For your bookshelf

Chintan Girish Modi
Animal stories always catch children’s attention. Whether to introduce them to the nature around, or to initiate them into the habit of reading or to teach them about animals here are three books that will be useful.

Inside-out games

Nabanita Deshmukh
How can teachers bring in some fun element to games played inside the classroom and also ensure that the games are connected to the real world? The trick is for teachers to adapt and be creative while choosing the games and make them an integral part of their teaching.

Let’s re-think assessments!

Sanjhee Gianchandani
With the changing nature of educational goals in the light of the NEP 2020, there is a need to re- evaluate the present form of assessments. Conventional test formats are narrow in their focus and provide only a glimpse of students’ learning. This article highlights some assessment strategies which can be used in the classroom.

Infinity in solitude

Devika Nadig
In the second part of the series on education and travel, what did the author encounter? A glimpse into the life in a township where a small community chose to share its joys and seemed oblivious of the world outside. At the same time, a visit to the Somnath temple where time stood still.

Embarking on a new journey

Deepali Barapatre
Guided meditation, affirmation stones, walking and painting – there are a host of activities to help you design your own mindfulness journey. Take the cues, explore and play and find the one that appeals most to you and your students.

Where does our food come from?

Neha Pradhan Arora
Food nourishes us and keeps us alive. But have you ever thought of the journeys made by the ingredients in our food or the dishes that we eat? Every dish is a culmination of stories, journeys, flavours, aromas and memories from across time and place. That is the beauty and mystery of food. This month’s Project takes you on this food journey.

Design as a solution for ethical dilemmas

Kamakshi Balasubramanian
Two educators have brought out a textbook in two volumes for the IB curriculum which tackle the important issue of ethical awareness in students. Through a unique ethical designs project, learners are required to examine critical issues in our present-day world and find sustainable, ethically sound solutions. Here is an interview with the authors of the books.

Exploring children’s agency in the library

JoAnne Saldanha
How can collaborations across the school community enhance a school’s library program? First, a school library must reflect the active presence of children. Second, the collection of books must be curated keeping the students interests, needs and requests. Sharing a non-judgmental environment also helps students take ownership for the library. Here are some more tips on how students themselves can team up and make the library a more cheerful space.

Fraud-free exams in the time of remote learning

Anuradha C
How can exams be conducted in a remote learning environment and also ensure that there is no cheating? The answer lies in proctored examinations. How do they work? This article figures it all for you.

Roles and rehearsals: Think like an actor

Aruna Sankaranarayanan
When schools make efforts to nurture the immense power of theatre, several positives can accrue to children participating in dramatic activities. Byacting out stories from their text books, children learn to engage more deeply with the text and also sharpen their verbal skills. Here’s how teachers can use drama as a pedagogic tool.