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Ask and Answer, January 2015 »

[2 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar
How can children at the primary level be taught life skills and study skills that will guide them throughout their lives? Most of the concepts related to these skills need to be taught in a way that children will understand and appreciate. This can be best done through games and activities and not through abstract lectures. A few games are discussed in this article.

Ask and Answer, November 2014 »

[3 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar
Disciplinary actions taken in the classroom should help nurture children and bring about a change so that the child becomes a better human being. This article suggests some alternatives to the tradiitonal physical punishments.

Ask and Answer, September 2014 »

[1 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar
The Newspaper in Education is an initiative started by most leading newspapers and several schools in the country are part of this, dedicating some 45 minutes to link the newspaper to activities in the classroom. So, how can a teacher make use of this time effectively and get children to read the newspaper ? Here are some activities based on a recent article on Nelson Mandela that teachers can do .

April 2014, Ask and Answer »

[1 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar
Multiple Intelligence is the new buzz word. So, how can a teacher teach something as basic as the English alphabet using this theory? For all teachers at the primary level, this article is a must-read.

Ask and Answer, March 2014 »

[1 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar

Are you a principal who believes that you will be an effective principal only when you seem aloof and inaccessible to everyone in the school? If you are then change the way you think and be a more proactive and hands-on principal and see the difference in your school.

Ask and Answer, November 2013 »

[1 Nov 2013 | One Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar

A child’s school experience is not complete without the involvement of the parent. Read and see how you can get parents to take a more active part in their child’s education.

Ask and Answer, October 2013 »

[1 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar
Children can be shy, diffident or even chatterboxes. But children can also be clownish with a taste for constantly indulging in jokes, repartees and wisecracks. While this may lighten the mood occasionally in a classroom, too much of it can make the other children lose focus and may also prove to be an irritant for the teacher. So how can the teacher tame these class clowns ? This article gives you an insight into how this kind of behaviour can be changed.

Ask and Answer, August 2013 »

[2 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar

At school students are taught how to read, play or learn music, but learning about good behaviour is not included in the syllabus. Teachers must be given the time to teach the rules of good behaviour. They should be able to talk about the rules, reinforce them and demonstrate them in practice throughout the school level. Read on to get some tips.

April 2013, Ask and Answer »

[2 Apr 2013 | One Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar

This one is for the parents who are interested in contributing to their children’s growth. Read on to see how parents can work with teachers and the school to ensure their children’s success.

Ask and Answer, March 2013 »

[1 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Manaswini Sridhar
We all know that parents and students are constantly under presssure, students especially. But does anyone think about teachers who are also equally stressed out having to tackle students, prepare for lectures and take care of the home segment too. How can teachers de-stress themselves? What can do they do to keep themselves motivated and happy?