Having those difficult conversations

Parveen Shaikh
We don’t talk about death with children, often because it is awkward and to protect them from the unpleasant things in life. However, by not talking about it either at home or in school, we are making it difficult for them to process death. So are you ready to remove the taboo surrounding death and help children accept life’s reality?

Rethinking sports in schools

Dhruva Desai
How can sports be taught in schools with greater sensitivity? While it is known that sports, especially organized sport, can bring about conflict between the playing teams, this is generally swept under the carpet and the jingoism and hatred that comes about can have a serious impact. Therefore, it is essential that physical aspects of any game be taught with discussions about group behavior and team membership. Post- game debriefs and reflections must be an important part of any sport.

Teacher education and NCTE regulations

Improving teacher education is one of the promises made in NEP 2020. One of the first steps towards realizing this objective is the launch of a four-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP). This four-year programme, however, is not a novel idea. Here’s taking a look at ITEP and two other four-year teacher education programmes through the National Council of Teacher Education’s regulations.

Learning during the pandemic

Vignesh Krishnan
How has the lockdown experience affected education among the marginalised? A study conducted by Teach for India explores the lived experiences of children from low- income families. What are the lessons learnt?

Private tuitions and the pandemic

Sumbul Danish
The world has turned topsy-turvy for everyone. The pandemic has touched everyone in some way or other. Here is focusing the light on private tutors.

Let’s speak up

Ashwini Subodh Pathak
Today’s young generation maybe learning the ropes of technology even as toddlers but they are losing a very basic human quality–the ability to communicate. This generation is so engrossed in themselves and in the virtual world they create that they have forgotten how to connect with human beings in real life. Let our children not slip away, let us help them ‘communicate’ with us and their peers outside their screens.

Flexibility in assessment: the way ahead

Divya Kapoor
Can a flexible assessment system help students to be more engaged and enthusiastic and also benefit from the teaching-learning process? Today’s learners need to be given the freedom to choose their assessment in terms of the mode, time and medium of assessment. This article focuses on effective flexible assessment strategies that can be implemented in the curriculum and the role of the teacher in giving students the autonomy to choose their mode of assessment.

Future of work

Deepali Barapatre

The nature of work today is becoming fluid. Permanent roles and responsibilities are fast fading. As teachers we need to nurture students who can adapt to this kind of work culture. We need to ensure that our students develop a growth mindset.

Feel the magic

Sharmila Govande
Learning is no longer confined within the boundaries of a school. In fact, many today believe learning best happens outside of school. The Learning Societies UnConference or LSUC is an event that firmly believes that if you wish to learn, the world and its experiences are your teachers. An unconference that was started in 2002, LSUC strives to take out the school from its participants and open them up to real learning.