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Resource Arrivals

How Books Are Made - Samuel Israel

This simple informative book by Samuel Israel not only traces the evolution of book-writing from the ancient Speaking books to the latest Handheld Electronic books but also captures in essence the entire process of book-making right from the materials and machines used to the interplay of authors, publishers, copyright and royalties.

My little body book by Shruti Singhal

This simple, delightful picture book introduces youngsters to the importance of taking care of their own bodies. From simple tips on hygiene to an empowering message on how to distinguish safe and unsafe touch, Shruti Singhal’s sensitive visuals and text provide perfect reading material for talking about health, safety, and emotional and physical well-being with very young children. The self-awareness and self-esteem created through the reading of this book will go a long way in helping a child understand, appreciate and respect not only their bodies but also others’.

Infinity’s Science Project’s Encyclopedia

We believe in what we see and learn better by trying things out. The Science Project’s Encyclopedia has been designed, written and illustrated with exactly this purpose in mind. Care has been taken to help the child learn through experimentation, by using things which are available around him or her. 

Action research for language teachers by Michael J. Wallace

Helps one who wish to develop their professional expertise by investigating their own teaching in a systematic and organized way, this practical guide will be very useful. This will also help to design and implement research projects. It’s specifically designed for teachers and trainee teachers who have to produce a professional project or dissertation as part of a training program.

Architectural heritage of Pondicherry

Indian national trust for art and cultural heritage’s (INTACH) publication is intended as a user friendly manual- explaining the issues of historic preservation with in the Tamil and French Precincts of the old city. The main topics covered are understanding the architectural characteristic of both the towns, conservation principles, legal issues and how to construct new building harmoniously with in the historic context.

The standby book, activities for the language classroom  edited by Seth Lindstromberg

An anthology of more than 100 language learning activities contributed by 33 teachers. It includes complete lesson suggestions, activities which can be used to build complete lessons, suggestions for variations and extensions of the activities, as well as sample material.

Readings for reflective teaching: Edited by Andrew Pollard

This unique portable library of 120 exceptional readings:

Provides teachers with easy access to key texts on education, showcases important research findings and provides a comprehensive resource for pre- and in-service training course. 

Writing for a change: Boosting Literacy and Learning Through Social Action:

Jossey –Bass Teacher

This book shows teachers how to engage students in ‘real world’ problem solving activities that can help them acquire voice, authority, and passion for both reading and writing practice. Practical guidance for applying the process to any curricular area is provided along with an extensive list of classroom activities. 

Mathematics teachers at work:  Connecting Curriculum Materials and Classroom Instruction:

Edited by Janine T.Remmillard ,Beth A. Herbal Eisenmann,Gwendolyn M. Lloyd

Mathematics teachers at work is the first collection to compile and synthesize research on teacher’ use of mathematics curriculum materials and impact of curriculum materials on teaching. This book not only report empirical findings but also offer frameworks and perspectives on the teacher- curriculum relationships that can guide future research. 

Mosaic of Thought: Teaching comprehension in a Reader’s workshop

By Ellion Oliver Keene,Susan Zierman

How do students become thoughtful, independent readers who deeply understand what they read? The authors took a journey into the thought process of proficient readers. This book proposes an in-depth instruction in the strategies used by proficient readers. 

Human Relations in Education

By: Eric Hall and Carol Hall

As a teacher, how can I increase my personal effectiveness, and how can I improve the quality of relationships in the classroom?  This book sets out to answer- in a way that will appeal to all those concerned with education. 

 Never a dull moment:  Academic Narrative of Hoshangabad Science Technology Programme

By Sushil Joshi 

The Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme (1972) was a unique innovation in school education. It was a ‘celebration’ in which countless people got together to develop meaningful and joyful experience for children. 

Teachers’ career Trajectories and Work Lives

By Martin Bayer. Ulf Brinkkjar, Helle Plauborg, Simon Rolls (Editors)

The working and career lives of teachers have changed radically over the last two decades. Reforms have turned education into a commodity and pupils into ‘consumers’. This anthology plugs the gap by collecting various scholarly contributions and perspectives on teachers’ careers trajectories and work lives. 

365 Science experiments: Written and tested by teachers

The experiments will be of interest to children aged from four to twelve years. The book is in an easy to use format with experiment folders in spiral bind. It is useful for self -study as there is space for writing values and taking notes.

Reading with Meaning -Teaching Comprehension in the primary grades

Debbie Miller II edition

In this edition, Debbie Miller shares her new thinking about comprehension strategy instruction, the gradual release of responsibility instructional model and planning for student engagement and independence

Five Minute Activity for Young Learners

 Penny McKay and Jenni Guse

Five Minute Activity for Young Learners is full of short, topical, low-resource ideas for teachers of English to children. Activities are arranged around 6 themes: Animals, Journeys, Fantasy and adventure, The world around us, Healthy bodies and About me. 

Indian Philosophy Volume 2, II Edition

S. Radhakrishnan

Volume 2 discusses the six philosophical systems, the gradual decline of the philosophic spirit, the impact of the West and the future prospects and possibilities. This edition highlights the continuing relevance of the two volumes and the philosophic tradition they represent both to scholars ad serious lay readers

Teaching Science to Every Child :Using Culture as a starting point  II Edition

John Settlage and Sherry A. Southerland

Teaching Science to Every Child” provides timely and practical guidance about teaching science to all students. Particular emphasis is given to making science accessible to students who are typically pushed in the fringe. –especially students of colour and English and English language learners. 

Education – A Very Short Introduction by Gary Thomas

From the schools of ancient times to the present day, Gary Thomas explores how and why education has evolved. Examining education worldwide, he explains the way schools work, noting how curricula are remarkably consistent around the world. Delving into some of the big questions, Thomas explores the history of education. Considering various styles such as progressive versus formal, he also explores the ideas of some of the big theorists, including Piaget and Vygotsky.

2.How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School by Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do--with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? This book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to these and other questions.

3.Philosophy of Science – A Very Short Introduction by Samir Okasha

What is science? Is there a real difference between science and myth? Is science objective? Can science explain everything? This Very Short Introduction provides a concise overview of the main themes of contemporary philosophy of science. Beginning with a short history of science to set the scene, Samir Okasha goes on to investigate the nature of scientific reasoning, scientific explanation, revolutions in science, and theories such as realism and anti-realism.


The Magic School Bus – Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen

Arnold has swallowed the Magic School Bus! Now, instead of seeing an exhibit of the human body at a museum, the class is taking a look at Arnold's stomach, his intestines, his bloodstream and more from the inside on this heart-stopping fieldtrip - one the reluctant Arnold would be happy to miss.


Teaching High School Science through Inquiry and Argumentation by Douglas Llewellyn

Devoted to grades 9 – 12, this book deals with the four key elements of effective science education – scientific literacy, inquiry, argumentation and the nature of science


The Illustrated History of South India by K.A.Nilakanta Sastri

The Illustrated History of South India, is a book aimed to sensitize readers to the country's historic past and rich cultural heritage, and the need to preserve it. Key chapters discuss the coming of the Aryans, the Mauryan Empire, the rise of Vijayanagar, social and economic conditions, literature, religion and philosophy, and the art and architecture of South India.

Soft Skills – Know Yourself and Know the World by Dr.K.Alex

Soft skills have become absolutely essential both for the growth of an individual as well as an organization. The book deals with and introduces the methods to develop soft skills like Group discussion, Art of listening, Writing e-mails, Team Building, Time and Stress Management.


தமிழ் பயிற்றும் முறை - டாக்டர் . சுப்பு ரெட்டியார்

மிழ் பயிற்றும் முறையைக்கூறும் இந்த நூல் உளவியல் உண்மைகளை அடிப்படையாகக்கொண்டு பல்வேறு அறிஞர்கள் கூறியதை மொழியின் மரபு கெடாது எந்தெந்த அளவில் மொழியைக்கற்பிப்பதில் மேற்கொள்ளலாம் என்பதை ஆய்வு செய்கிறது.

Story Building (Resource Book for Teachers): by Jane Spiro 

The book offers a series of structured activities which guides the students to write their own stories. It also showcases how stories can be used as a medium to develop student learning skills. The activities given are based on the author’s long term experience with using creative story in a regular classroom teaching.

Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answer? Teaching Historical thinking in Grades 7-12 by Bruce A. Lesh

The book talks about a method of teaching history that is influenced by the process used by the historians. It also shows the teachers how to successfully implement these methods in the classroom.

The Nature Connection, An outdoor workbook for kids, Families, and Classrooms by Clare Walker Leslie

The Nature Connection is an interactive workbook full of creative exercises for kids ages 8 to 13. Part Journal, Part field guide filled with illustrations, this book can be used as year around guide for outdoor and year around nature activities with children.

Biology Inquiries by Martin Shields

Biology Inquiries offers to the teachers a handbook for teaching middle school students engaging lessons in Biology. With an emphasis on inquiry based learning, the book provides a pool of active learning lessons to choose from with valuable tips on how to implement them

சக்தி பிறக்கும் கல்வி-  பேராசிரியர் வசந்திதேவி 

வசந்திதேவி அவர்கள் கட்டுரையாக எழுதி பத்திரிக்கைகளில் வெளிவந்ததின் தொகுப்பு.  கல்வியில் விவாதம் என்பது அத்தியாவசியமானது. விவாதங்களே மாற்றுக் கல்விக்கான வழிமுறையை ஏற்படுத்துகிறது. கல்வித்திட்டங்களில் மாற்றத்தை ஏற்படுத்தவேண்டியமைக்கு உறுதுணையாக உள்ளது.

தமிழ் நடைக் கையேடு

மொழி அறக்கட்டளைக்காக அடையாளம் வெளியிடும் இப்புத்தகம் தற்காலத் தமிழ்நடையை எடுத்துரைக்கிறது.நிறுத்தல் குறிகளைப் பயன்படுத்துவதில் துவங்கி ஆய்வுக்கட்டுரை வரை நாம் எழுதும் முறையை ஆய்வுக்குட்படுத்துகிறது. 

DVD: Small things Big things, a film by Saumyananda Sahi

The film by Saumyananda Sahi is a documentary about the Sita School in Silveypura. Here the children are taught through emotion, creativity and social interaction. The school is a space where the children learn from their surroundings. The movie observes the learning experiences of the teachers and students for one year.

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