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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Oakridgers on a mission to beat plastic pollution in Mohali

As per a CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) study done in 2012, India is believed to generate around 26000 tonnes of plastic per day. And the most bitter truth is, over 40% i.e., 10,000 tonnes of plastic waste is left uncollected every day which piles up in our natural environment thus polluting the land and […]

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Discipline without damage : one effective strategy to get young children to cooperate

We often hear harried parents and teachers grappling with the issue of young children not listening to them. This is often ascribed to a lack of discipline. Adults want to discipline children and make them comply. So much so, that many a times it becomes a tug of war and leads to more damage than […]

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How can parents help children achieve their goals

Laughter ripples in a small house in the suburbs and happy shrieks of a child can be heard! You walk into the house and you see the mother, grandmother loudly clapping at the toddler for his first attempt at walking independently. From a very early age, a child is motivated to keep trying and keep […]

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