Five ways to fit marking exams around your teaching

Are you balancing full-time teaching with exam marking this term? One teacher-examiner offers her advice on how to make sure you’re efficient and resourceful with your time It was the middle of the spring term that I announced my decision to my department: “I am going to markGCSE scripts.”This was met with cries of “Oh you’re so brave!” and “It’s amazing that you can fit it around your teaching!” You may be sat there thinking that marking scripts really isn’t that big a deal; it’s no different to the marking we…

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More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

New Delhi The government plans to convert existing hospitals at India’s major ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on PPP basis, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. “We will convert the existing hospitals at our ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on a PPP basis,” shipping, road transport and highways minister Gadkari told PTI. He said that a committee appointed by the government, headed by Medical Council of India (MCI) member Ved Prakash Mishra had submitted its report in this regard. The seats in such…

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More medical colleges: Port hospitals to be teaching institutes, says Gadkari

New Delhi The government plans to convert existing hospitals at India’s major ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on PPP basis, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday. “We will convert the existing hospitals at our ports into medical colleges and super speciality centres on a PPP basis,” shipping, road transport and highways minister Gadkari told PTI. He said that a committee appointed by the government, headed by Medical Council of India (MCI) member Ved Prakash Mishra had submitted its report in this regard. The seats in such…

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Why Uttarakhand must not use English for teaching in govt schools

For a child, the school acts like a bridge connecting the home and the world. In this transitional crossing of environments, research and study have consistently highlighted the key role played by the mother tongue. That, when instructed in the mother tongue or home language, children perform better in subject-based learning. So, adopting English as the medium of instruction for early-age learners (from Class 1) in schools, like the proposed plan for government institutions in Uttarakhand, looks problematic. Education begins at home with the home language and gets conditioned by…

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Teaching mobile security to teachers and pupils

As Gartner predicts that 85% of businesses will have deployed a BYOD programme by 2020, it’s hard to deny that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is creeping its way up the list of priorities for the workplace. As organisations embrace its benefits, which include saving money on procuring and maintaining devices as well as boosting productivity through making remote working more feasible, educational institutions would be missing a trick if they didn’t follow suit or at least consider it. Since BYOD can enable access to virtual learning environments on personal…

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