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.

Lessons in problem solving

Panamalai R Guruprasad
There are no easy answers to the problems that life throws in our way. Our children have to learn to face life tomorrow and for that our textbooks have to be more flexible and pragmatic.

Theatre – the opening dialogue

Madhu Smriti Shukla
Do we look at theatre only as a means of entertainment? Or as something meant only for artistes? If we do then we need to reconsider our idea of theatre.

An introduction to excellence

Rajul Asthana
Education is an extremely important lever in developing a humane society. What we need education to do is to transform us into individuals who understand and fulfill their roles in the society.

The 20-minute Workout at Work

Spine stretch Increases flexibility and circulation in entire spine; improves eyesight Sit on the front half of your chair. Place your left hand on the outside of your right knee and hook your right arm over the back of the Read More …

Fitness and The Teacher

Long hours hunched over notebooks, reading often illegible handwriting in poorly lit and sometimes poorly ventilated staffrooms, arm raised for minutes at a time writing on the blackboard, shoulders slumped with the weight of two score and more books…and we Read More …