Arvind Gupta

Skills are Taught Concepts are Caught   -PKS

Almost everyone is convinced that our education system does not inculcate values, it is accused of being all cognitive, as if the issue of values involves no cognition. And that is one of the problems in value education: if values are not a cognitive matter then a mystification begins in their definition, lists and ways of teaching. If we do want our education to help children become morally responsible, then we need a lot of thinking on what values are, how they can be chosen for ‘teaching’ and what methods might work.

Selvan (name changed) approached us diffidently. "I want to learn. Can you please help me?" A hesitant youth of 16, he haltingly told us his story. "I have failed in four subjects in my class 10 board exams, and have stopped going to School". He clearly saw himself as a failure in the academic world.

Children get to eat cake and learn too! This interdisciplinary resource demonstrates how various skills can be learned in the kitchen.

Note: Please download the ppt file and view it using powerpoint (as a slideshow).

Read here about what Sangeeta did to ensure she kept track of her students' learning and what Pritam did to encourage her students to come to school regulary.

Sangeeta, a teacher at the Nagar Nigam Pratibha Vidyalaya school in Pushp Vihar, found that she was finding it hard to keep track of which students had mastered which skills and that they were not as motivated as they could be in class. 

This is a presentation with 10 activities that can be used in the classroom to develop students' speaking skills. 

This is a silent video with 10 activities that can be used in the classroom to develop students' speaking skills.

Drama, theatre and education...all go hand in hand. 

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” -  Oscar Wilde

They were all working in pairs filling up the classroom with the usual hustle – bustle we can expect from 4th graders. The teacher rings a small metal bell and with its tingling sound, the chatter slowly gets lost into a soft silence. The children pick up their sitting mats, form a circle, close their eyes and begin their daily practice. All this while, I did not even notice the presence of the adult (teacher) in their classroom. As if she never existed.
Maintaining records of math work: A not-so-common method by which the student and teacher can trace how the
student’s mathematical understanding develops. The article, by Sneha Titus, describes what a math portfolio is and how it can be used, what kind of mathematical skills it fosters, the kind of problems that can go into it and the logistical details of setting up this system.


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