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.

Staying cool during exams

Smaranika Pattnaik

Exam time is no doubt a stressful time for both the students and the teachers and parents. But this is also the time when it is necessary that everybody involved stays calm in order to be better prepared.

Let’s start the class

Payal Bedi

One of the most important skills that a teacher must posses is that of classroom management. Only when her class is in order can a teacher carry out her lesson plans. Here are a few tips and suggestions that will help you pick up the art of classroom management.

Combating bullying: What teachers must know

Divyadarshan Chandrasekar
With instances of bullying on the rise, teachers need to devise newer techniques to tackle this menace. The issue is of growing concern especially in the light of globalisation and increased media exposure. The article outlines a few steps that will help teachers manage their classrooms better and how they can differentiate between different types of bullying.

Let’s play a little game

Brendan MacCarthaigh

Teach children about values and rules and why they need to follow some and break others through a small game called Psycho Dynamic Exercise.

What are the consequences?

Gita Krenek

Trying to set right bad behaviour by merely punishing the child may not be the right way to go. Bad behaviour can be beaten only when the child understands why what he is doing is wrong/bad. The child has to realize the effect that his bad behaviour is producing. This article gives you a brilliant suggestion on how to curtail bad behaviour in the classroom.

Getting your tone right

Gita Krenek

As a teacher it is extremely important that you are calm and controlled in front of your class. Not just your body language but your voice also alerts the students to your moods. An irritable teacher causes her class to become edgy as well. So be calm and speak to your students from your heart.

Beating bad behaviour

Gita Krenek

Surely you have one or two children who are ‘badly’ behaved in class. If you are looking for ways to deal with problem behaviour, find a few suggestions here.

Building positive relationships – the whale done way

Phyllis Farias

Here is an excellent book on how whales are taught to be positive. The same principle can be applied in building positive relationships among people and school children, or any relationship for that matter. Try and read up this book and practice this philosophy in your class for better results.

Desperate to disobey?

Gita Krenek

Disobedience is common trait in children. If we don’t learn to handle disobedience properly, things can get out of hand. Here are a few suggestions on how to react with disobedient students.