This book comprising of thirty-two parts, is very
interesting and could serve as a guide for young teachers. It can also be an
effective tool for policy makers. The author, with his wide teaching
experience, is confident that by giving autonomy to students the restricting
structures in the system can be removed entirely. He presents his personal
experiences as a Teacher and a chief administrator and applies practical wisdom
to critical issues that administrative leaders face.
The arguments and insights presented in this book are
thought-provoking, like-learner-focused and they discuss teaching kindness
through service to the society. Kids don't learn from people they don't like!
Kids do what we do, not what we say. The author gives valuable suggestions to
enhance the teaching and learning experience – inspiring out-of-the-box
thinking, encouraging the creative ability of students, relevance of social
network, creating research skills even among middle-school students in the
classrooms, importance of physical education in schools, significance of
morning assembly and so on.
Saravanan (born June 7, 1976) is a versatile teacher, and an innovative
teaching, learning and leadership consultant, writer and activist. He is the principal
of VVNKM Senior Secondary School, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India. He has a master’s
degree in education and in business administration (HRM). His rich and varied
experiences in education include being vice principal and administrative
officer of a group of educational institutions. He has dedicated his life for
the upliftment of students. He is an advocate of student-focused learning in
all its forms.
lectures educators and parents about student-focused learning, school success
and character development. He often states that when a child learns beyond the
text book, he or she is ready to take on the challenges of life. He has devised
and implemented various innovative pedagogical techniques for effective
teaching and learning.
areas of interest include primary education, teacher leadership, creativity and