Fellow Journals – Bhumi Fellowship

Transforming Math through CPA

  • fellowship
  • June 13, 2022
  • 4 min read

Transforming Math through CPA Author: Shreyas Aaditya Mathematics is seen as an abstract subject that causes anxiety among children. The use of the CPA method helps children in relating mathematics to their everyday lives and leads to a gradual shift to abstract thinking. When I ask people to reflect on math, there are two types […]

Read More

Equality vs Equity

  • fellowship
  • June 13, 2022
  • 3 min read

Equality vs Equity Author: Parvathy E V The blog talks about why both equality and equity are important in promoting student outcomes and respecting the diversity in a classroom. “Miss, why are you late for class today? We should come to school on time, right?” a child asked me one morning when I was late […]

Read More

The Art of Fundraising

  • fellowship
  • June 9, 2022
  • 4 min read

The Art of Fundraising Author: Monika Thangavelu On the day my fundraising campaign was out, I was excited but equally nervous. The target was 1,35,250/- and I had only 15 days starting from Oct 15th. This was my first experience of an online fundraiser. “What can I do to achieve this target?”, was the one […]

Read More

Communication Bridge

  • fellowship
  • June 9, 2022
  • 4 min read

Communication Bridge Author: Oindrila Ghosh As a fellow from a different state, the language barrier is the most prominent obstacle blocking a connection with the children. While this felt like the biggest struggle for me, I realised that my children are making an effort for me as well. Explore how we are both trying to […]

Read More

One Step at a Time 

  • fellowship
  • June 6, 2022
  • 4 min read

One Step at a Time Author: Neelanjana Varanasi As I stand at the close of another term, I’m still seeking answers. One question leads to another. I guess the thrill of it lies in unearthing new questions each time! An entire school year and one year of the pandemic gone by, time indeed flies. With […]

Read More

Can I tell you a story?

  • fellowship
  • June 3, 2022
  • 4 min read

Can I tell you a story? Author: Manasa Mohan As much as story narration to children caters to child development, listening to their stories caters to more. I want to create a space in my classroom where children feel heard, children feel unjudged and empowered. “Miss, can I tell you a story about my grandfather?” […]

Read More

Can we make the classroom our safe space?

  • fellowship
  • May 4, 2022
  • 4 min read

A year of online education had led children to forget how to exist within a classroom. A lack of a physical classroom has made this harder for the children. How do we build a classroom culture under these circumstances?

Read More

Shadows

  • neha singal
  • July 30, 2021
  • 3 min read

Author: Anjali Sarmah, Bhumi Fellow As a new entrant to the social sector, the first two months of the fellowship were quite challenging. It took a lot of time and continuous reflection to be able to work without external factors getting in the way. “Social change is a marathon, not a sprint.” I was told […]

Read More

English? It isn’t that hard!

  • neha singal
  • June 8, 2021
  • 4 min read

Slowly, from singing our favorite English rhyme to using simple sentences, we started conversing in English during our classes. When we help children ‘learn and love’ the language in their ways- be it through singing, dancing for an English song, acting out a word, watching short films, or telling a story, it makes a difference […]

Read More

Mathe-magic!

  • neha singal
  • May 25, 2021
  • 3 min read

Teaching 2nd graders numeracy is a tremendous responsibility. How does one make numeracy “fun” – this is the question that ran on my mind constantly. How do I make it relatable to them, so that they feel it is interesting enough to take part in the subject with me? Most importantly, how do I convert […]

Read More