Simple inclusive strategies

J. S. Sudhir Markham
Learning in the classroom can be quite a challenge for students with an intellectual disability. It is up to the teachers to ensure that certain changes are made to accommodate the child’s learning needs. Here are a few tips to help the teacher make the necessary changes.

A tool for emotional wellbeing

Chandragupta Mishra

It is not always that you need expensive equipment or fancy gadgets to teach. Sometimes even a simple diary will do. Getting your students into the habit of writing a diary will help you achieve two things—improve their writing skills and keep their emotional health in good condition.

Bringing empathy into the classroom

Deepali Barapatre
How can teachers bring empathy into their classrooms so that students learn to build better social relationships, become better listeners, lead with compassion and be happier in life? Here are some activities that can serve as energizers before the class begins or can even be integrated into any subject or language class. This way there will be more magical moments for the teacher and the students.

Feed it back – effectively

Neha Nair and Preethi Ramachandran
Here are some strategies that school leaders can adopt to communicate effectively with their teachers. Feedback is important, but the manner in which it is handed out is also important. The tips given here can help school leaders.

Postcard lessons

Nabanita Deshmukh
Postcards, a popular communication tool once upon a time are now forgotten relics. Dust out your old postcards or buy new ones and use them to plan creative lessons in your geography and language classes.

Embracing education for life

Neha Pradhan Arora
The term ‘life skills’ has become quite the buzzword in education over the last decade or so. It has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.”

Gearing up to teach

Gowri Iyer

You are said to be a good teacher if you are also a good learner. Here are seven techniques that will help you become good learners and therefore good teachers.

Time to teach!

Sneha Rawlani, Manika Khanna, Radhika Misquitta
Why is there never enough time for teachers to teach what they want to and for students to learn everything they need to? Given that teachers are under a lot of pressure to improve learning outcomes and that plenty of time is lost in several other routine tasks, the question is can teachers also learn to maximize their time? Here is an article that talks about how technology can be leveraged in the form of a task timer which helps in breaking down tasks. Read all about it here and apply it in your classrooms.

Bringing Harry Potter to class

Sonali Bhatia

Harry Potter is very popular with young adults and that makes these books an attractive teaching tool. Use the Harry Potter books to instill values and life skills in your students.

Mixing the old into the new

Anumeha Fatehpuria

Puppets are among the attractive teaching aids for primary school. Puppets can range from being extremely complicated to being extremely simple. Their adaptability and flexibility allows teachers to use them in many different ways. Here is how to teach the concept of less and more using very simple puppets.