Category Archives: Classroom Glimpses

Class VII Creative Writing: About the Parrots’ Home

Class VII has been working recently on creative writing: specifically, giving structuring their stories around central conflict and narrative arc, and enriching them with detail, dialogue, the five senses, and simile. Here is the first in a short series of … Continue reading

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Class IX on Shakespeare’s “The Seven Ages”

  Class IX’s syllabus, unfortunately, lacks the flexibility of the other grades’ as our studies are dictated so directly by the requirements of the biannual national exams. This means that our texts of study are strictly externally prescribed, but we … Continue reading

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“Being Monpa is Special for Me”

Calling back upon our theme of structural violence, Class VII has recently been delving into learning about different forms of ethnic discrimination. We began with some news articles about trends and instances of discrimination in Indian cities against tribal minorities … Continue reading

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“Opportunity is like a river: When a river flows down, it never flows back.”

Happy New Year! Still! Continuing our brief unit on the form of the manifesto, Class VIII recently applied their artistry and insight to the challenge of crafting and communicating their own statements of intention. Check out the striking products of … Continue reading

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Descriptive Writing: Bonfire Senses

Photo by Volunteer Leah Wood   The budding novelists of Class VII have been most recently equipping their creative writing toolboxes with practice observing and enunciating detail of the five senses. Check out below their collaborative description of our New … Continue reading

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