A practical guide to school management

Addressing the principal, Shankar Musafir in his book, ‘To the Principal–Yours sincerely’, takes a keen look at the way schools are managed in this country and offers suggestions to improve them. Here we review this book.

Educative, engaging, entertaining

A book for all those who want to learn to use the English language better, the first volume of Prof. Upendran’s book, ‘Know Your English’, discusses idioms popular in the language, their origins and meaning. Read here a review of the book.

Designing and implementing an academic scorecard

Business organizations use what is called a Balance Scorecard to evaluate their all-round performance. Similarly, this author has developed an Academic Scorecard that schools can use to evaluate themselves and plan their strategies for improvement accordingly.

Dangerous contextualization

As teachers it is extremely important that we are careful about how we choose to teach concepts. This teacher narrate his experience of attending a workshop in which the trainer without thinking uses a story of communal disharmony to elucidate a math concept.

Dispelling misconceptions

When there is lack of clarity about something, misconceptions naturally get formed. And if misconceptions are not cleared soon, children end up learning concepts wrongly. Here are some tips on how teachers can recognize and dispell misconceptions.

Productive education

If the purpose of education is to allow a child to grow mentally, then why are they not allowed to learn what they want to but instead are forced to learn what others want them to asks this tenth standard student.


In this month’s Naturewatch we take a look at a creature that is normally ignored or detested–the millipede.

Feed them with feedback

Feedback is extremely important for students to both build their confidence and to correct themselves if they are wrong. Here is a small tip on how you can give your students feedback on their performaces.