The IB is fast becoming the most sought after learning methodology. Why is that? What is life like for an IB teacher? Does he/she work differently from other teachers? A conversation with four IB teachers reveals the answers to these questions.
Forests are another fast depleting natural resource. What they mean to the survival of our planet, and how people are connected to it can be made clear with this project.
Nursery rhymes have no use beyond the nursery right? Wrong. Nursery rhymes can be put to good use in language classes beyond the nursery as well. Here are some suggestions.
The ergonomically designed buildings of Pallikoodam reflect the openness and freedom that this school encourages in its students’ thought process and learning. Started nearly 50 years ago by Mary Roy, Pallikoodam has become one of the most popular schools in Kerala.
Why do we teach our students history? Is it only so that it can help students answer quiz questions and maybe write the Civil Service exams? History is taught so that students learn to reflect, understand and live better lives today. For that to happen it is important that we show our students the connection between the past and the present. Here’s how this teacher did it.
In these days of the SMS language, teaching children plays, classics as they maybe, written in old English is quite a task. So here’s a method that this teacher successfully implemented to teach Oscar Wilde’s play, The Canterville Ghost, to her high school students.
Emmadi Naveen Kumar
Economics joins history in the list of subjects that are usually considered boring. But when economics influences the way the world runs, how can it be boring? Change the way you teach economics and the subject will become interesting and challenging for the students. Here are a few approaches you could try.
Student feedback is the most important tool that a teacher can use to know where he/she stands as a teacher.
Teachers abusing children in school seems to have become an everyday occurrence so much so that society is beginning to look upon teachers with suspicion. But let us not brand the entire teaching community negatively. Let us not punish the entire community for the terrible crimes that a few people commit. Let us remember that most teachers are caring and understanding, people who want the best for our children.
Baishakhi Dutta, Saraswathi Moorthy, and Sugra Chunawala
When teachers in a college observed the frequent sick leaves that their students were taking, they knew it was time that they sent across a ‘healthy’ message to their students.