You are never too old to learn something new. Learning is second nature especially for teachers. Whether it is finding new ways of managing the classroom, or developing new teaching techniques, or discovering new facets of their students, teachers never stop learning. Learning and growing is human nature and that is why if one has the curiosity and the willingness, one can learn anything at any age.
When we think of language in a school setting, we only think of it in terms of a subject or subjects to be learnt. But language is also used to transact lessons. As teachers we aim to deliver the perfect lesson but don’t give much thought to the vocabulary we use to deliver those lessons. We are also caregivers, guides, and counsellors to our students but may not always be mindful of what we say to them.
Competition and the desire to be ahead of others was what drove students once upon a time. Marks and successes in assignments decided relationships that were formed. Today, students seem more selfless. There is genuine desire to help one another and competition rarely raises its head. Growth as a group is as important as individual growth. What led to this change?
C Rama Devi
The damage being caused to the environment is of great concern and the need to conserve and increase the green cover is immediate. By putting into action a green vision for the school, this school from Hyderabad is raising sensitive and concerned children who will hopefully use the lessons they learnt in school to make a greener tomorrow.
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 el
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 chan
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
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.
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
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