Many of the inanimate objects around you probably seem perfectly still. But look deep into the atomic structure of any of them, and you’ll see a world in constant flux — with stretching, contracting, springing, jittering, drifting atoms everywhere. Ran Tivony describes how and why molecular movement occurs and investigates if it might ever stop.

I am one of the few fortunate teachers who has only 25 students in a class. However, I find that even with this small number, the school follows the traditional classroom layout where students are sitting in neatly arranged rows. Are there no other strategic layouts for better interaction with the students?
Classroom – the word conjures up an image of desks in pencil-straight lines, with aisles just wide enough to hold a supervising adult. A blackboard at the far end, the sharp answer-ready front benchers in the front rows and the talkative troublemakers in the back, with the forgotten averages in between. Is this the way it has to be? What does classroom seating arrangement have to do with how we experience the teaching/learning space? Teacher Plus explores…

If you are searching for a child-friendly book on introducing the Preamble of the Constitution of India, look no further than Justice Leila Seth's We, the Children of India.

Freedom - A poem by Rabindranath Tagore. About the poet - Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was a Bengali polymath and a renaissance man of his era. He was born in Kolkata, India. His novels, stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays have been an epicenter of wisdom.


India's Kailash Satyarthi was recently conferred the Nobel Peace Prize at a function in Oslo, Norway. The Nobel Foundation has shared his speech addressing the gathering. providing them a space to explore, dechiper and learn.

Remember your own childhood days. Whizzing recklessly down the street, we boys with short knickers, with bruised knees and triumphant facial expressions and a stick in hand wheeled old and disused scooter tyres. We stood on the steps of the entrance and played “On the bank-In the river” in its myriad variations. We simply sat down and played with the traditional five stones, tamarind seeds or sea shells. We roamed in our own groups and made adventurous journeys picking mangoes and guavas.

Raju has a conversation with the rainbow fish about what it feels like for fish to be confined in a glass tank. Read about it in this story originally written in Kannada as 'Bannada Meenu' by Jayashree Deshpande, illustrated by Monappa and translated into English by Dr. Hegde.


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