In a lot of Indian schools the textbook is the Bible. Teachers and students don’t like going beyond the textbook come what may. But the quality of education in India often forces us to question this iconic status given to textbooks.
Category: November 2013
Once upon a time…
Stories are exciting. Stories are fascinating. Stories are inspiring. Stories are also educative. Find out how you can use stories to teach children the nuances of the English language.
A new face for textbooks
In a lot of cases in India, textbooks are the only source of learning. Shouldn’t they then be attractive, meaningful and fun rather then dull, uninspiring, and boring? Some tips on how to make the textbook look and read better.
Seesaws and the fulcrums
Children are full of ideas and they love to experiment. If we use their enthusiasm and experiences to teach them, learning will be a lot more natural and fun for the children.
Beating bad behaviour
Surely you have one or two children who are ‘badly’ behaved in class. If you are looking for ways to deal with problem behaviour, find a few suggestions here.
The potential of puppetry
Chintan Girish Modi
Follow her heart is what Anurupa Roy did when she chose a career in puppetry. Anurupa uses her skill in puppetry to send out strong social messages. Anurupa has used puppetry to entertain, educate, and heal people.
Geometric construction: the point of it all
Geometric constructions are not as easy to do as they appear. Here are a few suggestions to make them comprehensive to children.
Magical folklore meets logical science!
Why? Any child’s favourite question. And stories are any child’s favourite means of entertainment. Imagine what you can achieve when you combine the two. Create your own ‘pourquoi’ tales and hook children to learning.
Sometimes learning becomes a lot more easy when you look at a concept as a whole and realize the relationship of the parts with the whole. Learn how concept mapping can will help you in the classroom.
Once upon an afternoon in Pathanwadi
Children are unpredictable. A group of children from a small government school in a Mumbai slum took Joanita by complete surprise with their confidence and knowledge.