Trekking through nature’s thoughtscape

Disha Jain
On a trekking trip to the world’s highest national park, surrounded by natural beauty and calm, this teacher began reflecting on her journey as a teaching professional, her brief attempt to foray into a different career and how small changes to teacher education programmes can produce more hands-on teachers.

My learnings as a teacher

Sweety Rastogi
A teacher now for many years, Sweety shares what she has learnt over all these years.

Corona conversations

Krittika Hazra
A primary teacher, struggling with online classes, finds some timely help in the form of a worksheet published in Teacher Plus. She shares her experiences.

Online teaching: what I think

Shefali Sompura
A page from another teacher’s Covid diary. The author shares her experience of teaching online.

The parent trap

Latha Vydianathan

A corollary of the virtual classrooms has been that parents are now able to watch the teacher’s every move hawk-eyed and what is more they don’t think twice before interrupting the teacher or pointing out her flaws and mistakes. But as the parents are watching the teachers so also the teachers are gauging parents. Here is a teacher’s fun list of the kind of parents she has ‘virtually’ met so far.

Imbibing the ‘never say die’ spirit from children

Anwar Hussain Rayma
Children are younger than us in terms of age but they end up teaching us many things. In these extremely difficult times of the corona virus, it is the never-say-die spirit of his students that helped this teacher change his outlook towards the situation.

Ideas for a communicative English virtual class

Anubha Rawat
Virtual classes are here to stay, at least for sometime. While we all agree that there is nothing to beat the freedom and joy we experience in a physical classroom when we teach, we have to try and find ways to bring a little bit of that joy into our virtual classrooms as well. Here is how I tweaked some of my language activities to suit my e-classroom.

Have we not done enough?

Trisha Chakraborty
Everybody wants to send their children to schools with the best teachers, but neither the children we teach nor the parents accept teaching as a viable profession. When will teaching become a job that our students aspire to?