Articles in the Notes from a Teacher’s Diary Category
Understanding the way a state assembly functions is an important topic in the social studies class. Read to find out how this teacher turned her classroom into a mock assembly!
If you move away from the chalk and talk you will realize how much fun there is in teaching and learning. Here a teacher shares her experience of taking her students on a “wild”journey.
Most teachers may not have observed the subtle interconnectedness between different classes and different subjects. These connections can be found within learning spaces across classes. The similarities could be with an engagement with the world around us, could involve learning that is based on observation, reflection and practice. This kind of learning helps children to explore and join the dots as it were.
Along with reading and writing, teachers must also try to hone the listening skills of their students. Check out some of these suggestions to improve your listening skills.
This is the story of an 11 year old dyslexic boy who taught his teacher the lessons of hope and belief.
Is the CCE a fair assessment tool? Have teachers embraced it completely? Here is a teacher’s view on the CCE and her appeal to all teachers to accept the new system wholeheartedly.
Here is an article in defence of the primary teacher, who does not seem to get the respect that is due to her . A primary teacher invests a lot of emotional energy in her class and is more often than not burdened with all kinds of duties. Is it not time that people get to see the real primary teacher?
Teaching is by no means an easy job but the rewards it gives you are addictive and makes life worth living.
Words are like the ‘skin of our thoughts’. They are needed by students as food for the mind and spirit. They inspire, motivate and awaken the inner learning creature that can only be sustained, that can only grow and develop on a steady diet of meaning and symbol.
As teachers it is extremely important that we are careful about how we choose to teach concepts. This teacher narrate his experience of attending a workshop in which the trainer without thinking uses a story of communal disharmony to elucidate a math concept.