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.

1089 and the beauty of palindromes

Neeraj Naidu
A math teacher can see beauty in numbers, but obviously students do not. Math always brings on the boring looks on the faces of children. But can there be a lighter side to numbers that can be more interesting and entertaining? Palindromes is a fun way of engaging with numbers.

Understanding the eye: an integrated approach

Santosh Sharma
Can science be taught using an inter-disciplinary approach such that it can help students reinforce their thinking and develop their problem-solving skills? Here is a classroom plan for a topic that shares an interface with other subjects such as physics and chemistry.

The biology of equilibrium – 1

Vijayalakshmi Nandakumar
Biology is full of awe-inspiring events. How living organisms adapt themselves to suit their living conditions is one such. Ever wondered how the extremely saline sea water sustains life? How creatures live underwater? What kind of adaptations are necessary for organisms that live on land? Learn about homeostasis and how it works in different animals to help them survive in their habitats.