Nature by the ocean

Geetha Iyer
In the second of the two-part series on molluscs, the author explains about gastropods and the shells that they create for themselves. Since there are several varieties of these molluscs, this articles deals with those found near the sea and those that are sold by hawkers on beaches.

A reliable alternative?

Sheela Ramakrishnan
Multi-grade teaching is emerging as a form of schooling in which the teacher teaches children from more than one class at the same time in one classroom. This articles outlines some strategies which will help the teacher give her undivided attention to all the children even if they belong to different grades.

When there is a guest lecture

Manaswini Sridhar
Most schools host ‘guest lectures’ for high school students to help them gain an insight into something outside the textbook world. Here are some tips on how schools can go about organising these lectures so that at the end of it, everyone comes away feeling good, right from the school to the teachers to the students and of course the guest speaker too.

Make space for Skype in your classroom

Sridivya Mukpalkar
Skype has a new feature to help students and teachers connect with each other across the globe. Read the article to get an idea of how this works.

Crossing the border

Chintan Girish Modi
A visit to Lahore undertaken by a 21-member delegation that comprised students and teachers from four different schools helped the team to gain an insight into the shared culture, history and lifestyle of both India and Pakistan.

Ideas to enliven language classes

Sangeeta Menon
‘Poetry Writing’ gives the reader a comprehensive picture on how to ignite, sustain and help the child’s interest grow in the art of poetry writing.

Power to the primary teacher

Neerja Singh
Here is an article in defence of the primary teacher, who does not seem to get the respect that is due to her . A primary teacher invests a lot of emotional energy in her class and is more often than not burdened with all kinds of duties. Is it not time that people get to see the real primary teacher?

Shifting equations

In today’s new India, there are stories of change everywhere — from household structures to use of technology. The world of the classroom too has undergone several changes, both visible and invisible. The learning process has changed in a big way — the teacher-student equation has shifted. With technology, students are more in control of their learning. While this may be a good thing, will it affect the teacher’s role, will they cease to be key players in the learning process?

An activity for each day

Yasmin Jayathirtha
Science is a part of our daily lives and is accessible to everyone. All we need is a little curiosity. ‘The Agenda of the Aprentice Scientist’ is a book that has a lot of activities that can be carried out. Every science teacher and those teaching humanities too need to take a look at this book.

ICTs for user-driven math learning

Monica Kochar
When it comes to integrating technology in teaching subjects, students are very focussed and are fully engaged in their own learning. The teacher becomes a facilitator and in engaging with the students, manages to pick up a lot of new skills. This article gives a glimpse into how maths learning through technology became a fun-filled session.