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Author: KER

Extending a Hand of Partnership: A Participant’s Experience at the KER National Summit

The KER National Summit that took place this past weekend was attended by over 500 guests, all representing a range of educational organisations from across the country. One of our attendees was Abhilasha Sharma, a secondary school teacher at Jindal Vidya Mandir, Vidyanagar. It was her second time attending an annual KER National Summit and she left the experience refuelled to implement her learnings back in her school. After her experience at the...

The Revolutionary Retreat: A Student’s Reflection

This blog post was written by Namya Sinha, 2019 KER Revolutionary and Reap Benefit Solve Ninja We started our day with a beautiful session based around the Mandala, conducted by Shaheen Mistri, where we each created our own Mandalas depicting our journeys and brought them together to form one. The final product, a giant amalgam of all of our dreams, was the perfect visual depiction of each one our places in this movement. To...

Little Makers at the Hyderabad Maker Faire 2018

This post was contributed by Sahithya Anumolu, Eshwar Bandi, and Abhishek Dey from the Inqui-Lab Foundation.   The City of Hyderabad has hosted many technological conferences and events, some of them with complete support from the State Government. These events are allowing the city to embrace the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. One such event held in November of 2018 was the Maker Faire Hyderabad 2018, being held for the first time in Hyderabad, and,...

Reimagining Education | Citizenship in the 21st Century

This post was contributed by Prarthana Ramesh, Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy.   Our cities are at a crossroads today. Increasing population, crumbling infrastructure, pollution mired with challenges of solid waste management, public transportation networks, traffic, and safety among others have become hallmarks of our cities. With this as the backdrop, India’s urban population is estimated to increase from 370 million in 2011 to 600 million by 2030, making...

Kids Speak: Ensuring a Sustainable Future for Us All

This post was contributed by Taanika Shankar, a grade 12 student at Sri Kumaran's School, Bangalore, associated with KER Partner, Reap Benefit. I’ve always wanted to save the earth; but this was always something I thought I would do when I “grew up”. But when I was in 8th std, some of my seniors organised a Swachh Bharat clean-up session of the area around our school and I took part in it. Towards the...

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...