Sharing spaces equally

Vivek Vellanki
Does the classroom belong to the teacher or to the student? Should not this sacred space be shared equally by both? How can the teacher and the student find their voices and work together? Presenting a student’s angst against the school system.

Music for a cause

Ramya Ramalingam

A first person account of a student’s effort to raise funds for a good cause through her music.

Open up. Live a little.

Aditi Parekh

Do you learn only when you go to school? At 16, this author dropped out of school because she believes that she has a lot more to learn from life. Read her experience so far.

Take a moment to pause

Aarti Mohan

What is it about teachers that they are not able to switch off? Whether it is school time or vacation time, at every opportunity, a teacher is always thinking about her students and what she can do to help them learn. Therefore, no moment seems right to take a break. This article exhorts teachers to take a moment for themselves so that they are back in the classroom refreshed and inspired.

Why I am a teacher

Shreya Prabhu Jindal
Even until a few years ago, young people used to steer clear of a teaching job. However, today the scene is different. More and more young people are coming back to schools as teachers. Here’s why a fresh out of college student became a teacher.

Boarding schools: ideal, idyllic or impractical?

Arjun Rajkhowa

Is the boarding school today an anathema to most parents? Why do many parents find the concept of boarding schools outdated and not in sync with the present lifestyle of urban families? This article tries to answer these questions and more.

Disciplining the self

Steven Paul Rudolph

We are all organized, self-disciplined adults now. But, what were we like as children? Surely, we were disorganized, rebellious and lacked discipline. Yet, we expect our children to be perfect from the moment they are born. Self-discipline is something that has to be instilled in children, it will not develop on its own. Here are a few tips.

Eyeing the difference

Nookaraju Bendukurthi

A moving account of a physically disabled student and his experiences in school.

Productive education

If the purpose of education is to allow a child to grow mentally, then why are they not allowed to learn what they want to but instead are forced to learn what others want them to asks this tenth standard student.