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Our Teachers!

Who are our teachers? How do we learn without someone teaching us? How can we learn all by ourselves? These are some of the frequently asked questions to us. Well, we have no teachers, but the entire world is our teachers. Whenever we need to learn from someone, we seek people in that field and we have never been short of any teachers. 
 
An organization working with democratic schools wants our children to design a logo for their conference (IDEC) IDEC2017 happened in Israel - http://idec2017.org.
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From a child view

The campus of Aarohi was designed with constraints - material, design, people, resources, budget and many other. The aim is to create an experience rather recreating what a child would anyway experience. 
Here are some pictures from a child’s point of view who found fascinating usages of different material in different forms.
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Who are we?

 
Who are we? - Are we parents or caretakers or teachers or just adults? Who are we as facilitators? What are facilitators? What is facilitation? We need feedback for our growth, we need to reflect on the roles we play.

Man Friday - Seenappa

When we thinks of a resource person, often we look at people who are known for their work and skills. But looking around and digging our own resources can be magical and satisfying.
 
Seenappa Anna joined Aarohi four years back to help us with in making our kitchen with earthbag construction. He was working as a daily labor, but his spirits were very enterprising. At each step when we were stuck or we tried something new, he would bring his wisdom and ideas to move ahead.
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Wash basin

New dry toilet did not have wash basin :(. After using it we needed a place to wash our hands. We put the constraint to use “junk” material.

Who Am I ?

“Who AM I?” Am I not many things - Am I a child only? Who is a child? Does the word ‘child’ sounds like someone who is helpless, does not know much or not capable? But when I see a painter inside me or a carpenter or a scientist - does that makes me someone different? Does that allow me to be me rather than just a child?
Yes, we reflected in our week and explored what all we were? The realization that we were many just in one week brought us closer to our own confidence.

Opportunities Visiting us!

Opportunities come to our lives at Aarohi in many different forms and this week was no different!
A heap of cucumbers brought an opportunity to set up cucumber stall.
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Wardha Students

A group of 25 young adults from Wardha, who are learning to be teachers ( part of B. Ed/ M.

We by WE

Cake burning for last three weeks, the dough needs understanding of fractions/ proportion.
Tyre seat tied up just like that, needs precision and marking.
Clay needs practice.
North Indian kids needs change in menu ( no rice means making of many Chapatis), so Akkas need help in making of Puri.
Sports need clear rules and understanding.
A visit to nearby schools to required for learning Mela.

Broken speakre needed a repair

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Jatre - Cyclone

Is there any difference between Cyclone, Typhoon and Hurricane? Do they change names with their nature or different countries? Where are cyclones formed? Why do they are born in Ocean? What is Tropic? Why cyclones formed only in Tropic oceans?  How does the difference if the temperature leads to Cyclone? What is the eye of cyclone? Why it is the calm part of the cyclone? Why eye keep moving? Why do cyclone die down or weakens near land? What is the mature stage of cyclone? What is the origin of cyclone?

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