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Neeraja Raghavan
This poem is an outcome of the author’s attempt to explain about the curvature of the earth to her two 7-year-old nieces, who wondered why we don’t fall off the earth if it is round.

Classroom Update, January 2008 »

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Sadhana Ramchander
I found this beautiful green caterpillar on a crape jasmine plant (Tabernaemontana divaricata; nandivardanam in Telugu) in my balcony.

Classroom Update, January 2008 »

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Kalpana Kannabiran
One of the most basic lessons in civics relates to the Indian Constitution. But like most civics lessons, this is taught as a dry and boring chapter with no relevance to our day to day life.

Did You Know?, January 2008 »

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Did you know that the Koala ‘bear’ is not a bear at all?

Comment, January 2008 »

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M P Parameswaran
Traditionally education has played two roles – a conservative one and a revolutionary one.

January 2008, Project »

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Shalini B and Pawan Singh
Laughter with an active sense of humour, recent researches tell us, is the best medicine to keep fit and healthy.

January 2008, Primary Pack »

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Lalit Kishore
A teacher should always ensure that classroom interactions are enjoyable and meaningful to the students.

January 2008, Resources »

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Panamalai R Guruprasad
Once upon a time, knowledge was transferred from one generation to another by word of mouth. Then came palm leaves, sand trays and the chalkboard.

January 2008, Review »

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Sheel
The debate on school education in India is one with many ramifications, and there is a very distinct drawing of lines between mainstream education and alternative education.

January 2008, Tea Break »

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Some of us like to puzzle over words, others like problematic numbers while quite a few of us enjoy grappling with logical conundrums.