July 2012 | Teacherplus
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Category: July 2012

Entering the debate

The recent debate on whether political cartoons should be allowed in textbooks grabbed a lot of media attention, but in all this hullaballoo, the voice of teachers was found missing. Teachers’ opinions on the debate would have certainly been an eye-opener. It is time teachers acknowledged that the classroom is an equally important political space and begin to use it in a way that will make students think beyond their textbooks and build a culture of debate and discussion.

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Unlock the writer within!

Sushree Mishra

Getting children to write in class is a task that many teachers have had to encounter. Children usually have many stories to share and teachers must create the space for them to put down their stories in writing. This article gives some tips on how teachers can get their children to write.

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The myth of learning

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

Do children learn only when they are taught in a systematic and structured way? This article shatters some myths where learning is concerned and points out that learning can happen most naturally,oftentimes on the job itself especially when children are engaged in their own endeavours.

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When a parent is also the teacher

Manaswini Sridhar
There are several issues that come up when a child and the parent attend the same school, the former as a student and the latter as a teacher. Awkward situations need to be handled with maturity so that both the teacher-parent and the student-child are not affected. Here are some ground rules which schools can use as a general framework so that the child, the teacher and the parent-teacher cooperate for the good of all.

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