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[4 Jan 2018 | Comments Off on “Moving” with numbers | ]

Pavan RC
Kinesthetic math involves using the entire body to learn math and not just hands to write. It makes learning active. We have heard of people who hate math begin loving the subject after learning it with kinesthetic activities.
Math learning is fun with counters
In kinesics, young learners are introduced to the number system along with its quantity. An object usually called the manipulative/counter is given to the child to count. This allows the child to touch and count the number which helps him associate the number with the quantity. This tactile method of learning ensures that the learner remembers the concept more clearly. The counter can be buttons, beans, toffees, toy cars, etc. The counters are kept to …

Editorial, January 2018 »

[29 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on Building the right atmosphere | ]

A child’s formal entry into learning has to be based on the foundations of love and warmth. As teachers and schools, it is our responsibility to provide them the right kind of learning atmosphere so the children can grow up into lovely human beings.

January 2018, Primary Pack »

[29 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on The power of estimation | ]

Sandhya Singh

Estimation is an important area of study in primary school. It is a skill that comes to our aid all through our lives and that is why before you introduce formal measurements in class here are a few activities to help enhance your students’ estimation skills.

Cover Story, January 2018 »

[29 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on Why we teach the way we do: philosophically speaking | ]
Why we teach the way we do: philosophically speaking

Simran Luthra
What is teaching philosophy? How important is it to have one? Does it change as a teacher grows in her profession? What influences a teacher’s teaching philosophy? We went searching for these answers to five teachers from very different streams of education.

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[29 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on The path to practice | ]

Aditi Dhammachakra

Teachers are considered both the reason for and the solution to all the ills in the education system. What nobody looks at is the big role that society, apart from the teacher’s own experiences and influences, plays in shaping a teacher and her philosophy.

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[29 Dec 2017 | 2 Comments | ]

Vimala Nandakumar

How is a teacher’s teaching philosophy born? How does it grow? What influences shape it? A teacher reflects on her own teaching philosophy.

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[29 Dec 2017 | One Comment | ]

Prakash Iyer

Every teacher’s ultimate dream is to teach such that each student in her class understands what she is teaching. While this is a nearly impossible task, it is certainly possible to help most students learn if we (teachers) ourselves understand the learning process and build our teaching philosophy accordingly.

First Steps, January 2018 »

[29 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on An invitation to wonder | ]

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

Curiosity and inquisitiveness are what lead to learning. Therefore let us give children the space and freedom to inquire, wonder and imagine. Let us not cramp their urge to learn by giving them answers off books.

Event, January 2018 »

[29 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on Mithali Raj: An innings that starts with school | ]

Padmini B. Patell

Mithali Raj, the most celebrated of Indian women cricketers, was felicitated by her school in Hyderabad. A small report on the event.

January 2018, Teaching Practice »

[29 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on Making science popular | ]

Kishor Kulkarni

Science is best learned through active engagement with it. Here are some activities that you can try in your class to make the subject more lively and fun for your students.