What are your beliefs as a teacher?

Neeraja Raghavan

In her column this time, Neeraja Raghavan, analyzes the chapter of a book that asks teachers to undertake a few exercises to find out how their teaching philosophies evolved and whether they are as effective as the teachers thought they would be.

Deepening conceptual understanding

Neeraja Raghavan

As teachers, surely we have all encountered many misconceptions that children hold. In this brief report of a research paper, the author talks of how teachers can go about first learning the misconceptions that children have and then prompting them to unlearn these and setting them on the right path of knowledge.

Discipline through punishment?

Neeraja Raghavan

This month Teacher Plus introduces a new column that looks to bring research in the educational sector to the classroom. In this first article, the author looks at how a teacher’s disciplining strategies can affect the students’ motivational levels and their impression of the teacher.