Draw what’s inside your body!

Meena Kharatmal
The human body is an amazing thing and how it works makes for an interesting topic and a fascinating lesson. However, when it comes to teaching children about the human body, it is important to check their prior knowledge. Most children may be aware of the organ systems as a whole but they may not know how the systems are connected and how they work to keep us healthy. Through a drawing-based classroom activity, teachers can get an idea of any pre-conceived notions that children may have and it will also help children stay motivated and excited.

Getting on ‘board’ for social studies

Shalini Sabikhi
Board games are a popular pastime for children and adults alike. What if we device board games that will also help us learn? It will certainly add some fun to learning.

Learning math through inquiry

Richa Pandey
How can teachers come up with a strategy to engage children in the learning process, specifically with math? Math teaching lends itself to an inquiry- based approach which involves investigating a problem, making conjectures and arriving at a solution. In this approach, learners ask questions, explore their own curiosity and are able to connect their learning to the real world. A teacher shares her experience.

Putting numbers in their place

Suma Vivekanandan
The place and face value of numbers is a confusing concept for little children. Try these simple ideas in the classroom to help them understand the concept.

Making time for music

Ranjeeta Prajapati
Listening to music has many benefits. While it is primarily considered a tool for entertainment, music can also help one relax, stimulate the mind and perk you up. Have you considered using music in your classroom?

Paper-start reading – a joyful experience

Nabanita Deshmukh
Getting children into the habit of reading and helping them sustain it is an extremely difficult task these days. The benefits of reading are immense and that is why we share with you a few simple games to help you and your children get started on the reading path.

The plus and minus of fractions

Suma Vivekanandan
There are many concepts of study where the scope for confusion is large. One such is fractions in mathematics. A teacher shares how she taught her students addition and subtraction of fractions in a simple manner, leaving no room for confusion.

The power of storytelling

Shaveta Azad
Teachers and educators are great storytellers. When a teacher tells a story, a child begins to create visuals in her mind and makes her own interpretations in order to understand the story better. Children also tend to grasp difficult concepts when stitched into stories. But it is also up to the teacher to engage in reflective activities after storytelling to keep track of what the children have learnt.

Possibilities of play

Akhila Khanna and Devika Bedi
Your students are as young as five and six. Already trapped inside their homes, they may not be the ideal students that you looked forward to. In these days of online education, how can we keep these children meaningfully engaged? How can we harness their energies? Process drama can help students and teachers bond as they discover and learn so many things together – creative skills, articulation, critical thinking, problem solving, etc.

Second language acquisition through folklore

Smriti Dutt
Folktales and fairy tales are both loved by and familiar to all. This writer shares with us how she used this familiarity and interest to teach her students the English language.