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A page from my continued experiments with teaching writing to children- the more disadvantaged the better. It tells me just how robust my theories are!!! Like I tell teachers the proof of the pudding is in the eating. If you do the right thing, it must give you instant results. My 8th graders from the economically disadvantaged segment are keen learners. Subbing for a teacher I have 2 one hour periods on Monday and two
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I am a human child. I am a miracle. I am small but I am very bright. In two years, I moved from a near vegetative dependent state to an independently mobile, wilful, emotionally expressive, and socially empathetic being. On my own!  Don’t you think that’s awesome progress? I have come to discover this planet. I have people who love me immensely. I can’t read but my mum, teacher and dad can. Please read to
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This is an account of a teacher observation I did that I would like to share with senior school teachers. The teacher was doing a poetry class with grade 12 – Keats’ Ode on a Grecian Urn. Her presence, voice and knowledge were excellent. I was making notes on her class, word wall good, great commandments on how to approach literary pieces from annotation to appraisal I wrote. What’s an ode? she begins and I
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Keys to Success in Writing for Overseas University Admissions Today, I got a mail from a teacher asking for advice on how to coach students for ideas to achieve success in competitive exams in the essay section, for admissions to overseas universities. As an educator and academic consultant, I believe in sharing my insights with all teachers so that a large number of students benefit. Do read and send me your comments at usha.pandit@mindsprings.in First
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