Embracing education for life

Neha Pradhan Arora
The term ‘life skills’ has become quite the buzzword in education over the last decade or so. It has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.”

Gearing up to teach

Gowri Iyer

You are said to be a good teacher if you are also a good learner. Here are seven techniques that will help you become good learners and therefore good teachers.

Time to teach!

Sneha Rawlani, Manika Khanna, Radhika Misquitta
Why is there never enough time for teachers to teach what they want to and for students to learn everything they need to? Given that teachers are under a lot of pressure to improve learning outcomes and that plenty of time is lost in several other routine tasks, the question is can teachers also learn to maximize their time? Here is an article that talks about how technology can be leveraged in the form of a task timer which helps in breaking down tasks. Read all about it here and apply it in your classrooms.

Bringing Harry Potter to class

Sonali Bhatia

Harry Potter is very popular with young adults and that makes these books an attractive teaching tool. Use the Harry Potter books to instill values and life skills in your students.

Mixing the old into the new

Anumeha Fatehpuria

Puppets are among the attractive teaching aids for primary school. Puppets can range from being extremely complicated to being extremely simple. Their adaptability and flexibility allows teachers to use them in many different ways. Here is how to teach the concept of less and more using very simple puppets.

What makes a question paper tick?

Usha Ravi

Another academic year is coming to a close and examinations are round the corner. Teachers are busy preparing question papers for the final exam and this article covers certain important features of how a question paper should be set. A standard question paper can be prepared if the teachers put their heart and soul into it.

Moulding with melody

Sujata C

Music, it has been said, enhances the mind’s ability to absorb knowledge. Music is often used in primary school, in the form of rhymes, songs, or dance, to teach children. But children in middle and high school are not treated to musical lessons. When there is enough evidence that music alerts the mind then why don’t we use it more often with the older children as well?

Lessons from a comic frame

Deepali Sagar Bajaj

If comics can be used to teach English language then why not use it to teach other subjects as well. Here’s how you can create your own comics to teach topics in history.

Math Talk – a powerful tool

Gopal Midha

Can math be learnt by talking and not by just scribbling numbers in your notebook? This article gives an insight into how this can be done.

Keeping things real

Sonika Lakhera

As teachers we are constantly on the look out for innovative and resourceful teaching aids. While the idea of using the newspaper as a teaching tool is not very new, how we use this tool in the classroom is unique to each of us. In this article, a young teacher shares her experience.