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April 2018, Last Word »

[3 Apr 2018 | Comments Off on A room full of surprises | ]

Tim Hibsman
Do your students know how to give a good speech? What constitutes a good speech? How can the speaker engage the attention of the audience? Here is an interesting session on anecdotal learning, and you , as a teacher, can takeaway important lessons from this article.

Last Word, March 2018 »

[1 Mar 2018 | Comments Off on Will I? | ]

Mrinal Agarwal

A touching poem about the thoughts of a new born girl upon learning that she is unwanted.

February 2018, Last Word »

[1 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Where are the boys? | ]

Neerja Singh
Is there a major ‘boy crisis’ in the country? In all the talk about women empowerment and increase in female enrolment in educational institutions, are we leaving the boys behind? Read up this interesting article and make sure there is some reflection on your part.

January 2018, Last Word »

[29 Dec 2017 | Comments Off on A fairy tale re-told | ]

Heera Nawaz

Fairy tales are all nice and wonderful to read but when little children ask you difficult questions about these tales you thought were quite harmless you have to stop and think about fairy tales in a whole new light.

Last Word, November 2017 »

[1 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Museums as learning spaces | ]

Nimesh Ved

Let us not relegate museums to the itenerary of the tourist alone. Being a storehouse of knowledge, museums can become wonderful learning spaces for the interested.

April 2017, Last Word »

[3 Apr 2017 | Comments Off on An invitation to read | ]

Heera Nawaz

Libraries are no longer simply storehouses for books. Librarians everywhere are taking that extra step to make reading a habit among their users. See how this librarian got students from her school excited to read.

Last Word, March 2017 »

[2 Mar 2017 | Comments Off on Speaking from the heart | ]

Kirthi Jayakumar Children are highly impressionable. Think of them on the lines of a sponge: the propensity for absorption of influences from around them is exceptionally high. They, therefore, emulate and incorporate behavioural proclivities through observation. If a parent is irritable, the child picks up on the mannerisms and language. If a parent chooses to […]

February 2017, Last Word »

[3 Feb 2017 | Comments Off on Co-creating experiences | ]

Nimesh Ved

A reflection of the learnings from an educational confence.

January 2017, Last Word »

[4 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on To “Bio Sir” with love | ]

Jyotsna Vijapurkar This morning I had a glorious start to the day. A sun bird, sporting resplendent crimson on its front, visited the little balcony garden I maintain. Along with two female companions, it was feeding from a few blooms of Clitoria alba. To confirm that I had identified it correctly (the details of the […]

April 2016, Last Word »

[4 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Talking about adoption | ]

Sahana Mitra
Since adoption is a sensitive topic, schools must take the initiative to acknowledge adoption in the classrooms so that every adoptive family can share their journey without fear of being judged. Ultimately it is the child who matters so an empathetic context is essential to understand the story of the child.