A revolution in the making- The story of the turnaround of public education in Delhi

Posted on: Fri, 10/30/2020 - 17:20 By: admin

A revolution in the making- The story of the turnaround of public education in Delhi
An Insider’s (Teacher) account

Every morning, on the way to my school, I pass by a government school in the vicinity. It’s a spectacular new building which has been constructed in the old campus of the government school. It’s hard to believe that the building is a government school! A government school with such a g

Social Science teaching and the challenges

Posted on: Fri, 10/30/2020 - 17:18 By: admin

A social science teacher in the classroom is like an unwanted guest. Students keep asking the time and they immediately inform the teacher once the bell rings. The expression on their face is evident that they don’t welcome the teacher. In the parent’s teacher meeting parents meets the other teachers but often ignore meeting the social science teacher. They are more concerned about the performance of their wards in ‘core’ subjects like Math, science and English.

शिक्षक का मशीनीकरण

Posted on: Fri, 10/30/2020 - 17:09 By: admin

कार्य कुशल होना, कार्य में गुणवत्ता लाना, सतत एक जैसा प्रदर्शन करते रहना, इन विचारों ने मुझे बहुत दिनों तक आकर्षित किया | कई तरह के प्रयोग भी मैंने किए, कुछ मामूली सफलता के बाद उसमें निराशा ही हाथ लगी | एक और वाक्य है जो मुझे बहूत आकर्षित करता है “ Institutionalize your life “ अर्थात जीवन को एक संस्था में परिवर्तित कर देना | सतही तौर पर ये सभी वाक्य काफी आकर्षक लगते हैं | विचारों के इस चक्र से बाहर निकलना भी काफी मुश्किल है | हम जितना ज्यादा कार्य कुशल होते हैं , सतत एक जैसा प्रदर्शन करते हैं उतनी ही हमें तारीफ मिलती है | हम अपने छात्रों से भी इसी तरह की उम्मीद करते हैं | छात्र भी अपने जीवन

Text of my talk on Assessment

Posted on: Fri, 10/30/2020 - 17:04 By: admin

Hello, everyone, I would like to thanks, Creatnet team (CT) for this opportunity, In the era of corporate liberalism, working for the public education is like swimming against the stream. I would congratulate CT for this endeavour. I would also like to thanks the audience for coming here and listening to us, otherwise who listen to the teachers and particularly government school teachers.


When would we become the citizen?

Posted on: Fri, 10/30/2020 - 17:02 By: admin

I am not going to analyze various theories related to citizenship. Students of class 9th and 10th are taught a book called ‘Democratic Politics’. The book has two parts. Part one is for class 9th and part 2 is for class 10th. Total there are 14 chapters, including both the books. A chapter of the book mentions that We need a transition from Subject to Citizenship. It has been further explained that Subjects have permanent Loyalty and the citizens are not Loyal to a person, a party or to a government. They form their opinion based on the merit of the policy.

क्या होगा आकाश का ?

Posted on: Fri, 10/30/2020 - 16:59 By: admin

क्या होगा आकाश का ?

आकाश से मेरी मुलाकात करीब तीन साल पहले हुई थी। आकाश का दाख़िला मेरे स्कूल में छठी कक्षा में करवाया गया था। एक बहुत ही खुश मिज़ाज एवं शरारती बच्चे के रूप में मेरा  उससे  परिचय हुआ। वह पढ़ने लिखने में कमज़ोर था, लेकिन इस बात से मुझे कोई ज़्यादा  परेशानी नहीं हुई, क्योंकि ज़्यादातर बच्चे ऐसे ही थे। धीरे-धीरे आकाश से मेरी जान-पहचान बढ़ी  और इसी दौरान एक दिन पता चला कि आकाश दिमागी रूप से कमज़ोर है। उसके माता-पिता  ने इस सिलसिले में चिकित्सा प्रमाण पत्र भी बना रखा है। इसके माध्यम से आकाश को कुछ सरकारी सहायता मिल जाती है।


Posted on: Fri, 10/30/2020 - 16:56 By: admin

These days,the first question my students ask, sir, ladai hogi ya nahi (would there be a war or not) ?

I feel myself in a perplexed situation. The answer could have been easy if I could have been a politician or a news anchor. alas ! I am a teacher. I can’t say yes or no.I don’t have the freedom of an intellectual, who may choose to remain silent on such issues. I have to speak.

What do I tell them?

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