This issue of Learning Curve focuses on 'Innovative teaching-learning practices' - recipes that have been tried and tested and found to be efficacious, not methods recommended by textbooks. They are practical and completely doable in the most ordinary circumstances, as most classrooms in India find themselves in. No special equipment is required to try out these ways of teaching and the common thread running through them is just the desire to make a difference.

There are different ways to bring value education into our school and classroom. This article shares with you approaches on how to go about doing so...

If you believe that Value Education is a must in today’s world but don’t know how to go about it then here are three major approaches to Value Education/ Character Education/ Moral Education which are used globally, and could give you some ideas.

The Direct Approach- To teach values during planned VE classes

The author looks at how teachers can nurture in students the motivation to learn and understand rather than focus on scoring well in the examinations.

Everyone who has seen the movie, 3idiots, must have fallen in love with Rancho, the genius who challenged the traditional notion of  the “ideal student”. This article is not about 3idiots, but it is about analyzing the central question – “How can we nurture students to be like Rancho?”

Homework can be made more interesting by relating topics learned in class to activities like research, project work etc.

Here are a few activities that were conducted for a large group of children during their summer camp. They enjoyed the activity based learning and were happy that they could speak, read & write so much English. Teachers can use these activities in the classroom too!

With NCERT and CBSE making efforts to re-introduce Value Education into the curriculum and schools allotting time for "personality development" and "life skills", this article looks at the role of teachers and schools in bringing "value education" into the classroom.

Gibran on Children

Your children are not your children. 

The author goes down the memory lane trying to assess and reflect upon his journey and his stay at the Krishnamurti Foundation.

A common thing that a lot of teachers admit to is that they are not just teachers in their classroom but they are also students. Every teacher learns as much from her students as she teaches them.


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