Assessment for learning

Mrinmayee Vaishampayan and Varsha Puranik
This article is about a recent experiment conducted in a school in Pune. The teachers planned it as a new approach of looking at examinations as an evaluation for learning instead of an evaluation of learning. Observing the psychosocial changes in students and the difficulties they had while facing the examinations after recurrent lockdowns and the whole shift from online school to in-person school, this proved to be an insightful experiment for both students and teachers.

Keeping children engaged

Geeta Gujral
Here’s how teachers can make a difference by planning a class from the learner’s point of view.

Colour columns

Megha Chougule and Adithi Muralidhar
Here is an activity done with children of all age groups to introduce the concept of density using everyday liquids that is available at home. Stacking liquids seems an impossible task but when we see oil floating in a dish while cooking or motor oil floating on top of water puddles, it does seem worthwhile and possible. It is presented here as a puzzle to get children interested in this task.

I observe, therefore I am

Maya M. Nathan
A teacher recounts her experience of Science Day celebrations at her school and what it taught her about the teaching-learning process.

Triggering creative expression

Arundhati Dolas, Adithi Muralidhar and Sugra Chunawala
Creativity is studied in several disciplines such as the arts, sciences, and language. In the context of language learning, creativity is associated with meaning making, imagination, self-expression, and recreation. This article discusses two activities designed to spark creative expression among primary school students.

For all budding actors

Samantha Marsden
School plays and cultural programmes are events that students love to participate in. And when it comes to drama and acting, children are always at the forefront. Some of the acting techniques highlighted in the article help students with social skills, literacy, creativity, team work etc. Drama teachers will do well to try out these activities.

Adverbs through a game

Mahak Katyal
Adverbs form a significant part of language teaching. Here is an innovative attempt to teach the concept to class V students using board games .

Learning on the go

Shradha Patnaik
Here are some activities for children to keep them occupied during holidays.