Where schools fail, career centres succeed

As the economy flourishes and the requirement for manpower grows, career guidance centres have stepped in trying to introduce courses to hone the skills of prospective candidates. This trend will continue and trickle down to schools trying to connect young learners directly to industry.

Honouring the guru

All of us recognize the importance and influence of teachers in our lives but have we done anything to show our appreciation to our teachers? Teachers’ Academy organizes the Inspiring Teachers Awards every year as a platform for students to thank their teachers. Teacher Plus reports.

Sea change – all in a decade!

Schools, a decade ago, were largely content with academic performance as it is the key deliverable although ‘all round development’ was the stated mission. But today’s schools are moving into the demands of the five Cs for 21st Century living – content mastery, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

How I became a social entrepreneur

Read how a student went about setting up a bakery in a school as part of her project, and how it became a tremendous learning experience.

Gender equality in the classroom

Gender stereotypes are perpetuated in every social institution and schools are no exceptions. It is important for teachers to consciously treat their boy and girl students alike and develop gender neutral teaching material and encourage girls and boys to be high achievers.

Seven steps to be an effective teacher

The seven step process of teaching concepts gives students ample scope for experiencing and questioning while connecting it to their daily lives thus making them appreciate the concepts better.

A buffet of choices for children

How did we learn a complete language – our mother tongue? A child mixes logic, pictures, actions, words and self reflection effortlessly, naturally, to learn a language on his/her own.

Teaching a foreign language

Learning a foreign language is always a challenge. Apart from the novelty, the fact that one knows a foreign language always sets one apart. But how does one teach the language so that students are able to speak the language and not just read and write? Read on to find out.

Initiating Kabir in the classroom

What can Kabir, a 15th Century saint poet, offer to schools? From his poetry to the films on his life and teachings made by Shabnam Virmani, there is a whole range that the Kabir Project has on offer. This article takes a look at the several resources that are available.

And the wheel turns…

A former student recalls the wonderful days spent in the company of one particular teacher who inspired her. This moving narrative teaches us several lessons that must be imbibed by all.