Hold that thought!

Meena Sriram

There is a lot of stress on thinking in learning these days. What is thinking? How do you get children to think? Can teachers changes the way their students think? Some thoughts for you to ruminate upon.

Speaking across borders

Chintan Girish Modi

It is time that India and Pakistan stopped being bitter about the partition and start accepting each other. Let us not poison the next generation as well with our bitterness. Let us learn from and not just about the partition and from not state sponsored textbooks but from a variety of resources that project a more humane history.

Infusing ICTs into the curriculum

Rittu Abichandani

The major players in the field of education have all agreed that technology will enhance the learning experience. Now it is important that steps are taken to infuse technology into the curriculum to get teachers to accept this new role of technology in education just as easily as they accept textbooks.

Designing and implementing an academic scorecard

Business organizations use what is called a Balance Scorecard to evaluate their all-round performance. Similarly, this author has developed an Academic Scorecard that schools can use to evaluate themselves and plan their strategies for improvement accordingly.

Fanning curiosity

Can critical thinking be developed in the early years? From stories to simple experiments to games that children
play – all are fertile grounds for critical questioning and thinking, provided the teacher sees those questions coming and places them before the children.

A framework for thinking schools

Meeta Mohanty
Outsourcing work is in fashion today. Anybody and everybody seems to be doing it. Schools too are outsourcing their day-to-day functions. While outsourcing work helps the school temporarily this author says that is no solution to a school’s problem. Schools have to learn to find their own solutions.

Fail – the dreaded word

C Radhika
Exam time is a period of anxiety for most parents. Once the exams are over, the students and their parents heave a sigh of relief. But their worry does not end with the exams.

Teachers and the Law

Jyothi Padmanabhan Iyer
We hear often enough about the high expectations we have of teachers and the difficulties they face in terms of working conditions, compensation and resources available to do their job.

A report card for teachers

Manish Jain
These days there is much talk of teachers as ‘facilitators’ and the need to move from being the ‘sage on the stage’ to the ‘guide on the side’ in the classroom setting.