Writing this in a haste, with an urge to put down what I feel about this piece that Scroll published a few hours back about a government school teacher who was mobbed by his students and urged to not leave, when he was transferred from the school. The students and teacher are visibly moved and emotional … Continue reading It is not what you think is wrong with ‘education in India’
Last week at Poorna, we had parent-teacher meeting (PTM) spanning over two days. I was looking forward to this since the current academic year began. I wanted to see and get to know the parents of the kids I was spending time with in sociology classes. At Poorna these meetings have an unhurried and informal … Continue reading Observations from parent-teacher meeting
A few weeks back, a university professor in course of a conversation asked what "alternative education" means. She hazarded a guess - that it is about educating those who are differently-able. I figured she was hard at work making sense of the word "alternative" beginning with the typical process of ascribing "mainstream" or perhaps "normal" … Continue reading What is alternative education?
This seems to be a month of anniversaries. This month I complete a year as a high school teacher at Poorna. Besides this, I figure that our little startup which took off from a small house in a small college town is now a fledgling company which is over 7 years old. The business has … Continue reading A year as a high school teacher