2 November 2013 Thimphu The inter-school regional sports tournament was held today at various sites in Thimphu. Pelkhil School boys represented Thimphu Thromde and strolled to an easy championship against Tenzin HSS from Paro and Yangchen Gatshel LSS from Thimphu Dzongkhag. The first game ended at a respectable 68-42 while the second game was a very unbalanced victory at 104-12.
Congratulations! We are now through to the National Tournament to be held this winter and will face a much more formidable opponent in Ugyen Academy.
Pelkhil School also hosted the regional football tournament at our sports grounds.
A 9-member team of senior business executives are in Bhutan on a field trip as a part of a training program designed to nurture global executive business leaders in Japan. The liberal arts program exposes the leaders to different cultures and systems from all over the world and Bhutan was one of their selected destinations.
Pelkhil School was selected as one of the venues to understand the values being passed on in the schools. They interacted with the students of Class XI Science who shared their views with the visitors on numerous topics.
The team was very happy with their visit.
Continuous Assessment (CA) is a form of marking that does not measure performance purely on the final exam results. It is at least in theory, designed to measure a student’s overall learning that may not be properly reflected in a single 2-hour exam. In Bhutan CA is used in all grades up to class 10. Unfortunately, CA can be misused or used improperly and not achieve the intended purpose.
Measuring performance is a challenge fraught with risks. It lends itself to manipulation [Read more...]
Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking
Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical thinking skills in your students.
By Mariko Nobori
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you’re just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students’ critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.
1. Questions, questions, questions.
Questioning is at the heart of critical thinking, so you want to create an environment where intellectual curiosity is fostered and questions are encouraged. For Jared Kushida, who teaches a global politics [Read more...]
Kevin Donnelly | The Australian | October 09, 2013
IT’S ever present but rarely acknowledged. Forget arguments about school funding, whether government or non-government schools achieve the strongest results, or what is the best way to reward teachers.
The real problem – and one of the main reasons so many teachers leave after three to four years in the profession – is noisy and disruptive classrooms. [Read more...]
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