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April 2013, Tea Break »

[2 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Holiday reading | ]

Chintan Girish Modi With summer in the air and vacation on your timetable, here’s a good time to indulge in some reading. Apart from all the page-turners and classics piled on your table, do dip into the work of some of the world’s most respected educational practitioners, thinkers, activists, and philosophers. Your reading list will […]

April 2013, Editorial »

[2 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Summer promise… | ]

Summer is upon us again, bringing with it the heat and the piles of papers that signify final examinations. As we sit around the staff room table with our marking pens trying to make sense of the hastily scrawled compositions and answers, we wonder how much of our teaching has actually had an impact. Some […]

April 2013, Primary Pack »

[2 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on The ‘arts’ of learning | ]

Usha Pandit

Find out how and why the arts and crafts are the best way for young children to learn and grow.

April 2013, Gender Bender »

[2 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]

Neerja Singh

We are living in such times when young people, at every possible opportunity, are receiving false messages of the right of male superiority. In such times it is only the teachers who can build a citizenry that truly believes in equality.

April 2013, Comment »

[2 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on The monkey behind CCE | ]

Adrian Tennant

Continuous and comprehensive evaluation has received a lot of criticism from different quarters of the educational arena including the teachers who practice it. But a system that gives every student a chance to show what he/she can do rather than can’t has to be good. So what we really need is to provide teachers with a lot of support, besides developing tools and frameworks that fit the textbooks, to ensure that CCE is properly implemented.

April 2013, Ask and Answer »

[2 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar

This one is for the parents who are interested in contributing to their children’s growth. Read on to see how parents can work with teachers and the school to ensure their children’s success.

April 2013, Interventions »

[2 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Overcoming learning difficulties | ]

Usha Chandrasekaran

A group of B.Ed trainees and their teachers come together, as part of a project, to help teachers in a neighbouring government school identify and teach children with cognitive and linguistic learning difficulties.

April 2013, Let's Experiment! »

[2 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on The chemistry of everyday life | ]

Yasmin Jayathirtha

Looking for experiments that illustrate chemical changes? Here are a few of them.

April 2013, First Steps »

[2 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Getting in touch with feelings | ]

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

Why is it that we curb children from expressing any of the so called “negative” emotions? Feeling angry and sad is as natural as feeling happy. It is important that we feel all our emotions and not withold any.

April 2013, Classroom Management »

[2 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]

Gita Krenek

Disobedience is common trait in children. If we don’t learn to handle disobedience properly, things can get out of hand. Here are a few suggestions on how to react with disobedient students.