A Study on classroom Management…

Nov 10, 2018 – JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT. Multi-disciplinary …. Dr. Pramila Kudva. 374. A STUDY ON classroom Management… Vol-8, No.16, December 2018. http://www.journaledudev.in/journal/Vol-8%20Dec%202018.pdf

Dr. Marker

Dr. Marker – You will not be forgotten by the likes of me. Year 1989. I had just joined as a teacher with Leelavati Podar school, Santacruz and Dr.Mrs. Marker was my principal. There was a need for a Hindi teacher and she wanted me to exchange classes with a teacher of grade one whoContinue reading “Dr. Marker”

Lions of Gir

The Gir Forests located in the State of Guajarat, in India is the last abode of the big and regal predator, Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica).

The forest area is closed for public during the monsoon. The lions are used to human beings moving in safaris that they nonchalantly walk their way through the traffic.

Bid Adieu….

A student writes back…I bid the school a teary goodbye in 2017. I thought I had years to go before I would be called to an alumni reunion and get to meet every single person who’d pushed me for years to be a better version of myself. What is a mediocre student in an institutionContinue reading “Bid Adieu….”

At a conference with my colleague at Mathura – A Sojourn

The term had been hectic and it was a welcome change to get away to attend a conference. Two colleagues with similar likes and dislikes reached the station at Bombay Central. The agent supposedly confirmed the tickets, which were ‘reservation against cancellation’. But, the apprehension could melt away only on seeing the names in theContinue reading “At a conference with my colleague at Mathura – A Sojourn”


Evaluation of the answer sheetsA matter of grave concern,Not only to the studentAlso to the teacher.Whilst most students puke out the memorized matter,Walk away without tension,Some others await the result with apprehension. Teachers belong to an esoteric species,They belong to a profession noble,Although nobility rests with only a few,In the present days of democracy,The commonerContinue reading “Evaluation”

Practice Teaching

Practice-teaching ingrains the intricacies of teaching,Teacher trainee matures through the grind.The trainer observes the lessons meticulously,Enjoys the well delivered lessons,Tolerates the mediocre onesAnd suffers through the others. Some trainees appear confident,Others nervous,Some exuberant,A few others shy,An observer gets a fair assortment. Although the product dependsNot entirely on skills,The pedagogy is drilled in.Skills get honed overContinue reading “Practice Teaching”

Teaching profession

Teaching profession a noble profession Or so it was said…. The roles changed over a period, Expectations have gone up, Demands have increased, Capable people turned a Nelson’s eye, Public opinion turned sour, Where lies the problem? No accountability, Poor pay scales offer no incentives, Teaching shops – coaching classes, Offer poor substitution. Man cannotContinue reading “Teaching profession”

Teaching moments – Of Human Bondage….?

Teaching moments – Of Human Bondage….? After nearly, thirteen years of looking after the home front, I decided to step out as a career woman. I underwent a training course to equip myself for the job of a teacher and got one too. The first week was a trying period. A science lesson was inContinue reading “Teaching moments – Of Human Bondage….?”

It’s only Ragging

Its only Ragging!This type of school bullying referred to in this article as ragging can take place among girls as well as boys and is found all over the world.Illustration by Susanna Masheder, from Mildred masheder’s book “Freedom from Bullying “, Merlin Press , 1998 New Era in Education, Volume 83 Number 2, August 2002

Contextual and constructive learning

http://www.teacherplus.org/2019/02/page/2 The educationists around the globe are constantly searching for newer techniques that lead to holistic learning. One of them is contextual learning.  What is Contextual learning?  Contextual learning takes place when a context is presented to the students. Dictionary defines a context as the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede orContinue reading “Contextual and constructive learning”