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This article aims at describing certain strategies that would help teachers become better storytellers. The demonstration was done for primary school teachers by narrating a story called ‘How the Bean got  its strings’, the ‘desi’ version of a Grimm’s fairytale.

 

HOW THE BEAN GOT ITS STRINGS
 

Workshops are a part of every teacher’s life. However, for various reasons most teachers leave what they learnt at the workshop at the workshop itself. Teachers come back to their classrooms and carry on as before or they attempt a new idea for a couple of days before giving it up.

Secondary stage is a period of transition when the individual changes from a child to an adult rapidly - physically and psychologically. Secondary students are encountering physical, social, emotional, and intellectual changes in their lives. It is at this time that students need a new approach, like the flipped classroom, to be brought in by the teachers into the classroom.

Ideally, teachers should be able to discuss (over a cup of tea, maybe?) several academic as well as classroom management issues in the staff room. However, we know that this is seldom possible due to the rush-rush-rush of a teacher’s day. Therefore, we felt that the sort of discussion which should ideally take place in the staff room (but perhaps doesn’t, as often as it should,) could easily happen in the leisurely pages of Teacher Plus

This article discusses why Continuing Professional Development for teachers is critical for the success of students and lists some ways teachers can explore CPD. 

Every now and then we seem to need a reminder of what we ought to be doing with our time. Rajkishore shares with us a resource that does just that...an inspiring Zen Pencils comic strip that talks about making the most of the time we have learning as much as we possibly can.

Brain development, and the importance of nurturing all students' intelligence and talent is what Srijaya Char writes about in this article...

Multiple Intelligence is the new buzz word. So, how can a teacher teach something as basic as the English alphabet using this theory? For all teachers at the primary level, this article is a must-read.

Who says testing students needs to be dull and boring - for them and for you? In this presentation, Sriparna suggests ways to evaluate students' understanding and learning through application by using photos, maps etc.

In his TED talk, Ramsay Musallam talks about the role of the teacher in cultivating curiosity. He says, "Students questions are the seeds of real learning." 

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