To order your copy of the anthology
(set of 10 poems) in Hindi and/ or English
''The best reading material that children can have for learning to read is what their teacher prepares for them''
Prof. Krishna Kumar
Child's Language and the Teacher
This Pandemic.. what began as a mind game, started to take form of a deliberation, called The Teacher_Author Program!
Wherein we cracked the code of a 'Language Teacher'
And, this would not have been possible if
Kind Strangers and
Enthusiastic Teachers, would not have
Supported- Critiqued - Questioned- Mobilised- Trusted this deliberation.
A Big THANKS to all, for being YOU to this initiative!
It is so wonderful to hear from you and to know the critical work you have been engaged with.
I have seen the Teacher Author website and browsed through some of your books published at Room to Read.
I am so happy to see your creativity take leaps and bounds. Your work will go down in the annals of history that document the significance of children's literature and how you pioneered in giving it critical shape, especially involving the large numbers of primary school teachers from across the country.
And yes indeed, the BElEd experience shows....
Wishing you many many more exciting opportunities and a journey of professional and personal self-fulfilment as you share your knowledge and experiences.
I will most certainly disseminate the Teacher Author initiative so that many more can join you...
Come, script children's literature in the language of your students.
Children's Literature are important opportunities that Teachers can create to invite their learners to develop interest around a variety of ideas! And that’s precisely what we do in the workshop! Because investing on ideas will take us a long way!
As Teachers or educators especially interested in the primary grades, we may have a lot to depend on the pedagogy of language.. one such important tool being story-telling, however at Teacher_Author the focus is not on the aspects related to story telling but how to write engaging literature for our readers, so that the pedagogy around language enhances!
While we understand the need to introduce the habit of reading early, it is essential that writing and especially writing with children also be introduced early. Children observe their teachers in the act and see value in the process of reading and writing for purpose! At Teacher_Author we believe writing with our learners is an important pedagogical tool in our language classes.
Languages in and out of our classrooms. Teachers have access to the linguistic resources their learners get to school, what best but to use that knowledge as a resource to create the best reading material!
Myth#1: Writing is for transmission of information!
What's the reality ?
C- Constructive Feedback
O- Outcome Analysis
At Teacher_Author workshop we create Critical, Contextual and Comprehensive Children's Literature in the Language of our learners!
What is the duration of the course?
Ans. You need to commit for 5 weekENDS! (Saturday and Sunday), that totals upto 25 hours of the course.
Will we receive any certificate?
Ans. No drugs and No certificates, because we believe that somethings should be done for life! Cheers!
Do we create 'STEM' books?
Ans. No, all scripting is around the Nature and Pedagogy of Language.
Who is the course facilitator?
Ans. You can read more about Sheetal Paul in the 'People' section.
What is the medium of discussion?
Ans. Hindi and English
What is the eligibility criteria?
Ans: Students pursuing B.El.Ed- M.A in Edn.
Primary school teachers
Children's Literature enthusiasts!
Most importantly, all you need is A Crazy Mind! Because A crazy Mind, creates Crazy IDEAS!
Are the sessions recorded?
Ans: The sessions are video recorded for quality purposes only. The recordings will not be available for the participants review and would be solely used for/by the Teacher_Author workshop undertakings.