Rote Learning

Last week I visited several schools in rural Thiruvallur. Recent rains had filled the landscape with greens of all shades. In this beautiful rural setting was this school that we are supporting. I went and sat in the 4th std class that our Asha teacher was teaching. It was Tamil period and she had finishedContinue reading “Rote Learning”

Assessments

I wanted to talk a bit about my thoughts on Assessments here. Firstly assessment need not just be in the form of examinations. Exams are only a part of assessments. What are some of the purposes of assessments? For the teacher to learn what the students know. It is extremely important for the teacher toContinue reading “Assessments”

Why have I started to blog?

I am Rajaram. I am working in the field of education for the underprivileged in India for the last several years. I have been doing this as a part of Asha for Education. I used to work as a software engineer. But for the last 4+ years I have been volunteering full-time for this cause. AshaContinue reading “Why have I started to blog?”

Government Schools -Popular Misconceptions

I have mostly been working with government schools in Tamilnadu. I have worked with schools both in Chennai city and in rural areas of Thiruvallur, Thoothukudi, Viluppuram, Thiruvannamalai and Kanchipuram districts. I often find a lot of people misinformed about these schools including sometimes the teachers who teach there and parents who send their childrenContinue reading “Government Schools -Popular Misconceptions”

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