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November 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

When society itself seems to have lost its regard and respect for teachers, can we expect our children to be respectful towards their teachers? Teachers continue to do the same job today as they did once upon a time. In fact their responsibilities have only increased. So while we may have very good and not so good teachers, let us give them the respect they deserve.

October 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar
As teachers, have you have wondered why your teaching does not strike a chord with students, at least sometimes? Have you taken the time to take a re-look at yourself and your teaching methodologies? Teachers constantly nag students to change their learning styles but they themselves are so set in their ways. What can a teacher do to present herself as a friendly person? This article suggests that teachers must change their body language so that they are seen as smiling and friendly personalities. A course in voice modulation will also help.

August 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar
If you are a teacher of math, science or even art, should a workshop on English teaching interest you? Yes, it should. Because when you use English as a communication tool to teach your subjects, it is imperative that you understand the language and speak it correctly. Also , workshops are an opportunity to enrich yourself since you get to interact with other participants .

April 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

We teach children a lot of things in school, but are we ignoring a basic life skill that they must develop? The use of body language. Here’s how we can teach children to speak with their bodies when we do role playing exercises with them.

March 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar
An essay or a conversation on ‘Myself’ at, perhaps an interview, will not find any takers today if a student just gives bare details about himself, or his parents. In tune with the changing times, this type of an essay requires more insight into a student’s personality, his likes and dislikes and his future plans. So, how can a teacher help a student with themes or ideas that will help him express himself in a more informative way? Here are some valuable tips and some resources.

February 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

How many of you have rued the fact that the modern day means of communication–especially the SMS–have ruined your students’ language skills? Don’t despair. Turn your students’ penchant for the shortcut language to your advantage. Here’s how you can use the SMS language to teach proper language skills to students.

January 2017, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

Idioms are a unique way of expressing yourself and additionally , they also lend a character and richness to the English
language. How can students learn to reflect on the meaning of the idioms and try and use them in their speech and writing so that their conversation and writing is richer and more engaging? The author gives many tips and exercises in this article to help students master their use of idioms.

November 2016, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

Most teachers would have had problems in their class trying to get students to learn up the spellings for every new word that was taught. From dictation to oral spelling tests, teachers have tried it all. But in order for children to get their spellings right the first time, why not make use of a combination of images, letters and blanks so that instead of rote learning, children can associate the words with the images which they will never forget. Here are some activities that teachers can take up.

October 2016, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

Nursery rhymes have no use beyond the nursery right? Wrong. Nursery rhymes can be put to good use in language classes beyond the nursery as well. Here are some suggestions.

August 2016, Resources »

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Manaswini Sridhar

The excitement of the Euro and Copa America is still lingering so put on your favourite jersey and find here language exercises based on the world’s most popular game.