15 December 2013

An oasis in TV commercial desert

It is a well known fact that many of our TV commercials are noisy, exaggerated and unpleasant to view. But a few remain to stand out from the rest. One such is a commercial from Titan watches. It displays the deep affection that students of a classroom have for their professor. In fact any good teacher who watches the commercial would easily identify with the commercial and shed tears of joy. 

I tried to provide a link to the commercial, but couldn't; I'll try to do it when the commercial is accessible. Hope you tune in to your TV and get an opportunity to view this exceptional commercial (from which I leave 2 screenshots, thanks to my mobile camera).


06 December 2013

A tribute to Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela passed away yesterday at the age of 95. As South  African president said in his tribute, the country has lost one of its greatest sons. As it happens whenever world renowned statesmen pass away, media is filled with news items, biographical excepts etc. about Mr Mandela. South African Broadcasting Corporation TV channel has come with special coverage about him. Martin Luther King Jr, and Nelson Mandela are well known to have had their inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi. Nelson Mandela and  F W de klerk (South African president prior to Mr Mandela) shared the 1993 Nobel prize for peace.

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Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.