Jestha 02, Friday
It's really hard to find the medicine of laziness! Do you have? I couldn't leave the bed util 7 AM.
Today I couldn't listen BBC as there was not radio in my restroom. After having tea at around 7:30 I started my regular and most important duty i.e. to get my daughter to do her homework. It was Mathematics period today. I gave her to write from 1 to 100. One to Twenty. १ देखि १०० जस्ताकाे तस्तै सार्नुहाेस् , and count and write. She did everything perfectly, I only had to help her while writing Eleven to Twenty! Today There was a zoom class from 10 AM from NELTA Chitwan. It was about MOOCing by Baman Ghimire sir from Pokhara. I remember, I had first met him in Pokhara in 2017 while I was there with my 39 students and colleagues Pooja Gnyawali, Mohan Paudyal and Saraswati Bhandari as Access Instructor for American Embassy and NELTA. There Baman sir had conducted a session on MOOCing. Since then I became crazy of MOOCing and till now I have done more that 100 MOOC courses from different universities of the world and institutions. I have also encouraged my students. Some them like Nikesh, Madhab have completed more than 2 dozens of courses. He also remembered me for my dedication to promote MOOC campaign. I am happy. One doesn't have to go to the UK and the USA for learning in the top universities there, if one has an interest and determination, as Baman sir often says the top universities of the world are under the tips of your fingers. Then I prepare google forms quiz on English for my grade 10 students. Some of they did very well and got habituated with online activities in a short time. I provided them certificate for encouragement and ask them to post on the group so that other can be inspired. But it did not appeared to be so fruitful. We know that we can take a thirty man to a tap but can't make him drink. This proverb became meaningful here to some extent. At afternoon, having snacks I joined another session of NELTA conference from Province No. 7 there was a panel discussion of well known scholars like, Balram Adhikari, Govinda Raj Bhattarai and Jagdish Paudel. I enjoyed their discussion on 'Reading Pedagogy'. After panel discussion. I involved with students, provided them some quizzes on Verbs forms and Tag Questions. Today I got a friend request of my school friend Tanka Prasad Adhikari. We shared what about. I remember him when we were in six seven, he was very tall and slim, I was not so short and fat either. It was very hard to defeat him in Kabaddi as none could catch hold him because of this long and lanky body. After 6:30 PM. Gopal Bista sir came. We had chat on this and that. He told me about his side business of developing software and showed me some examples. I also advised him some points to be considered while developing any software specially for school. He viewed our school's software and website as well. We had a short video chat with Hari Gnyawali and Pooja ma'am as well. After that I had super along with Basundhara and Bunu. They I started blogging up to 9 PM.