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Friday, May 14, 2021

Ameeta Mulla Wattal

The writer is principal of Springdales School, Pusa Road, New Delhi

Heed the Covid SOS from children
Mon, May 10, 2021

We need to offer spaces to our children, to vent, to throw tantrums, show pain, anger and angst. Our empathy, patience and compassion will help them to cope and contend with the prevailing uncertainty and dislocation.

The pandemic is an opportunity to critically examine our education system — and change it for the better
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

Hopefully, the debate over the cancellation of board exams will help us identify gaps in the system and teach us how to make it more equitable and resilient

Greatest challenge for successful rollout of new education policy is teacher training
Tue, Aug 18, 2020

The entire education system will need to have an adaptive approach to ensure that our children succeed and find their place under the sun, nationally and globally.

Pandemic has been devastating for adolescents. Who is caring for children?
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

We must stop worrying about the learning gaps, but think about how our children will cope with anxiety, uncertainty and change. Can our children breathe, meditate, relax, experience tenderness, trust, and do they know if they have a self to find?

We must walk tightrope between online and offline learning
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

If schools do not focus on adapting teaching materials that can reach the last child, then the consequence could be a generation of young illiterates. This will be detrimental for the society at large.

Post-pandemic, a shift in mindset will be needed — to teach and learn
Thu, Apr 23, 2020

Today, even after a month of announcements and extensions, it is difficult to predict when schools will restart. Schooling is supposed to look after the emotional, social and behavioural health of children, which is diametrically opposite to social distancing.

Teacher vs System
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

A growing mistrust of educators is undermining the profession.