A teacher in true spirit, Shubhangi has been working as an educator at Adapt (Able Disabled All People Together), a school for Special Children, for the last 11 years.
As much as she loves being part of this exciting and diverse school, its getting to do something different every day that keeps her spirits soaring. “Just like our students have different learning styles, so do we. In the classroom we can alter and change the learning environments to best suit the needs of our students. We don’t always have to do the same things everyday and we aren’t afraid to take risks’, she beams.
Shubhangi loves the fact that being a teacher has so many rewards and is full of endless opportunities to work with, inspire and guide students. The time spent with students, watching them learn new concepts, especially when they understand something that was initially a challenge, gives her the job-satisfaction that nothing else would.
“As a classroom teacher, I have worked with a large number of identified special-needs students. That has been difficult at times and, at other times, quite joyful. I think that we aren’t just teachers, we are learners too”, says Shubhangi. “I learn every day from the kids! The more I think about my journey of becoming an educator, the more I am learning things about myself”.
Shubhangi loves to be around children, especially children with Special Needs. “They have such a refreshing curiosity and enthusiasm for life, their hearts are pure, and their expectations are realistic”, quips Shubhangi as she helps a student tie his shoe laces.
She believes that all children should be given an equal opportunity to reach their full potential, more-so if they are differently-abled. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and making a difference in the lives of these children. She would like to see every child with Special Needs get a fair chance to education.