Most teachers may not have observed the subtle interconnectedness between different classes and different subjects. These connections can be found within learning spaces across classes. The similarities could be with an engagement with the world around us, could involve learning that is based on observation, reflection and practice. This kind of learning helps children to explore and join the dots as it were.
Simple materials can be used to teach different concepts. Read how a bunch of drinking straws can be used to teach complex concepts.
Does the classroom belong to the teacher or to the student? Should not this sacred space be shared equally by both? How can the teacher and the student find their voices and work together? Presenting a student’s angst against the school system.
A first person account of a student’s effort to raise funds for a good cause through her music.
The language of Shakespeare is hard to comprehend for 15 year-olds, especially in today’s times and given the chronological and political distance between his works and today’s scholarship. However, he continues to remain relevant because of his ability to reveal the mysteries of human nature which never changes.
Nivedita Vijay Bedadur
Newspapers are a rich resource in that one can find pictures, articles, advertisements which help us learn in different ways. Read how this resource can be used as textual material.
Subha Das Mollick and Partha Bandyopadhyay
Children often indulge in make-believe games. With an imagination that can transform anything into anything, children can keep themselves occupied for hours together. As they enter the adult world, this imagination or creativity takes a back seat and is not valued. Is organised schooling reponsible for killing this childish trait?
Here are a few interesting ways in which one can usher in the New Year.
How must parents deal with the incessant questions that a child asks? Should the child be encouraged to ask more questions or should the parent take the easy way out and stop the child from questioning?