How to Use ‘Think Dots’ in Classrooms

Differentiated instruction – This method assesses students’ learning relative to their goals, further letting teachers adjust the lesson to match their needs. While this approach is relatively common in programmed and tech-enabled settings, educators can also bring it to offline and hybrid classrooms with ‘Think Dots.’ Think Dots are ideal for small group activities and...

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Letters to the Past: An Ode to Shastri Ji

We asked our readers to write a letter to prominent historical figures and received wonderful entries. The first letter from the series is dedicated to India’s beloved Shastri Ji.  He was known for his trademark leadership style and as a great craftsman of uniting divergent views. Read on to know how our teen delegate expresses...

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Go Beyond Traditional Binders With Digital Portfolios

Your portfolio is a narrative of your growth. Crafting it yourself can equip you with skills relevant for both personal and professional development.  What is a student portfolio? It is a compilation of a student’s work, performance, and achievements. In today’s connected world, it has become pertinent to have digital profiles in today’s connected world...

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A Palette Prompt: Picture Essay By Our Young Delegate

At Pluskul, we believe in nurturing and encouraging creative pursuits of our young learners. The following entry was submitted by one of our delegates to communicate a powerful message. What a messy palette it must have been when God was painting all of us. Look at that Royal Bengal Tiger flexing his vigorous royal charm....

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How Mango Embodies the Festive Spirit of India

Did you know that “Amra-Phal” is one of the earliest known names given to mango? Vedic literature mentions it as “Rasala’‘ and “Sahakara”. Upon reaching South India, it came to be known by the names “Aam-Kay” and “Maamkaay” in Tamil, and as “Maanga” in Malayali. Later, it was the Portuguese who called the fruit Mango. ...

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Go & Gather: Creative Ways to Blend Family Time & Education

We have all chased our curiosity on online search engines – hopping from one Wikipedia page to another, trying to make sense of the inter-relationships, and winding up in places we never imagined. What if we introduced you to some ways of replicating this in the physical world? Parents can utilise in-car conversations and road...

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Integrating Earth & Space Sciences in the Classroom

From understanding the centre of the Earth to exploring the mysteries of outer space and unravelling how life originated and evolved, scientific inquiry knows no bounds. Decoding how systems work can help students connect the past and present with the world to come, nudging them to make sound decisions about issues that impact all humankind....

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