A concept map is a colourful,visual form of representing things. When learning a new concept, the two halves of the human brain perform different tasks. Using both sides of the brain effectively increases productivity and memory retention. That is what a concept map does. It helps the student use the brain more effectively to achieve better learning.
The five minute show
Five precious minutes and how does one make the most of it? Read on and equip yourself with some smart strategies.
RtE 2009: Cementing inequalities
In our ongoing debate on the RtE Act, Simantini Dhuru goes on to explain why the Act may not change the state of government schools.
Implementing MI in the classroom
This article explores some basic ways in which Multiple Intelligence can come alive in the classroom.
Corals – architects of the underwater metropolis
In our new series titled Nature Watch,Geetha Iyer introduces readers to certain diverse life forms that are not often talked about in classrooms, but can be woven into the syllabus to provide absorbing and exciting lessons. The first of the series discusses corals.
Why experiments are important
Science teaching must emphasise both content and process, one without the other is meaningless. Content can be acquired from books and from experimentation. And experimentation is the process of science.
The Gods must be crazy
This article talks about idioms which have their roots in Greek mythology.
Time for the bucket list
After 36 years in the teaching profession, Manju Gupta decides to give it all up to pursue her other interests.
To push, prescribe or participate?
Does the average Indian urban parent participate in his/her child’s education? Do teachers prefer that parents involve themselves in their child’s education? What expectations do the teachers have from parents? Studies have shown that teachers and principals should familiarize themselves with the facets of parental involvement that can help the most, so that they can guide parents on what steps they can take to become more involved.