Articles of note I read the editorial, ‘A hard look at soft skills’ with deep interest. I have been a school teacher for more than two decades and have always enjoyed the talk and laughter of children in school. But Read More …

Learn as you explore

Sushma Rana
Why do we believe that learning can happen only within the four walls of a classroom? Why do we curb the natural instinct of young kids to explore? A simple walk in and around the school/neighbourhood can teach children a lot more than simply sitting in the classroom.

Rocks and minerals

Malasree Dasgupta
Rocks and minerals form a part of the middle and high school curriculum. The topic is not covered all at once – teachers will need to come up with teaching strategies that fit the level of age, interest and opportunities.

Knowing the Right to Education Bill

Lalit Kishore
Despite several projects that were launched subsequent to the National Policy on Education (NPE, 1986 and 1992), the aim of universal enrolment, retention and achievement in elementary education has remained unfilled.

Bringing dance to the classroom

V R Devika
Dance? Bharathanatyam…? What are you going to do with it…? Are you not too old to learn it…? Etc., etc., etc.

Simple and comprehensive

Shilpaa Anand
The Sage South Asia Edition has brought out three books on interventions in the classroom for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Asperger Syndrome.

Colour me red

S Upendran
A red letter day in the annals of cinema for the ardent Indian movie buff, February 23, 2009.

A moment to cherish

Ravi Kundalia
As the day of the inauguration of the 44th American President unfolded, I felt it apt to reflect on what we, the citizens of the world, have been part of in the past few months.

A wake up call!

Monica Kochar

A child for us is usually ‘good in my subject’ or ‘bad in my subject’. We fail to see that this is only one facet of the multi personality that the person is.