Articles in the Editorial Category
April 2014, Editorial »
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 »
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 »
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?
Editorial, January 2014 »
For those who are serious and passionate about teaching, teaching is more than just a job. It is a mission–a mission that involves unwraping and bringing to light every child’s true potential.
December 2013, Editorial »
Why is a uniform so important for a school? Does a dress code reflect a school’s philosophy? Are children able to learn and interact better among themselves if there is a standardised attire? These and many more questions need to be asked. This issue of Teacher Plus tries to answer some of these questions. Read on to get a glimpse of what teachers across schools have to say.
Editorial, November 2013 »
In a lot of Indian schools the textbook is the Bible. Teachers and students don’t like going beyond the textbook come what may. But the quality of education in India often forces us to question this iconic status given to textbooks.
Editorial, October 2013 »
Every now and then, it pays to take a good hard look at ourselves, our actions and interactions to enable us to get answers to even routine things. The act of reflection is always pushed to the background in order to ‘do’ things. While doing is good, thinking about doing helps us to take that one step forward. This issue of the magazine argues for reflection to become a part of our everyday tasks.
Editorial, September 2013 »
People keen on quality education have been clamouring for change for many years now. While it may appear that their demands are falling on deaf ears, change is actually taking palce albeit slowly.
August 2013, Editorial »
The recent tragedy in a Bihar school where 23 children died after consuming the mid-day meal has exposed the dismissive and ‘don’t care’ attitudes that is prevalent among the politicians. Against this backdrop it is imperative that schools open up and create spaces for dialogues that can help cultivate caring attitudes at every level. Only then can we build a truly safe school system and nurture every child’s body, mind and soul.
The need and importance of inclusive education is slowly being recognized in India. It may be true that mainstream schools are not yet inclusive in their setup but the thought is at least there. And while inclusion in terms of disabilities is being acknowledged we need to broaden our understanding of inclusion to include differences in terms of religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation as well.