What is the point of learning something when you are never going to use it in life. Surely, all of us as students have wondered about this at some point. As teachers now it is our duty to show our students, wherever possible, the applicability of what they are learning to life situations. Everybody needn’t be good at everything but it is important that we help them understand that everything is worth learning.
Category: November 2015
A ‘voluminous’ matter
Jayati Kaushik and Sindhu Sreedevi
Volume–an important but difficult topic for kids to fathom. Help your students understand what volume is, the difference between volume and capacity and how volume can be measured with these simple to do activities.
The earth beneath our feet
Plants need soil to grow in. Apart from this, have we ever given this element much thought? Through these very intriguing but simple experiments let us learn about the soil and its various components and how each works to add to the richness of the soil.
Whenever a goup of people is gathered at a party, this is one of the most popular games that adults and children alike enjoy. See how you can convert the simple bingo in to a learning tool.
If we laughed in the classroom
Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
Bringing humour into the classroom is not as difficult as one thinks. Shifting your perspectives slightly is all that you need. Here are 75 ways in which you can bring laughter into your classroom.
Learning to teach
They say there is no end to learning in life. This is true even if you are a teacher and your job is to teach. Of course Continuous Professional Development is a part of every teacher’s life, but this article is not about that. This teacher talks about the several lessons that her students have taught her during her teaching career. What lesson have you learnt from your students today?
Beyond shock: learning from conflict
War and conflicts are difficult times for all involved. When a war breaks out one of the first casualties is education and school. How do children in warring regions cope with this situation? Do they, even in such difficult times, find the space to learn? The author talks to 4 artists, all from conflict ridden parts of the world for answers.
Uncovering the building blocks of life
The cells in our bodies are quite intriguing but complex elements to understand. How does one introduce this topic to children so that they get curious and interested and not bored?
The magic of the explanatory teacher
As teachers we all have different ways of teaching our students. But have we ever asked them what kind of teachers they like? Do they like teachers who move about a lot and talk? Or do they like teachers who stand and deliver? Do they prefer their teachers friendly or do they like it if the relationship is more formal? A student writes about who she thinks is the ideal teacher.
Clued out… or clued in?
Kavish H Hajarnavis
This is a budding young writer’s impression of a book that he just finished reading.