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Editorial, November 2015 »

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What is the point of learning something when you are never going to use it in life. Surely, all of us as students have wondered about this at some point. As teachers now it is our duty to show our students, wherever possible, the applicability of what they are learning to life situations. Everybody needn’t be good at everything but it is important that we help them understand that everything is worth learning.

November 2015, Primary Pack »

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Jayati Kaushik and Sindhu Sreedevi

Volume–an important but difficult topic for kids to fathom. Help your students understand what volume is, the difference between volume and capacity and how volume can be measured with these simple to do activities.

Let's Experiment!, November 2015 »

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Yasmin Jayathirtha

Plants need soil to grow in. Apart from this, have we ever given this element much thought? Through these very intriguing but simple experiments let us learn about the soil and its various components and how each works to add to the richness of the soil.

November 2015, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

Whenever a goup of people is gathered at a party, this is one of the most popular games that adults and children alike enjoy. See how you can convert the simple bingo in to a learning tool.

First Steps, November 2015 »

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Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

Bringing humour into the classroom is not as difficult as one thinks. Shifting your perspectives slightly is all that you need. Here are 75 ways in which you can bring laughter into your classroom.

November 2015, This Side Up »

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Bubla Basu

They say there is no end to learning in life. This is true even if you are a teacher and your job is to teach. Of course Continuous Professional Development is a part of every teacher’s life, but this article is not about that. This teacher talks about the several lessons that her students have taught her during her teaching career. What lesson have you learnt from your students today?

Encounters, November 2015 »

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Lakshmi Karunakaran

War and conflicts are difficult times for all involved. When a war breaks out one of the first casualties is education and school. How do children in warring regions cope with this situation? Do they, even in such difficult times, find the space to learn? The author talks to 4 artists, all from conflict ridden parts of the world for answers.

Classroom Update, November 2015 »

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Mahak Katyal

The cells in our bodies are quite intriguing but complex elements to understand. How does one introduce this topic to children so that they get curious and interested and not bored.

November 2015, The Other Side »

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Vandini Sharma

As teachers we all have different ways of teaching our students. But have we ever asked them what kind of teachers they like? Do they like teachers who move about a lot and talk? Or do they like teachers who stand and deliver? Do they prefer their teachers friendly or do they like it if the relationship is more formal? A student writes about who she thinks is the ideal teacher.

November 2015, The Other Side »

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Kavish H Hajarnavis

This is a budding young writer’s impression of a book that he just finished reading.