August 17, 2018August 17, 2018


Classroom rules help a teacher in meeting the demands of the curriculum. It also helps in building interpersonal relationships between teachers and students. Thus, while formulating the rules, one should ensure that they are simple, well-defined, enforceable and displayed clearly in the class to act as a gentle reminder for the students. Rules such as politeness, punctuality, tidiness, and collaboration can be implemented in the class by the teacher to help the students become disciplined and succeed in all activities. The teacher is the chief enforcer of the class rules and in the absence of the teacher, the monitor should ensure that the rules are being followed. The rules should be age-appropriate and could be subject-specific as well. It is important to let the students share their feedback about the functioning of the class so as to make the teacher aware of how to treat them

September 11, 2017September 11, 2017


The most important challenge that you may face as a teacher is attracting and maintaining your students’ attention. Conveying ideas and information so that what you have taught stays in the students’ minds is an integral part of effective teaching. To achieve this, you have to reinvent the learning experience in classrooms by infusing some innovative ideas into your teaching.

Many teachers tend to teach the way they we…

August 11, 2017August 11, 2017


The government is looking at creating a content depository for teachers. The depository will help teachers to develop, curate and spread teaching material and, therefore, improve education quality.

The government believes that a content depository will lead to better learning outcomes in schools. It could also serve as a resource for the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT), which prepares curriculum and publishes books for schools. The NCERT could use the depository to…

August 4, 2017August 4, 2017


Subject-wise and class-wise learning outcomes have been included in the recently amended Central RTE Rules, for greater focus on quality of education. The outcomes, which have been shared with all states and union territories, are expected to serve as guidelines to make sure that all children acquire the appropriate level of learning. Learning outcomes for social science, science, environmental studies, mathematics and languages (Urdu, English and Hindi) have been shared up to the elementary st…

July 21, 2017July 21, 2017


“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
― Oscar Wilde

What is education?

The process of systematically gaining skills and knowledge through instructions and study is generally referred to as education. Those who gain or receive education are called students and those who provide instructions are called teachers.

Primary, secondary and higher secondary classes form part of school education. …

July 7, 2017July 7, 2017


A preference for the male child is promoted by the cultural, economic and social thinking in India. Even indulging in illegal activities and breaking the law is an acceptable practice among Indian families to fulfil that desire for a male child. As a result, the sex ratio, i.e., the number of females per 1000 males, has fallen over the years. Therefore, discrimination against the girl child has become a serious social problem in most Indian states.

The discrimination against girls begins in t…

June 17, 2017June 17, 2017


In today’s fast changing world children get to spend very little time outdoors, which changes their childhood dramatically. The long-term consequences of the lack of exposure to the natural environment can be negative. Children who don’t experience outdoor learning may be less cooperative, less flexible in their attitudes, and have lower self-awareness than those who do. Emotionally, they are likely to be more aggressive and less happy. Some could even develop behavioural problems, such as a…

June 9, 2017June 9, 2017


According to a 2016 World Bank Group and UNICEF report, ‘Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children,’ 30% of almost 385 million children living under extreme poverty, live in India. With so many children faced with the threat of a bleak future, it seems reason enough that all stakeholders associated with pre-primary education in India unite with Deborah Phillips’s line of thought: that though a high-quality pre-kindergarten programme does not completely protect such children from the ill ef…

April 17, 2017April 17, 2017


Each year, we celebrate Earth Dayon 22 April to mark the birth of the modern environmental movement started in 1970. With the ozone layer depleting, industrial toxins dumped in the sea threatening aquatic life, and other hazards wreaking havoc on earth, the environment and its protection needs immediate attention.



America was exploiting the ecosystem during the 1960s and 70s. Massive V8 sedans releasing leaded gas were being run without the fear of any legal conseq…

March 20, 2017March 20, 2017


Learning becomes meaningful when it is attuned to the needs, goals and strengths of a learner and he/she is at the helm of the learning process. However, that does not mean the isolation of the learner from the peers and teachers in the classroom in particular and the outside world in general. The learner needs to realise that individual learning goals fit within and are advanced through collaboration and engagement. A learner needs to  explore and critically understand his/her own world in clo…