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Another Day, Another Exam

This blog post was written by Varshini Srinivasan, staff member at Teach For India. The school bus pulled into the driveway like it did every morning. Other students were milling about the courtyards and the dining hall, talking about this and that. I stepped out of the bus, my hands clasped around my school bag, and walked surreptitiously into the Secondary Block, the building where grades 9 through 12 were housed. Teachers were walking...

Kids Speak: How I Stay Cool During Assessment Time

Exam time can be very stressful for a lot of kids, including Sana Saifi, a grade 8 student from New Delhi. Here are some tips and tricks that help her destress during her exam time. Maybe they will work for you, too!   I think kids can destress by during exam time by using these helpful tips that work really well for me:   After exams, kids often discuss the questions with each other....

Quick Tips! Avoid Being Hijacked By The Test

This blog post was written by Zoë Hauser, Head of Primary School at B.D. Somani International School, and Varshini Srinivasan, staff member at Teach For India. When a child is able to perfectly regurgitate onto an answer sheet of test paper, can we really say that the child has learned anything at all? If that same child is then put in a position in their real lives where they might have to think critically...

Kids Speak: That Time Of The Year

This blog post was contributed by Arnav Chopra, a grade 10 student at Riverside School, Ahmedabad. It is that dreaded time of the year again. This one has assumed particularly sinister proportions because of the Big Bs! Everyone around me seems to be conspiring to ensure that I do not forget that I am in the 10th grade. And that these are my first mocks (for the uninitiated, mocks are basically preparatory exams for...

Can We Really Call Ourselves Independent?

This post was contributed by Jigyasa Labroo, Co-Founder of Slam Out Loud in New Delhi, India. Learn more about Slam Out Loud here!   We’re living in a time when our dreams especially for at risk children; are largely limited to academic outcomes and the security of employment. In the era of standardized tests, the fundamental idea of education that engages the spirit of the learner, that cultivates a soul that yearns for learning sounds...

Kids Speak: Independence Then and Now

This post was contributed by Tanyaa Dalal, a grade 8 student from the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, India.   Independence When we hear this word Many great people come To our minds Mahatma Gandhi Jawaharlal Nehru Subhas Chandra Bose They risked Their lives for our Independence   But what does Independence mean? According to Google Baba Being independent is Being free from someone’s control But this is according to Google… What does it mean to, A child, a teen   For me Independence would mean Freedom to voice my choice And using it for good!   Having the power...

Kids Speak: Caring for Each Other in an Independent Society

This post was contributed by Radha Shrivastav, a grade 8 student from RPV IP Extension School in New Delhi, India.   Independence is very important in order to live a happy and safe life. Many people might think that being independent means having to freedom to do whatever they want but that is not true. To me, independence means that we live our lives in our own ways, making our own choices, as long as...

Kids Speak: Does Asking for Help Strip Away my Independence?

This post was contributed by Kavya Shah, a grade 9 student from the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, India.   The dictionary meaning of independence is – being free from outside control.  I can gauge from the meaning that, the day when you are able to stand up, and not let other people influence your conduct makes you truly independent. The idea of independence is free to perception. Some people might view it as a manner...

Kids Speak: One Girl’s Journey of Unleashing her Potential

Shy, hesitant, introverted are a few words that come into my head when I think of the Rutuja I was when I was in the 4th grade. I can visualise myself sitting in a corner and doing my usual work all by myself. I had friends, but it wasn’t bond where we shared about our lives, but where I followed what they did. However, my life transformed completely when I began the journey...

How About Teaching Kids To Code?

Let’s take a deep breath, close eyes and think about a day where we didn’t use our phone, desktop, laptop and all the digital gadgets that make our lives easy, help us  communicate better, help us present ourselves better, entertain us, save our lives and so on. Seems hard right? An article in the Irish Independent by Ciaran Cannon states that by 2020 there will be 25 billion devices connected to the internet, three...