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Changing the World: One Story at a Time

For former teacher and “Chicken Soup for the Classroom” co-author Anna Unkovich, a “nightmare” teaching moment was the key to a more open classroom and sharing stories. This is Anna’s story. It was a teacher’s nightmare—five minutes left in the class period, with a rowdy group of seventh graders. As…

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The Innovative Teacher

Mrs. Lakshmi Balakrishnan’s Solution oriented approach ensures her students focus on the present resources and future aspirations rather than focusing on the present problems and its causes. We thank her for opening up and sharing about her life, vision, beautiful thoughts and inspirations for Guru Mantra. We hope you enjoy knowing her as…

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The Innovative Teacher

Mrs.V. Anandhi trusts in getting better output from tuning teaching techniques according to child’s wants and readiness. She wishes to change the stereotype methods from teaching to facilitation as kids are getting smarter day by day. We thank her for opening up and sharing about her life, vision, beautiful thoughts and inspirations for Guru…

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The Passionate Teacher

Mrs Swati A Mohile evinces keen interest to instil scientific temper in the students. She is constantly on the lookout for innovative pedagogical approach to embed the concepts into the minds of the students in the simplest of ways without compromising on the challenges. We thank her for opening up…

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We need to flood young minds, with positivism!

This article originally appeared on https:[email protected][email protected]ih91 and has been published here with consent from the author. The floods have undoubtedly battered the city of Chennai and other parts of coastal Tamil Nadu. Hundreds of people have been killed, thousands have been rendered homeless and it looks like the damage to infrastructure and…

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Creative ways schools can adopt to teach children

With schools being shut off for almost a month now, there’ll be a big pile of portions to be completed. But now, schools can easily adopt different creative ways to teach the children. This in fact will be the perfect time for schools to implement a new idea or method…

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Welcome back, Students!

This article was submitted by Shruti Sheshadri, a Teach For India Fellow.  Shruti handles Grade 2 at the CMS, MMDA Colony-1. A month. Yes, it has been a month indeed. These 30 days filled with emotions unknown, exasperation on one end and dread on the other. As we look at…

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Online resources

Here are the links to some resources that are available online: CBSE: Textbooks for all standards are available here : http://www.ncert.nic.in/ncerts/textbook/textbook.htm Select the class, subject and book title from the drop down menu on the page for accessing the books. SAMACHEER KALVI/ TAMILNADU STATE BOARD: Textbooks for all standards are…

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A vision to move forward after the Chennai floods

This article was submitted by Balaji Alwar, a Teach For India Fellow.  Balaji teaches Grade 6 at the CHS, Saidapet. It is not often you get rain holidays that match upto the term holidays every year. That’s indeed is the sad state of affairs mother nature has thrown Chennai city…

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Different tools to help schools to return and succeed after Chennai floods

This article was submitted by Savita Sivakumar, a Teach For India Fellow. Savita handles Grade 2 at the CPS, Jones Road. As teachers, we play a very important role in helping our students cope with the recent flooding in Chennai. In addition to covering up the lost time on academics,…

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