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.

Guiding the learning journey

Ashokan N V

The scope of a teacher’s role is much broader and goes beyond that of just teaching. A teacher is also an evaluator–someone who makes the effort to understand his/her students’ abilities and draw out their strengths while working on their weaknesses.

An open letter to teachers

G. Gautama

Here is a passionate appeal from a renowned educator to all teachers to introspect about the new education policy that may come into being. It is an appeal to teachers to fight the government’s move to scrap the ‘no detention policy’.

Sometimes, it’s not about those who don’t, but about those who do

Anumeha Fatehpuria

Teachers abusing children in school seems to have become an everyday occurrence so much so that society is beginning to look upon teachers with suspicion. But let us not brand the entire teaching community negatively. Let us not punish the entire community for the terrible crimes that a few people commit. Let us remember that most teachers are caring and understanding, people who want the best for our children.