Safe spaces in Schools Image by journalmuse.net If you are the class teacher,you are in complete charge of your class.It is interesting and maybe overwhelming to be handling all the students as a class teacher.When you set rules in a creative way ,your students become more receptive. Here are nine, simple ways to create safe… Continue reading Creating Safe Spaces
Children connect well to Nature and what better way to connect than to watch a garden grow in school? The sense of wonder, awe and reverence stays for life!- Journal Jotting All of us are aware of the effects spending time in Nature has on us. Our students seldom get opportunities to appreciate Nature. One… Continue reading Gardens in Schools
Originally published on this blog : https://bookslockdown.blogspot.com/2020/06/book-1-tuesdays-with-morrie.html by Smitha Ravindran Book 1: Tuesdays With Morrie Author : Mitch Albom Genre: Memoir Tone: Inspiring Published: 1997 Why I chose this book: I had first come across this book in 2002.All of 26 , and heavily pregnant I neither had the maturity or the motivation to scan through… Continue reading Book 1: Tuesdays With Morrie
You are working day and night , cleaning,cooking,checking out if everything's alright with everyone you know and taking online classes - you are unstoppable,right?You need to slow down few minutes too,and spend quiet time with the person you have grown up with - YOU,yes you need not be in the 'human doing' mode all the… Continue reading TAKE A BREAK….
Schools will reopen to new ways of learning, post the COVID -19. Online learning is a welcome change for some, but for most, school time and a regular routine imply safer times. There are unpredictable changes and the way each of us respond is giving insights into our progress as a civilization. This means changes… Continue reading Changes in the Learning Landscape
One of the books that I read last year was 'Totochan'.This really made me enter a fantasy world that is magical,where learning is super fun and exciting!! If you are not familiar with the story,just click on this http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/arvindgupta/Tottochan.pdf When I read Totochan the first time, I thought that it was really cool to have… Continue reading Totochan
Teachers are professionals.Be it elementary,middle,high or senior school or any organisation that works with children,the demands on a teacher are high.Teachers are expected to work like their corporate counterparts. I am fortunate to work in a private school that offers a warm ambiance - private work space,clean washrooms,coffee machine,microwave and the works!I feel sad though… Continue reading Teachers’ Lounge
If we seek meaning in life, we need to be a learner for life. There are many resources that make us reflect – an experience, an interaction, a WhatsApp message, an Instagram story, an event, a movie and of course, a good book. Ikigai is not just a good book. It is a Japanese concept… Continue reading Ikigai
Happy to be a seed planter… It is heartening to look back at the huge learning through the years of teaching across academic calendars and grades as an English language facilitator. The English language has its own twists and idiosyncrasies and to make each class meaningful and interesting is sometimes an arduous task especially with… Continue reading Teacher’s Story
There is a huge change in children's behavior of late.There is a lot more happening in the background though,in their homes.There is an upsurge in the number of people working in the Corporate Sector,MNCs specifically.I am all for progress and societal empowerment.Better pay,more perks,more travel and parties with drinks on the house are part of… Continue reading Family First!
Picture by Journal Jotting Sounds grand?But this is what we are doing when we teach!Having the confidence to voice this might be difficult for some of us.How to become more convincing and build confidence? At Home: Start your morning with a short prayer.It does set the tone for the day.Not a believer?No problem!Take few deep… Continue reading Building Confidence