Raminder Mac

Country: 
India

Raminder Mac has been working in Choithram School, Indore (India) for 19 years. She teaches English to grade 11 and 12 students and looks after the global citizenship programme of the school. She received the Inspirational Teacher Award of School Enterprise Challenge from UK based charity Teach a Man to Fish in 2017, the British Council Global Teacher Accreditation Award with commendation and the British Council Aptis Action Research Mentoring Scheme Award. She is also an independent consultant with the British Council.

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School: Choithram School

Our Projects

Introduction: What is Climate Change

Students of class 9 researched about climate change, brainstormed in groups and created rap songs pertaining to their understanding of climate change. Here we present a rap song created by one of the groups selected by the students themselves through a democratic process of voting. The project brought to fore the 21st century skills - 'communication and collaboration' as well as 'creativity and imagination' among the young learners. 

Causes and Effects of Climate Change in India

Students of class 9 were divided into three groups comprising of 9 to 10 students. They researched about causes and effects of climate change in India, brainstormed in groups and created creative mind maps. Thereafter they showcased their work in front of their peers. Here is a presentation by one of the groups. The project brought to fore the 21st century skills - ‘critical thinking and problem solving’, 'communication and collaboration' as well as 'creativity and imagination' among the young learners.

Solutions to Solve the Effects of Climate Change

Students of class 9 were divided into three groups comprising of 9 to 10 students. They researched about solutions to solve the effects of climate change at a personal, local and global level and thereafter wrote the script for their presentations. Subsequently they showcased their presentation in front of other group members. Here is a presentation by one of the groups highlighting the solutions through a musical street play performance. Five Core skills viz., ‘critical thinking and problem solving’, 'communication and collaboration', 'creativity and imagination', ‘student leadership’ and ‘citizenship’ of the young learners were enhanced during the process as they worked independently in their groups.

Let’s Talk

Grade 9 students of our school shared their learning with Elizabeth’s year 7 students of Nairobi Academy Prep School, Nairobi. Students of both the schools apprised each other about the causes and effects of climate change in their country along with the possible solutions at the personal/local/global level.  Our students also told their peers in Nairobi about production of compost in the school from dry scattered leaves lying waste in the campus as well as making handicrafts from recycled material.  The students of Nairobi enumerated how they had banned plastic bags to safeguard the environment.  Our school too has taken up this initiative of saying ‘No to plastic bags’. In this context we have got cloth bags stitched and if we see any visitor in the campus with a plastic bag we take the plastic bag and give that cloth bag in return hoping that these people will help in spreading our message further.

Where Have all the Sparrows Gone

Grade 9 students of our school conducted a research activity by asking their parents and grandparents to share their memories of sparrows and narrate any stories related to them. Thereafter they shared their findings by portraying drawings, narrating incidents told to them by their parents and grandparents, elucidating causes for the disappearance of sparrows, expressing their anguish through self-composed poems and lastly making bird feeders as a small step to rectify the damage.


Impressions

Week One - Students collaborating and writing a rap song
Week Two - Causes and Effects of Climate Change in India
Solutions to Solve the Effects of Climate Change