Engage to eliminate ennui

S Bhuvaneshwari
Repetition is boring but it is also important for learning to happen. As teachers, therefore, it is our responsibility to make sure that repetitive tasks are made fun for the students.

When – and how – things fall into place

Usha Raman
Deadlines may be a motivational factor for some, for others, it only instills a sense of fear – of not being able to work on a given task. The end result is delay and at a huge cost. So, how can procrastination be turned into a positive issue? When we establish rules for our children, it makes sense that we do not disregard those rules ourselves if we have to help our children. A bit of discipline and a gentle nudge is all that may be needed to tackle this problem.

Sprouting kindness in classrooms

Nabanita Deshmukh
Should children be taught to be kind? The school environment can be stressful, and children often find themselves being teased or ignored. How can they learn to be empathetic and compassionate to their peers, siblings, parents and teachers? Lessons on kindness can have a great impact on children’s well- being and the way they perceive the world. Here are some creative exercises that can put the smile back on a child’s face.

Introducing Anne Frank to young readers

Amrita Patwardhan
Here is an illustrative biography on Anne Frank that brings her story to life in a way that is easily understood by children. War and death are tough topics for children, and this is made comprehensible in this book. A must for school libraries.

A ride full of crests and troughs

Fiona Vaz
Time management is a strategy that we all are constantly learning and improvising. Sometimes we are able to stick to time and complete tasks, and sometimes we tend to procrastinate. In actuality however, the more time we have, the more we delay. The pandemic too has been a testing time for all of us, more so, teachers and students. For teachers, managing housework and teaching online has been a tough ride and for students, with a whole lot of distractions, staying focused can be hard. Teacher Plus spoke to a few teachers to find out how they are managing and how they are trying to stop students from procrastinating.

The Intertidal zone: Sandy beaches

Geetha Iyer
When we talk of oceans, we think of seas and the seashore. The shores of the seas are where the land meets the water of the ocean. This region is known as the intertidal zone and an incredible variety of organisms live in this zone. The region is a mix of different habitats and this article deals with sandy beaches. Read on to know more.

Reading has to be an end in itself

Chintan Girish Modi
Art teachers will find this book on artist Amrita Sher-Gil as a tremendous resource. The book acquaints readers with thepersonal experiences, historical events and social circumstances that had an impact on the artist’s mind and style. Authored by Anita Vachharajani, the book has made it to the IBBY Honour List 2020 in the writing category from India. Read up this interview with the author.

Energy – the one constant in the Universe!

Madhuri Katti
Energy is all around us, but we cannot see it. From car engines to a hot cup of coffee to even the street lights that shine in the night, to the food that we eat – everything uses up energy. It is something that we cannot do without. But it is also an intriguing and abstract concept, difficult to comprehend and teach at different class levels. Our Project this time is centered on this concept and you can find in this articlesome ideas and activities.

Coding for kids – how soon is too soon?

Anuradha C
Is coding for children the next big thing? Seeing the push for learning coding right from an early age by corporates and parents as well, it is time to sound a word of caution. Children need to learn other things such as compassion, kindness, or even relating to the people around them, rather than jump headlong into coding. Parents will do well to heed this note of caution and make a wise choice.