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Battle Box - story of a bunker

Fort Canning Hill or Bukit Larangan (Forbidden Hill), as it was originally know, dominated the landscape of the island for centuries before being …

The Defence Minister’s statements on the Cantonment issue only adds insult to injury

Will she look back and wish she had given more time and thought to the matter?

A soldier’s confusion : It is time for the Modi government to introspect

The government needs to do some damage control and a year is long enough to do so

How the ecosystem lives among us – A short story

Share Email<p>It was 15th May 2014, and despondency hung heavy at Akbar Road and Janpath alike. Despite all the bluster and bravado of the past few …

Four Habits That Can Transform Your Leadership

What makes leaders effective are the habits and mindsets they bring to the workplace every day.<p>As part of my research for The Science of Story and the development ProHabits - a research and personal development tool focused on habits that can transform the workplace - I've now interviewed hundreds …

Leadership

What Educational Fads Are Teachers Having To Endure?

<b>Blog of the Week</b><p>Dear <<First Name>>,<p>Over the past 20 years, what do you think teachers have wasted their time doing most? It may be an oldie, but by …

Good Leaders Are Good Learners

Although organizations spend more than $24 billion annually on leadership development, many leaders who have attended leadership programs struggle to implement what they’ve learned. It’s not because the programs are bad but because leadership is best learned from experience.<p>Still, simply being an …

Leadership

Differentiating Instruction for the 21st-Century Classroom

By Kathleen Pesce and Fatema Mohassib<p>America's classrooms are becoming more and more diverse every day, and it appears that this trend will only …

Let's stop relying on hunches – it's time to use evidence to fix behaviour in schools

Poor student behaviour is a national problem in England. We need to create more research-informed schools, with access to knowledge about what works<p>Many schools face a common challenge. They want to improve – grades, critical thinking, whatever – but when designing strategies that make a difference …

Behavior

The Great and Powerful Graphic Organizer

Listen to this post as a podcast:<p>Sponsored by Write About and Peergrade<p><b>Some of our most powerful instructional tools have been</b> hanging around …

Teaching

When The Focus Is On The Student, Not The Class

Not that long ago, the high school in Pittsfield, N.H., had some of the lowest standardized tests scores in the state and was known as a dropout factory.<p>But over the past six years, the school district has overhauled its approach to education. Now in most classes, grades aren't used to measure …

Teaching

Harvard Business Review Publishes Yet Another Excellent Guide To Classroom Management

Over the years, I’ve found that The Harvard Business Review has published some of the best guides to classroom management that you’re going to find …

Teaching

10 Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences

Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered as shifting how we see learners and their critical role in …

Quiz: 'Are You a Natural-Born Leader?' Measure Your Leadership Ability in 4 Questions.

Your leadership strength boils down to these four behaviors.<p>Effective leadership is important -- it’s the vital ingredient to a company or organization’s health, reports McKinsey research.<p>What great leadership boils down to is simply a subset of behaviors. Findings show that among the organizations …

Jeff Bezos

Why Flipped Learning Is Still Going Strong 10 Years Later

Ten years ago two Colorado chemistry teachers unleashed a brash concept on a K-12 landscape where few questioned the age-old formula of lecture, …

This Master Teacher Is Teaching Educators How to Have Fun

ST. LOUIS — Dr. Richard Overfelt's teaching style comes from a different kind of lesson plan.<p>Dancing, singing, marching and the whacking of cymbals are all part of a formula he says is aimed at getting teachers to take themselves less seriously.<p>His students are teachers from schools all across the …

Teaching

Everything You Wanted to Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask…

Recently Steven Anderson and I had an engaging discussion on the topic of Formative Assessment for ACER Education. Check out what we had to say.<p>Some …

Pedagogy

4 Strategies You Can Use Immediately (Not Tomorrow) to Beat Procrastination and Finish Your Tasks

Procrastination derails everyone, especially in today's ADHD-oriented, multi-tasking world. These 4 strategies will quickly get you back on track.<p>You're more at risk than ever before of being sucked into a procrastination trap. We are living in a world where there is an unprecedented amount of …

Time Management

5 Must-Have Classroom Management Apps, Tools, and Resources

For most teachers, classroom management is one of the biggest challenges. Managing twenty-six young people with a variety of interests, skill levels, …

Education Technology

How To Be A Motivational Leader

Motivational speakers are all the rage — individuals with a lot of life experience, and a lot of ideas to share. They make us laugh, they teach us valuable lessons, and sometimes, they make us cry.<p>Famous motivators include Apple’s founder Steve Jobs, who was fired from the company in its early …

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

Students make use of technology while working in small groups. Photo: Meredith KolodnerSchool district administrators and principals are inundated …

Education

Why Pakistan’s Latest Nuclear Threat to India Is Self-Defeating

It was amusing to read about the Pakistani Prime Minister trying to rattle the nuclear sabre yet again when he spoke about his country having …

National Security

Psychologists Studied 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years — Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half …

Education

4 Proven Leadership Ideas That Are Nearly 2,000 Years Old--And Still Relevant

No, they don't come from the latest celebrity entrepreneur, but these lessons are inspiring and timeless.<p>In our current culture of celebrity worship, we often look to well-known names and faces to teach us things. You'll find enough lessons inadvertently taught by the likes of Elon Musk and the …

Greek Philosophy

15 Time Management Tips for Achieving Your Goals

Serious goal setting requires an unblinking focus on effective time management.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the most effective skills you can have in life is powerful and effective time management. If you're not managing your time well, there's no way you're …

Time Management

Time Management Tips from Jim McGinnis

With so many distractions in modern life, working efficiently is a challenge. Jim shares specific solutions to help maximize productivity.<p><b>Misty Megia</b> <i>is Head of Accounting Education and Programs at</i> <i>TSheets</i><i>, which offers software that helps businesses track employee time and schedules. Misty</i> …

Time Management

13 thoughts every teacher has during the first week of term

<b>It’s September! While most of us are celebrating being one step closer to pumpkin lattes and cosy nights in, for others, September means another</b> …

Changing the Way We Think About Assessment

It seems like a blur now, the beginning of the summer. Almost like a dream when I had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the most amazing …

Teaching