How the pandemic taught me the value of feedback

Education is not just about learning. It is a slow and steady process that requires learning, unlearning, and relearning. As educators, we have all heard about the importance of unlearning- letting go of certain practices to make way for more effective ones. The past year has been an epitome of giving up old ways and […]

Connect Today

It is easy to connect with anyone, anywhere, and at any time for most of us in today’s world. Isn’t it? I am sure most of us must have answered this question positively. OH! But, it is not about being connected on Messenger or Facebook or Instagram… I am surprised and astonished, that it took […]

An Undying Spirit to Exist

The story of our undying spirit to exist to not perish to prevail! Here I sit down to pen my thoughts about our very existence, the scientific theory of Natural Selection, the survival of the fittest that Darwin once talked about. Well, didn’t we live that in the past year? We survived every day of […]

The Classroom of 2021

“Necessity is the mother of invention”. While this seems a cliché, it was true for the situation we were in. If 2020 was the year of survival, 2021 is a year of evolution. The lesson we can claw back from the pandemic is that change is inevitable. Though the vaccines have been rolled out by […]

Nurturing a love for reading

If you had to pick one past session that stands out to you in the previous year, what would that be and why? What made that class session so special? Online classes came as a surprise and as all educators, I too was engrossed in looking for ways to engage my learners every day. What came […]

Music & Wellness

A famous person said: If you lack wellness that means there is not enough music in your life. I read this somewhere and have been humming it to myself ever since. Whenever I feel the need to be well, I try to bring more music into my life. I often forget to do this, doubting […]

I’m a feminist but don’t want my boys to be left behind.

Scene 1: A girl and a boy are trying to climb on the monkey bars. Both seem to be of the same age and look like friends. The girl’s mother was clapping and cheering for her. The girl made it to the other side so did the boy. The mom of the girl said, “Hey! […]

Embracing Vulnerability with Courage

Embracing Vulnerability with Courage

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again because there is no […]

Reflections from 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged classroom dynamics and affected education systems worldwide when governments decided to close educational institutions temporarily. During this time, technology came to us as a rescue. It helped us continue the teaching-learning process virtually and equipped educators and learners with tools that were the need of the hour. It transformed an entire […]

To New Beginnings

Every year we habitually and customarily usher in new year with a lot of pomp, glory, splendor and merrymaking. New year to many simply does not mark a change in the calendar month but it is also the beginning of new dreams, hopes, plans, goals, resolutions, something to look forward to, something to drive us […]