What to show and why to tell

Pradita Nambiar
Show and tell is a popular teaching-learning technique in the primary classes for very obvious reasons. But there are several other important reasons, not so obvious, as to why show and tell should be used more often by the primary school teacher.

“…absent, miss!”

Absentiesm is a chronic problem, especially in rural schools whose students often have to decide between going to school and working to earn a living. Can we think of innovative solutions to help such students stay in school?

The experience of poetry

Urvashi Nangia
Poems are not meant to be taught but experienced. Dissecting a poem to arrive at its meaning only kills the beauty of the poem. Students have to be given the space and the freedom to interpret a poem for themselves.

EdTech to energize the classroom

Jaime Bell
Technology is making waves in the field of education everywhere. Why then has it not really taken off in India? What are the problems that we should consider in this country when building tech driven teachig tools? What kind of EdTech tools are available to us inspite of the many problems?

Care and the teacher

Sonali Sathaye
Is a caring teacher really an oxymoron? By expecting our teachers to discipline our children are we taking away the natural human instint to care? Naturally caring for their students shouldn’t be an option that is given to teachers, it should be the norm.

Nature education in schools: Where do we stand?

Nimesh Ved
Of late there has been a lot of noise about conserving and preserving nature. Meets and talks are held on improving nature education in schools. Amidst all this din are schools implementing nature education the way it should be? What are we doing to bring practical changes in nature education in schools?

A whole-school plan to support student wellbeing

Shivani Mathur Gaiha, Sneh Verma, Yashu Kumar
A healthy mind is one of the necessary requirements for learning to take place. But this aspect is not really given the importance that it should be in schools in India. Schools are home to emotionally vulnerable adolescents and if we are to help them stay focused the entire school needs to work towards keeping our students emotionally healthy.

Storybook delights!

Bhasyati Sinha and Jayshree Murali
A beautiful story, excited children, passionate readers and fun activities completed a delightful reading session for the children of this government school in Mazgaon.

Reading to teach

Nidhi Gaur
How can you teach children to read? Simple. By learning to read and enjoying reading yourself.

Postcard lessons

Nabanita Deshmukh
Postcards, a popular communication tool once upon a time are now forgotten relics. Dust out your old postcards or buy new ones and use them to plan creative lessons in your geography and language classes.