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Improving South Asian American Students’ Experiences (ISAASE)

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Sharing some exciting news. For the past three years, I’ve been working on getting ISAASE, an outreach organization dedicated to improving South Asian American students’ experiences, off the ground. This past month, we finally launched. ISAASE is an outreach organization I started in order to address some of the issues uncovered through my research. The official aim of ISAASE is… To …

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Thoughts on Education Policy

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I wrote a brief rant/essay over at medium in which I ask: is education policy broken? Here’s an excerpt from the post: …We implement new concepts [in school systems] without even waiting to see the results of the initial intervention of the first one[s]. We ignore what the research tells us and continue doing more of the same. The trend is …

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Musings on Why We Study History

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Until recently, I taught seventh graders about the World. Early in the school year, my students would usually ask the standard when are we ever going to use this? in class. I don’t hate the question; I didn’t really get history growing up either. The history teachers I had growing up didn’t really teach history in a way that brought …

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Technological Singularity Lesson Plan

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When I was teaching, I created a technological singularity lesson plan, on how coming technological advances and changes (and the actual singularity, which I touch on at the beginning of the lesson — I’ve included an overview of the lesson at the bottom of this post) might impact the world. My seventh graders usually shared insights into what the world …