What marginality means

Neha Pradhan Arora
Here is a tool which a teacher used to explain the concept of marginality. Called the ‘Power Walk’ or the ‘Privilege Walk’, it helps students to look at life situations from the perspective of ‘the other’. It brings to light issues of power, access to resources and opportunities while physically taking individuals to the centre or keeping them on the margins of society.

Music and math: a natural combination

Manisha Pavi
Have you tried teaching integers with a rap song? Since math as a subject is always perceived as being difficult, the only way to get students interested was to try something that was contemporary and fitted into their scheme of things. So a rap song set the mood and the students caught on in no time enlivening the classroom environment.

Drawing from intuition

Tapasya Saha
Experienced teachers mostly improvise on their lesson plans to make sure that their students understand the concepts well.
They are also helped by their intuition to make learning happen in the classroom. However, contextualizing the concept is the main criterion. Here are a few examples of how a teacher used the surroundings to make her teaching comprehensible and impactful.