Question of the Week

B R Sitaram Here are the answers to last month’s questions! Q 1. Which of the following is the most important cause of stomach ulcers? i. Eating spicy food ii. Drinking excessive coffee iii. Infection by a bacterium iv. Less Read More …

Taking play seriously

Indira Subramanian
In the Indian school context, play has been relegated to the sidelines, as a pedagogy of learning. So how can the principles of play be given a more central role in schooling? This article gives a few tips on how teachers can foster playful learning in their classroom.

It’s time… to talk about it!

Neerja Singh
How can parents keep pace with their growing children? With reference to sexual assault, the author lists a few steps that parents can take to engage with their children and to keep the lines of communication open at all times.

Reflections on language pedagogy

Chintan Girish Modi
In his review of the book ‘Perceptions of Language Pedagogy’ by N. S. Prabhu, the author attempts to bridge the gap between academic scholarship and school teaching. The book contains several ideas that would greatly help English teachers.

A ‘smart’ way to assess projects

Tenzing Rapgyal
A reflective teacher shares his thoughts on how he went about assessing students’ work when they were asked to work on an English project .

Flexibility in assessment: the way ahead

Divya Kapoor
Can a flexible assessment system help students to be more engaged and enthusiastic and also benefit from the teaching-learning process? Today’s learners need to be given the freedom to choose their assessment in terms of the mode, time and medium of assessment. This article focuses on effective flexible assessment strategies that can be implemented in the curriculum and the role of the teacher in giving students the autonomy to choose their mode of assessment.

Leave it to the children

K. Gayathri
Self-learning motivates students to learn independently and enrich their knowledge. A teacher writes on her classroom experience.

Reaching head, heart and body

P. Ajitha
The process of teaching and learning becomes more engaging when the teacher decides to meld a classroom experience into a lived experience. Here is how a teacher turned a letter- writing activity in the classroom into an experience where the students learned to value the essential worth of a letter.

English, English and English!

Pooja Birwatkar
Some schools insist that their students speak only in English during school hours and even informal communication between students is scrutinized. Students are forbidden to use Hindi or any mother tongue in school. Isn’t language a unique feature of Indian culture and shouldn’t the diversity in languages also be given a serious thought when we proclaim education systems to be all inclusive?