I hope everyone is having a nice summer.
Here is July 2012 issue of Nelta Choutari. This is a variety pack. The increased diversity of contributors is exciting. And we are also excited about the fact that our contributors share their experiences while discussing issues at more or less general scholarly/theoretical level.
The first piece is a reflection of one of our colleagues, Kapil Neupane, who shares his experiences about beginning to use lesson plans and improving his teaching. In an entry about corporal punishment, Atmaram Bhattarai and Praveen Yadav first describe the scenario of corporal punishment in Nepal and then argue why corporal punishment is not the solution to problems that it is supposed to solve. The authors also provide alternatives and make an appeal to NELTA as a professional organization to address the issue of corporal punishment in our schools. Tirtha Wagle writes about an issue that most of us are are not aware about, decision making before, during, and after teaching. Sometimes, we ask editors to join the conversation, so in this issue Bal has provided an entry in which he discusses how experienced teachers deal with diverse students in the classroom. Finally, we have included the second half of the interview from last month with a veteran English language teacher Dr. Rajendra Bimal (thanks to Praveen Yadav again for collecting the interview). For convenience, here is the list:
- “Importance of Lesson Plan in ELT class,” by Kapil Neupane
- “We Can… Without Corporal Punishment,” by Atmaram Bhattarai and Praveen Yadav
- “Decision Making in ESL Classroom,” by Tirtha Raj Wagle
- “What Experienced Teachers Tend to Do with ‘Silent,’ ‘Dominant,’ and ‘Off-Task’ Students,” by Bal Krishna Sharma
- Dr. Rajendra Bimal’s interview Part II, by Praveen Yadav (audio editing: Shyam Sharma)
I hope that you will enjoy this issue and join the conversation as always. You don’t need grand ideas, just any response, thought/opinion on the topic, or a genuine appreciation or critique. And please remember to share it on your professional/social networks.
Thank you and happy reading!