Stimulating the reading habit

Chhavi Jain
The reading habit has always been the bone of contention between children and parents/teachers. The adults want the children to develop one and the children believe there are better ways of spending time. Here are a few tried and tested suggestions for you to try and turn your students into readers.

A story of the solar eclipse

Farheena Naseem
Here is a wonderful story about the solar eclipse narrated in a simple way to help children know about eclipses.

Abode of peace

Chintan Girish Modi
Here is a first hand account of the author’s visit to Santiniketan and how he came away totally refreshed, and taken in by the peaceful atmosphere.

Journey to the ends of the earth

Manik Dhingra
Eighty one participants from 26 countries went on a mission to Antarctica to learn about leadership, climate change and the Antarctic environment. The author who was part of this team which comprised mostly educators, pens his experiences in this simple article which both inspires and encourages. Read on for some fulfillment.

From teacher to servant

Payal Adhikari

A curious and experimenting teacher shares her experience of having used a novel method of painting, called ‘Play of Paininting’ with her students. These painting sessions became a learning experience for both the teacher herself and her students.

Walk in a village – a story

Nimesh Ved

The author shares here his exhilarating experience of presenting a talk to a group of school children. Perhaps we could borrow a leaf from this experience on how we too can make our presentations in class fun for our students.

Let the formulae roll

Vijayalakshmi Nandakumar
Chemistry deals with chemical symbols and formulae and often children find them difficult to memorise. Here is a game for students of class VII and VIII that will help them learn the valencies of the different elements easily without trying to learn them by rote.

Taking in the sights, smells and sounds

Neha Pradhan Arora

Going beyond the textbook and experiencing real learning reinforces concepts . Experiential learning is an approach that leaves a strong impression in students’ minds. Children learn to see, feel and touch and this makes the subject more interesting. Read about how these travel- based learning programmes are helping children.

School assemblies: digging dipper

Kavitha Ghosh
School assemblies have an educative purpose, but for various reasons, the purpose has been diluted, and what is left now is mere pomp and show. This article suggests how assemblies can be made more lively and engaging .

Of musical echoes

A comparative study on Western and Indian music and the impact of music on students’ achievements showed some heartening results. A school in Chennai which carried out this study is now planning to integrate music into the curriculum to reap the advantage of the findings. Read on to know what the students say.