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February 2018, The Other Side »

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Kaivallya Dasu
What is classroom culture? It is an environment created by both teachers and students to build a space that is collaborative. And despite the collaborative effort, it is the teacher who has the power to remain open and supportive, focus on learning and accept all kinds of learners. Here is a student’s view on what classroom culture is all about.

October 2017, The Other Side »

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Akanksha Arvind
A student living in Texas writes about her experience while on a visit to New York and Washington DC. For her, all the American history she studied from her textbooks came alive in that brief visit. From seeing George Washington’s house to observing the conditions soldiers faced during the World War, to glimpsing the slave quarters, this trip was an eye- opener of sorts. Read on to learn more.

February 2017, The Other Side »

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Arjun Mirani

Whenever there is talk of morals, and values and ethics it is always best to involve the people they are meant to benefit instead of just imposing a bunch of rules hoping that values will be imbibed by following them. Here’s how students in a school in Mumbai worked towards an ethics committee and learnt a great deal in the bargain.

August 2016, The Other Side »

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Venkataraman Ramachandran

Do we realize how much a school shapes us? Without our knowledge the school becomes so much a part of us that we never manage to take the school out of us even years after we have left it behind.

July 2016, The Other Side »

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Vandini Sharma
What can a teacher do if she is not in the right frame of mind to teach? Does she take the help of students to slow down or does she vent her frustration at the students? This article will give the teacher some tips on how to handle such situations.

November 2015, The Other Side »

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Vandini Sharma

As teachers we all have different ways of teaching our students. But have we ever asked them what kind of teachers they like? Do they like teachers who move about a lot and talk? Or do they like teachers who stand and deliver? Do they prefer their teachers friendly or do they like it if the relationship is more formal? A student writes about who she thinks is the ideal teacher.

November 2015, The Other Side »

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Kavish H Hajarnavis

This is a budding young writer’s impression of a book that he just finished reading.

April 2015, The Other Side »

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Anuschka Goenka

Do you write? If you do, have you ever thought why you write? This students shares how an English class helped her discover a passion for writing.

February 2015, The Other Side »

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Chintan Girish Modi

December 16, 2014 will come to be considered a black day in education as nearly 140 innocent children lost their lives inTaliban’s attack of the Army Public School in Peshawar. In this short piece students in India share their heartfelt grief.

January 2015, The Other Side »

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Ragini Ramalingam
Is mathematics only about numbers? Is it too abstract? How can one get interested in this subject? This article explains why mathematics can be a life-changer and how it is linked to other sciences.