A tale of two Maitreyas

Devika Nadig
After an exhausting week of training teachers from two schools on thinking skills, debating and discussing Krishnamurti and walking in the steps of the Buddha, Devika and Vijay decide to soak in the sights, sounds and handicrafts that Uttar Pradesh has to offer.

Jewel in the Crown

Devika Nadig
In this month’s column, the author shares her tryst with the ancient city of Varanasi, and the visual treat of a resplendent Ganga Aarti. She also talks about the how Shikshangan’s Change Management module caught the attention of all the school heads from around Varanasi.

The Marshmallow experiment

Devika Nadig
What is the Marshmallow Experiment all about? It is all about managing your impulses and staying focused on your goals. Can teachers try this out in their classrooms to change student behavior?

Flight or fight?

Devika Nadig
Another journey, another visit to a holy shrine, another adventure. This time the author is in the state of Gujarat, visiting a school in a Reliance township to train teachers in the best strategies for teaching mathematics. What does she encounter on this trip?

Celebrating feminine energy

Devika Nadig
It is the third stop for the author as she continues to travel and learn. Here she comes face to face with leaders of the Army Public Schools across the country. In the course of training these teachers, Devika and Vijay develop a training programme which will go on to become the flagship of their organization. Devika also visits the mysterious shrine of Godess Kamakhya and imbibes the feminine energy that it exudes.

Infinity in solitude

Devika Nadig
In the second part of the series on education and travel, what did the author encounter? A glimpse into the life in a township where a small community chose to share its joys and seemed oblivious of the world outside. At the same time, a visit to the Somnath temple where time stood still.

A visit to the sacred city

Devika Nadig
Those who travel to teach and train are never short of experiences, which are both entertaining and educating. Teacher Plus brings its readers a new series based on a teacher educator’s work related travels.