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In the Staffroom, January 2016 »

[5 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Analyzing disruptive behaviour | ]

Neeraja Raghavan

Continuing with the discussion on how to handle restless or hyperactive children in class, this article looks at specific reasons that could be the cause of a child’s restlessness in class and what strategies a teacher could use to keep the child engaged.

In the Staffroom, November 2015 »

[2 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Finding creative solutions to a challenging problem | ]

Neeraja Raghavan

Do you have a very brilliant but quite restless child in your classroom? If yes then you should join this staffroom discussion with fellow teachers to arrive at a solution.

In the Staffroom, October 2015 »

[5 Oct 2015 | Comments Off on Thoughts too deep for words | ]

Neeraja Raghavan
In this ongoing discussion on how to make a poem a learning experience for a student, this particular article touches upon how the approach changes when teaching university students. From trying to evoke thoughts that are too deep for words, to making students experience the imagery, melody, rhythm and rhyme, the main idea is to ensure that students enjoy the poem.

August 2015, In the Staffroom »

[3 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on The music of poetry | ]

Neeraja Raghavan
This article continues with the discussion on ” How can a poem be made into a learning experience?” There are some more tried and tested out ideas given by teachers. From ‘singing’ a poem to planning activities around the content of the poem, the ideas given in the article can easily be replicated and enjoyed both by the teacher and the students.

In the Staffroom, July 2015 »

[6 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on When teaching poetry… | ]

Neeraja Raghavan

If there is an area more difficult to teach than the others in English literature it is poetry. Some say poems will mean different things to different people, so then how do you teach it? Others say the poet had a definite meaning that he wanted his readers to grasp. But with the poet no more who is to say what the poet thought? Teachers discuss different strategies in our staff room.

April 2015, In the Staffroom »

[2 Apr 2015 | One Comment | ]

Neeraja Raghavan

In the concluding part of the article discussing differentiation of instruction in the classroom, teachers talk about how administrative support and the freedom to tweak teaching methods will help teach each student effectively.

In the Staffroom, March 2015 »

[2 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on From peer learning to bonding | ]

Neeraja Raghavan
The second part of ‘In the staffroom ” deals with teachers sharing their strategies on how they can cater to different learning needs. From creating separate lesson plans to peer learning and bonding with children, these strategies will certainly prove to be helpful.

February 2015, In the Staffroom »

[3 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on Meeting diverse learning needs | ]

Neeraja Raghavan

A brand new column in Teacher Plus, In the staffroom will have teachers discussing solutions to problems raised by fellow teachers. Expert educationist Neeraja Raghavan will collate these responses and put them in perspective for our readers. This month the topic of discussion is how teaching can be tailored to suit the needs of each child in the class. This discussion will be featured in three parts. This article is the first of the three installments.