CBSE starts 3 new subjects, skills courses from class 6 onwards

CBSE students of classes 6 to 11 would be studying skills courses from the 2020-2021 academic year onwards, the board announced in a notification  In a CBSE notification released on April 7, the Central Board of Secondary Education announced that CBSE students of classes 6 to 11 would be studying skills courses from the 2020-2021 academic year onwards. This new decision by CBSE is a welcome move considering the fact that even though India is churning out thousands of graduates each year, they are severely lacking in the skills that…

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How to cultivate student collaboration and engagement in online learning

If you are among the thousands of teacher now being challenged to transition courses urgently to an online format, you are, no doubt, discovering that designing intentional and effective online pedagogies is no small feat. Teaching online requires an intentional, thoughtful approach to instructional design, especially at a time when students are being asked to transition at an unprecedented pace in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. It’s easy to be discouraged by these abrupt changes and by the reality that online success rates often still lag behind those of face-to-face classes.…

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