Teaching in times of uncertainty

During times of conflict and political unrest, it is always the functioning of educational institutions that gets hit first. While it is true that teachers lose a lot of working days during such times, perhaps they can use this time to think about and plan creative lessons for their students.

Innocent no more

When you think of children, you think of happy smiling faces. But in today’s times you realize that despite those smiles and innocent eyes, children are growing up faster than you’d like them to and are learning to be cunning and conniving, shedding their innocence sooner rather than later.

Need for two-teacher classrooms

The new method of assessment, CCE, requires that a teacher be not only well informed but also be able to document annecdotes in class. With overcrowded Indian classrooms, this is perhaps a bit too demanding on the teacher. A solution to this problem is to have two teachers in every classroom.

Juvenile blues

Almost everyday there is news of young children and adolescents attempting to commit suicide and sometimes even succeeding. Increasing cases of depression among children are being reported. It is necessary that as adults we keep a look out for signs of depression among children and help them combat it.

Connection versus separation

As teachers it is important that we teach our students to perform for themselves and not to compete with others. When we perform for ourselves we actually make a contribution to society but when we perfom to compete we only end up furthering enmity and hatred.

Play and learn science

Science is a subject that easily lends itself to practical teaching. And learning by doing is the best way to learn science.

Inspiring a passion for teaching

A book meant for teachers–both beginners and experienced–Teaching Community a pedagogy of hope has been written to inspire a passion for teaching.

Earth images, Earth stories

More often than not, our geography lessons get confined to the atlas. The Earth is a living planet and it has a story to tell. If we teach geography through stories and images, it will become a fun subject for all children.

The notebooks

A student, now an IAS officer, shares a touching experience from her school days.