Issue 18 - January 2014
- Written by Andy Gilman
The importance of self-knowledge is mentioned in many school mission statements, and this is not surprising.
- Written by D Anantha Jyothi
In the literature class we were studying Lord of the Flies—a novel about a group of pre-adolescent school boys who crash land on a lonely island and fend for themselves in the absence of any adults.
- Written by Azlan Smith
In the summer before I started teaching, I sought out one of my own childhood teachers and asked, 'What is teaching? How do I support children in learning? What is it that I am trying to do?'
- Written by Gary Primrose
Environmental education is an ideal forum to put into practice some of the educational insights of Eleanor Duckworth.
- Written by V Santharam
What happened to all the children? I did not find anyone on my way here,' enquired my guest, who was visiting Rishi Valley after a gap of several years.
- Written by Meredy Beson Rice
I have always loved literature, largely because of the sentiments expressed in Dickinson's poem.
- Written by Thejaswi Shivanand
'Where are we going for excursions this year?' is invariably one of the early questions we face as the children return to begin a new year at Centre For Learning.
- Written by O R Rao
Two birds, inseparable companions, cling to the self-same tree. Of these, one eats the sweet fruit and the other looks on without eating.
- Written by Valentin Gerlier
When teaching academic philosophy, one never ceases to be amazed at how little a subject once termed 'the love of wisdom' has to do with 'wisdom', let alone 'love'.
- Written by Rajani Arjun Shankar
'Why do we need to learn a dead language?' 'Where shall we ever use it?' 'Is Sanskrit relevant to today's world?'
- Written by Arvind Ranganathan
After the middle school MAG (Mixed Age Group) Day at The School- KFI, I spoke with my colleague Akhila Seshadri about what went into the production of a pageant presented by students of her class on that occasion.
- Written by Steve Smith
In this edited extract we find Krishnamurti opening up one of his favourite topics: authority. At the same time, the topic itself is linked to another: the awakening of intelligence.