My Experiences as a Special Teacher

Pushplata Pandey

School Transformation is a long journey. It is not a two year sprint, but a marathon worth attempting. You need a hero to lead the efforts and we were lucky to find one in Zakaullah sir at Florida English School.


Bharat Learn (BL) is a NGO that works with the aim of empowering teachers and students to enhance the learning outcomes of the students. BL uses its Film Based Teaching Methodology (FBTM®) to convert existing school curriculum into video based teaching-learning content and makes it available to the teachers and students free and freely.

September 2007 Cover Story

Over the summer, teachers reflect on the year and often redesign and perfect their teaching strategies and plans. In essence, they get back to the basics of what they believe is the best way to inspire learning in their students -- in other words, they revisit and refine their philosophy of education.

Selvan (name changed) approached us diffidently. "I want to learn. Can you please help me?" A hesitant youth of 16, he haltingly told us his story. "I have failed in four subjects in my class 10 board exams, and have stopped going to School". He clearly saw himself as a failure in the academic world.

This graphic novel, published by Azim Premji University, is an attempt to take the reader through Savitribai’s life, her ideas and thinking which shaped the very visible and impactful work she accomplished along with Jyotirao, in their quest for education, equality, and justice.

India's Kailash Satyarthi was recently conferred the Nobel Peace Prize at a function in Oslo, Norway. The Nobel Foundation has shared his speech addressing the gathering.


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