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[16 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Making math with music | ]

Sujata C
On the face of it, music and mathematics make strange bedfellows.

April 2009, Forum »

[15 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Forum | ]

Creative and practical approach I have been a teacher in both regular and alternative schools and have been reading Teacher Plus issues for long now. I appreciate the depth and creativity it brings forth in each issue. The approach of Teacher Plus that emphasises classroom learning is also praise-worthy. Meeta Mohanty, New Delhi.

April 2009, Primary Pack »

[15 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Happy meets the Aliens | ]

Sheela Ramakrishnan and Rajika Dhiren
Hello everybody! The Happy series is back again, this time with a theme that is on everybody’s mind – Going Green! The need to preserve our planet for our children can never be over-emphasised, and we need our children’s cooperation to make that happen.

April 2009, Event »

[15 Sep 2010 | 7 Comments | ]

R Krupa Bhargavi & Rajesh Kumar Swain
“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises”, remarked Demosthenes. Indeed the Teaching Aids exhibition is one such event that seems to grow in leaps and bounds every year.

April 2009, Notes from a Teacher's Diary »

[15 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Architects of experience | ]

Shakuntala Jaisinghania
Traditional teaching methods are based on the assumption that effective learning is a matter of conditioned response or ‘conditioning’; failure to respond to a question correctly is punished and successful responses are rewarded.

April 2009, Focus »

[15 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]

C Radhika
Exam time is a period of anxiety for most parents. Once the exams are over, the students and their parents heave a sigh of relief. But their worry does not end with the exams.

April 2009 »

[15 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Does the term ‘twice-exceptional’ ring a bell? | ]

Srijaya Char A recent report in ‘The Gazette’ that is published from Colorado Springs, USA, states that many students understand what is being taught to them, but have trouble copying material from the blackboard or a book. According to the report, a student David, from the Palmer High School, was “twice-exceptional – a term educators […]

April 2009, Tool Kit »

[15 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Communicating your way to success | ]

Radhika Shinde Vakharia
Language, etiquette and good body language are some of the crucial elements of effective communication. Put them all together and you will feel the difference.

April 2009, Project »

[15 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Sounds of music | ]

Usha Raman
A project on sound offers so many possibilities for all subjects and so can become too vast for a teacher to control.

April 2009, Ask and Answer »

[15 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on The ring master | ]

Manaswini Sridhar
The stumbling block that most teachers encounter in the classroom does come in the form of the unruly student or the class bully, who manages to not only threaten his classmates, but also the teacher.