Teacher Plus was started as a bi-monthly in 1989 by Orient Longman, mainly to reach teachers in schools with pedagogical tools and content that would help them keep in touch with new thinking in education. The magazine adopted a tabloid format, initially in two-colour and later (in 2002) graduating to part four-colour printed on glazed newsprint. In 2007 January, the magazine was bought over by Spark-India and in June 2007 it became a monthly, with a new design. The magazine now is a folio-sized, full colour publication with a glossy cover and a separate pull out poster or a set of activity sheets in each issue.
Teacher Plus is now supported by Azim Premji University.
From 2006-2010 Wipro Applying Thought in Schools (WATIS) funded Teacher Plus, underwriting development, production, and distribution costs. Local philanthropies including Saptaparni and Progressive Constructions also lent their support.
In November 2010, Teacher Plus separated from Spark-India and became a proprietary concern owned by Dr. Usha Raman.
Despite the change in format, the magazine has remained essentially the same over the past 21 years in terms of approach and editorial mix. We have tried to remain connected to the classroom and to issues faced by teachers as educators, as professionals, and as members of a system that often has problems.
Past issues dating from 1999 are available. Please write to us for details.