Being a teacher’s child

Chintan Girish Modi No one’s going to be after her. She can get away with anything. After all, she’s a teacher’s child. I am not surprised she’s got such good marks in the exam. After all, she’s a teacher’s child. Read More …

The gift of Dyslexia

Zeba Raziunissa “I remember a teacher making me cry because I used my fingers to do ‘simple’ math problems.” “I have trouble expressing myself using words, and I have an extremely difficult time remembering exactly what people say. I only Read More …

Race to the finish!

Usha Raman With board examinations round the corner, tenth and twelfth grade classes in most schools across the country are in revision mode. Pre-finals and preparatory examinations are in full swing. Teachers carry around notebooks and folders to be corrected Read More …

Do singing stars sometimes sink audiences?

Chandita Mukherjee What do the following Indian TV shows have in common? Boogie woogie on Sony, Star Voice of India on Star TV, Sa-re-ga-ma-pa on Zee TV, Chhote Ustad on Sony and Ek Se Badhkar Ek Chhota Packet, Bada Dhamaka Read More …

Why do we teach Science?

D Balasubramanian In school, subjects are taught to provide a broad understanding of our world and how it came to be, the processes that it runs by and the laws that govern it, both physical and social. While subjects are Read More …

Caught between two worlds

Pawan Singh
From home to school and back, classroom to sports ground and back, and then finally to the examination hall, a child travels various distances to be finally considered “educated”.

Bag to the Future?

Nandini Nayar Sometime in June, when most schools reopen for the new academic year, you will spot at least a couple of photographs in the newspaper of small children bowed down under the weight of their enormous school bags. Accompanied Read More …

School’s Out, for Summer!

Pavitra Rao
“In the summer time…,” a song blasts from the radio, while you start your day leisurely, sitting down with a hot cup of coffee in your hand, reading the newspaper to catch up on your daily dose of the news.

Lend Me Your Ears

Zeba Raziunnisa
For years we have been grappling with issues of poor performers, bullied kids, distressed students and teen suicides, but the recent spate of school violence has catapulted a pressing concern into the limelight – Where are we heading?

Multiple intelligences: seven ways to approach curriculum

Thomas Armstrong
I don’t remember how I learned to tell time. So, when I was asked by a Wisconsin school district to develop a multiple intelligences way of teaching time to a group of first graders, I was initially stymied.