Annual day: a platform for leadership development

Shalini Solanki
Songs, dance, drama, musical performances — school annual days are platforms for students to showcase their talent. But is that all there is to an annual day? School annual days are also events where several other life skills including leadership skills can be developed.

Beyond ABCs: Nurturing inclusivity in early education

Swati Chaliha
How many of us were sensitized towards differently abled people in our school days? How important it is for a school to do this? What happens when a school invests time to teach 5-year-olds how to communicate with those who cannot hear and speak?

Climate change, storytelling, and the subversive power of imagination

Deborah Dutta
Climate crisis is almost upon us and yet all that we are still doing is talking and not really taking any action. Why? Because the human brain is built to experience the present and react to the immediate. We still don’t see climate crisis as imminent and therefore are unable to take collective action. We need to train our brains to imagine our crises-ridden future so that it can goad us into action today.

Teacher beliefs in the classroom

Chandrika Muralidhar and Vikas Chandra Roy
They heavily influence a teacher’s pedagogy and behaviour in the classroom, yet teacher beliefs are not given much thought. How are these beliefs formed, how much do they affect a teacher’s practice and why is it important to be alert to their existence?

Solving the heavy bag problem

Shubhangi Nagendra Raajput
Children carrying school bags that weigh a ton are a common sight. Is there a solution to this problem?

India’s investment in education

Sushama Yermal
This year when the union budget was presented in the parliament, much was made of the “huge” amount set aside for the education sector. It was also pointed out that this figure, the highest ever so far, was also around eight per cent higher than what was allocated in the previous year’s budget. So does this really call for a celebration? Are we finally doing what needs to be done to uplift public education?

Cleaning up speech!

Pooja Birwatkar
Swear words have become commonplace especially among young adults. Are these words acceptable in a school environment? Should not the classroom be a place for good behaviour? What steps can teachers take to curb the use of these words in everyday language? This article lists a few strategies to address this issue.