Teaching for deep learning

Pramila Kudva

A teacher is considered successful if she can match her teaching style with the learning style of the student. And this she can do if she is able to gauge her students’ reaction to the different methodologies she is using. So how can a teacher see whether her teaching strategies are connecting with her students? Read the article to find out how.

What’s left in memory

Mehak Siddiqui

From cave walls to instagram; stone to digital modes man has come a long way in how he keeps and stores data. As interesting and varied are the means in which we record and document our lives, there are as many learning opportunities to be had with regard to record keeping whether it be in English, science, social science or the arts.

Who owns learning?

Meena Sriram

A silent and passive class listening to a teacher drone is no longer the way to teach and learn. It is time that teachers devise strategies that will help children own learning. When children learn by and for themselves the quality of learning that takes place is deep and extremely satisfying.

Talking your way out of problems

Shivani Mathur Gaiha and Spandana Kommuri

If you have students in class who don’t turn in their homework, answer questions or appear to be listening but actually are not, would you label them lazy and admonish them? Don’t. Before you judge such students talk to them and figure out the reasons for their listless behaviour so that you can help them.

Where there is no will…

Aneesh Parnerkar

The basic problem with Indian education is that there is no support for the students who deviate from the popular choices either from the parents or from the schools. But with the world no longer enamoured with the medical and engineering professions, it is time that schools stood by their students and encouraged them in whatever they choose to study.

Let nature turn teacher

Anuradha C

Most of man’s discoveries or inventions have been inspired by nature and yet we keep our children and their education far away from it, why? Nature lends itself not just to the teaching of science, but language, life skills and sex education as well.

Future of work

Deepali Barapatre

The nature of work today is becoming fluid. Permanent roles and responsibilities are fast fading. As teachers we need to nurture students who can adapt to this kind of work culture. We need to ensure that our students develop a growth mindset.

Juggling freedom and choice

Roshni Mirani

There are a lot of people doing some very good work to improve the education system of our country. In this interview, eminent educationist and founder of the Muktangan Education Trust, Elizabeth Mehta, shares her thoughts on teacher education in India, the challenges and the role of the government in producing better and more effective teachers.

Freeing up the learning mind

Prakash Iyer

Student misconceptions should not be seen as hurdles but boons in the path of learning. Our tendency, as teachers, to correct our students when they are wrong causes more harm than help in their learning journey. It is time that we learnt to use their misconceptions to help our students unravel the concepts they are to learn themselves.

Building care into the system

Chintan Girish Modi

Teaching is a very stressful profession and suggesting that the teacher address her tensions and stresses on her own is being unkind to her. The stress and tension that the teacher goes through is not always of her own creation, the school is equally responsible for her situation and so should take care of her as she must of herself.