We assess students continuously to understand the nature of input.
Three years back, Sanjay (name changed) refused to participate in English class. He was scared to participate. He had explicitly said, 'mala nahi shikaycha aahe' (I don't want to learn). At that moment, SAJAG teacher did not compel him. In common class, English stories were read, letters and words were taught, games played. And we talked about how its fine to make mistakes while learning as its a foriegn language but also shared its importance. And this year, when library period started, it was a heartwarming moment to see he went for an English book to read.
Renuka, Vaibhav, Bhushan and Satish are in 9th grade. Their interest and skill in drawing was identified by SAJAG Shikshak Sahayak. They were encouraged to give the elementary exams for drawing. They were given special inputs by experts. And with their hardwork and dedication, three of them passed the exams. Now they will be giving Intermediary Exams next year.
Rohini, studying in std. 2, started crying when she saw 2 new teachers i.e SAJAG teachers entering the classroom. She refused to attend our input sessions. She would find her own corner in school and play on he own. But she used to observe our sessions. One day, when children were drawing their favourite animal, shecame in and also demanded a paper, the teacher gave her. She started drawing her doll. And when asked about it, she shared stories about her doll and from that day onwards, she has never refused to come to our class. When given proper space, every child has an innate ability to learn and share. ‘Child centered approach is an important part of our curriculum.