To truly improve teaching, it is time to take the expert out of training, center professional development back in the classroom, and unleash the power of the practitioner-as-expert–letting such a cycle of expertise replace traditional teacher training.
As I was walking to college, I felt I could help students improve English by mentoring them. By utilizing my break time, I could contribute at least a little, I thought. I decided I would take only one student as my mentee. The mentor and mentee would work extra time at their will. If there would be more than one interested students, I would hold a lottery to select the participant. So I announced this in the class. Three students raised hands. I had to hold a lottery.
KAVREPALANCHOWK, Feb 16: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has urged the schoolteachers not to knock at the doors of politicians and people's representatives for getting promotion and transferred at their convenient schools.
To meet the needs of 21st century in education, teachers have to become efficient in research-based teaching. The word ‘research’ might be intimidating for many teachers due to its fearful preconception that it is time-consuming, expensive, boring and frustrating. However, research carried out by teachers can be rewarding. Let me simplify the issue here.
I was on my mission to do an action research. I entered a school with a great enthusiasm that I would find out what they needed. After talking to the principal of the school where adult students of varying ages were studying, a deal was struck. For a week I would teach in grade 7, 8, 9 and 10 and from the following week next, I would be teaching only in grade 10. It sounded fantastic to me. What a privilege! It had been a long time since I had taught in these grades.
Moin Uddin worked in a media before he decided; he’d join as a fellow to ‘Teach For Nepal’ movement. Currently, he teaches English in Shree Terse Secondary School, Talamarang, Sindhupalchowk. Besides his passion for teaching, he writes poems and makes vlogs daily.
A teacher’s importance is very well represented by the above doha. If both God and teacher were standing together, who would you respect first? It asks. Giving due respect to the teacher Kabir says, ‘I would respect the teacher first, who would then show me the way to reach God’. It is a very simple thought, but a very heavy one at that. You might be thinking ‘who are you to tell us about a teacher?’ I agree with you. It is beyond me to explain the complexities of a guru/ teacher, still this week I felt like writing about the importance of being a teacher. Now that I have decided to write, I better tell you why teachers are important in our life.
I vividly remember my first encounter with menstruation. I was sharing lunch with a girl, who I was friendly with, and we were talking about TV commercials. I looked at her, and told her that I had seen a commercial about a product, which could save girls from becoming blind.
Veteran filmmaker, Subhash Ghai is known for his contribution in the Indian cinema as a screenwriter, director, and a producer. His career in Bollywood spans for more than 35 years where he has produced hits like ‘Karz’, ‘Hero’, ‘Karma’, ‘Taal’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Khalnayak’, and ‘Pardes’. Having debuted as a director with ‘Kalicharan’ in 1976, Ghai at present is among the most acclaimed personalities of Bollywood.
I was delighted to attend the 23rd International Conference of Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA), of which I am a lifetime member. The main themes of the event were content, language and technology in English language teaching.
KATHMANDU, Feb 12: A two-day international conference on English Language Teaching and Practical Linguistics organized by the Department of English, Tribhuvan University, concluded on Saturday in the capital.
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Crusador of medical education reforms, Dr Govinda KC, has urged the government to stall the process of converting the Koshi Zonal Hospital into a teaching hospital under the Purbanchal University (PU) until the formation of the Medical Education Commission.
DAMAK, Nov 22: Gita Adhikari, who got elected as the deputy mayor of Damak Municipality, has resumed her teaching career at Damak Multiple Campus (DMC). She has been teaching economics to the first year students of Bachelor in Business Studies.
How to protect the environment is what worries most environmentalists at present. They believe the end is soon if we do not take necessary precautions to stop the environmental crisis caused by the irresponsibility of human beings. This is not as easy as we think but we can begin it from our classroom. Our text books have taught a lot about deforestation, and disasters as a result to our students. They are better informed about it, and can write some good paragraphs on it as well, but we still lack enough provisions of eco-friendly concepts to in our classroom teaching.
BIRATNAGAR, April 11: At a time when government schools are struggling for survival, some of them are setting examples in Biratnagar. For earning such a status these schools switched to English from Nepali as the medium of instruction in classrooms, among other things.
KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Programiz.com is a programming tutorials website aimed at beginners. The company has tutorials on four programming languages: C, C++, Python and R. It is one of the most popular programming blogs in the world, running right from Nepal. More than one million users each month rely on this website to learn programming, using its simple and clear resources.
POKHARA, Dec 28: The Kaski District Administration Office today directed Gandaki Medical College Teaching Hospital, Pokhara that remained closed for the past 15 days due to a strike enforced by doctors, to resume its services.
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: All the resident doctors at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) will boycott classroom activities from Sunday, in a show of support for the hunger strike staged by Dr Govinda KC.
Rojina Dangol Tandukar, founder principal of Royal Kinder Castle—a day care and pre-school—at Sankhamul, has over 15 years of experience in teaching, but says she still doesn’t know much about the profession.