After a while it becomes mundane especially when you think a thought too often. However, with my book – the new one: The Cutting Edge – Iconic Schools, Noteworthy Curricula, Extraordinary Strategies – a book decoding the tactics, approaches, stratagems, plans and the happiness involved in the blueprint of school operations it isn’t so.The more I am thinking about it, the more I am writing the chapters, the more I figure out how I want it done – I find I am enjoying it more and the thrill of assembling my thoughts and my views and the expert interpretations & insights is virtually, academically liberating!
My book this time takes me to the doorsteps of some known faces, some new friends but very excitingly it has taken me into the groups of teachers who are teaching and decoding curricula each day in their classrooms. Yet, the most exhilarating and enthusing part of my work for my new book has been interacting with the young students with whom I loved to talk, listen and understand. Grasp and comprehend, empathise and absorb, synthesize and identify their views, ideas, fears, thoughts and vision for and of what they think of the education they are getting or want.
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”, couldn’t agree more!! One idea, four years in my psyche, one accidental thought, a thousand good wishes, 17 wonderful individuals, a benchmark setting book launch, family and friends firmly rooting for me. Well, The Deccan Trailblazers – Education Icons of Hyderabad had to happen!!
With my new book I embark on one more journey as I dig deeper and investigate into the various important aspects of the blueprints of the different curricula, the approaches & tactics involved in making them work, the framework available & scope of work, the methods adopted by schools and their leaders to make it work in the Indian scenario, the manoeuvres, plans and applications which go into making all of them work in our schools. I shall be talking to the experts as they endeavour to make knowledge transfer more consequential for all learners under their care. While I attempt this, my plan is to decode the gobbledygook & the interpretation of each curricula.
Looking forward to presenting the wide variety of perceptions across a large spectrum of individuals who have worked closely in school environs. That shall lend the uniqueness and ‘tadka’ (tempering with aromatic spices in Indian curries) of freshness to an often-told narrative!
I am hoping because I know!!