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Nepal Education

Nepal Education: Our Textbooks Hinder Learning!

Reading Time: 5 minutes Pretty much every Nepali school textbook I have seen and read about, I have decided, actually hinders learning, forget promote — and contribute to — their learning! In this blog post, I show how a fifth grade textbook completely misses the mark.

The solution? Do away with the local and national level examinations in grades 8 and 10 and eliminate textbooks. . . . → Read More: Nepal Education: Our Textbooks Hinder Learning!

Nepal Education, Teacher Education

Modeling Atoms: When You Don’t Have Much, Make Creative Use of The Little You Do

Reading Time: 1 minute At under-funded and resource-strapped public schools in Nepal, teaching science in a way that brings the subject alive for students can be a major challenge. What the teachers at such schools do have is themselves and their students. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be using their own students (by having them model structures for example) in an effort to get across difficult and challenging science concepts and ideas! . . . → Read More: Modeling Atoms: When You Don’t Have Much, Make Creative Use of The Little You Do

Teacher Education

Science Teacher Education: The Program

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have a Science Teacher Education program. Depending on the needs of the school, I can either hold interactive workshops on how to impart higher level thinking skills or hold interactive workshops on teaching the content of the prescribed textbook a little differently, a little more effectively using local resources, the teachers themselves, as well as the students. . . . → Read More: Science Teacher Education: The Program

Teacher Education

Back to Teaching…But Teachers This Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am back..into teaching. This time teaching teachers in Nepal instead of international students abroad. I figured educating teachers in Nepal on how to impart critical thinking skills on student might have a bigger impact than teaching students at one school. If you are interested in having me be involved in teacher education at your school, let me know! . . . → Read More: Back to Teaching…But Teachers This Time

Nepal Education

Revised and Updated Does NOT Mean Revised and Updated

Reading Time: 7 minutes The education system in Nepal is supposedly the most corrupt system in the country. If a system is corrupt and does not deliver what it’s supposed to, one employs and implements best practices from around the world. In the education system in Nepal, it seems, the practice is to adopt the worst practices, with little or no regard for their negative impact on the education of our children. Here’s one such practice prevalent in the system and what you as a parent can do to better prepare your children for the twenty-first century. . . . → Read More: Revised and Updated Does NOT Mean Revised and Updated

Teacher Education

Some Light Magic at Karkhana!

Reading Time: 1 minute An audio recording of some light magic I “performed” in front of Karkhana science teachers. . . . → Read More: Some Light Magic at Karkhana!

Nepal Education

My My, Hey Hey, My English Book Has It Yay!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some issues with Grade 3 My English Book, a book for eight-year old children attending government (public) schools in Nepal. . . . → Read More: My My, Hey Hey, My English Book Has It Yay!

Teacher Education

Everyday Science: Assessing for Success

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here are the details from the last of the seven-session US Embassy’s Book Bus (Science) Teacher Empowerment Program, Everyday Science: Learn, to Teach; Teach, To Learn. . . . → Read More: Everyday Science: Assessing for Success

Teacher Education

Everyday Science: Model Lessons III

Reading Time: 4 minutes Here are the details from the sixth of the seven-session US Embassy’s Book Bus (Science) Teacher Empowerment Program, Everyday Science: Learn, to Teach; Teach, To Learn. . . . → Read More: Everyday Science: Model Lessons III

Teacher Education

Everyday Science: Model Lessons II

Reading Time: 1 minute Here are the details from the fifth of the seven-session US Embassy’s Book Bus (Science) Teacher Empowerment Program, Everyday Science: Learn, to Teach; Teach, To Learn. . . . → Read More: Everyday Science: Model Lessons II

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