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Classroom Update, February 2017 »

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Payal Adhikari

History is certainly a study of the past, of eras long gone by. But when teaching it make the subject come alive for your students by linking the past with their present. Show them how the past connects with the present.

Classroom Update, January 2017 »

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Avneesh Shukla
The second part of the article on separation techniques deals with decantation, filtration and sublimation and evaporation.

Classroom Update, January 2017 »

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Disha Gupta, Adithi Muralidhar and Sugra Chunawala
Robots are a favourite with children and popular too. Because of its popular status, robots can be used as a teaching tool since they provide a fun element for children to explore technology. Keeping this idea in mind, Robotics was introduced at science events to create interest and increase awareness among school children. What happened at these different Robotics workshops and events is explained here in this article.

Classroom Update, November 2016 »

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Avneesh Shukla

The science teaching-learning process becomes more interesting if a practical approach is taken instead of rote learning and an emphasis on drill. Students feel connected and there is a sense of participation if examples from their everyday lives are demonstrated and highlighted. The author of this article explains how a lesson on separation techniques using everyday examples found a chord within government school students.

Classroom Update, October 2016 »

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Ajitha Paladugu

In these days of the SMS language, teaching children plays, classics as they maybe, written in old English is quite a task. So here’s a method that this teacher successfully implemented to teach Oscar Wilde’s play, The Canterville Ghost, to her high school students.

Classroom Update, October 2016 »

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Emmadi Naveen Kumar

Economics joins history in the list of subjects that are usually considered boring. But when economics influences the way the world runs, how can it be boring? Change the way you teach economics and the subject will become interesting and challenging for the students. Here are a few approaches you could try.

August 2016, Classroom Update »

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Surekha Nayani

The wonderful world of physics brought alive through a story. Why do we stop experimenting with our teaching styles as we move higher up the school ladder? Of course older children too enjoy listening to stories. They too will learn better when taught using stories.

Classroom Update, July 2016 »

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Ullas Ponnadi
Biomimicry as a science is gaining ground for the solutions that it can offer. A branch of science that combines biology and technology, it helps us understand what nature has perfected over the years and then adapt that through models and systems to solve complex problems faced by humans. It is a new way of viewing and valuing nature.

April 2016, Classroom Update »

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Pooja Keshavan Singh
Mathematics, in the eyes of many learners, continues to remain on the pedestal creating a feeling of inadequacy in everyone. This article tries to establish a link between how teaching of mathematics can help us move towards a more equitable society. Social justice maths tries to integrate social justice issues into math classes. Take a look at this interesting article.

April 2016, Classroom Update »

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Anveshna Srivastava
Dissection , in the past, has proved to be a very powerful device to understand biological systems but with the UGC banning animal dissections, most educationists have suggested that the virtual media can fill the gap. However, the author recommends that 3-dimensional models can be manipulated to play the role of non- functional systems that can be easily dissected in the classroom.