Creating a multi-intelligent curriculum

Sanjhee Gianchandani
A majority of our classrooms are designed for the linguistic-verbal and logical-mathematical intelligences. As teachers, it is our responsibility to nurture and help the other intelligences flourish too. There is no need to design multiple lesson plans to cater to the multiple intelligences. With a little bit of imagination, a teacher can include simple activities to her already existing lesson plan or just take the time to identify and highlight regular classroom activities that promote the different intelligences.

Conundrums of teaching online

Disha Dbritto
Online teaching became the norm during COVID-19 and teachers continue to follow some of the practices they started at the time. While we seem to be moving in the right direction in our goal to incorporate technology in education, have we considered the pedagogical problems that can crop up when teaching, especially math and science, online?

The power of yoga for teachers

Vaibhav Viswanath
Teachers are a stressed lot. And stress is the root cause of several physical and mental problems. Build yoga into your routine to calm your body and mind.

Decoding learning disabilities

Megha Bajaj
Learning disabilities in children are not easy to handle as their diagnosis itself is difficult. But learning disabilities are a genuine problem and teachers need to be aware of what these are and how they can help their students tackle them.

The National Curriculum Framework and School Education: Some insights

Divya Sharma
The pre-draft National Curriculum Framework for School Education (NCF SE) released in April 2023 charts out the means to achieve the vision put forth by the National Education Policy 2020. NCERT has asked all stakeholders for their feedback. Here is a brief overview of the pedagogical and assessment process proposed in NCF SE.

From once upon a time to here and now

Sanjhee Gianchandani
On International Children’s Book Day, join us on a journey tracing the history of children’s literature and also find some must-read children’s books along the way.

Making classroom discussions relevant

Sakshi Uniyal
When children don’t understand what they are learning, they end up by hearting, thus losing the ability to connect and apply what they have learnt to real life. If we want to help children make this very important and necessary connection, we have to change the way we teach, otherwise children will go through their whole lives not seeing how their using plastic pens to write passionate essays about the harmful effects of plastic is actually part of the problem they are writing about.

A case for a simple structure and form

G. Gautama
The emergence of new technologies has seen schools taking to them without batting an eyelid. However the core systems have not changed simultaneously. The schools, classrooms and pedagogies have remained untouched and there is an urgent need for a redefinition. The author outlines some relevant and important changes that can be adopted to invigorate the entire school system.