What is my method? I have been a teacher for 2 decades now, I have not consciously reflected on my teaching method often. Lately, I have been watching the early seasons of the TV series Grey’s Anatomy. In one episode, a character (a senior surgeon) asks a new resident in…View More Discovering my teaching method
Balance in Nature From the fundamental unit of an atom to the ends of the universe, there is balance. It is inherent in the natural world; nature finds balance in its existence. The question is, how can we find this balance within ourselves and with our environments? What is balance?…View More Finding Balance
Current Education System Over the last few years, I have been pondering over the prevalent education system and the philosophy of education. I am convinced that each new system will eventually get old. Also, the new system will have flavours of or retain the influence of the older system it…View More A case for Alternative Learning
Disruption of lives The arrival of COVID-19 has brought unprecedented changes all over the world. Every corner of the world and every individual has been touched in one way or the other. The last 7 months of 2020 have been most challenging, to say the least. The effect of the…View More Learning and life in the middle of a pandemic
Observation and learning As the mother of a 7-year-old, I keep observing and learning new things. Ever since I became a mother, every day I re-learn something or the other. Some weeks ago, my daughter was riding her cycle and playing with her friends. My next-door neighbour’s kid does not…View More What is the most valuable gift you have given your child?
I am proud to say that I am a teacher. What better day to write about my love for teaching than today – on the eve of Teachers’ Day? I was inspired by many teachers since childhood and they continue to inspire me to this day. This is a token…View More Why I am a teacher
Background I was part of a panel discussion on Education and E-learning yesterday. This was part of the Reboot Karnataka Virtual Conclave organised by Times of India. As part of my preparation for the conclave, I focused on education through a system of core values. This thinking was reinforced by…View More Core Values and COVID-19
“I never use the concepts I learned in school” I hear this statement often. In conversations with students, parents, friends, colleagues, public, even in memes. Generally, this statement is accompanied by a critique of the education system. How our education system is teaching us ‘useless concepts’ while it should be…View More Clarity of Concepts in School
‘Quoted’ conversation A few days ago, I had a discussion with my wife about where quotes come from. An innocuous enough topic turned into a profound analysis of what is education. My wife subscribes to a weekly online newsletter of an author; quotes was a topic in one of the…View More What is education?
Changing situations As the months of 2020 roll by, we continue to sail through a pandemic-affected world. The statistics are both encouraging and disastrous, depending on which news articles one reads. However, life is going on and we all are finding ways to adapt to the new normal. I had…View More Adapting to the new normal