They insist that he must be in front of their eyes. Some of them ensure that Kevin is looking towards them and is well settled at the table, though far away from them. A few have started insisting to bring him out of the bag otherwise he will get suffocated. This is the Minion - the one whom I introduced as Kevin and now the students say, he is more pleasant to talk to. Let me share with you how this started and where it is headed!
It has been 07 years since the EklavyaParv blog came as the place I started writing for. It has been a full-heart employment with the full-time jobs I have been doing. The pleasure that I get, the power that I conceive and the response that I get – all make it an EklavyaParv in a true sense.
Teachers are apolitical. They are not from any religion or have a blind or fixed ideology. They are not part of any pursuit to empower someone. There is neither propaganda nor chauvinism in their motives. But, they are very much human. They do have their callings that beat in their heart. They do have the ultimate, unchallengeable and unconditional privilege to question.
The Corona batches of students will become cheaters in their lives if they do not realise that the COVID-sponsored ease is deceptive. The competitive world that they are going to enter will be brutal. The jobs are not going to come as gifts and cakes. The struggle that awaits them is not an alien thing. What they need to possess are personal integrity and enterprising acumen.
Hey! MAKE SOME NOISE - has been a call for some rebellion in the face of a boring and stereotyped routine. It is not about being on the dance floor or on the stage for a while and then making an exit for the next friendly call. The 'noise' here is the intervention that we all need to possess in our everyday routine. It actually makes us look alive. Let's see how!
They paint the life of their disciples with colours of learning and lessons for a lifetime. The subjects they teach are mere excuses to intervene in the life of the students. As we say in this age, even Google can teach you the syllabus, a teacher teaches you about life. What makes teachers such a strange species? What conspires in their mind and what makes them walk the extra miles? Who is their Muse? Let's find out!
What you know is of no use if you cannot make good use of it. Our previous knowledge gives us a unique competence. It is the power to imagine. Do not think that one cannot imagine if he does not know about a particular thing beforehand. We mean, if you know about one thing then you can 'imagine' more. That is what children do.
Corona Undermines the Examination System and I am quite happy. I am happy that the kids are just getting promoted with ease. I am certainly hopeful that the pandemic gets over soon and we are back to a safe 'normal'. But the NEXT NORMAL will not be as we have lived it during the corona age.
The ultimate purpose of education is to make one competent enough to make a life with meaning. For sure, this meaning cannot be attained in life if we fail to arrange the 'means' to sustain. If education fails, even slightly, to equip us with employability and a personal utility, then it is surely a failure, nothing else.