– Asmita Bailmare
Today I am very happy to see this child. His name is Vikram (but for some reason he likes to call himself Ganesh) 😅 At first, I thought he doesn’t understand what I do in the classroom. His comprehension process seemed very slow. Everyone’s observation with Vikram was similar. So, I used to try to sit with this boy and try to understand exactly what would help him and when would he take interest in the classroom.
But today Vikram surprised me. It was a very surprising, pleasant and happy moment for me. I kept wondering how was this possible! A long time ago, when I was teaching the concept of ‘Addition’ in the class, using some objects and adding them together, he must have been observing me, though I was thinking he wasn’t engaged. Today when I took him close to teach the concept of addition, he forced me to think differently about him.
Vikram did the same process on the worksheet without missing a single step as I used to calculate with sticks, stones, leaves together (even though he didn’t have sticks, stones, leaves) and showed me the calculations, without making a mistake. I was very happy. Also very much appreciated. It’s not just that he did the math, but he challenged my assumptions. We keep saying, “Children learn by observing their elders” and I believe it even more. Thank you, Vikram, for being my child! ☺