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Sleight of Teaching

by Meghana Rao
Magic in a classroom? Yes! Could there be anything more fascinating? Use magic in the classroom to liven things up, build a rapport and to teach.

Baking… & ‘Breaking’ Bread

Usha Raman If there’s any motif that is close to being universal, it is bread. Roti, pao, pan, pita, pain… and a hundred other names (at least) are used to describe this most basic of foods, but the role it Read More …

Inspecting Insects

Learning by doing is a cliché today; and yet, one can breathe new life into it constantly.

Science of Colour

The concept of colour requires an understanding of several basic concepts in optics as well as light perception from a biological standpoint. By the time students are in middle school, they are becoming familiar with the idea that light travels Read More …

May the Best Man Win

S Upendran “I was the best man at the wedding. If I’m the best man, why is she marrying him?” – Jerry Seinfeld Good question Jerry. If you are the best man, why is the girl marrying your friend and Read More …

Body Machine

Padmasini Ranganath Understanding the human body in its entirety can be difficult for children who are often overwhelmed by the complexity of the whole. One way to simplify it, yet indicate the extent of its complexity, is to compare it Read More …

At the Movies… and Behind Them

Pawan Singh
Films are fun, aren’t they? The idea of a free weekend and a new movie playing at the nearby theatre can tempt most of us.

Teacher as A Partner?

S Upendran “Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun So true, isn’t it? Next month the entire country will go through the farce of celebrating Teachers’ Day. It’s the day Read More …

The River Runs Through

Shalini Balagopal
Yet another World Water Day went by on March 22, with politicians making the usual statements on the need to conserve this irreplaceable natural resource.