A principal of an alternative school writes about the challenges she faces especially in special education and her interaction with families and parents.
This month’s project is all about discovering whether you have a green thumb or not. The activities serve as an introduction to germinating seeds and nurturing them to grow into plants and trees and reaping their benefits, whether for pleasure or for food. It also introduces children to the wonders of the natural world in a way that is fun and likely to spark an interest that will last a lifetime.
This article is an attempt at exploring the calendar as an effective teaching-learning tool in the classroom.
Workshops for teachers can be tiresome if enough care is not taken to have a resource person who enjoys interacting with teachers. Bringing in an element of fun and treating teachers as students will go a long way in motivating them to approach their jobs with passion.
Is there something amiss with the teaching of environment education in schools? Despite all the projects that children do on environment, how much do they really know and how much do they care? The author outlines a few objectives that will help children come closer to Nature.
At the professional level, what would be the best yardstick to measure a teacher’s performance? This article gives a few tips to deal with this issue.
What is the origin of the words ‘quick’ and ‘bald’? Often used in everyday conversation, rarely do we to stop to think about how these words originated. Read on to find out more.
Is dissent as important as following the rule or being obedient? Why has it become a shrinking commodity? Is it only something that the ‘other’ engages in? Dissent is just as important a lesson as learning to be disciplined and not breaking the law. It is important that we follow rules but we must also learn to question them.
Is physical punishment an effective way of disciplining children? Is it an unjust and unfair assault on another human being? Or is it essentially a means of exercising control over another individual? There is no reason, whatever to justify the use of physical violence in a classroom or school. This article takes a look at the consequences of corporal punishment and what initiatives can be taken to make schools happy places.