Counsel the adults first Children are largely guided by the adults in their lives – the parents and the teachers. As a mental health professional I feel it is essential to talk to these adults in order to reach out Read More …

Making the right choice

Shakuntala Jaisinghani
Kanika was a brilliant student, with a bright future ahead of her. She passed her secondary exam, topping the merit list of the State Board.

A method through the madness

Usha Raman
You get up in the morning with an uneasy feeling that you’ve forgotten to do something, that there are too many things unfinished… sounds disturbingly familiar?

Engendering sensitivity

Usha Mukunda
Ask some 8 to 10 year-olds what they understand by peace, and the answers you get will make you stop and think.

Working with equations

Saroja Sreekanth
Proficiency in algebra is now considered all important as it forms the basis of higher maths.

Whither rural primary education?

Lalit Kishore
Children are among the most important assets of a nation. However, while they have become the focal point of development and education policy, effective implementation is necessary for the benefits of these policies to reach every child in India.

The power of questioning

C Radhika
A baby’s first words are mama, dada, tata. As the baby grows older and develops her (his) communication skills you will notice these simple words replaced with the more complex why, what, who and where.

Playing safe

Sujata C Anyone would think a playground is a harmless place. But it is the most common place for injuries considering that children are energetic and carefree when on a playground. Children need all the physical and mental stimulation they Read More …

Did You Know?

As any grandmother will tell you, your body does not need an ice cold soda can to cool it down when you walk in from the summer’s scorching heat. Centuries before refrigeration found its way into our lives (a majority Read More …

Yankee Doodle went to town

S Upendran
A couple of months ago, while writing about culinary insults (Teacher Plus, March), I had concluded the article by saying that in the next instalment I would explain, or at least attempt to explain, why Americans are called ‘Yankees’ and the English, ‘Limeys’