How do some teachers in government elementary schools achieve their educational goals in spite of facing the same constraints as thousands of other teachers?
The answer lies in their ability to innovate and find solutions to their immediate problems. These teachers depend largely on their creativity and resourcefulness to transform the socio-economic constraints to schooling.
Identifying such teachers, documenting and validating their work, and making it available to other teachers, administrators and policy makers, can contribute to a bottom-up approach to improving quality of education and to educational reform in the public system.
The “Educational Innovations Bank“, which has been designed as a clearing house for the ‘innovations that improve’ of such teachers, seeks to create a grassroots innovation database that can be used by teachers, teacher trainers, administrators and policy makers. www.teachersastransformers.org