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Forum, July 2009 »

[28 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Forum | ]

Reader-friendly magazine I read Teacher Plus with interest and curiosity because it is practically grounded and it shares distilled experiences by quality writers. It caters to all levels of scholastic education right from preschool to class XII with its out-of-the-box ideas, activities, success stories and experiences. The language is de-jargonised and reader-friendly. And its special […]

Editorial, November 2010 »

[20 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Gearing up for the second term | ]

As schools resume after a short holiday and a period of festivities, it is time to hit the books again and gear up for a second term of study, cultural activities and a race to complete the syllabus.

2010, Editorial, October 2010 »

[4 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Understanding the larger context | ]

While we are all tied up with our own classrooms, textbooks and schools, it is important now and then to step back and look at the changes taking place in the field we are working in. Are these changes for our benefit? Who are these changemakers? Are they going in the right direction? Questions like these keep us alert and ready to embrace or confront the change taking place.

October 2010, Time Out »

[4 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Let’s make time for art | ]

With increasing pressure on schools and children to perfom well in competitive exams, no school seems to have time to even inculcate appreciate for the performing arts. We need to realize that a lot of learning can happen through the arts as well. Read to find out why you need to introduce the arts in your school or if you already have created some time for it how best you can utilize it.

Debate, October 2010 »

[4 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

So far a majority of our articles on the RtE debate have featured the alternative school stand, this times article looks at the debate from the other side. Padma Sarangapani responds to some of the issues raised by the alternative school network.

Classroom Update, October 2010 »

[4 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]

Why did the Great Depression or the recent Great Recession happen? Are these two particular events part of a regular business cycle? Are there ways to take precaution against such events? We revisit the topic of recession in this article.

October 2010, Tool Kit »

[4 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on The art of “?”ing | ]

Who? What? Where? When? Why? Asking questions, inculcating the spirit of enquiry is very important. Find here a few tips on the art of questioning.

Let's Experiment!, October 2010 »

[4 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on The metallic edge | ]

Metals play an important role in the lives of human beings. Whether it is iron, silver, gold or copper, man has been associated with metal since the historic ages. Let us understand these metals better through some experiments.

October 2010, Project »

[4 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on It’s a small(er) world! | ]

Anything small fascinates us. And when we are fascinated about something we learn a lot better. Bonsais, kitchen playing sets, miniature art. Here’s how you can make use these small things in a class project and learn a lot of things.

October 2010, Primary Pack »

[4 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Picture perfect | ]

Pictures fascinate children a lot more than words do. Ratna Rao gives here the many different kinds of activities using pictures that you can introduce in the classroom to facilitate learning language especially grammar.