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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...

The Internet: An Equaliser

Several schools treat their students as a statistic - a ‘pass percentage’ as opposed to a human being with infinite potential. It didn’t matter whether a student got 33% or 93%, as long as they passed. An attitude that served the purpose of the school without actually serving its purpose of equipping students to take on the complexities of the real world. This didn’t sit right with Parinita Jain and Divakar Sankhla, who...

Instructional Videos For Kids, By Kids

If you are a student, think about an average day in school. If you’re an adult, think back to when you were a school-going child. Can you recall a time when you sat in a hot, stuffy classroom, in a lesson that was supposed to last 45 minutes but felt like 4 hours? Your teacher goes over concept after concept, turning their back occasionally to scribble something on the board that dutifully copy...

The iTeach Foundation Course: A Community of Believers

This post was contributed to the KER Blog by Nishigandha Gogate, Lead Teacher at iTeach Schools. Visit her blog here to read more of her work. Thanks, Nishi, for your contribution!   The FOUNDATION COURSE was first of its kind for the academically weakest students of Pune city pioneered in 2017. In 5 rigorous weeks last year history was created by all the 103 brave warriors to fight the educational inequity. In 5 rigorous weeks...

Students Take the Lead at FunScool Summer Program

Of all the initiatives that have been taking place this summer, FunScool Summer School, a program that was run in Budruk, Pune, was a particularly fascinating one. What started with a casual conversation about effective teaching practices in the home of Jai Mishra, an alumnus of the Teach For India Fellowship, between him and a handful of his former students soon developed into an idea for a truly unique summer school program. The...