategies, methods and activities that are practical
  1. Various types of tests and remediation strategies
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– By Mrs. Usha Pandit

Effective teaching and learning are inextricably linked to good classroom management. This pertains to the managing of the physical, intellectual, social and psychological spaces in the classroom. Discipline is just one aspect that we will address, as part of the greater teaching opportunities and pastoral care that empower sharing, value education, communication, and leadership. From the simple task of giving instructions, to the complex creation of classroom and whole-school cultures, we will look at a variety of ways in which your classroom can be a creative and safe space for your children.

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