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6 actions school systems can take to support children’s outdoor learning

The growing interest in outdoor learning over the past years is promising. But what can we do to encourage it in our schools?

Book Review| Danger: SCHOOL!A Powerful and Artistic Commentary on our Schools

Children spend precious years of their lives in schools often without even equipping themselves with the curiosity to learn or the inquisitively to explore.

Social Emotional Learning in Schools for an Enriched Learning Environment

The article discusses the significance of social-emotional learning in our classrooms.

Children learn science in nature play long before they get to school classrooms and labs

The number of preschools pursuing learning through nature play is growing fast worldwide. However, the effectiveness and impacts of this approach is largely untested,...

Understanding School Ethos: A View from a Krishnamurti School

Schools are spaces where we must understand ourselves and others as mutually interdependent & in relationship to one another and to the world we inhabit.

The Intermeshing Histories of a Nation and a School

In his latest book, 'The Modern School (1920-2020)' historian Rakesh Batabyal takes us on an engaging historical journey where we find the pasts of a nation and a school meshing beautifully into one another.

Bridging the Absence of Transgender Persons in School Curriculum: A Look at Select Texts

The overarching under-representation of the transgender community coupled with a sustained sense of ridicule and mockery even where there is the slightest of attention paid, has made most of our school curriculum insensitive, non-empathetic and unfair to the transgender community.

Post-Covid India Furthers Agenda of Reducing Government School Teachers into Cogs in a Bureaucratic Machinery 

From duties in Covid surveys to being stationed on roads to impose fines on those without masks, government school teachers are compelled to do everything apart from teaching in a post-pandemic India.

From Reduced Weight of School Bags to Lesser Homework: How the Government’s Recommendations Can Help School Children 

From reduction in homework and the burden of textbooks to eliminating the compulsive carrying of heavy school bags, a new government plan may bring some respite to school children. 

Fighting the Malaise of Child Marriage, the Story of Maharashtra’s Ranjitsinh Disale Who Brought Tribal Girls to School 

In a remote district where child marriage was a rampant practice, educator Ranjitsinh Disale’s efforts for bringing poor tribal girls to school in Maharashtra is indeed inspirational. 

What Bihar Requires to Spend on Elementary School Education?

Low funding in education has costed Bihar a lot and unless it prioritises school education and its democratisation under the RTE, it is bound to remain educationally deprived.