A slip between the cup and the lip…

S. Mundayoor
This is an interesting narrative about what happened when a group of children from Arunachal Pradesh went to meet the late President, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.

The first ‘R’

Gita Nambiar
This article is a wake-up call to all English teachers to try and improve the English reading skills of their students. The inability to read English affects the scholastic ability in other subjects as well, especially math. The author suggests a few ways in which teachers can take extra care to help their wards pick up the language easily.

A singular ten-year journey

Manaswini Sridhar
Variety is the spice of life and therefore when new teachers teach you every year, there are new expectations, excitements, and a much necessary freshness. And yet with a constant teacher comes a thorough understanding, a strong bond, and honest effort. The author recounts her experience of teaching one student for 10 long years.

How I learned about learning by doing

Anwar Jafar Rayma
We are all aware of the famous Chinese proverb—I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand. When working with children we understand how true this statement is. A teacher recounts his experiences of employing the ‘learning by doing’ method in his classroom.

From lecturing to mentoring

Amit Kumar Uppal
Listening is an important skill that is often overlooked in schools. In our effort to teach them to read and write we forget to teach them to listen.

The joy of listening

Sai Praveen Maddirala
Listening is an important skill that is often overlooked in schools. In our effort to teach them to read and write we forget to teach them to listen.

An open letter to parents

Revathi Mohan
What effect does competition and stress have on children? Why is it that some children manage the rat race while others struggle to cope? Most of the answers can be found with parents who do not take the trouble to identify their children’s abilities and thrust certain choices on them. This is an open letter to parents asking them to allow their children to follow their interests.

For the early days…

Surekha Nayani

For all those who have newly joined the teaching profession and are unsure in your first days as a teacher, here are a few tips and suggestions to help you trot along on the journey.

Open a world of reading

Jayshree Murali

This is a beautiful journey of a group of children, aided by a few helpful adults, learning poetry and going on to publish their own book of poems.

Librarianship for our times

Seema Sohal
Here is a first person account of how a librarian went beyond her routine work and brought about a mini revolution in her line of work. From engaging her students in reading projects, organizing book fairs, author visits, workshops to inculcating reading habits, she has done it all. Read up on her experiences.