Cross check the ground situation
The focus would have to remain on science as per the mou
Core team to discuss
On 18-Feb-2018 09:26, "Anish Mokashi" <anish.dot@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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From: *Cn Subramaniam* <subbu.hbd@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Subject: Need for some reflection and counsel on the Nashik ATC situation
To: Anish Mokashi <anish.dot@xxxxxxxxx>
perhaps you need to focus on 4,1 and 2 in the first year. Ignore 3. that
may mean holding back inputs for class VII this year.
Also try to maximise the number of resource persons from group 4.
That will mean 660 teachers - if all of them are in place.
Now it may be possible that same class teacher is in charge of more than
one class (of say class 5 and 7) Such overlaps will mean that the figure of
220+220+220 may not really be correct. you need to check this out on the
I am not sure if it is a good idea to do class wise training at this
stage. Perhaps we should do a common training (at least the training
curriculum may be common) focusing on basic principles of science teaching
with a mix of activities for all three classes.class wise inputs can be
given in monthly meetings etc.
The 'basic principles' may be drawn from HSTP workbooks plus Maharashtra
Perhaps we need to focus on building motivation and interest in the first
workshop - rather than focus on class specific activities. I would suggest
a mix bag with some social science, language and math teaching ideas. (some
reading and arithmetic included) as most of these teachers are going to
complain that their students dont know how to read etc.
So much for the present
On 17 February 2018 at 21:35, Anish Mokashi <anish.dot@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Madhav and Uma must have shared some details about the Nashik ATC
situation. They are currently in the field.
Please correct if this is wrong -
every class has a class teacher who stays with the same class from 1st to
7th grade. This teacher also teaches science (and other subjects?).
However, there is a single science teacher for 8th to 10th. Nashik ATC has
This means that over the next three years, we will be have to work with-
1) 220 teachers (current 4th who will be the 5th standard teachers from
this June). We will meet them for the next three years.
2) 220 teachers (current 5th who will be the 6th standard teachers from
this June). We will meet them for the next two years.
3) 220 teachers (current 6th who will be the 7th standard teachers from
this June). We will meet them only for the next one year.
4) 220 high school (8th to 10th) science teachers. We will meet them for
the next three years.
5) From next year, there will be a fresh set of 220 class teachers who
will teach 5th standard science. We will work with them for two years from
2019 to 2021.
6) Similarly, from the year after the next, another set of 220 teachers.
We will work with them for one year from 2020 to 2021.
We are currently proposing to have three workshops for the upcoming
academic year's middle school teachers - separate workshops for 5th, 6th
and 7th, in April. Following this, we will have a workshop with the high
We need to reflect on this situation for a while and think of how to go
about doing things, given that our aim is to improve the teaching-learning
of science in a sustainable way.
Can we have some basic thinking about this and consider the way we want
to proceed? Then we can approach the Tribal Development Department people
and propose our plan. What do you think?
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