Infusing the spirit of democracy

Sujata C
When was the last time we saw a multitude of Indian men and women lose their individual selves and come together as one nation- at the cricket stadium?

School – A nightmare for students

C Radhakrishnan
Most of us have met someone in the course of our school lives who has made us feel bad about ourselves. For some, it could have been a teacher or a headmaster.

Plagiarise the kidnapper?

S Upendran
The Internet has been affectionately dubbed the ‘information highway’; and like most highways, it has been paved with good intentions.

Later, but better?

Sudha Rangan
Yes we did. Yes we will.” That’s what the email I received from my ten-year old nephew a few days ago said.

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Articles of note I read the editorial, ‘A hard look at soft skills’ with deep interest. I have been a school teacher for more than two decades and have always enjoyed the talk and laughter of children in school. But Read More …

Learn as you explore

Sushma Rana
Why do we believe that learning can happen only within the four walls of a classroom? Why do we curb the natural instinct of young kids to explore? A simple walk in and around the school/neighbourhood can teach children a lot more than simply sitting in the classroom.

Rocks and minerals

Malasree Dasgupta
Rocks and minerals form a part of the middle and high school curriculum. The topic is not covered all at once – teachers will need to come up with teaching strategies that fit the level of age, interest and opportunities.

Knowing the Right to Education Bill

Lalit Kishore
Despite several projects that were launched subsequent to the National Policy on Education (NPE, 1986 and 1992), the aim of universal enrolment, retention and achievement in elementary education has remained unfilled.

Bringing dance to the classroom

V R Devika
Dance? Bharathanatyam…? What are you going to do with it…? Are you not too old to learn it…? Etc., etc., etc.

Simple and comprehensive

Shilpaa Anand
The Sage South Asia Edition has brought out three books on interventions in the classroom for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Asperger Syndrome.