Appreciating our teachers' support while living the new normal
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There is one category of essential worker, who, sadly, have got completely neglected by the COVID-19 appreciation spectrum - Teachers.
The whole onus of sustaining the education system across urban and rural areas lied on only teachers and their ability to adapt to the technology to manage the already notorious kids. It was truly heartbreaking to see so-called ‘funny video call memes’ on how teachers were getting trolled by students.
We would like to dedicate this newsletter to remind you to truly appreciate your teachers because the pandemic has not been kind to them as well.
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- “Metamorphosis” by Sylvia Plath: Tuesday, 7th September 2021 | 9 PM IST | Poetry
- Why Startups Fail - article by Harvard Business Review: Wednesday, 1st September 2021 | 9 PM IST | Startups
- TED Circle about 'Irrational' - Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are by Chetan Bhatt Thursday, 9th September 2021 | 9 PM IST | TED Circles
- The hype on Metaverse - are we already in it? - based on an article by The New York Times Friday, 10th September 2021 | 9 PM IST | Technology
- The Immortals of Meluha - Book Discussion: Saturday, 11th September 2021 | 9 PM IST | Book Discussion
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On Sirius Black - forgotten hero shared by Mansi
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett shared by Lekha
On Fearless Journalism shared by Merrative
The loss of the opportunity to get educated, especially for children, is the most affected aspect of our lives during the COVID. It's been hard for teachers as they continue to struggle to teach.
But how can we emerge stronger from the bottom?
Mansi curates a list of - Top 5 Books about inspirational teachers that everyone must read to understand the teaching profession
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Secular Buddhism - podcast by Noah Rasheta
Siddhartha - The Buddha is considered to be one of the greatest teachers to ever live. Buddhism as a way of life is often referred to as the path of liberation. But liberation from what? Secular Buddhism takes a pragmatic approach to explain and apply Buddhist teachings and is based on humanist values.
Greg Davies On Being The World's Worst Teacher | Stand Up | 4 mins | by Netflix
You might not know it but before becoming a class stand-up comedian Greg Davies used to stand up in a class. He was a drama teacher, although by his own account he was sh*t at it. In this clip, he tells the audience what made him such a rubbish teacher, taken from his Netflix Special You Magnificent Beast.
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