Fostering engagement in the classroom

Aruna Sankaranarayanan Muthu Sir flashes a photograph of gently rolling hills on the smart board and poses a question to the class, “Is there any evidence in this picture that the land was sculpted by glaciers?” Predictably, Ashi’s and Raunak’s Read More …

WhatsApp: a tool for revision

P. Madhavi Latha No matter how well your physics classes have gone, come exam time and you still see worried students. So I came up with an idea that has really worked for me. I now successfully use WhatsApp for Read More …

Teaching for deep learning

Pramila Kudva

A teacher is considered successful if she can match her teaching style with the learning style of the student. And this she can do if she is able to gauge her students’ reaction to the different methodologies she is using. So how can a teacher see whether her teaching strategies are connecting with her students? Read the article to find out how.

Write to heal

Chintan Girish Modi
The world is a shattered place today. Gruesome violence and terror are an everyday occurrence. The world needs to heal. Taking into account an experiment—Write to Reconcile—the author discusses why we should teach creative writing and how it can turn into a healing experience.

What are you thankful for?

Deepali Barapatre
In a world that is growing increasingly selfish and where everybody is creating little islands for themselves, it is becoming increasingly necessary to train our children to practice gratitude. Let us help our children realize that they don’t live alone in this world and that they have a lot of people to be thankful to in their lives.

The many forms of blended learning

Edgar Rider

There is so much of knowledge to gain and unlike in the olden days so many different ways to gain it, then why restrict teaching-learning to a face to face interaction with the students? As a new-age teacher, combine classroom teaching with online and mobile learning resources to make schooling a wholesome experience for your students.

Teaching the millennials

Ajitha Paladugu
Teaching the millennials today is a challenging task. With students having shorter attention spans and an unwillingness to engage in learning with conventional pedagogical styles, it is for the teachers to ensure that the teaching-learning process is a meaningful activity. A multidisciplinary approach will make the learning more enriching.

Travelling and yet at home

Subha Das Mollick

The movies are exciting and the movies are fun. You say the word, ‘movies’ and the students are all excited and eager. Here is a lesson plan to help you teach a little bit of physics and a little bit of geography using the animated film, Up.

Contextual and constructive learning

Pramila Kudva

The chalk and talk is the most economical and easy way of transacting teaching-learning. It is also perhaps the most ineffective. In a world of education that is becoming child-centric, it is time that we adopted and adapted our teaching styles to suit our children’s learning styles. Contextual learning is one of the more popular methods of engaging students.

Start – Stop – Assess – Repeat

David Bulley
Just as there is more than one way to solve a problem, there is also more than one way for teachers to teach, and that is to use data. This article suggests how a teacher’s data and a student’s data can be used to find out the kind of teachers or learners they are.