At the age of 40, I have realised that I am a Lifelong Intern. So are you! While I get into a combat with the second half of life where accomplishments will mean a settlement, it becomes all the more important to define the path of self-enhancement. It is not about happiness or being loved now, it is about whether you are content with yourself or not.
The mind can make us see the same place as heaven or hell! It is all in the mind they say. But, the one who makes us KNOW the mind is THE TEACHER. The intelligence we talk about can be natural to all. But who can make us capable enough to Use that Intelligence and competence is the one who remains an unforgettable mentor! We know they do it so smartly that we are influenced by them, but do not know that.
SWOT has been one of the fundamental concepts of management, soft skills, and self-analysis. Those who have transitioned from the old school to the modern world will recall how we used to make this four-box thing with plans. Now the value of this analysis has increased multi-fold. But, as the world has experienced a swift change in its approach towards life, 'THREATS' have become CHALLENGES.
The call is yours! You can spend your whole life in the pursuit of medals and then hang them around your neck for a lifetime of self-appreciation. This won't be a wrong thing to do though. But to be self-assured and self-realised with a sense of happiness about your existence, you have to be a doer - who isn't looking for material rewards.
They say the problem comes with its own solution! How much is it appropriate regarding how we teach in this century of challenges and a very distinct kind of 'professionalism'? There seem to be dark hours going in terms of curating content for teaching. No one wants to enrich the web; we are all just copy-pasting.
IGRAASP, started by four ladies, popularly known as Mompreneurs — Priya Wadhwan, Gayatri Luthra, Shikha Sharma Chaturvedi, and Ruchi Mitroo — is a weekly news wrap, hosted on YouTube and anchored by school children. It has been specially designed for children and their families to provide them with child-friendly content.
A Teacher always learns. The time of teaching is also the time to learn for the individual who is given the most significant task of moulding the lives of thousands in a single year. This series of posts on social media and this blog is based on the experiences that have made me feel like a confident teacher. I invite you to this Post No. 07, shared below:
The way we are teaching and learning English seems an act of revenge taken unintentionally from the 'bringers' of English to India. The way we coin words can be delegated to our own needs and creativity, but the way we teach the standard usage of English, calls for an immediate course correction.
This blog is about the e-mail that I wrote to Nick Middleton and the reply he sent. What makes it special is the motivation behind this 'random initiative' and the surprising response as well. Nick is the author of a chapter 'Silk Road' which is in the prescribed curriculum by CBSE in English of Grade XI in India. I am an educator of the subject at Wisdom World School here.