Food for thought

Chintan Girish Modi
Pinkoo Shergill Pastry Chef by Vibha Batra is a delightful and funny book about a young boy, Pinkoo who loves baking. How he fights gender stereotypes and his journey to becoming a pastry chef is what this engaging book is all about. Ideal for seven to eleven year-olds.

The school principal who wrote a novel

Chintan Girish Modi
Not everyone has the courage to pursue what they love. But there are also those who dare to take the plunge. Zarin Virji is a school principal but at the age of 53, she decided that she could no longer suppress her desire to write for children.

Teaching history through fiction

Chintan Girish Modi
History textbooks are very limited in their approach to the subject and history reference books are too cumbersome to read through unless you are a history aficionado. In such situations historical fiction then becomes the best way to gather more knowledge in the subject.

Reading has to be an end in itself

Chintan Girish Modi
Art teachers will find this book on artist Amrita Sher-Gil as a tremendous resource. The book acquaints readers with thepersonal experiences, historical events and social circumstances that had an impact on the artist’s mind and style. Authored by Anita Vachharajani, the book has made it to the IBBY Honour List 2020 in the writing category from India. Read up this interview with the author.

Building teacher capacity

Roshni Mirani
Indian teachers carry a lot of weight on their shoulders. They are expected to perform miracles but are provided little or no support to do so. Gaurav Singh founded 321 Education Foundation to fill this vacuum and help teachers enhance their abilities so that they can fulfill their responsibilities successfully.

Juggling freedom and choice

Roshni Mirani

There are a lot of people doing some very good work to improve the education system of our country. In this interview, eminent educationist and founder of the Muktangan Education Trust, Elizabeth Mehta, shares her thoughts on teacher education in India, the challenges and the role of the government in producing better and more effective teachers.

A curriculum for collaborative learning

Ankita Rajasekharan

The IB is fast becoming the most sought after learning methodology. Why is that? What is life like for an IB teacher? Does he/she work differently from other teachers? A conversation with four IB teachers reveals the answers to these questions.

For a brighter tomorrow

Ankita Rajasekharan

Dr. Siva Kumari is the first Indian and the first woman to hold the post of the Director General of the International Baccalaureate. Teacher Plus caught up with her on a recent visit to India. Excerpts from an interview.

Dealing with learning problems

Nagalakshmi Balakrishnan
A conversation with an occupational therapist whose focus is on children in mainstream schools who have behavioural problems . Setting up support systems for these children and interacting with parents, teachers and the children themselves is part of her well thought out strategy. Read on to know more.

Digital learning: the future of education

Divya Choudary

That there is a lot of potential for technology in education is a fact. With schools too busy completing their syllabus, a lot of private players have entered into the market offering students the experience of digital learning. Teacher Plus in conversation with Sameer Bora, Head R&D, Next Education.