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August 2015, Last Word »

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Kirthi Jayakumar
Do you have to be a certain kind to”fit into” a group so that you can find your friends? And if you are not the type that is prescribed, you stand to be isolated. Here is a moving piece about a young girl and her dance teacher who became her friend.

July 2015, Last Word »

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Neeva Desai

Can there really be onness in this world? This writer tells us why she thinks the world can never be one.

April 2015, Last Word »

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Usha Chandrasekaran

Despite several years in the field of education, this author tells us how she learnt the importance of building relationships with the parents of your students when she met with her son’s professor.

Last Word, March 2015 »

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Shakuntala Jaisinghani
A light article on how teachers and students influence each other and the extent to which teachers can go to motivate their students to learn.

February 2015, Last Word »

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Bubla Basu

A fun yet informative poem on what happens when you have top heavy administrations in schools.

January 2015, Last Word »

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Megha Radhakrishnan
Have you ever come across teachers who deliberately make mistakes, all with the intention of telling children that is OK to make mistakes and learn from them? Here is an interesting article that talks about how two teachers came up with this idea and succeeded in driving home their message.

Last Word, November 2014 »

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Neerja Singh
A parent – teacher meeting is always approached with a feeling of apprehension both by the teacher and the parent with the child caught in between. There is criticism and finger -pointing from both sides with little or no room for compromise. What then is the golden rule? Read on to find out.

Last Word, October 2014 »

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Shriya Ravishankar

Peer evaluation seems like an easy enough thing to do. But when you take an online course at the end of which you are asked to evaluate your peers and award them marks it suddenly becomes difficult. The author shares here how she learnt to be fair in her evaluations.

August 2014, Last Word »

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Chintan Girish Modi
In the first half of June 2014, I was invited by Snow Leopard Adventures and Ananta Aspen Centre …

April 2014, Last Word »

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Sharda Ugra
Here’s an interesting article asking parents to celebrate if their children choose sports as their career.