Working from within their world

Snehal Vadher
Most cities, these days, are very much like one another. Therefore it is only when you teach in the rural areas, the hills and places faraway that you realize the mismatch between what students study in school and what they need to know to survive in their environment. This is when you realize the importance of indigenous knowledge and why it should be a part of what we are teaching children.

A whole-school plan to support student wellbeing

Shivani Mathur Gaiha, Sneh Verma, Yashu Kumar
A healthy mind is one of the necessary requirements for learning to take place. But this aspect is not really given the importance that it should be in schools in India. Schools are home to emotionally vulnerable adolescents and if we are to help them stay focused the entire school needs to work towards keeping our students emotionally healthy.

Taking stock of schooling systems

Sushama Yermal

The Indian education system is in a terrible shape and unless we do something about it immediately we won’t be able to rescue our children’s future. This is by now common knowledge. But despite several attempts why aren’t we able to do anything? Here’s analyzing Lant Prichett’s, American educationist, book, Rebirth of Education, which not only identifies the problems with education systems in developing countries but also proposes possible solutions.

An emotional safety net

Fiona Vaz

In a world that is fast becoming selfish, indifferent, and hateful of others, it is important that we bring up emotionally healthy children who understand and experience their emotions undeterred, for only then can they begin to understand the other.

Fat to fit: causes and control of childhood obesity

Thomas John

Childhood obesity is on the rise in India. We are all aware of the adverse effects of this on our young population so let us, parents and teachers, join hands to fight childood obesity. Here are a few tips.

Getting students on to the career path

Lamia Bagasrawala
Students in high school are faced with life changing decisions. Many students are at the crossroads during this crucial time while trying to decide on their future course of action. Parents too, have limited awareness and are unable to guide their wards properly. How can schools facilitate the career- guidance process? If this is integrated with the school curriculum, it makes the task that much easier. The author highlights some activities and processes that can be initiated when students begin high school.

My Nordic lessons

Anju Dhawan

We have heard a lot about the success of the Finnish education system. Here is a first hand account of why Finland is so successful with their educational institutions.

What’s up with parent WhatsApp groups?

Pooja Birwatkar A few years back There was a time when parents would wait for their children to return from school. All that happened in school, the highlights, the challenges of the day, activities that happened, home work that was Read More …

Preparing students for exams

Ruchira Ghosh Preparing students for exams takes time and dedication on a teacher’s part. Helping your students to feel confident will give them the best chance of success. Below are a few tips to ensure that your students are up Read More …

“Humanistic education” – more than a buzzword?

Simran Luthra

Moral value classes, life skills lessons or humanistic education. What is the value of this in learning? How important is it to implement humanistic education and can it be implemented in mainstream schools?