Not less than 90%

Ashwini Subodh Pathak
Marks are not everything, we all agree. And yet, when it comes to our children we don’t hide the fact that we want them to score the very best in their exams. But the world is changing, jobs are being offered based on skills and ability. Marks really aren’t everything.

Fairly unfair

Anil Kumar Patnaik
Cheating in exams is common among students and while schools preach against this practice, it still continues. This teacher found a simple yet brilliant way to tell his students to refrain from such practices.

Drawing them in

Shehnaz

In today’s times a teacher’s responsibility doesn’t stop with her academic duties. The teacher plays a big role in shaping children’s personalities, making them more empathetic, understanding and accepting of the other.

Think different

M Suresh Kumar

Little children learn about their abilities and the world by imitating older people. But as children grow and develop the ability to think for themselves, blind imitation is not something to be encouraged. Teach your students to think, question and analyze and not blindly follow the herd.

Healing touch

Satya Ramesh

Here is a teacher’s account of how he helped a student find his true self.

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.