Written by Patrick Chamoiseau, School Days, is a disturbing yet beautifully crafted account of the author’s experiences of going to school. Readers can take lessons from the author’s desire to fit-in in another culture and yet stay true to his own.
Anna Neena George
This article has short reviews of three science books that should necessarily adorn the shelves of every science teacher.
How do different schools in India function today? What are children learning in these varied schools experiencing? What happens in a school apart from academic learning? It is these questions that the book, Ethnographies of Schooling in Contemporary India attempts to answer.
Gardening is an activity that has the potential to teach us a lot of things. Tending a Schoolyard Garden tells us how we can incorporate gardening into the everyday school curriculum along with its benefits. The book also comes with a CD that has many resources that can be of use for the teacher.
Evaluating learners is an important part of every teacher’s job. It is also the least explored part of a teacher’s job. Assessing Learners–A Pedagogic Resource by Geetha Durairajan is therefore a timely resource.
Disciplining students is always a concern in schools. While we can’t go overboard with rules that are far too strict, we cannot just let matters of discipline be either. So how much is too much and how little is too little? Shamim Ujjainwala has found answers to most of her questions on discipline in the book Essential 55 by Ron Clark.