Through the ISLI Fellowship, I have been able to identify my strengths and how I can work with what did not go well, how things have to be followed methodically and with a proper, systematic approach to learning. ISLI talks about the concrete evidences that take place in the classroom or school surroundings, looking at…… Continue reading An interview with Ms Matilda Fernandes, Head Teacher at St. Joseph’s school, Wadala West, Mumbai
Background TSWRS- Kondapur is a boys-only residential school, with over 640 students from grade 5 to 12. Most of the students are first-generation learners from rural areas and have low academic outcomes compared to their urban peers. The current school leader, Mr. N. Balaswamy, had been part of the ISLI City fellowship program in the…… Continue reading Working with the Student Counsel to create a sense of accountability in his school.
On the momentous occasion of Teacher’s day, school leader Mrs. Rajeshwari received one rose and one wish from a student named Hema despite a school strength of 400. Her own kids were planning the day for their teachers to make it memorable. This day deeply upset her and triggered the urge to involve parents at…… Continue reading After Teacher’s Day incident, Ms. Rajeshwari decided to turn things around for Shree Padmashree High School, Bengaluru.
“ISLI Fellowship impacted me a lot in building a positive attitude. I regularly contact ISLI Program Manager, Soeleen to take guidance from her to bring a positive change in building confidence among staff, students and in myself. We are focusing on identifying and solving problems by prioritizing on the basis of quick wins. Some of…… Continue reading ISLI Fellowship Experience: B. Nagamanimala. School Principal, TSWRS (G) Veldanda, Telangana
“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he is born in a different time.” I think this quote by Rabindranath Tagore sums up today’s educational scenario. I had many fresh and innovative ideas when I joined the school in the year 2000. However, over the years that spark went down. But in past…… Continue reading An interview with Aanchal V. Ghorpade, Director, K. S. D. Shanbhag Vidyalaya & Jr College, Satara
I started the school leader role without any prior experience of running a school. My school is a family enterprise and I had taken the responsibility from a relative. However, I found myself being overwhelmed and lost as I had no mentor to guide me. With zero exposure and only a little connection with other…… Continue reading An interview with Usha Rani from New Indian Public School, Bangalore