Mathematics as a muscle memory

Vignesh M
This teacher and his school found a perfect solution to a sedentary lifestyle in this innovative practice of teaching math.

A ‘comical’ journey in the history classroom

Mangalam Narayanan and Lakshmi Madhusudan
It is not just the students but teachers too get bored doing the same things over and over. If you are tired of setting question papers in the same old way, here is a fun way to set question papers for history.

Intertwining theatre and learning

Sanjhee Gianchandani
Traditional teaching methods don’t hold a student’s attention for long. And when students are not attentive, they don’t retain what they have learnt. So how can a teacher make her classes engaging enough to allow students to imbibe what they are learning? Have you tried theatre yet?

Students as Futurists: Imagination in the classroom

Ketaki Chowkhani and Kushal Sohal
What happens when a group of students is asked to imagine a utopian scenario vis-à-vis gender and sexuality; asked to move beyond text books and get creative. To let their imagination run wild as they envisaged a better world. Can the students think beyond the immediate? Can they bring a shift in the way they think?

How correct is our correction?

Jwairia Saleem
Correcting notebooks many a time brings to mind a picture of a tired teacher hurriedly going through notebooks. Let us go beyond the cliches and explore whey we check the notebooks in the first place? And, whether our actions help the students to improve?

Case studies in the science classroom

Chandrika Muralidhar
Science classrooms should be vibrant, inquisitive, and exploratory. They should be able to produce scientists who can find solutions to the world’s problems. Using case studies as a teaching methodology is a good way to make science learning real.

Cultivating critical thinking

Megha Bajaj
Critical thinking is an important life skill in the 21st century. The good thing about this vital life skill is that we can train our students to develop it. Here are some ways.

Nurturing spaces for ‘wild’ ideas

Deborah Dutta
Human beings falsely and foolishly believe that the Earth belongs to them. And that is why when we teach about the environment, it is mostly from the human perspective. This kind of pedagogy leads to a very limited understanding of nature. It is time that we allowed nature as a co-teacher into our classrooms and looked at the environment from a fresh perspective.