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.

The young visitor

S. Mundayoor

A heartwarming story of how a library ‘master’ helps give a young boy a new direction in life.

Is the price right?

VSK Sundari

Children can always grasp concepts better when they see how useful or not what they are learning is in real life. See how a math teacher not only helped her students see this connection between studying and life but also see the connection between different subjects.