How much is too much with students?

Roopa Vinayak Ram
A teacher’s rapport with her students can easily translate into a thriving classroom environment. But there is a line which teachers must remember not to cross. A teacher needs to understand that ‘too close a relationship’ is detrimental to both the student’s future and the teacher’s effectiveness.

Stopping to reflect

Chintan Girish Modi

A writer reflects on his journey as a freelance educator.

Question of the Week

We are happy to introduce to our readers a new monthly column, Question of the Week, by Dr B R Sitaram, Director, Zeal Educational Services Pvt. Ltd., a consultancy firm located in Ahmedabad. Every month, this column will carry four Read More …

Drowning in corrections!

Manaswini Sridhar
How do teachers deal with homework? Most teachers find that their time is spent in corrections especially because children do not give their best when it comes to homework. Homework is actually given because it is a self check for both the teacher and student. Here are some tips on how a teacher can plan the homework for the students.

Start – Stop – Assess – Repeat

David Bulley
Just as there is more than one way to solve a problem, there is also more than one way for teachers to teach, and that is to use data. This article suggests how a teacher’s data and a student’s data can be used to find out the kind of teachers or learners they are.

Election duty offers a reality check

Usha Raman
Come elections, government school teachers are enrolled for poll duty, and this is something that teachers have to comply with, failing which they are issued suspension notices. However, this can also be a time for non-teachers to experience what schools are like since many of them serve as polling stations. These encounters can help them understand the conditions under which many teachers work providing them with a reality check.

Edupreneurship for a new ecosystem

Ritika Chawla “40% of India’s children cannot write their names but they are waiting to write history.” I read this in 2010, an advertisement that encouraged many people like me to apply for a fellowship called Teach for India. The Read More …

Libraries and my life

Dalbir Kaur Madan “The library card is a passport to wonders and miracles, glimpses into other lives, religions, experiences, the hopes and dreams and strivings of ALL human beings, and it is this passport that opens our eyes and hearts Read More …

Entrepreneurship in education: the way forward?

Nupur Hukmani
Has entrepreneurship in the education sector become a movement that is reflective of a trend that is likely to revolutionise this space in the coming years? While there are huge challenges to be met especially in the government schools in the rural areas, what is heartwarming is the rise of a new breed of innovators who are trying to create a new supply of public and private schools and school systems.

The trappings of civilization

Did you know that all the furniture in our homes can help us learn more about math, English and even EVS? From shapes, symmetry, trigonometry and statistics to nursery rhymes and idioms, furniture as a project idea can be taken up by teachers to put some zest into their teaching. Read on for more ideas.