Top 5 secrets to spark creative thinking in younger children

Research says the first five years of a child’s life form the foundation that shapes children’s future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement. No wonder, the closets and cupboards, drawers and chests at home, overflowing with toys of various shapes, sizes, colors and functionalities are trying to find breathing spaces. Children’s rooms are full […]

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A school project that helps rural women gain sustainable business skills

Responsible IB learners are the greatest hope for a sustainable future – says Oakridger Nihaarika Nihaarika Gopinath, a compassionate grade 11 student from Oakridge International School, Bengaluru who is dedicated to what she is learning at school. Being an enthusiastic IB learner with excellent academic records, she has won many hearts by contributing her bit […]

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The role of background knowledge in education

Background knowledge, in other words, is a glue that sticks information and learning together. Believe it or not, when you have prior knowledge about a topic, you understand it better when you start reading about it. It plays an important role in a student’s life, reading comprehension especially in the school. If students don’t have […]

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Strategies for emotional well-being

“Loka smastha sukhino bhavantu” is a Sanskrit chant often recited in Indian schools. Put simply, it means, may the entire world be happy and peaceful. It germinates from the belief that all of us, the entire world is a huge family and every event is interconnected creating a ripple effect of good or bad across […]

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