From research in action to action research

Devika Nadig and Vijay Gupta
How can teachers plan, observe, intervene and assess their own teaching so that it leads to better and more effective interventions? The authors propose this idea of Action Research where teachers themselves become researchers in the classroom and also give three reasons why teachers should be doing this research. From becoming more reflective and thereby enhancing their own learning to transforming the school into a learning organisation, teachers end up finding thier own answers to the problems they face. What can be more empowering than this?

Making them emotion-able

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
Emotions are part of our basic operating system and often determine our happiness and health as well as our thoughts and actions.Emotional empowerment should therefore become an integral part of a child’s development and learning.

The case of the struggling “new” teacher

Gopal Midha
Here is an instance of an educational ‘case’. These cases are usually problems or dilemmas that are not resolved. They however help practitioners to think deeply about the context of the problem, and engage in discussions at staffroom meetings.