The functioning of government primary schools through the eyes of a keen observer – the schools being those from an urban setup. Functioning of Government Schools in Urban Areas – A Narrative based on Three Schools endeavours to present a holistic view of the functioning of government schools.
Proma Basu Roy
The book opens with remembering early monsoon, which sets the dominant mood for the readers at its immediate best for the rest of the book.
Chintan Girish Modi
Our public education system is always in the news for all the wrong reasons, so much so that most of us have stopped believing in it. By highlighting the hard work and passion of many government school teachers Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teachers tells us that not all hope is lost.
Mistakes are always frowned upon in our country. Children are afraid of making mistakes. Teachers are afraid of trying something new. Everybody wants to be right all the time. But mistakes are opportunities for both the teacher and the student to learn. The Reflective Learner presents the cases of four teachers who transform their struggling students into reflective learners and think deeply about their own pedagogy in the process.
Chintan Girish Modi
In his review of the book ‘Perceptions of Language Pedagogy’ by N. S. Prabhu, the author attempts to bridge the gap between academic scholarship and school teaching. The book contains several ideas that would greatly help English teachers.
Courage is a trait that all children should develop. But can you grow courage? This unique workbook from Liv & Blue Publishing promises to build your courage through a series of fun activities that cut across subjects and intelligences. Children learn to become ‘even more courageous’ as they imbibe mathematical, language and scientific skills among many others.
The UNESCO series of five books on five heritage sites offers interesting nuggets of history and would certainly appeal to young readers. Here is review.
Here is a book that is highly recommended for teachers and librarians. Apart from being an interesting read, the book can be useful additional material in a language or social science classroom.
How do children learn? The answer to this question can be found in Kamala Mukunda’s second book titled, What did you learn at school today? This book is particularly addictive reading for teachers and parents as well and can provide deep insights into how children need to be brought up.
10 schools. 10 case studies. Innovative changes. Refreshing ways of tackling age-old problems. not Just Grades… is a book that gives its readers a lot of food for thought. Despite a couple of shortcomings, this is a book that every school leader and policymaker should read.