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Ask and Answer, August 2009 »

[9 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on Peeling off shyness | ]

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

August 2009, Focus »

[9 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on 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.

August 2009, Interventions »

[9 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]

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.

August 2009, Comment »

[9 Nov 2010 | Comments Off on 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 caused a huge uproar. The committee was formed on the recommendation of the Delhi High […]

August 2009, Last Word »

[4 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on 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.

August 2009, Words Unlimited »

[9 Sep 2009 | Comments Off on 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…

August 2009, Primary Pack »

[2 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]

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 any language teaching and learning process. But unfortunately, listening is one skill that is today […]

August 2009, Editorial »

[2 Sep 2009 | Comments Off on 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 the idea of making the CBSE class 10 board examinations optional, followed by exploring the […]

August 2009, Tool Kit »

[26 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

K Lakshmi Rao
Reading habits among children are on the decline, in part thanks to the television and the computer.

August 2009, Classroom Update »

[26 Aug 2009 | Comments Off on All about carbon | ]

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