In my routine professional work on a regular basis engage with the Anganwadi teachers who deal with the preschool-ers and get an opportunity to observe them closely. Not all children can communicate vocally. The tiny tots at time can verbalize, sometimes just gaze at what they intend to say which we may not be able to interpret to the full extent.

Many articles have been written about reading strategies but not much on reading assessment and how it improves literacy. With this in mind, Nabanita Deshmukh attempts to present easy-to-implement assessment strategies to raise reading levels of students.

Art is a powerful medium to teach students about the importance of nature as it stimulates them to think and feel. This article explores a few simple art based activities that can be used to sensitize children to their local ecology and environment.

Here is a quick rewind of some interesting ideas that got featured on the Teachers of India website. We know it is not final. We know there are very many resources you found it useful that we couldn't feature in this particular list. How about you making your own list and sending it to us. We also invite you to remix ideas from your own experience and share it with larger teacher community. That would be a great bang to start the year!

Do you write? If you do, have you ever thought why you write? This students shares how an English class helped her discover a passion for writing...


The Delhi rape case of 2012 shook India’s conscience with various protests and legislative movements surfacing all over the nation, particularly in Delhi.

This writer dedicates this letter to the instrument that allowed him freedom to express himself and spurred learning along the way.

Dear Pencil, This is the first time I'm writing to you in all these years. This might well be the only time I write to you, but this should convey the love and the admiration that I have for you in its entirety. Let me explain why I admire you so much:

Sometimes understanding the uncommon or imagining strange phenomena can help us better appreciate the common. This is true especially when it comes to understanding the world around us – gravity, the Sun, etc.

In this activity, Juny shares how one could prompt children to think about unusual scenarios by encouraging them to draw and express their imagination.

Understanding why we write and knowing how one should go about writing are essential factors needed to write well! This presentation on writing by Sriparna also suggests activities for children to develop the habit of writing.

Get on to little Nanhi's train as it chuffs away..Chhuk, chhuk, chhak!

Here is a presentation on creating opportunities for children to express themselves.


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