Combating drugs

Neerja Singh
Drug abuse is so rampant these days that it is no longer a secret; no longer something that only the “naughty” children do; and not something that we can ignore anymore. With dissatisfaction, emotional instability, stress and depression on the rise, more and more youngsters are falling prey to this vice. As their teachers and parents, let us arm ourselves with enough knowledge to help our children battle this problem.

It’s time… to talk about it!

Neerja Singh
How can parents keep pace with their growing children? With reference to sexual assault, the author lists a few steps that parents can take to engage with their children and to keep the lines of communication open at all times.

Lessons in gravity and grace

Neerja Singh
It has been 40 years but her memory still pushes my spine up ramrod straight. Convents were the rage those days among parents aspiring to the best education for their children. The schools stood for discipline, values and rigorous academics. Sr Vijaya, in many ways personified all of this.

Where are the boys?

Neerja Singh
Is there a major ‘boy crisis’ in the country? In all the talk about women empowerment and increase in female enrolment in educational institutions, are we leaving the boys behind? Read up this interesting article and make sure there is some reflection on your part.

Riding to school

Neerja Singh

A school’s ability to provide transport to its students has already become one of the main considerations for parents when choosing a school for their children. What involves a school transport system? How do schools build and manage efficient transport? What measures do they take to ensure the safety of their students? Teacher Plus takes a look at this very important link in the chain of education.

The U turn: Dibs in search of self

Neerja Singh

Every book, every film, or every idea that a teacher comes across is a learning instrument for her. As part of its Teacher’s Day offering, Teacher Plus brings you a bouquet of resources that teachers have learnt from and recommend to fellow teachers. Neeraja Singh, former teacher and now a writer, talks about the impact that the book Dibs in search of self can have on teachers. Reading this book will help one understand what an enabling relationship between teachers and their students can help achieve. The book is a child therapy classic that sends out a strong message–never give up on any child.

The golden PTM

Neerja Singh
A parent – teacher meeting is always approached with a feeling of apprehension both by the teacher and the parent with the child caught in between. There is criticism and finger -pointing from both sides with little or no room for compromise. What then is the golden rule? Read on to find out.

Smarter bus dispersal

Neerja Singh

The most harrowing time for any school is the end of the day when it is time for children to go home. If we keep a few simple things in mind, this stressful time can be made a lot less harried.

New gender values

Neerja Singh

We are living in such times when young people, at every possible opportunity, are receiving false messages of the right of male superiority. In such times it is only the teachers who can build a citizenry that truly believes in equality.

Why I cry

Neerja Singh

A mother’s account of raising girls in the 20th century–there is joy yes, but the joy is always overshadowed by fear, concern, and frustration.