It’s about time!

Gomathy Ramamoorthy
Here is an interesting lesson plan on how a teacher took the trouble to teach the concept of time to children. With lots of activities using ICT resources, charts as well as sequencing cards, the teacher was able to relate the concept to their experience with time in life.

There’s magic in these bookish spaces!

Divya Tirkey
An initiative to establish a library in a school in Khunti, in Jharkand , came to fruition after a bit of struggle and after holding long discussions with the teachers in the tribal schools. Exposure visits, library sessions, activities like dumb charades, story telling etc helped to break the ice and kindle the interest of the children.

Handling the homework bogey

Manaswini Sridhar
Homework is anathema to students and when the teacher gives it, it is met with grumbles, moans and protests. How can a teacher handle this bogey and get the children to do their homework willingly? Here are a few points to consider.

The five Es of EVS

Gowthama Rajavelu
A lesson on Environmental Studies can be made interesting if the teacher is able to explore the concepts and also take the students along. It is a perfect example of learning science with a social touch. This article explains how a teacher used various pedagogical processes to create a lively EVS classroom.

The long, grey road

Brendan MacCarthaigh
When asked to share their dreams for the future, students of class XII had nothing to say to their teacher, almost admitting to the fact that they had no dreams at all. Is this lack of interest due to the education system which does not seem to inspire, but has everything to do with acquiring marks? Who has the answers?

The making of a critical reviewer

Nagalakshmi Thirumalaiappan
Writing a report about a book after reading it requires just as much skill as writing a review of the same book.A critical reading of the book helps a reader to develop critical thinking skills which means he or she is more rational, open- minded and cultivates the discipline to process the learning without any bias. Here are some strategies to develop critical book report writing skills.

Language and literacy essentials

Yukti Lao
Learning a language has become relatively easy now especially at the pre- school level with the use of technology. Language learning in early childhood forms the basis of a child’s development in later stages. Take a look at some of these interactive language learning programs designed to boost the learning process of pre-school children.

Where the real friends are the textbook

Chiara Bockstahler
Can genuine spaces be created in government schools to encourage peer to peer learning? How does learning take place in this kind of atmosphere? Here is a profile of such a space called Creativity Adda where peer to peer learning takes place.

The start of a new journey

Kaivallya Dasu
How do students who are about to finish school view the future? What were the ‘board years’ like and more importantly what did they learn? A student on the threshold of a new journey looks back at her school years and the learnings that she experienced.

A treasure trove of amazing tales

Gururaj K S
‘ Teaching Tales, Learning Trails’ is a great piece of work by three passionate teacher educators. The book is divided into two sections. While one section has some amazing stories, the second section contains details on the discussions about the book that the authors had with parents, students, teachers and other teacher educators.