Being an educator isn’t about what you do; it’s about who you are. The best teachers and educators are those who bring their personality, passion, and experience into the classroom — they don’t just teach about a subject, they open up a conversation that includes themselves and us, the learners. For such an educator the classroom becomes a think
Thoughtful musings of an intern from CFL, Nivedita Jajoo, who charmed us all with her enthusiasm, sensitivity and compassion. Her ability, to navigate through the 5 weeks of her internship with creativity and insightful observation, was evident in her presence at the centre. She pens down her experience with her characteristic disarming honesty. I had the privilege to intern
Our inability to see society as interdependent, to see it as just a part and not as a whole, has given rise to exclusion. The words ‘disabled’ vs ‘normal’ are just the vocabulary we use to further this division. At a theoretical level we appreciate the diversities that create the vibrancy of life yet at a practical and gut
“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” What’s the starting point? Morality and fairness? Or Success and effectiveness? I stepped out of a session on ‘Building inclusive classrooms through the Arts’ and much to my surprise, rather shock I see a group of people screaming, or should I say theatrically
Ishanya we are proud of you! Friends, on the occasion of Ishanya’s 1st Annual Day Celebrations, we are excited telling you about our collaboration with Ishanya in a pilot program on ‘technology assisted intervention’ for children with special needs. This offered us opportunities to give our children a range of learning experiences. To mark the event, Ishanya is organizing
Rennee writes about her experience co-facilitating a session with the UG students at IIPR. The session is a part of the certificate course titled ‘ Psycho-Socio Wellbeing using Arts and Play’ offered jointly by Snehadhara and Headstreams. Fifteen enthusiastic students along with the facilitators were on a rhythmic journey during the session to create a rhythmic revolution of sorts. One
In our year long engagement with Kamala Niketan , Trichy we are working with the teachers in the schools to see how together we can look at arts as a tool to impart academic learning in classrooms. It has meant a lot of questioning, challenging existing methodologies and more importantly experiencing what these art forms do to us. Working in collaboration
This morning our group of therapists and trainers at Snehadhara Foundation had an interesting session titled “Introduction to Philosophical Thinking” facilitated by Adil Hasan. The session started off with a discussion on what is philosophy and how we are already philosophers when we think and ask questions in a structured way about universal themes and concerns.The group came up
Inclusion classrooms are a wonderful concept but it takes a lot of training, patience and compassion on the part of these teachers. Because fully inclusive classrooms have students across the educational and developmental spectrum, ranging from typically developing students to severe and profoundly disable students, it becomes a challenge for the teacher to find balance to serve all the students.
Gitanjali writes about her interaction with three organisations from Baruch, Gujarat and draws parallels to what Snehadhara is out to achieve. We hosted a team of three organisations from Bharuch District- Gujarat today. Kalpana Ben, a special educator with Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in Bharuch, Ajit Bhai and Jivi Ben from Viklang Parivartan Sangathan (VPS), and Dinesh,Sanjay and Jyoti from Aatapi Seva Foundation.