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Children and you

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give … Continue reading

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Sharing knowledge and learning collaboratively at schools

(This article was written for a college magazine.) We have a vision for a better society in which the values of sharing and collaborating knowledge and technical know-how form an integral part. There are two aspects to this issue. One … Continue reading

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Experiment in The Classroom

“The experiment is already on, Sir! It is my personal experience that the story is a wonderful magic pill that helps to establish rapport between the pupils and the teachers. Those very boys who were not prepared to listen to … Continue reading

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A parable on…

A Parable Once upon a time, in a far away country, there was a community that had a wonderful machine. The machine had been built by most inventive of their people … generation after generation of men and women toiling … Continue reading

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If sharks were people…

This is how one of the most subversive books School is Dead by Everett Reimer opens. ‘If sharks were people,’ his landlady’s little daughter asked Mr. K, ‘would they be nicer to the little fish?’ ‘Of course,’ he said, ‘if … Continue reading

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The Children’s Machine

These are some unfinished notes that I have taken while reading the Children’s Machine by Seymour Papert. Hope that someday I will weave them into something more fluid.   Why, though a period when so much human activity has been  … Continue reading

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Why children hate maths…

          Today, because it is the 15th Monday of your 5th grade year,          you have to do this sum irrespective of who you are or what          you really want to do; do what you are told … Continue reading

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Innocence Lost

Well this photo from Reuters tells it all…No need for me to elaborate…

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