Any information, whether it is booking your tickets to travel, history of your city, learning to play an instrument or perhaps repairing your own car, one can find information on anything without leaving the confines of one’s house or school. And yet, in this brave new world of Internet, finding relevant information is like finding a needle in a haystack.
Most of the work we do as teachers has to do with Impersonal Knowledge or shared knowledge. In our classrooms, we teach a variety of subjects or disciplines that belong to Areas of Knowledge (AOK).
The book On the Wild Side is surprising in many ways. The cover seems like an example of ‘child art’, a happy, colourful picture of a jungle seen through a child’s eyes, with a smiling tiger, an avuncular elephant, a bird, a butterfly, a snake and other flora and fauna in bright, cheerful colours. The content is more complex and more interesting.
Neha Pradhan Arora
The term ‘life skills’ has become quite the buzzword in education over the last decade or so. It has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.”
As we saw in the last article, the periodic table gives students an insight into a qualitative way of classifying types of elements. The table also leads naturally to students getting curious about the numbers associated with the elements.
Ruchi S Kumar and Jennifer Thomas
The public system of schools in India is resilient. Extremely resilient. You may wonder why?
Looking around the world I have to conclude that as teachers our responsibility is not only to educate our students and spread literacy but also to instill the value of humanity and gender equality in our children.
Language is one of the most dynamic, organized and systematic symbolic tools used by human beings defining not just their identity, but lending a meaning to their existence. The universal ideas contained in all the languages and the uniqueness of expression in each language appeal to us and surprise us equally.
Aathira A Panicker
Very early in my journey as a teacher I realized that “engagement” is critical to learning. If students are not engaged in the classroom, it is unlikely that they are learning.