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August 2016, This Side Up »

[2 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on What makes Enid Blyton still work? | ]

Bubla Basu

Even though it is several decades since she wrote her last book, Enid Blyton still has a lot to offer the child of the 21st century. Whether it is values that she subtly imparts or emotions that she evokes, Enid Blyton has still not lost her charm.

March 2016, This Side Up »

[1 Mar 2016 | Comments Off on Being there | ]

Bubla Basu

Teenage is a very difficult phase for any child to go through. These are confusing times for them, times when they are unsure of themselves, times when they develop a ‘crush’ on their favourite teacher. Knowing that this is difficult for the teacher as well, let us try and understand our young adult students and help them through their teenage years and not avoid them.

January 2016, This Side Up »

[4 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Syllabus – Textus – Nexus | ]

Bubla Basu
Bubla Basu

How are textbooks designed or developed? Does any thought go behind the way a textbook is produced? Are textbooks made for the market or the children? The author answers these questions from her knowledge of how English language textbooks are made.

November 2015, This Side Up »

[2 Nov 2015 | One Comment | ]

Bubla Basu

They say there is no end to learning in life. This is true even if you are a teacher and your job is to teach. Of course Continuous Professional Development is a part of every teacher’s life, but this article is not about that. This teacher talks about the several lessons that her students have taught her during her teaching career. What lesson have you learnt from your students today?

July 2015, This Side Up »

[3 Jul 2015 | Comments Off on Line of control | ]

Bubla Basu

It is true that a school principal has to be in control of things in her school but her line of control cannot extend to things outside the sphere of the school. But this line of control seems to have blurred for principals of several schools as they interfere with the lives of their students even outside school.

April 2015, This Side Up »

[2 Apr 2015 | Comments Off on Show me the money… | ]

Bubla Basu

Every professional can apparently discuss and even demand money but not teachers. Why this distinction? Aren’t teachers professionals like anybody else? Why then do we expect them to be selfless? Teachers too can and should talk about money for providing their expertise.