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December 2014, Editorial »

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Why do stories matter? Well there are a couple of reasons. One–stories are perhaps one of the most inexpensive teaching aids. Except for your imagination you need little else. Two–stories perk up any classroom and subject matter. Three–stories help develop very important learning skills–listening, reading, and speaking.

Editorial, November 2014 »

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How can a teacher build positive classrooms, one where the students are all responsive and more engaged? One way is to bring about a change in the seating pattern at least occasionally so that students see and think differently. Students could also be given a say in how the classroom should operate. This way their sense of ownership in the education process increases. These are but small shifts in everyday learning, but could certainly lead to more positive attitudes and behaviour.

Editorial, October 2014 »

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Amidst planning for her lessons, taking care of additional duties in school, handling irate parents, a disgruntled management, and bored and disinterested students, what exactly keeps a teacher going? The answer is the joy and hope she derives when she walks into her classroom and looks at her students each time.

Editorial, September 2014 »

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A carefully laid out plan may have its advantages and could propel teachers to complete what they had outlined with a sense of satisfaction, but come to think of it, are teachers missing out on experiencing the magic of certain moments in the classroom? Slight deviations in the classroom, prompted by children’s questions and doubts, will serve to help the teacher in putting aside the well laid out plan and go with the children. The outcomes may turn out to be better than the initial expectations.

August 2014, Editorial »

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The last issue of the magazine marked our 25th anniversary and celebrated the role of teachers in today’s complex education …

Editorial, July 2014 »

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In its 25th anniversary year, Teacher Plus continues to celebrate teachers and the work they do across subject areas and at all levels. What began as a germ of an idea, has,in the course of its winding journey, taken on an independent space as a magazine for school teachers with some great writers and a loyal readership. This issue has some of our oldest contributors sharing their association with us and how their own journey has been. Read on to discover some amazing ideas that our teachers are brimming with.

Editorial, May-June 2014 »

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As one of the articles in this special issue notes, geography is the discipline of “writing” or “drawing” the Earth. …

April 2014, Editorial »

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With elections round the corner, the time is ripe for teachers to bring into classrooms, discussions and debates about democracy, issues of integrity , responsibility and representation. Elections always bring in the promise of change, and this desire for change can be harnessed to inculcate in students an awareness about their roles as future citizens.

Editorial, March 2014 »

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Cover story ideas come to us in a variety of ways. This month’s cover story idea came to us in the form of a letter. Once the idea takes seed we set about nurturing it, looking at it from different angles. And while it is impossible to visit every single road leading to the issue in focus, at Teacher Plus it is our hope that we have opened up for you enough points of discussion on a particular issue.

Editorial, February 2014 »

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With the school environment getting more competitive by the day, teachers are often asked to wear many hats. So how do they cope with their constantly changing roles? What are the new demands that are placed on them and is there enough support?