Give me a date

Anil Kumar Patnaik
Numbers are fun, magical and entertaining. When children are shown this side of math, they will learn the subject more willingly. Why not then dedicate one math class to this fun game of finding out which day of the week you were born just from your birth date?

Learning science by doing science

Meena Kharatmal with CUBE Lab members
CUBE is a project- based science program that helps children learn science by doing science. Students of different age groups work with their peers on hands-on science experiments in school, college and even home. It is a workspace that can be set up in any school, college or even a kitchen backyard without the need for any sophisticated equipment. Read on to know more.

Can plants teach us geometry?

Nandini D
The subjects that we learn in school are seamless and therefore will make more sense if they are taught with these connections between them made apparent. Instead of compartmentalizing subjects into individual periods, it is time that we evolved pedagogies that bring subjects together. Interested in seeing how biology and math can be taught at the same time?

The joy of teaching poetry

Vandana Srivastava
Poetry is the most expressive form of writing there is. It is also the medium that can most touch readers and bring out in them a range of emotions. Because of its complex nature, poetry is also considered the most difficult to teach and learn. But it needn’t be. Here are a few tips.

Setting the tone for social justice

Neha Pradhan Arora
What does social justice mean? It emphasizes that every human being must have equal access to health, education, well-being as a right. It stands for inclusion, equity and participation.In order to work towards a world that is just, equitable and sustainable, we must begin to acknowledge and question issues of justice as they exist in our lives, our schools and our communities while becoming advocates of social change. Here are some ways in which this issue can be embedded in the classrooms.

Let’s cook history!

Fareen Wahid
How many different ways of teaching history do you know? Have you ever tried cooking and serving history to your students? An exciting idea worth trying, don’t you think?

Misconceptions can mess it up

Savita Ladage and Hanza George
Did you know that chemistry is connected to everyday life? However, these connections are not apparent in the text books used in schools. Also, the abstract nature of the concepts in the subject poses several challenges to both learners and teachers leading to misconceptions. This article aims to help teachers understand these learning challenges.

Getting down to the micron

Meena Kharatmal and Nagarjuna G
Observing and measuring or even estimating a very small size as a micron has always been a challenging task for teachers. Here are some activities using simple conversion methods so that it helps to estimate in microns. It is essential that teachers get introduced to this idea as only then they can teach students.

The A to Z of creative writing

Cheryl Rao
Creative writing classes are a challenge for both the teacher and the student. We provide you with steps from A to Z to make your creative writing classes a little more easy and a lot more fun.