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From the Principal's Desk, November 2013 »

[1 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Rapport to reign over | ]

S Muralidharan

The quality of teaching depends a lot on the student-teacher rapport. Here are a few ideas to build a strong bond with your students.

August 2011, From the Principal's Desk »

[1 Aug 2011 | One Comment | ]

A principal of an alternative school writes about the challenges she faces especially in special education and her interaction with families and parents.

From the Principal's Desk, March 2011 »

[2 Mar 2011 | Comments Off on The joy of teaching/learning | ]

Traffic jams during school hours was a problem that needed immediate attention. The author outlines how a few practical steps taken in consultation with parents and students reaped rich dividends.

February 2011, From the Principal's Desk »

[3 Feb 2011 | One Comment | ]

Absenteeism is a problem that schools have to constantly deal with. Here is how this principal improved regular attendance in his school.

From the Principal's Desk, January 2011 »

[3 Jan 2011 | Comments Off on Of integration and inclusion | ]

How does a differently abled child fit into the mainstream in the classroom? Are there schools and teachers who draw up separate intervention plans for these children? This article highlights a few cases where children with special needs have been successfully integrated and have enjoyed happy years of schooling.

From the Principal's Desk, November 2010 »

[2 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Schools, a decade ago, were largely content with academic performance as it is the key deliverable although ‘all round development’ was the stated mission. But today’s schools are moving into the demands of the five Cs for 21st Century living – content mastery, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

From the Principal's Desk, September 2010 »

[2 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Tracking the transient student | ]

Student mobility is a problem that every school is familiar with. While you can’t stop this from happening there are ways to deal with transient students. This principal writes to tell how you can make student transfers smooth for both you and the student.