This Teacher’s Day we decided to take a look at the beginnings and endings and all there is in between. We bring you memories and stories that teachers and students have shared with us of how felt that first day entering a classroom, the first time they went to school, the day someone passed out, the day a teacher retired. We hope you enjoy reading their stories as much as we enjoyed putting them togeth
What do the years you spend in a particular profession teach you? Yasmin looks back at the many years she spent teaching in a school and finds that life is constantly changing around you if only you stop and take notice.
The transformation of Jane’s playgroup into Sita School was a natural one. The school served the community and its children very well until modernization came and the gap between what parents wanted and the school was willing to give started widening. RTE was the last nail in the coffin. Although Sita school closed down, Jane continues to put her resources to good use.
Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
It is time that we let go of the image of an authoritative teacher or the teacher as we once knew her. Aditi and Ratnesh Mathur tell us about 10 things that we must start to truly become teachers in this age.
How can teachers and parents build a positive relationship that is neither too intrusive and also one that recognizes professional boundaries? One way is for teachers to make it a point to visit students’ homes which will help them know their students better. Parents can try to be more pro-active by taking an interest in their child’s learning and interacting regularly wit
Is an inclusive education really possible? How have schools put this into practice, and are teachers negotiating this with sensitivity and without any hurdles? Are there any success stories? This column will showcase stories of hope and empathy.
The subjects that we learn in school are seamless and therefore will make more sense if they are taught with these connections between them made apparent. Instead of compartmentalizing subjects into individual periods, it is time that we evolved pedagogies that bring subjects together. Interested in seeing how biology and math can be taught at the same time?
It has been more than a year since education moved online and it continues to be the primary means of transacting teaching and learning even today. This sudden and forcible shift has been anything but easy for students and teachers. We have heard from every stakeholder about the challenges, shortcomings and other difficulties involving online education; of how teacher
Subha Das Mollick
Lady Irwin College of Home Science for women in New Delhi was the first to introduce home science as part of its undergraduate and post graduate courses and till date continues to be a coveted college for girls wanting to pursue home science. However, not many are aware of the pivotal role played by this college in the formative years of our nation. How did thiscollege
How can an individual’s activity that happens within the domain of a household be considered productive in order to record its value in the overall economic process? This article makes a case to recognize the household as a site of value addition and that ‘production’ and ‘reproduction’ in the economic process are legitimate parts of a dual system theory within a u
The National Educational Policy 2020 has come like a breath of fresh air with its shift towards being more flexible and giving more choices and chances to students. By advocating a vocational and practical approach to learning, the NEP may well give a thumbs up to the home science course because of its multidisciplinary influences. However, in practice, till now the subje