Peeling off shyness

Manaswini Sridhar
Do you have shy students in class? Have you wondered how to open them up? Find some answers here.

A framework for thinking schools

Meeta Mohanty
Outsourcing work is in fashion today. Anybody and everybody seems to be doing it. Schools too are outsourcing their day-to-day functions. While outsourcing work helps the school temporarily this author says that is no solution to a school’s problem. Schools have to learn to find their own solutions.

A fairy tale story in Arunachal

P Sreedevi
This is a story of how an NGO worked to set up a children’s library in a small village called Wackro in Arunachal Pradesh.

A case for neighbourhood schools

Shankar Musafir The ‘neighbourhood criteria’ has environmental, economic and social ramifications Admission to the nursery classes in most schools in Delhi has been a controversial issue. Added to this, the B K Ganguly Committee Report on nursery admissions has also Read More …

Left vs right syndrome

Sheela Ramakrishnan
Every country has a different set of rules for driving on its roads. This author shares her amusing experience of trying to relearn the rules of driving in another country.

What’s in a name?

by S Upendran,

Madras eye, Delhi belly, Oxford blue, Mexican wave, and American dream. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the first element in the expressions that have been listed is the name of a well-known place…

Listen while you learn

Ratna Rao How does a child learn his native tongue? By listening. The child starts listening, some say, even while in the womb of the mother, to the sounds of the language the mother speaks. Listening is the foundation of Read More …

Will the sweeping reforms sweep through?

It’s being debated on television, in staff rooms and drawing rooms, and people have a variety of opinions about Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal’s radical proposal to reform some aspects of school education. At the top of this list is Read More …

All about carbon

Srijaya Char
Carbon is one of those elements known to man since prehistoric times, in the form of charcoal and soot.