Class 3-5

Seeing their learners develop a good reading habit is every parent’s and teacher’s dream. The increased screen time on various digital devices seems to have enthused the young learners and it equally piqued the older generation. The debate of reduced reading habits because of the ubiquitous devices is nowhere settled. But then, is it right to blame only the digital media for this problem? We are not going to judge the arguments of both the sides.

This book How Far is Far by Sukanya Sinha can engage the kids in understanding the concept of distance, measurement and units. Don't miss the Fun with Measuring activities at the end, which can be easily done in any classroom.

For Lower Primary Language and Literature Class

A teacher prepares questions and pictures before a storytelling session to help all his young students understand the story.

The practice of telling stories and listening to stories is slowly disappearing from our life and society. Why do I say slowly? If we see around, we can conclude that it is getting lost at a faster pace than ever before. A pace that will make us story-less very soon. It is said that a society which does not have stories to share has no hope. How true! And definitely that society is poor which does not have stories to be told.

A nice animation to help kid get interested in understanding water cycle. Concepts like evaporation, condensation, precipitation is explained in simple ways which helps kid understand it on themselves. Explore more videos on this youtube channel Peekaboo Kidz for small kids.

This is a book that takes you deep into the jungles of the Western Ghats. A wildlife photographer sets out to find an elusive wild cat and meets a menagerie of fascinating creatures. Quirky illustrations pepper a funny narrative inspired by real-life adventure. What better way to invite you to join his quest!

 

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.

English

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

 

It is typical for a teacher to say, “Abhishek looks so confident, and he will make a good leader while Nazneen is so caring and she will be able to handle children well”. What is wrong with these observations? Well, nothing is inherently wrong but it leaves an impression on the children that can be extremely damaging. Do we ever say that a boy is so caring that he will be good with children? Gender stereotypes are perpetuated in every social institution and schools are no exceptions.

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