A lesson in self-assessment

A parent joins a school, not as an adult but as a child, to learn how assessment happens and how children face their strengths and weaknesses. At the end of it, he learns that the novel practice of assessment stays with him for life and not just in school.

Threads and fingers to measure

Here is an interesting and fun account of how both the facilitator and children learn about measurement, mostly using threads and fingers.

Free and unbounded

When a project is given to children, teachers tend to ask children to follow a given path, which makes the entire learning process rather drab. How about asking children to choose what and how they wish to work on a particular project? This article is a must read in that it explains how children enjoyed working on the project that they chose.

Making science happen


When children decide how they want to learn science, they make it happen. They create their own methods and structure and also give reasons for doing what they do. Read up this interesting article to get some tips on how as a teacher, you could make your children choose their own method of learning.

Jungle school

Astha and Bhavana
A spontaneous expression by a ten year old child. Read it for the humour it evokes.

Bad news is the new good

In this facilitator’s account of how a child should be guided to thinking for himself or herself, there are a lot of takeaways for the astute teacher. Read up the article to know more.

Listen to their stories

Is story telling a dying art? Are children not listening to any stories now because of the growth of nuclear families? These questions can be happily buried because a parent tells you how one can become a great story listener— that is because children can turn out to be the best story tellers.

Doing it the hard way

Aditi and Ratnesh
A simple article on how learning should be available to children in the future — from and for their life.

Think outside the socks!

A classroom session on any subject can spring to life, if the teacher/facilitator also takes care to come prepared with ideas that are out of the box. This works both ways because both children and the teacher feel hugely satisfied at the end of the session. This article has a few examples where such ideas were implemented.

24 ways to teach, review or just laugh

Aditi and Ratnesh
If, as a teacher, you are weary of doing the same thing everyday, and are looking for ideas to pep up your class, look no further. Here are 24 ways to teach , review or play and have some good fun, all the time imparting learning to the students.