Sharing some of my blog posts…

Inclusion is Creating Conversations

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” What’s the starting point? Morality and fairness? Or Success and effectiveness? I stepped out of a session on ‘Building inclusive classrooms through the Arts’...

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Being an Educator

Being an educator isn’t about what you do; it’s about who you are. The best teachers and educators are those who bring their personality, passion, and experience into the classroom — they don’t just teach about a subject, they open up a conversation that includes...

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Defining Inclusion By Un-Defining It

I have often tried to understand what this word ‘inclusion’ means. As i was reading up, i came across its many definitions. I felt that getting down to the act of defining it, itself echoed ‘exclusion’ the loudest. Some thoughts on inclusion i came across were:...

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From the Land of Metaphors

Painting is silent poetry and poetry is a painting that speaks Dance is rhythmical poetry and poetry is dance in motion Seeking is searching poetry and poetry is seeking that helps find Dreaming is poetry and poetry is that dream of the unknown Being is feeling poetry...

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INCLUSION – A Kaleidoscope of Diversity

A new stage performance of George Orwell”s “Animal Farm” by Centre for Film and Drama (CFD) in collaboration with Snehadhara Foundation was performed at Rangashankara, Bangalore on 21st & 22nd October 2015. The 18 member cast of the play included  children from...

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SAMAVESH – Inclusion is a Noun

We hosted a team of three organisations from Bharuch District- Gujarat today. Kalpana Ben, a special educator with Sarva Siksha Abhiyan in Bharuch, Ajit Bhai and Jivi Ben from Viklang Parivartan Sangathan (VPS), and Dinesh,Sanjay and Jyoti from Aatapi Seva Foundation....

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Lets Start with Working Relationships

Inclusion classrooms are a wonderful concept but it takes a lot of training, patience and compassion on the part of these teachers. Because fully inclusive classrooms have students across the educational and developmental spectrum, ranging from typically developing...

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