“I am a teacher at heart, and there are moments in the classroom when I can hardly hold my joy. When my students and I discover uncharted territory to explore, when the pathway out of a thicket opens before us, when our experience is illumined by the lightning-life of themind — then teaching is the finest work I know.”
- Parker J. Palmer
At Taktse, students and teachers are encouraged to read.
Our Guided Reading program, which was developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, aims at teaching effective
strategies that help students process texts independently. It is based on the idea that students in the same grade read at different
levels and that it is important to have them read books at their level for them to grow as readers. We offer a wide range of strategies to
excite our students and teachers to read. Raz-Kids offers animated leveled books and interactive quizzes online. Benchmark
Assessment conducted at the start of the academic year allows teachers to determine the approximate reading level (which go
from A to Z) of each student in the class.
DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) is an initiative by Mr. Lauenstein (our beloved former principal) and has found its place in our school schedule. This is when the whole school comes together and reads books of individual choice and at appropriate levels. Reading workshops are conducted for parents and students by our literacy
teachers across grades to promote reading for pleasure throughout the school community.
Reading at Taktse
We believe positive teacher-student relationships promote a sense of school belonging and encourage students to participate cooperatively. Students develop confidence to experiment and succeed in an environment where they are not restricted by the fear of failure. Teachers are able to assist students with motivation and goal setting, and students can turn to them for advice and guidance.
Nurturing alongside Taktse Parents
Successful parent involvement can be defined as the active, ongoing participation of a parent in the education of his or her child. Parents can demonstrate involvement at home-by reading with their children, helping with homework, and discussing school events-or at school, by attending functions or volunteering in classrooms. Taktse believes in constantly engaging with parents, communicating with them regularly, and incorporating them into the learning process.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS THE TAKTSE WAY
Our greatest assets at Taktse are our teachers and staff. Selected for their knowledge, dedication and work ethics, Taktse teachers have good exposure and training in cutting-
edge teaching techniques from around the world. Professional development trips to Boston, New York, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Delhi ensure that your child is being
taught by a community of experienced professionals.
An average class size of 25 to 30 and a teacher ratio of 1:4 ensures a huge individualized investment in each and every
student. At Taktse we believe this is crucial to
Taktse is affiliated with both CAIE (Cambridge Assessment of International Examination)
and ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education).
Taktse is a not-for profit in word and spirit.
This means that our sole goal is to provide
the most meaningful and transformative
education for our children. This is an essential
part of our school’s character.