By the Teachers
The Tree House and I
Thursday, 24 November 2011 09:23


The ’tree house building’ project of class 7 started out as Farah’s brainchild, complemented by Shanti’s enthusiasm and was nearly doused by my skepticism. Having always been in a structured school, one assumed this would be a theoretical exercise for the kids and the actual construction handled by a few experts..

Very soon I realized, that the children would be completely involved in the process: from the design to the selection of the tree, the cost and the choice of raw materials, to the size of the logs, everything was to be decided by the children.

Thursday, 24 November 2011 09:10

It took me 2 years to make up my mind to be a teacher. It was a big change from my previous line of work. I had to train to be an educator (or so I thought). The most natural thing was to join Prakriya, of course. I am not only enjoying being with the children and working with them, but am delighted with all that Prakriya offers every child in school. I have listed a few observations that I have had the benefit of making by being a parent cum teacher.


I now know that whenever Diya brings a bunch of greens or a vegetable it was she who planted those seeds, watered them and watched them grow and harvested them.