When you start teaching, you have lots of seasoned teachers snowing you under sermons, anecdotes, warnings, and sometimes useful (yet unwarranted) advice. But nobody tells you to 'just be you' - to discover yourself, to enjoy your students because your time with them is limited (one rushy academic year), to cherish the timeless bond you're … Continue reading Teachers For Teachers : Eva Khattri Pant
What has this (ongoing) lockdown given me? Pretty conventional but I'll count in ample mental space to relax, read and WRITE (no procrastination anymore!). What trumps all of these is the time and inclination to 'enhance' the cook inside me. I won't say 'discover' as I did that when helping around in the kitchen (once … Continue reading Of Lockdown and Comfort Food
She was my immediate HOD, mentor and my go to person for almost anything and everything at the new school. Calm, positive, cheery and a brilliant storyteller; always looking like a vision in breezy pinks and blues (I became a Farida Gupta convert when I observed her carrying the ensemble so effortlessly while teaching). I … Continue reading Teachers For Teachers : Neeru Krishen
Arooshi and I were coursemates. If you have been lucky enough to meet/interact with her, you'll understand what happens when you attach positive adjectives like dignified, patient, intelligent, warm hearted and level-headed to a pretty woman. Imagine the scenario when that lady decides on teaching as her profession! She was the voice of reason and … Continue reading Teachers For Teachers : Arooshi Thakur
Just like any other millennial, I cannot quite shake off this stereotypical image I have of a “PT teacher”- linguistically challenged, brash and prone to bullying. I don’t remember idolizing any of them while at school. Now that I have turned into a teacher myself, I can fathom how, in a world besotted with fad … Continue reading Teachers For Teachers : Vikram Kaira
If I have to list out the best things B.Ed gave me, the internship period and my elective 'Curriculum Development' would figure in the list. But the most starry, precious part of the course has to be Aneesha. She had chosen the same elective and was the integral, non negotiable part of the group that … Continue reading Teachers For Teachers : Aneesha Dutta
If you've read my last post, you'd know I am starting a new series on the blog - 'Teachers For Teachers', where I’d be interviewing some of the brilliant, sassy and intuitive teachers, who have inspired me, to know more about their experiences, ideology, agony and aha moments. I am glad to start the series … Continue reading Teachers For Teachers : Bhavna Kaushik
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A beautiful sunny morning has got me in a pensive mood today. After soaking myself neck deep in teaching for two sessions, I think it is time I reflect upon the journey… I have changed since July 2018. Since I started teaching, that is. I kind of understand that the word hate/hatred is a very … Continue reading Queen of Glory
We've all had teachers at school who were drop dead gorgeous. Their sartorial elegance took the vibe to another level altogether. Boys drooled, girls gushed while around them. I think the attention is great and secretly is that unwanted validation you need at times and can bask in unabashedly. But an excess of it turns … Continue reading Classroom Eye Candy?