Many of today’s young adults live alternate lives on the social media. So long as they know when and where to draw the line, things are still fine, but when they get addicted to and start feeding off their online identities, it becomes our responsibility to stop them. And yet, when the online world is home to both the genuine and the fake, how do we know who really needs help and who is simply pretending?
Once upon a time, books for children on Indian plants and animals were hard to come by. Today, however, there are local organizations and publishers that are trying to fill this vaccum and Kalpavriksh is one such. Their books combine learning and fun and will help our children see Indian animals, birds, insects and even animal poop in new light.
After a series of articles on the philosophy of education, Prakash Iyer turns his lens on a new set of philosophical ideas; these are ideas that are relevant to all of us both as teachers and as citizens. In this month’s article he focuses on the abstract and complex nature of ‘freedom’ in a democracy.
Waste management has become the need of the hour with the huge amounts of waste that we are generating. Our survival on this planet is now dependent on our waste handling skills. It is, therefore, important that we train our children, right from a young age to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle. Since the school is the microcosm of the society, why not make a beginning from here? We present you with several suggestions as to how you as a school can manage your waste.
According to the World Bank, India is among the top few waste generating countries in the world. Unless we take drastic measures, it is believed that India will soon produce double the amount of waste it is now producing. This month we bring you the stories of a few schools that have taken up the challenge of going zero waste, in the hope that they inspire many more to follow suit.
Waste disposal and its management have become a humungous problem that cannot be ignored by anyone anymore. While some of us are still processing this fact, many schools across the country have got into action to tackle this problem. Children in these schools are doing such wonderful work with waste that they are changing the definition of what waste is.
Most children are naturally drawn to some art form or the other. Some like to dance, some sing, some are constantly drumming their fingers, some like to draw and paint. Let us leave behind the old idea that art is only for pleasure. Art can become a wonderful teaching medium, if we care to use it properly. Here are a few tips on how you can use different art forms to teach the English language.
Those who travel to teach and train are never short of experiences, which are both entertaining and educating. Teacher Plus brings its readers a new series based on a teacher educator’s work related travels.
A teacher now for many years, Sweety shares what she has learnt over all these years.
A primary teacher, struggling with online classes, finds some timely help in the form of a worksheet published in Teacher Plus. She shares her experiences.