Investing in Budget Private Schools

Investing in Budget Private Schools

As a long-distance runner, I love going to different cities to run the marathon events organised there. So here I was, running the half marathon in Hyderabad when I noticed a bystander holding one of the largest placards I had ever seen. “Stop schools from…

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Child Rights Awareness

Child Rights Awareness

What are some of your rights? How would you respond if these were violated? This week our School Transformation Program team of education specialists held a workshop to define child rights and discuss its implementation in schools. We frequently step into classrooms to assist in…

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Moral Development in our Classrooms

Moral Development in our Classrooms

Recently, I was reading Rafe Esquith’s book “Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire”. Rafe, an award winning teacher from Los Angeles, California, teaches 5th graders from a community of poor and immigrant families. Most of them live in poverty and few speak English as their…

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Civic Duty/Compassion

Civic Duty/Compassion

One of our Relationship Managers was on the road the other day on a very busy highway here in Bangalore. At one spot he saw a middle-aged man who had just met with an accident, had been thrown off his bike, was on the ground…

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Empowering the teacher

Empowering the teacher

While we are big believers in putting students at the center of the education universe and focusing on learning over teaching, the importance of teachers cannot be ignored. Evidence consistently indicates that teacher quality influences positive learning outcomes more than any other factor. We have…

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Half baked solutions

Half baked solutions

What do you do when you change yourself to do the right thing, the correct thing and then end up getting disappointed with the results? Here is an interesting story of a school wanting to do the right thing. I happened to visit a school…

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Private schools are here to stay

Private schools are here to stay

A few months back, a friend got in touch with me saying that her maid was not happy with her son’s school and wanted to explore alternatives. My friend wanted my help to identify some schools in the neighbourhood where her maid’s son could get…

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