Why does caring for the details matter? Detailing is a skill that needs to be acquired because it is the details that create the magic in any sphere of activity. When we pay attention to the little things, big things can happen giving us a feeling of satisfaction that ‘we did it right’. The little things also teach us some important life lessons. Teachers need to inculcate these skills in their studen
How do schools measure the capabilities of their most crucial employees — the teachers? There are complex interactions at every level, so what practices do the schools adopt to evaluate their teachers? And can teaching be truly measured? The emotional labour that goes into teaching or the time and effort put into preparation cannot just be wished away based on someone else’s judgment. The growth of
How and why do countries go to war? Can a war really resolve conflict among nations and people? What lessons can students learn from the wars that were fought earlier? This month’s project discusses all these questions and more along with activities that will help students understand the nuances of war and that history is always with us.
How can schools create an environment that is inclusive? And what does ‘environment’ stand for? Library spaces to playgrounds or even display boards come under ’environment’. Each of these elements need attention to create inclusiveness, not forgetting the people who are part of the school space. As the new school year begins, every school must try and bring in small changes so that inclusiveness beco
Science pedagogy should involve exploration, experimentation, analysis, observation and questioning. But is this a reality in the classroom? With a vast syllabus to complete and examinations being the end, teachers are either not inclined or don’t have the time to ignite curiosity in children. Learning science has to be an active process and for that the way we teach
What is science? Is it something that is confined only to the laboratories and involves nerdy men in lab coats fiddling with expensive instruments? Certainly not. Science is in our everyday lives. It involves asking questions, identifying problems and finding solutions. Science is not limited to a few people, it is social and meant for everybody.
Stamps may not be in regular use today, yet their importance has not decreased. Stamps continue to be one of the best ways for countries to showcase their culture, raise public awareness, and recognize people and events of national importance. Stamps can also become teaching aids for the teacher in the classroom. Here’s how you can study more about insects via insect stamps r
In our next article on gardening, we bring you tips on how you can use plant materials to give vent to your creative side. Ranging from terrariums to dried flower petals and leaves to even a small water pond with lilies and fish, there are umpteen things that you can make to improve on your garden’s design.
Are children getting enough time to indulge in free play? Children have an innate urge to do things on their own without any adult coaching or guiding them. This helps them to relate to their inner world of feelings, ideas and lived experiences. Play helps children to improve their motor skills, enhances their imagination and also builds creativity. Educators must try and fac
Neha Pradhan Arora
In the last two years our notion of the classroom has changed. There has been a considerable loss of teaching and learning time and there is likely to be a long term impact on learners’ educational outcomes. However, with some schools opening up and others adopting various models of online or hybrid teaching, it is critical for educators to build and gauge their rea
G Veena Rao
Of all the different kinds of books there are, picture books are the most underrated. Picture books can impart a wealth of knowledge and can be read by anybody at any age. As the author worked with first generation learners with picture books, their high utility value became even more clear to her. Her desire now is to start a picture book library and make these books easily
Beaches are important ecosystems we need to preserve and protect for our own sakes and for the many life forms that are dependent of them. Like all things in life, it is only when we experience the beach that we will do what is necessary to protect it. So get out and take a walk on the beach, feel the cool breeze and smell the ocean.
An increase in work on both the domestic front and from school is already encroaching on personal time. The proliferation of computers and cell phones is compelling teachers to spend more time outside of school hours planning tech-enriched lessons while responding to emails and text messages whatever time of day it is. What is the outcome of this constant pressure to be avail