“The event that comes to my mind was in the second week of school. I was teaching measurement and throughout all my sessions in all two weeks of teaching I had emphasized, “it’s ok to make mistakes in my class. It’s important for you to ask if you don’t understand”. I taught them measurement operations and I asked if they understood. I was inspired that Tathgat, a student who had difficulties focusing in class, put his hand up. I took then whole class through another problem and then I asked if he understood. And he did. When he sat down he had a big smile on his face. And this set the stage in our class as students started boldly asking when they didn’t understand. But, above all I felt satisfied that I had been able to provide a safe environment to one child to break his barriers.”
– Milind Bhaiya
Milind Nagda is an Electronics Engineer from Mumbai. Having done his Post Graduation in Computer Engineering from University of Texas, he was working with Advanced Micro Devices, Bangalore before getting associated with Teach For India.