Getting a grip on geography

Anindita Dutta, Ashmita Chatterjee, Shazia Akhtar
This lesson on States and their Capitals was prepared for a competition that required teachers to use technology to teach students— namely music tracks, power point presentations and movies. The result was that the teachers used all the eight multiple intelligences to teach the topic.

Operations on Sets

Sukanya De, Suman Sarda
Algebra comes alive in this teaching methodology used by teachers to teach the complicated concept of Sets. The lesson plan was designed to explain abstract mathematical concepts in a simple, lucid way by developing a connection with real life situations. Audio- visual aids were used such as pictures, videos and photographs, all of which were put together into a movie.

Is it time to adapt to BYOD?

Nikhil Eyeroor

With the education technology market growing by leaps and bounds, the question that is now being asked is ,”can children bring their own digital devices to school?” The devices can include smart phones, laptops,tablets, computers etc. It is up to schools to think about the benefits or otherwise and decide accordingly.

What my sociology classroom looks like

Anukriti Gulati
Introducing sociology as a new subject to school children can be quite a daunting task. Since they are not familiar with the subject and view it as part of humanities, the children think it is easy to learn. The author, a first- time teacher outlines how she took her class.

‘Group’ing history

Prabha Naresh

Lots of teachers in lots of places are sure to have asked this question, “How do I teach history to my students?” History is often thought of as a subject that is boring to teach and learn when in fact it is a subject that has a lot of lessons to offer us today. Here is an idea to make history interesting’ an idea that this teacher has tried successfully with her class.

Learning to question and questioning to learn

Ravindra P N

Questioning is very important in the learning process, but do we encourage our students to question in class? Here are a few ways you can teach children to ask you and themselves thinking questions.

Learning from the learners

Disha Jain

Refresher courses and professional development workshops are not the only ways that a teacher can improve her teaching skills. There is a very important tool right in your classroom that will nudge you in the right direction when it comes to the way you teach–student feedback.

A circle in which to learn and grow

Carmen Gloria Garrido Barra and Elena Quezada Cárdenas

Are your students not keen readers, especially of the literary texts? If you are wondering how to bring some interest in reading among your students get them to form Literature Circles and discuss, draw, question books of their choice. You will soon see that apart from developing an appreciation for reading your students have also developed social and cognitive skills.

Making homework child friendly

Shailendra Gupta

Homework is an essential part of a student’s life but more often than not we find that student’s don’t do their homework. Instead of admonishing the child and continuing with our teaching let us try and understand the importance of homework first and then spice up our student’s homework assignments so that they will want to do them.

A reading marathon? No, just a readathon!

Anamika Kundu

One of the best ways to improve language is to start reading as much as possible. In order to inculcate the reading habit in her students, this teacher set them on a fun project. Read to see how students began to enjoy reading even as they learnt to bond and improve their language.