Arundhati Srimani

Blue Room, Afternoon Explorers, Late Pick Up

Email: Arundhati Srimani

I have been at Akiba-Schechter since:

2002

Education/degrees:

M.S. in Psychology

I like to teach because:

I believe that the years of being four or five years old are very important. Children start showing their independence but still need guidance to become community members. I make sure that each child I see gets a warm hug every morning. I encourage them to ask questions, to be more curious, and believe that learning is fun. At the end of the day I always try to send each child home with a big smile on his or her face.

My favorite part of teaching is:

Getting surprised by children’s honesty and humanity, and being challenged by their curiosity.

I became a teacher because:

I wanted to be part of this ongoing process of learning and tyring to make a difference.

I'm known by my students for:

My smile and instant puppet shows.

When I'm not teaching, I

Listen to music, cook or write poems.