Turning the pages of history

Chintan Girish Modi
Here is the first children’s book in English that highlights the Chera kingdom and life in Kerala in the 11th century. A wonderful addition to school libraries, the book highlights Kerala’s multiculturalism and explores the matrilineal system that was prevalent in Kerala. An interview with the author gives an insight into the process that went into writing this book.

“Doing science” with a trailblazer

Chintan Girish Modi
Are you a teacher looking to induce in your students an element of curiosity and inquiry? Would you like to introduce them to one of India’s greatest scientists? Then lay your hands on Little Jagadish and the Great Experiment. We bring you an interview with Anjali Joshi, the author of this fun and enticing tale.

Giving children’s literature a fillip

Swaha Sahoo
A lot of us are working to bring children back to the book reading habit and one thing that will help us in this effort is good quality children’s literature. The Parag Honour List, that is put together after a thorough selection process, helps us find good books that children can read, books with contexts that are familiar to them and also tells us how and where we can access these books.

Nriching our virtual classrooms!

Krittika Hazra
Finding good resources for classroom use is not easy when there is so much available on the internet. Therefore, when we find good resources it is important that we share them. Here is a website you will find useful in the math classroom.

The marvellous world of chemical compounds

Hanza George, Mursaleen Shaikh and Savita Ladage
Chemistry is one subject that is delinked from everyday life when it is taught in formal schools. Most textbooks are abstract in nature and students have very few opportunities to explore experimental activities and materials. As a solution, here are some resources in the form of leaflets about some interesting chemical compounds and highlighting their connections to our lives.

One word that can change your life

Fareen Wahid
If you are looking for something new, fun and exciting to do with your students, why not give them the one word challenge?

Giving peace education a fillip

Chintan Girish Modi
If you are a peace educator looking for teaching resources, then the book, A thousand cranes for India: Reclaiming plurality amid hatred is not something you should miss. A compilation of 23 pieces of text, the book will help you engage with several socio-political issues, facilitate discussion and provoke reflection.

For your bookshelf

Chintan Girish Modi
Animal stories always catch children’s attention. Whether to introduce them to the nature around, or to initiate them into the habit of reading or to teach them about animals here are three books that will be useful.

How leaders make themselves

Chintan Girish Modi
We have all heard about leadership training for teachers. But does this training extend to the students in the classroom as well? What do students look for in a class leader? Leadership can mean different things to different people. The Little Leaders series of books can be a value addition to your school library, apart from inspiring conversations about young people who followed their dreams despite all odds.