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Editorial, September 2011 »

[30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Teaching in times of uncertainty | ]

During times of conflict and political unrest, it is always the functioning of educational institutions that gets hit first. While it is true that teachers lose a lot of working days during such times, perhaps they can use this time to think about and plan creative lessons for their students.

Perspectives, September 2011 »

[30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Innocent no more | ]

When you think of children, you think of happy smiling faces. But in today’s times you realize that despite those smiles and innocent eyes, children are growing up faster than you’d like them to and are learning to be cunning and conniving, shedding their innocence sooner rather than later.

Perspectives, September 2011 »

[30 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

The new method of assessment, CCE, requires that a teacher be not only well informed but also be able to document annecdotes in class. With overcrowded Indian classrooms, this is perhaps a bit too demanding on the teacher. A solution to this problem is to have two teachers in every classroom.

Perspectives, September 2011 »

[30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Juvenile blues | ]

Almost everyday there is news of young children and adolescents attempting to commit suicide and sometimes even succeeding. Increasing cases of depression among children are being reported. It is necessary that as adults we keep a look out for signs of depression among children and help them combat it.

Perspectives, September 2011 »

[30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on That day I learnt what rain was… | ]

Life is never the same for any two people. Here are two completely different perspectives on rain.

Perspectives, September 2011 »

[30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Connection versus separation | ]

As teachers it is important that we teach our students to perform for themselves and not to compete with others. When we perform for ourselves we actually make a contribution to society but when we perfom to compete we only end up furthering enmity and hatred.

Primary Pack, September 2011 »

[30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Play and learn science | ]

Science is a subject that easily lends itself to practical teaching. And learning by doing is the best way to learn science.

Review, September 2011 »

[30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Inspiring a passion for teaching | ]

A book meant for teachers–both beginners and experienced–Teaching Community a pedagogy of hope has been written to inspire a passion for teaching.

Classroom Update, September 2011 »

[30 Aug 2011 | Comments Off on Earth images, Earth stories | ]

More often than not, our geography lessons get confined to the atlas. The Earth is a living planet and it has a story to tell. If we teach geography through stories and images, it will become a fun subject for all children.

From Teachers’ Notebooks, September 2011 »

[30 Aug 2011 | 2 Comments | ]

A student, now an IAS officer, shares a touching experience from her school days.