Estimation is an important area of study in primary school. It is a skill that comes to our aid all through our lives and that is why before you introduce formal measurements in class here are a few activities to help enhance your students’ estimation skills.
What is teaching philosophy? How important is it to have one? Does it change as a teacher grows in her profession? What influences a teacher’s teaching philosophy? We went searching for these answers to five teachers from very different streams of education.
Teachers are considered both the reason for and the solution to all the ills in the education system. What nobody looks at is the big role that society, apart from the teacher’s own experiences and influences, plays in shaping a teacher and her philosophy.
How is a teacher’s teaching philosophy born? How does it grow? What influences shape it? A teacher reflects on her own teaching philosophy.
Every teacher’s ultimate dream is to teach such that each student in her class understands what she is teaching. While this is a nearly impossible task, it is certainly possible to help most students learn if we (teachers) ourselves understand the learning process and build our teaching philosophy accordingly.
Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
Curiosity and inquisitiveness are what lead to learning. Therefore let us give children the space and freedom to inquire, wonder and imagine. Let us not cramp their urge to learn by giving them answers off books.
Padmini B. Patell
Mithali Raj, the most celebrated of Indian women cricketers, was felicitated by her school in Hyderabad. A small report on the event.
Science is best learned through active engagement with it. Here are some activities that you can try in your class to make the subject more lively and fun for your students.
Shree Singh Kuriyal
Teaching is one of the most difficult professions there is. And that is why we must celebrate every teacher who is putting his/her efforts into creating a wonderful world for children. Here we profile a teacher from Uttarkashi–Tashi Dolma.
The Indian education system is in a terrible shape and unless we do something about it immediately we won’t be able to rescue our children’s future. This is by now common knowledge. But despite several attempts why aren’t we able to do anything? Here’s analyzing Lant Prichett’s, American educationist, book, Rebirth of Education, which not only identifies the problems with education systems in developing countries but also proposes possible solutions.