Sharing & Learning Together

Monday, January 23, 2006

Thanks! a reminder and a suggestion

Hello all! It has been a pleasure to go through the blog entries following the Jan 18th & 19th CASW sessions. Thank you, all!

A reminder to those who have not posted their reflections yet. Please do so at the earliest. It would be advisable to post soon after each session when your thoughts are still fresh in your mind...and definitely before you attend the next CASW session - we don't want thoughts/reflections getting mixed up.

A suggestion to all - presenters especially. In addition to a factual account of the CASW session which all of you have done remarkably well, please do add your post-session reflections.

  • Did you come away feeling satisfied?

  • (For Presenters) Do you find the plan of implementation satisfactory and manageable

  • Could things have been done differently?

  • ...

Your reflections are valuable feedback for us all.


  • satisfaction ... yes.... time left over in a session, where should it fit in... what can be done differently is expand CAsw into three sessions over a year.... or two if started in mid term or only one if at end of year, shuchi... so that it's in the time table and not a last minute rush...

    By Blogger a.v.koshy, at 10:30 AM  

  • Thanks for highlighting those issues, Koshy.

    For the purposes of the PPSE, this was the best we could do - given the timing of this module this time around. Tara and I have already discussed moving the CASW module in the future to a June session so that there are 5-6 months till December to do a fair job.

    That said, it has been our earnest plea and hope all along that PPSE teachers continue to do what they have enjoyed and found useful, after the modules as well, as part of their regular practice. I hope at least some of you will take the initiative to continue these CASW sessions after PPSE. Then you could choose your group, timings, schedule it in the calendar with the school at the beginning of the school year and every thing else that causes the last minute rush.

    By Blogger Shuchi Grover, at 12:16 AM  

  • shuchi, you mean like next year we can do this thing on our own initiative?

    By Blogger a.v.koshy, at 3:30 AM  

  • ABSOLUTELY! Why not?! The whole idea to introduce this was to arm you all with one more "tool" to use to improve your practice, build a stronger "community" of teachers, working together on issues over cups of tea/cofee and biscuits....

    Even blogging. I'm sure you'll continue, but would it not be great if the other PPSEites who are new to blogging find it useful to reflect on their teaching and/or experiences in school through this medium?

    By Blogger Shuchi Grover, at 6:52 AM  

  • Another "tool" to improve our practice, build a stronger community of teachers. How true shuchi! Infact, I have started to use CASL/ CASW to discuss issues related to our class with my co- class teacher. I think the "formality" and "structure" involved in CASW is helping me to deal with things in a better way. Well iam still working to learn more about this tool.

    By Blogger kalpanau, at 10:05 PM  

  • Kalpana, how wonderful to read that you've taken CASW forward and started to use it with your other colleagues as well. It is when we read about things such as this that we feel that there is true value in this program that is so tied to your ongoing practice. Keep it going, Kalpana! and spread the word...

    By Blogger Shuchi Grover, at 6:24 AM  

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