Can comprehension be taught?

Aruna Sankaranarayanan
Learning of any kind requires comprehension and that is why this is an important skill that students must possess in their armoury. But is this a skill that can be taught? Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis tell you how in their book, Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding.

Books for the library, about the library

G Aruna Kumar
We talk about reviving libraries, drawing students and adults alike to the library. We have brought in art and craft and converted libraries into activity centres. How about introducing children to books on libraries and librarians, as a means of inviting them into the library?

Bolstering conceptual understanding

Aruna Sankaranarayanan
Being a teacher takes a lot more than being an expert in the subject you teach. A knowledge of good educational practices, an understanding of the different theories in education and an insight into a child’s way of thinking are as essential if not more to be a good teacher. Teacher Plus brings you another new column, where the author will discuss books on education – classic and contemporary. We hope this column will ignite the reader in the teacher and help her grow in her profession.