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Teaching Our Children Self-Awareness is Essential to Education

Towards the fag end of my two-year Teach For India Fellowship, I wrote in detail about self-awareness as an important element of excellent education. Observing the real world now for a year and a half since I quit teaching, my understanding of what education must unconditionally achieve for our children has again and again led me back to the same answer: awareness of self and others.

Being a good teacher is about much more than just teaching well

The Teach For India Fellowship program is built around the Teaching As Leadership framework. In brief, it means that the best teachers need to apply the same skills as the best leaders in any field need to do. The two years of the Fellowship are spent executing leadership skills and practices inside classroom, and also extending these skills beyond classroom.