Once upon a time not so long ago in June 1998... it rained heavily.
Three teachers hurried to a shelter under a grand old banyan tree. The rain didn't seem to stop.
At first it was a casual chat about the weather and childhood memories of the rain. They noticed a caterpillar and recalled the story of how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. Then the conversation drifted towards the life cycle of a butterfly and how stories could be integrated into training and education.
Why is teaching a monotonous exercise? What really makes the child interested in a subject? Do we have a role to play? There was a pause.
BINGO! WHY NOT STORY TELLING?
Can we as teachers make a difference in a child's world? Can we tell stories to all children alike?
They did not notice that the rain had stopped. The caterpillar had moved on and so had Kathalaya...