Revised CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws: A Positive Move

Revised CBSE Affiliation Bye-Laws: A Positive Move   The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is India’s leading school examination board, conducting examinations for Grades 10 and 12. There are over twenty thousand schools affiliated with CBSE, which form most of the prominent private and government schools, (of the 1.4 million schools in India, most…

Tackling Bullying at the School

Tackling Bullying at the School Ask your child to take this short survey to check for early signs of being bullied at school: BULLYING SURVEY (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BNC5CNH)   Being victimised by school bullies is a frightening experience for any child at any age, and frustrating for any parent.  Ignoring a bully is never the answer: the…

Should You Pick the IGCSE or IB Programme for your Child?

Should You Pick the IGCSE or IB Programme for your Child?   Today, children have more curriculum choices for their school education in India. However it can be a little confusing as to which curriculum is right for your child, as there is no ‘one size fits all’. Picking a curriculum would depend on many…

BEACON: Avasara Academy

BEACON: Avasara Academy BEACON is a series that profiles, highlights and celebrates the work done by organisations and individuals for their initiatives in education and skills. We welcome referrals, but we tend to profile those groups whose work we understand and know well. There is no consideration of any kind for the BEACON series and…

School Leadership – The Power To Make Things Happen

Successful school leaders understand that schools are coalitions – and in order to achieve their goals, they have to use their authority and power to get their faculty moving. In The Headmaster, McPhee speaks about the importance of power when he says “without the authority Boyden had, he would have lost Deerfield on the first…

The Reflective Teacher

The core of being a reflective teacher means gathering data about your teaching activity, analysing this, and reflecting upon it in a critical manner to improve your own practice. Reflective teachers, who are committed to the learning of students and have a deep understanding of the dynamic nature of knowledge.   “An empowered teacher is…

The Dirty Dozen: Hazards facing children in schools

If you thought sending your child to school in an air-conditioned bus to shield him from pollution and giving him packaged water and food will keep him in good health, think again. Your child is exposed to far greater dangers from the time he’s born.   While ISO and other standards are routinely spoken about…