Do you know your students… really?

Shamim Suryavanshi
Today’s schoolgoing children all belong to the digital age. Their friends are mobile phones, computers and virtual people whom they have never met. In a sense, they are all wired differently and so think differently. However they are still children and need to be guided, understood and loved. It is up to the teacher to ‘reconnect’ to them because they do have their plus points.

Pre-learning activities

Actual education can begin only after the child has acquired the necessary basics. Reading and writing are preceded by recognising, understanding and connecting. Here are a few pre-reading and pre-learning activities to help prepare the child for her/his education.

What makes for a manageable class?

Sharmila Govande
In a stress-free classroom, children get to ask questions, explore their curiosity, and realise that learning is for their own growth and development. This way they also learn to love their subject and grasp things fast. The underlying note here is that teachers must treat children with respect and they in turn will love what they are learning.

Training truths… and myths

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
Educators or teacher trainers today are increasingly finding it difficult to do their job. They are expected to have a magic wand to mentor teachers, mentor children and bring about change that is far reaching. This article tries to clear some misconceptions and clear the clutter surrounding teacher training methods.

Teaching the alphabet intelligently

Manaswini Sridhar
Multiple Intelligence is the new buzz word. So, how can a teacher teach something as basic as the English alphabet using this theory? For all teachers at the primary level, this article is a must-read.

Graph paper – the math wonder tool

Graph paper is one of the oldest and most widely used tool for learning math. This article outlines some activities for the primary and middle school students on how they can use the graph paper to learn numbers, fractions, and even games.

The buzz, fizz and fuzz of CCE

Geetha Durairajan
What is CCE all about and how can a teacher evaluate a student under CCE? This article highlights some games that the teacher can get her students to play and by observation, take down notes which she can later use for evaluation. One such game is explained in the article. Read on to know more.

Celebrating sports

Sharda Ugra
Here’s an interesting article asking parents to celebrate if their children choose sports as their career.

Building a sports curriculum

Nidhi Tiwari Rajesh, a tough looking 38-year-old physical education (PE) teacher, stands firm and tries to extend his gaze across the dusty playground on a sunny morning in an upwardly mobile school in West Delhi. A class of 40 students Read More …

All work and no play?

What prevents us from wanting to excel in sports? Mounik Shankar Lahiri “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve Read More …