Creating safe school spaces

How can we help create school spaces where all those who work within it can be trusted? With schools too not being exempt from the ills of society, it is time to explore ways in which schools and teachers can be more vigilant and respond better to cases of child abuse and sexual harassment.

Playward the way forward!

Sharmila Govande
What are the challenges that teachers face when they try to bring ‘play’ into lesson plans and use play as an effective medium to teach a particular concept?The main difficulty is to keep the noise levels down and also space constraints. So, how can teachers make ‘play’ organised and structured? This article tries to answer these questions.

Quiz time for teachers

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
How do teachers respond to classroom situations or to any aspect of their teaching? Do their beliefs limit them from tackling things differently? Do teachers continue to do some things the same way even if they do not want to? Take this quiz and find out for yourself!

From peer learning to bonding

Neeraja Raghavan
The second part of ‘In the staffroom ” deals with teachers sharing their strategies on how they can cater to different learning needs. From creating separate lesson plans to peer learning and bonding with children, these strategies will certainly prove to be helpful.

Steel – the everyday metal

Sujata C
Steel can be found everywhere. It is an all-weather, all-terrain metal, it is recyclable, hygienic and very dependable. Just think, is there any industry or aspect of modern life that remains untouched by this versatile material?

Why we need to keep learning

Padmaja Narsipur
This article explains why teachers must actively seek Continuous Professional Development opportunities to maintain their currency and keep their professional skills updated despite hectic work schedules.

What does it mean to me?

Anna Neena George
A lesson on biodiversity often begins with definitions and teachers too adopt this method of teaching . This kind of theoretical approach devoid of any relationship to real life robs the subject of its importance. Read about how biodiversity makes life on this earth possible.

What will you be when you grow up?

Making a career choice can seem daunting to students who have just passed their board exams. Here is a ready reckoner in the form of a matrix that can help a student map his strengths and interests. This self- assessment tool can help a student avoid making the wrong choices.

Of innovations in CPD

Geetha Durairajan
Here is a collection of articles /essays on innovations across the world in the area of Continuous Professional Development with particular reference to English teachers. A variety of projects spanning a wide range of countries is presented in the collection of articles.

The many paths of learning

Aravinda Pillalamarri
Learning can take on many paths. Some paths may be longer or even faster than the others. However, irrespective of time , the learning happens at a deeper level. Read up this article for an interesting analysis.