It has been a year since our world turned upside down. And now slowly but surely we seem to be trudging towards what we used to know as ‘normal’. But with every new situation, the one thing that remains constant is anxiety, which somehow seems heightned these days. From the adult world, anxiety is now spilling into the lives of children as well and as we tackle our own worries we must look out for our
Oh god is the virus raising its head again? Will I get a job tomorrow? Am I too fat? Will I pass the exam? What am I doing in life? Anxieties seem to be the order of the day - both real and imagined. Even everyday living seems like a herculean task. Under these circumstances what we need is a powerful weapon to help us deal with our problems, education can become that tool. Not only does educat
In our belief that we are raising well-rounded individuals, we pack our children’s days with school, sports coaching, music, dance classes and tuition so much so that we leave them no time to play. By robbing them of this natural activity, we are taking away from them their opportunity to learn life skills, such as problem solving, creative thinking, working together, etc.
It is not just what you teach but how you teach that is important. There is plenty of research out there on the benefits of art integrated learning, it is now time for teachers to put theory into practice and cultivate methodologies that incorporate various art forms to teach their lessons.
A dominating aspect of online school education post-Covid-19 is the lingering conflict between parents and managements over the existing school fee structure and very often it is the teachers who are seen mediating among the stubborn stakeholders.
This article is about rocky shores, another habitat in the intertidal zone. As the name suggests, there are plenty of solid rocks here and the rocky shores are so rich in diversity that one can find the presence of several organisms. Read on to know more.
Is there a sense or feeling of power between a teacher and a student? In passing on knowledge to students, is a teacher exercising his/her power and should he/she be responsible for it? Where then can the teacher draw the line? Teachers are there to give direction to the students and not exercise power over them.
Most children are naturally drawn to some art form or the other. Some like to dance, some sing, some are constantly drumming their fingers, some like to draw and paint. Let us leave behind the old idea that art is only for pleasure. Art can become a wonderful teaching medium, if we care to use it properly. Here are a few tips on how you can use different art forms to teach
Waste disposal and its management have become a humungous problem that cannot be ignored by anyone anymore. While some of us are still processing this fact, many schools across the country have got into action to tackle this problem. Children in these schools are doing such wonderful work with waste that they are changing the definition of what waste is.
This article traces the journey of a school library. Though it was a place that had books and resources in abundance, it was sorely under-utilized with the odd teacher coming in to borrow a subject-related textbook, and perhaps attend staff meetings. With a lot of time, effort and constant review, the library has now transformed into a place that is buzzing with people
Art, music, drama and play - these are creative activities that bring out the best in children if they pursue them with passion and vigour. In a four- part series, this column will explore the benefits that accrue to children when they engage in creative pursuits. This article explores how visual arts can broaden and deepen children’s understanding of themselves
Time management is a strategy that we all are constantly learning and improvising. Sometimes we are able to stick to time and complete tasks, and sometimes we tend to procrastinate. In actuality however, the more time we have, the more we delay. The pandemic too has been a testing time for all of us, more so, teachers and students. For teachers, managing housework and teaching