About me

Graduated in 2010 from National Institute of Technology Calicut with a bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering, but never worked as an engineer.

I worked as a teacher in a residential school for five years in two stints, teaching science and computer programming to students of grades 6 to 10. Also taught piano to students who took it up as a hobby.

This came on either side of two years of exploring work on ecologically sustainable development with grassroots organisations in Kerala.

For the last two years, I have been working with an educational consulting company in Bangalore, developing their assessment and learning products. I now lead their science content team.

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On this blog, I write about some of the things that have interested, fascinated and enchanted me over the years as I gradually came to know of things, especially in science and music, that one doesn’t come in contact with via a conventional twenty-first century education.

While teaching, I became interested in the history of science when I realised that the questions that children ask are very similar to the questions that early scientists asked 200 or 300 years ago. I have experimented with using a historical approach towards teaching science, primarily in grades 6-8 but also for specific topics in 9 and 10 too. I love working with my hands to recreate experiments from the past using common materials and equipment lying around, but don’t get to do much of it these days now that I am no longer working in a school.

Music qualifies as a hobby, but I take it no less seriously. I am interested in learning to improvise music on the piano in the eighteenth century styles.

All that I write here are my personal ideas and work, and do not reflect the views or impinge on the intellectual property rights of any past or present employer.

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Do get in touch if you are interested in the things I write about and would like to give feedback or take a discussion further. You can write to me at kishore.athrasseri@gmail.com or fill out the form below.

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