Friday, August 28, 2015

Featured: India Field Experience

Study, Travel, Teach with TGC Fellow Sandra Thornton

Sandra at the Taj Mahal in Agra
After the introduction to Indian education in Bangalore, the TGC fellows traveled to cities all across the country.  Sandra Thornton spent a week in the city of Kolkata at the Shri Shikshayatan School with her host, Soma Banerjee, and her partner teacher, Melinda Carpenter.  This week, take a closer look into Sandra's time in Kolkata!

Sandra has been teaching science at Broadwater Academy in Exmore, Virginia for the past 14 years. Sandra serves as Chair for the Science Department and coaches the Middle School Science Bowl team and Upper School Envirothon team. Sandra is also an adjunct for Chemistry and Biology at Eastern Shore Community College. Sandra is working to prepare her students for an increasingly global network of collaboration within the scientific community by learning from other teachers and to share this knowledge with teachers within her local, state, and national communities.

Sandra and Melinda with students at the Shri Shikshayatan School in Kolkata.

During her time in India, Sandra explored Bangalore by rickshaw, collaborated with the talented teachers and students at the Shri Shikshayatan School in Kolkata, haggled with vendors at the famous Dilli Haat in Delhi, and enjoyed a sunrise at the Taj Mahal in Agra. You can read about all of these experiences and many more on her blog!

You can find links to all of our India travelers' blogs here.


  1. It was also a wonderful experience for us and our students !

  2. I added it to my top choices blog webpage list and will be returning soon.
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