Monsoon magic and mayhem

The rains have finally come and the planet is soaking in some much needed water. While this brings a smile to our faces, there is also the flip side–the problems that schools face. No matter how well prepared we are, the monsoon manages to surprise us every time. Apart from battling runny noses and wet classrooms, teachers have to understand that their students’ lives, during this season, outside the classroom cannot be ignored. Teachers have to learn to acknowledge and work with these realities.

Dealing with misconceptions in science

Kavita Krishna
Little minds, always curious, gather a lot of information from their surroundings. Some of which may be right and some wrong. Their prior knowledge often leads to misconceptins forming. Here’s looking at a few common misconceptions in science and how teachers can uncover these misconceptions and work with the students to remove them.

Smile, it costs nothing!

Manaswini Sridhar
As teachers we often complain of having to face expresionless, bored and distracted students everyday. Have we ever wondered why? Perhaps similing a little more in class will make teaching-learning a pleasant experience.

Learning to be free

Gita Krenek
The concept of freedom is extremely important to us as individuals. But the fact that we live not alone but in a society means that this freedom comes with responsibilities. So how do we help our kids discover that despite being bound by certain rules they are still free? What can we do in our classrooms to help them discover their freedom? Find a few answers in this article.

Thumb sucking matters

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
My child sucks her thumb and I am not worried about it. If you are shocked, find out why you shouldn’t be.

No bridge too far!

Sujata C
When we think of bridges we think of their magnificence, their importance, and wonder at man’s engineering skills. But have we thought of bridges as a topic for a school project? Here are ideas on how bridges can also connect many different subjects.

Waqar’s story

Ritika Chawla
This is the story of an 11 year old dyslexic boy who taught his teacher the lessons of hope and belief.


Ritu Gopal
The colour yellow invokes many beautiful images in the mind. Read why yellow is more than just a colour.

Why I am a teacher

Shreya Prabhu Jindal
Even until a few years ago, young people used to steer clear of a teaching job. However, today the scene is different. More and more young people are coming back to schools as teachers. Here’s why a fresh out of college student became a teacher.

Wild flowers or weeds?

Geetha Iyer
There is no one that doesn’t like a pretty flower. But while we enjoy the flowers in our gardens and at horticulture shows, we don’t give the flowers that grow on the roadside or in the wilderness a second glance. Here’s why you should look.