The Extraordinary Intern

    These lines aptly sum up Zahra’s journey with Touching Lives. Not that she was an aimless wanderer before she joined Touching Lives. She had goals and was academically strong. By the time she finished graduation she already knew … Continued

A Rendezvous with the After-School Mentors

    “And the Little Prince broke into a lovely peal of laughter, which irritated me very much. I like my misfortunes to be taken seriously.” Antoine de Saint Exupery in The Little Prince We do this, don’t we? We … Continued

The Rain Meditation

Our wait for the rains is long over, and Mumbai is finally drenched in the monsoon showers. This means many things to many people- dancing in the rain, jumping in the puddles, umbrellas, traffic jams, train delays, or hot chai … Continued

How can You be a Friend and a Mentor at the Same Time- A Pathway to keep the Innocence in the Relationship Intact

All the relationships in our lives have a pinch of friendship in it. The only difference lies is in dissolving. In certain relationships friendship dissolves and becomes evident quickly but in varied relationships, friendship stirs layer by layer. A mentor … Continued

Why is television a good medium of Learning?

At Touching Lives, we immerse our children into watching inspirational movies/videos on a Television screen. Yes, the curse can be turned into a boon by just making the right use of it, through which a child will not simply sit … Continued

Some Instructions To Follow while Instructing

  It is almost imperative to begin by sharing an episode from my class. Here’s how it went: While I was involved in an activity with my students, many asked questions, requested spellings, some demanded answers. I responded in a … Continued

Dealing With Introvert Children: Of Respecting Their Space and Giving them Freedom

Stephen Hawking quoted that “Quiet people have the loudest minds.” Yet we always underrate an introvert person. Hence, being a mentor it is necessary for you to understand and create such an atmosphere where each kind of a child is able to … Continued

Five things that connect you with the children you teach.

Right at the outset let me state that the ways in which one may connect with children are limited only by imagination. Nevertheless when one is new to a class, certain things may aid in establishing the positive relationship which … Continued

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