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Editorial, March 2011 »

[2 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]

In bringing out the magazine every month, Teacher Plus tries hard to make connections with all its readers. Some of our readers come from little known places like village pathshalas in Rajasthan and Bihar, principals and librarians from all kinds of schools. We make an appeal to everyone to write to us and send us their feedback.

March 2011, Primary Pack »

[2 Mar 2011 | One Comment | ]

With children leading hurried and stressful lives, minor changes in classroom practices can swing the learning curve. As a first step, schools must inject large doses of playful learning. This can be in the form of games, imaginative use of learning materials and hands-on activities with everyday objects.

March 2011, Notes from a Teacher's Diary »

[2 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]

How different is a typical school day in the U.S ? Jeff Symanski takes readers on a tour of his day at school, explaining in the course that there can never be a typical day in teaching and therein lies the challenge. Everyday is new and that is what makes the profession exciting.

March 2011, Project »

[2 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on What’s in a name? | ]

There is a great value attached to names of people, places or things. What would the world be without names? There are stories behind names and names for stories. Why are there names attached to cyclones or hurricanes or planets? This project discusses the reasons why names have a history, why they have an affiliation and why they impart a sense of identity.

Classroom Update, March 2011 »

[2 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on The bard in modern times | ]

Shakespeare was not just a playwright or a dramatist. He was a timeless philosopher whose relevance is beyond literature. So, how can a teacher introduce Shakespeare to a child in these modern times? This lesson plan throws light on how role playing and discussion can make Shakespeare thoroughly enjoyable.

From the Principal's Desk, March 2011 »

[2 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on The joy of teaching/learning | ]

Traffic jams during school hours was a problem that needed immediate attention. The author outlines how a few practical steps taken in consultation with parents and students reaped rich dividends.

Let's Experiment!, March 2011 »

[2 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Testing a hypothesis | ]

This article explains how one can set up experiments either to prove or disprove a hypothesis.

Ask and Answer, March 2011 »

[2 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Language learning at all times | ]

Language learning can happen at all times, and it need not be with a paper and a pencil. It can happen in the kitchen, across the dining table, among family members, and all in the form of a natural conversation.

March 2011, Profile »

[2 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Math guru keeps it simple | ]

This is the story of a government school headmaster, also an inspired maths teacher, who made it his mission to make the subject easy and interesting , and also changed the ambience of the government school where he worked.

Comment, March 2011 »

[2 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on Not a child without quality | ]

Can educationists work harder and exercise their spirit of inclusion? Can they be actively engaged in recognizing learners’unique abilities and finding ways to get them to build on those qualities? Steven Rudolph tries to answer these and other questions.