Twelve years of The Teacher Foundation

A very long time ago, a young graduate on her first day at a teacher training college in Delhi University, was told by the Dean - “Those who can do, those who can’t Teach!” What the Dean said was of course in jest, quoting the playwright…

Mukul Sahgal

Mukul Sahgal can be best described as ‘calm and inviting’ when he speaks about his way of writing child-friendly school textbooks. The Progressive Teacher meets up with this editor-turned science author who shares some interesting facts…

Understanding thyroid problems

‘What in the world is a thyroid problem?’ a young child may ask. Well, in order to fill the void on thyroid, let’s start right from the basics. To start with, the thyroid gland is an endocrine gland, meaning ductless gland, situated just…

Training

Do you know of any good teacher for English? I need one desperately. We are just not able to get a teacher for Maths. Please tell me if you know of one. Of the 250 applications we received, we have been able to short list barely 20. We have…

Teacher

Objectively speaking, teaching is one of the five top most stressful careers in the world. In a single hour, we have to play many different roles: nurse, baby sitter, counsellor, administrator, parental doormat and may be if we’re lucky -…

Educating or Educaring?

There is a saying that if schools care well for the children, they will fare well in life. The roles of schools and teachers have changed today. Schools are homes away from home. Teachers are foster parents. There is a shift in focus in…

An endless love for Learning

‘The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts,’ – C.S. Lewis What C.S. Lewis says is of utmost importance. As teachers, sometimes the assumption is that duty is to trim the class in such a way that…