Teacher Spotlight: Ronak Shah

Our mission to build a healthier future for kids not be possible without our teachers. They introduce students to the Learning Garden and utilize the space as an outdoor classroom to help teach a variety of subjects. Get you know Ronak Shah, one of our educators in Indianapolis!

About you…

  1. What’s your name? Ronak Shah

  2. Where do you teach? KIPP Indy College Prep Middle School

  3. How long have you been involved with the Learning Garden at your school? Almost 2 years

Describe in one word….

  1. The Learning Garden at your school Calming!

  2. Your Students Enthusiastic!

  3. Harvest Day Vibrant!

  4. Planting Day Sweaty!

This or That?

  1. Fruits or vegetables? Fruits!

  2. Apples or Oranges? Apples!

  3. Digging or watering? Digging!

  4. Planting or harvesting? Planting!

What’s your favorite…

  1. Subject Science

  2. Veggie Pun Everyday I’m Brusselin’

  3. Book to read in the Learning Garden Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest

  4. Resource for healthy recipes: The Kitchn

  5. Vegetable Okra

  6. Fruit Lime

In the Learning Garden….

  1. Favorite Memory At the 8th grade promotion ceremony, an 8th grader giving a speech to her classmates pointed out that “planting a garden” was her favorite memory of her time at our school.

  2. Funniest thing you’ve heard kids say Wait, the soil isn’t a part of the plant?

  3. Subject that’s the most fun to teach in the garden Science, and especially plant cells!