“Bhaiyya, 21 Fatehpura kahan hai?” I asked the local subzi wala in the humid afternoon in Udaipur. “Shikshantar jana hai?” beamed the septuagenarian pointing towards a lush green piece of land in the midst of an urban landscape. The pride in his voice told me that my pilgrimage to Shikshantar
Working with schools as educators is highly rewarding and highly taxing. Especially with schools that have high expectations, like ours does. We hold our teachers and our students to high standards of work and ethics and very often push them out of their comfort zone. Doing so, helps us try
We very often feel we don’t have time for Professional Development (PD) in schools or do not have relevant topics either. But I tried something very simple and it seemed to work wonders. I read an article in The Economist ((June 14th 2014 issue) ‘Branching Out’ about Umpqua Bank. It
The school as we know it is changing. The shifting paradigm of today’s education forces us to think how to align our curriculum and teaching methods to the world of information. Come discuss these topics on Saturday with educator Kiran Sethi at Ahmedabad Management Association.
Follow me on Bloglovin’ Your kid loves snack bars, cereals, noodles & pastas, but we mommies end up packing their lunchboxes with items they don’t want. Sounds familiar? You’re not alone. Read more to see how to learn the secrets of healthy, fun & yummy school lunchbox!
Every Kid Needs A Champion I think that the most effective teachers are those who believe in each student. We can talk about multiple intelligences and differentiated instruction forever, the most sound techniques won’t reach a student who feels that the teacher does not believe in his/her ability. We teachers
I love TED. It is probably the best way to kill time and learn invaluable things. The videos are so diverse and so interesting, I have to literally look at the watch and stop playing the next one. The latest obsession I have over TED is Sugata Mitra. He is
You go to conferences. And then you go to InspireED. The experiences at both are totally different. InspirED is more of a carnival than a conference. Think of it, there is a dhol and dancing participants and eclectic mix of people and lots and lots of bright children eager to