Reflections on Distance Teaching and Learning from Middle School
We asked some of our Middle School students and teachers for feedback on their experience of virtual schooling this past year. Here is what they had to say.
Writing – An Art, A Process, A Meditation
At B.D. Somani, our young writers are curious to know what true writing is and how they can grow as writers. Find out how we encourage our Primary students to become courageous in drafting their thoughts on paper.
Hope, courage and community
In this episode of his monthly video blog, our Head of School, Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, talks of the devastating impact of the COVID second wave and what the school is doing to coordinate with the IB and Cambridge boards.
Reflections from our workshop with the Reap Benefit Foundation
The Reap Benefit Foundation, a Bangalore-based NGO that aims to inspire action based learning in India’s youth recently conducted a two-day workshop with our Global Perspectives students. Here is what one of our students has to say about the experience.
The B.D. Somani learning framework
Our Whole-School Curriculum Coordinator, Mr. Emanule Pesoli, writes about our Learning Framework and the Principles of Learning, Assessment, and the 3Cs that form the building blocks for this framework.
Interdisciplinary sessions in Grade 9 and 10: Looking at a fresh perspective
Our IGCSE Coordinator, Ms. Shalini Sharma, writes about the benefits of interdisciplinary sessions in regular study blocks and how they support students in becoming responsible learners.
Farewell Assembly – Spring 2021
The Senior Student Council organised a special assembly on the last day of school before Spring Break to bid farewell to the graduating class of 2021 and to wish luck to the grade 10 students, who will be moving into the IB Diploma Programme.
B.D. Somani’s Time To Trivia
Our House Council and House Coordinators write about our first official inter-House activity: B.D. Somani’s Time to Trivia. An afternoon of fun, and friendly competition, this digital quiz was based on how well our students know our school.
Teaching drama in the time of COVID
Our Middle School Theatre Teacher, Ms. Khushboo Shroff, writes about the challenges of teaching theatre virtually and the fun our students had in exploring this art from a brand-new digital perspective.
Cooking in the time of COVID
Excitement, engagement and enthusiasm is what marks the cooking sessions in our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes. Not only is cooking together fun and enjoyable for both the children and teachers, it also creates lasting memories that the children will treasure forever.
Staying focussed amid the resurgent pandemic
In this episode of his monthly video blog, our Head of School, Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, talks about the resurgent pandemic and the imminent exams and how we’re ensuring that students can safely appear for their exams.
Moving to literature
A graduate from our 2012 batch, Mythili Zatakia reflects on the convergence of movement and storytelling through dance, as well as on her experience, as a dancer and an IBDP graduate.