A heart to connect to

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Rushing through choresThe same routine everyday. The in and out so familiarWorks like a background score. Though at times its different Someimes pushing hardSometimes drawing short pathsSometimes late than the fixed slotSometimes learning to keep up with the lot Then to find timefor others to attend to. When all go to rest in the nestShe … Continue reading A heart to connect to

Shadows of Art

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Anger , jealousy , revenge , resentmentShadows your true self. When you are engrossed in these thoughtsyour art reflects themMore than your soul. These are shadows that blind your thoughtsSo much filled with anothersyour work and life reflects the other. Once shadowed you are no more yourselfAll your energy depeleted criticising the other self. Its … Continue reading Shadows of Art

What feeds your soul

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If its jealousyyour grass will always be less green. If its revengeyou will never have time to grow. If its competitionyou will always need compliments and trophies. If its intoleranceyou will never be at peace. If its greedyour glass will always be empty. What if its empathyyou will be more human. What if its self … Continue reading What feeds your soul

Creative use of boards

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Black boards , writng and doodling boards, easel boards, magnetic boards , diy boards, tracing boards, concept boards , sensory boards etc.. There are lot number of boards and their creative uses than we can think . Easel painting can provide idea how a child is developing emotionally, physically and cognitively. Most of all it is … Continue reading Creative use of boards

Preparing for MCQ pattern

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With changes in education system policy there is a more shift to MCQ pattern from primary education. Many schools have even started with the implementation and shift in current scenario to prepare children for this new pattern. Are objectives a better idea at younger stages will it effect development or bias it on focusing on … Continue reading Preparing for MCQ pattern

Facing Negative emotions

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As mindful parents we will have to be conscious about our actions , how we react , speak to our kids,check on our selves and our emotions and make sure our actions dont pust them to wrong side of thinking. Helping kids face and deal negative emotions from young age rather than ignoring negative side … Continue reading Facing Negative emotions

Reverse Theory

Many a times we profess or have been advised , you feel good n good things will happen to you, you stay positive n you will attract positivity, you believe in something n that gives power to manifest. It looks like a reverse theory which actually works. Actually there is also reversal theory in psychology … Continue reading Reverse Theory

Reblogs – Just brilliant

Just brilliant… If your child lies to you often, it is because you over-react too harshly to their inappropriate behaviour. If your child is not taught to confide in you about their mistakes, you’ve lost them. If your child had poor self-esteem, it is because you advice them more than you encourage them. If your … Continue reading Reblogs – Just brilliant

Practical ways – 9. Mentoring Public Speaking skills

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Public speaking cannot be achieved or trained within a day .Its a process a person goes through and mastered with experience , practice and guidance. The benefits of public speaking are known to all how it builds confidence , gives success in many fields , better writing research and deductive skills. These are equally important … Continue reading Practical ways – 9. Mentoring Public Speaking skills

Ideals perfect or imperfect?

I decided to write this seeing the current series of events in our media , and some in past decade that have come to light through media about the role models, their picture perfect and reality. When i was young and naïve i used to think highly of people with great intellects, talents ,fame, skills … Continue reading Ideals perfect or imperfect?

Reblogs – Violence against women – hindrance for equality, peace and development.

lockdown and increased risk of domestic violence…!! yes.! each of us can make a difference…!!Violence against women – hindrance for equality, peace and development.

Reblogs – Thursdays Quotes, Quoting Beauty Queens, part 3: Margarita Manso, Maruja Mallo and Marga Gil Roësset, “Las Sinsombrero”

History tends to forget women innovators, adventurers, and artists. Spain is no exception. The generation…of 27…of great thinkers, artists, cinematographers, writers and poets seems to be a generation of men. Men like Luis Buñuel, Rafael Alberti, Juan Ramón Jiménez o Alfonso Ponce de León, but we are not told of women like Maruja Mallo, Margarita … Continue reading Reblogs – Thursdays Quotes, Quoting Beauty Queens, part 3: Margarita Manso, Maruja Mallo and Marga Gil Roësset, “Las Sinsombrero”

Pages from My Life Parenting -9

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With children around its always going to be messy In current scenario with growing burden of chores and no help, as well as all round the clock catering to children - studies , activities , play , bonding as much as i can do to keep them away from screen time. And never ending kitchen … Continue reading Pages from My Life Parenting -9

Child Centered Pedagogy

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This is the term which clearly explains the meaning of How teaching is a customized process for every child. How inclusive education is still a distant goal. How training and resources form the heart of equal education for all. How teaching takes the responsibility irrespective of the different needs of the child. How equal opportunity … Continue reading Child Centered Pedagogy

Pages from My Life Parenting – 8

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Fruitful use of vacation time Here I wont be sharing how you can engage your child in different activities or co curricular activities to take up, going for trips , taking up hobbies, exploring interests . That is a integral part of vacation that's what vacations are for. I will here share how i have … Continue reading Pages from My Life Parenting – 8

Reflection 9. – Future Focused

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As parents we are always future focused about children their career , life, competition , challenges, milestones, goals. Most of the problems arise trying to be future focused while the actual need is to live in the current moment. There is always a fear and uncertainty with the future and a trying to be prepared … Continue reading Reflection 9. – Future Focused

Reblogs -Tantrum or Sensory Meltdown? – The Highly Sensitive Child

Check out this post and blog dedicated to highly sensitive children and selective mutism.Ways to deal with them and common misconception about high sensitivity. Nowadays with many issues related to kids is mixed up with them being not getting along or not following or not being attentive.Its very much needed to be informed about all … Continue reading Reblogs -Tantrum or Sensory Meltdown? – The Highly Sensitive Child

Realities of Motherhood

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The standards set and expectations are really high from a mother , already being a woman in the family she is trained to be able to bear , learn to put herself behind and look after well being of others first. Not everybody has an easy motherhood , though called a joyful expereience.Many factors like … Continue reading Realities of Motherhood

Reblogs – Control, Anxiety, and Oppositional Behaviour at Home and School.

All children have a tendency to display oppositional behavior at times. After 13 years working with children with Autism, ADHD, ODD and other needs I have seen a range of reasons for opposition. With my own children I can identify factors that can lead to oppositional behaviour. This doesn’t make it easier to deal with, … Continue reading Reblogs – Control, Anxiety, and Oppositional Behaviour at Home and School.

Are Both Right?

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Teaching tolerance or Not to tolerate that is unacceptable. Punishing the culprits or Sharing the responsibility to bring in change. Parenting takes responsibility of child development or the Child living up to the expectations. Femininsm and equality or Feminine yet equal. Beauty in the eyes of the beholder or Beauty as an art to boost … Continue reading Are Both Right?

Dealing Negativity

There will always be negativity around , there is no need to try to fit in because there will always be reservations , insecurities or beneficiaries. Which ever side of the line you are you will always have others on the other side .Never spend an extra effort proving how right you are or expect … Continue reading Dealing Negativity

Listen to your kids

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We are always in a mood to teach , train or pass instructions or judgments. It is very necessary to take out time just to listen to them. No doubt all we do is out of care and concern but its also a relation like any other relation and we need to build it giving … Continue reading Listen to your kids

Reblogs – Celibacy

Image credit – Jeswin Thomas on Pexels.com The palms fidgeted, hands trembled, and mind went wild over this heart wrenching oath.  Which sensible person has the audacity to keep his fingers away from the smooth velvety touch of a such an expensive glass; from peering inside it as it exposes the whole world. Distancing oneself … Continue reading Reblogs – Celibacy

Freedom to fly

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A bird trains its chick to fly , But never asks it to return As it has a journey to strive. Then Why do we bind them and have them burden expectations Why do we tell them they are free yet they have a limited sky Its in our duty to care to teach them … Continue reading Freedom to fly

Differences

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Differences don't prove you are right And I am wrong It don't mean somebody is lesser And the other is superior It just means you have travelled where I haven't been And I have seen where you haven't been Differences are what make us believe and question Beyond what is already known Because a lifetime … Continue reading Differences

Double Standard

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Its very common to have people preach very high morals and practice exactly the opposite without letting it even be doubted. Its in this generation which holds a face and feels or thinks exactly opposite within , without changes in lines of face. This has made it even difficult to judge people just by their … Continue reading Double Standard

Reblogs – Immoral Instinct|غریزه غیراخلاقی

“161st Story” Once upon a time A shepherd was grazing his herd. He saw a bush that was on fire. He got closer to the bush and saw a snake crawling to the highest part to find a safer place. The snake was so desperate for help. The shepherd found a tree branch and pointed … Continue reading Reblogs – Immoral Instinct|غریزه غیراخلاقی

Reblogs -A NEW BABY

A new day is like a new babyUndeserving of troubled pastEven if tears of yesteryears act shadyIt will be crass to latch and lust…for the new baby IIIn the same way it’ll be unfairTo share with it a past worryIf a hurt does claim its pairIt must settle for a sincere sorryFor it will be … Continue reading Reblogs -A NEW BABY

Study tips for parents to help young learners

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As parents and tutors there are some basic tips while helping young learners with their studying . These will help to make the study successful in addition to minimizing the stress related to study both at the child and tutor level. 1.With young kids there is always limitation to attention span, control on focus over … Continue reading Study tips for parents to help young learners

Belief System

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We all have a belief system based on culture, religion , values, priorities. Some believe in the existence of supreme power so do I , some believe in the control of their life and power of their action, some believe the power is around us and everywhere . There are innumerable variations and theories and … Continue reading Belief System

Reflection 8. – Freedom to make decisions and opinion’s

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The best way to put your belief in children , give them an understanding of all possibilities , choices , the effects good or bad , the values right and wrong and then freedom to let them make their decisions and form opinions based on their thinking and experience. Yet if they go wrong they … Continue reading Reflection 8. – Freedom to make decisions and opinion’s

Pages from My Life Parenting – 7

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Life Cycle in every field I wasn't part of any social media platform for really long , its only recently with pandemic and lockdowns i found my way here or never thought of it even as a necessity. Now i realize the benefits it brought into my life the easyflow of information , knowledge and … Continue reading Pages from My Life Parenting – 7

Reflection 7. – Developing humble , tolerant and empathetic Individuals

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Its important in todays competitive world our children don't become high headed with their success or fuel their egos with achievement and consider every other person as threat/ competition or failure to look down upon. Not everybody have had an equal opportunity or life isn't fair in terms of resources , physical / mental challenges … Continue reading Reflection 7. – Developing humble , tolerant and empathetic Individuals

Bullying – Being Aware and Being Prepared

Bullying is a silent killer which breaks more than mind , strength and courage of the victim to fight back also it has its effect long after those episodes are over in life. The only way is to tackle them to avoid carrying the burden always. But its not easy as said there are various … Continue reading Bullying – Being Aware and Being Prepared

Practical ways – 8. Measurements and Comparisons

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Measurement basics are introduced in grade1 discussion of measurements around us, how we are to use and how it makes things easy to evaluate , estimate , various ways and instruments , measurement system, learning to make comparisons and choices. Yes its too much information to process presented totally from a formal point of view. … Continue reading Practical ways – 8. Measurements and Comparisons

The Silence in Classrooms

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The silence in classrooms mean more than they seem for some its fear of not knowingfor some fear they will be questioned the unknownfor some its rule to obey to avoid being punishedfor some its actually listening while others are pretending Silence in classrooms should come from listening , looking and learning ,connecting to something … Continue reading The Silence in Classrooms

Reflections 6. – Don’t raise them to be just Good , Make them Worldly Wise

A saying describes this best “If you expect the world to be fair because you are fair , you are fooling yourself. Thats like expecting a lion not to eat you because you didnt eat him”. Current times and increasing challenges on ones emotional strength, change our roles to just make them to do and … Continue reading Reflections 6. – Don’t raise them to be just Good , Make them Worldly Wise

Reflections 5. – Raising Children Gender Equitably

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This wont be a concern in some parts of the world but in India the basic equality still a girl child is fighting for is right to education , she is considered to be more of help at home and learn house chores cooking ,helping her family , learning skills that will benefit her later … Continue reading Reflections 5. – Raising Children Gender Equitably

Reflections 4. – Parenting challenges at Different Ages

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Many a times as parents confronted with difficult situation with child at various ages of development, we have come to terms with other facets of development too. We would try to find factors beyond our control to have influenced the child The child wasn't so before, was bright or excelled in academics or sports or … Continue reading Reflections 4. – Parenting challenges at Different Ages

Reflection 3. -The Upbringing Factor

We are mainly collection of memories we collect from childhood and that makes what we are or we will strive to be or not be. Many important episodes of our life and milestones define our outlook and rendering of situations. The influence of parents and other important people through out growing years have along lasting … Continue reading Reflection 3. -The Upbringing Factor

Reflections 2. – Take on Responsibility

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A major part of our approach to life that very much influences our parenting style is our readiness to take responsibility , being responsible, delegating responsibilities, sharing responsibilities. Many have the attitude of saying that's not my job wether at home or personal life this gets very much reflected in parenting too .The eagerness to … Continue reading Reflections 2. – Take on Responsibility

Practical Ways – 7.Picture Comprehension

Picture comprehensions or illustrative stories with detailed and clear pictures are great way to enhance learning, communication based on inquiry method. A picture can be used for the child to comprehend details within the picture and also outside the context of the story to cover areas child can speak or write on. There are number … Continue reading Practical Ways – 7.Picture Comprehension

Rigorous Evaluation or Equitable Assessment

With changing times complexities and facets of education becoming more inclusive and interdisciplinary and collaborative. There was a time when teaching was " A -apple" as simple as that now they are trained from the start to apply aptitude skills of things being taught with a more practical approach in form of activities beginning right … Continue reading Rigorous Evaluation or Equitable Assessment

Pages from My Life Parenting – 6

Pretend play The episodes I share here is what every parent relates to , just giving them words so we can revisit those wonderful memories how we grew with our children, well there are bad ones too I will surely skip those.Lets keep the positivity and keep out the negativity after all thats all what … Continue reading Pages from My Life Parenting – 6

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Act and learn Its surprising to see how children come up with their own innovations in playing and unknowingly open new ways to learning. My kids have been finding ways to keep them engaged on their own with their parents busy in work from home and more cooking time and additional chores.One of my kid … Continue reading Pages from My Life Parenting-5

Reflections 1- The identity

I am writing a new series of thoughts on life and how parenting is a reflection of what we believe and we are. Parenting is not something that is taught because it is a natural feeling for the child and reflection of our deep rooted beliefs , our attitude and expectation from life and much … Continue reading Reflections 1- The identity

Pages from Life parenting -4

Covering depths, spaces and angles while teaching When a topic is being taught , there are always area that may require depth, there will always be gaps of how much the child knows as he still is in learning phase and every child has different exposure, there will be angles that need to initiated or … Continue reading Pages from Life parenting -4

Rules for Everything

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Books with RulesRuler to draw Rules for a lineRules when at ease Follow rules to writeFollow rules to speak Rules when to queryRules when to mingle And then they sayYou arefree to imaginefree to makefree to think All my time is ruled all timeRule out those rulesSet the spirt free Rules only train me to … Continue reading Rules for Everything

Cultivating right attitude and approach for Learning

Learning is a continuous process, some can be early learners , some can be late, there can be different paths to learning the same thing.But what matters the most is attitude, approach , mindset towards learning. Unfortunately the attitude towards learning in early years plays a very important role in creating a mindset for lifetime … Continue reading Cultivating right attitude and approach for Learning

Pages from My Life Parenting-1

This is my first blog about my real life situations on parenting . Would like to share many such real me situations like every other parents adventures with their real life scenarios. Since its pandemic my child like every other kid on this planet in trying to cope up with all add on effects of … Continue reading Pages from My Life Parenting-1

Pages from Life Parenting -2

The challenges with current situation and much discussed about online education is the same at my home. No doubt it has kept my child from getting totally cutoff from their school routine and life. But disturbed home routines , mental well being and limited physical activity or exposure is adding to the pressure .Well we … Continue reading Pages from Life Parenting -2

Pages from My Life Parenting-3

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Being a person who has always been into books most of life reason may be the way i was brought up or then my curiosity to study the same topic from many different books thinking it would make it even more easier or simpler to understand and ended up it getting even more complex. I … Continue reading Pages from My Life Parenting-3

Making Play a medium to Learn

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With pandemic a very important commodity added to essential goods for a family are toys and lots of play time at home (not including gaming and screen time) . Not much before did toys have that much of importance due to all other options available like parks , beaches , malls , friends. But now … Continue reading Making Play a medium to Learn

Why STEM / STEAM based learning ?

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The reason we need to speak more about STEM /STEAM based learning is our changing education policy, the restricted home environment for learning, learning to keep up with real world problem solving.The traditional approach, textual based learning , reading ,memorizing, recite and evaluation or passive learning wont help to keep up with interests and development … Continue reading Why STEM / STEAM based learning ?

Building values through talk

In this age where everybody in every corner of the house is engrossed in their own devices, lets see and find time for talk to do wonders. Anything for a second that drives your attention from the screen seems a irritation.Aren't talks after all the heart of every relation. Just don't be critical competitive and … Continue reading Building values through talk

Homeschooling / Teaching Unprepared

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As parents and tutors in home schooling or teaching , that is problematic for a child is teaching unprepared , unorganised or without any back preparation. This process of unorganized teaching becomes more of learning and research with teaching at the same time from tutor side , whereas for the student the flow of teaching … Continue reading Homeschooling / Teaching Unprepared

Memories of a Classroom – difficult child

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Memories of a Classroom - difficult child .... Though I look not one of uNor share stage with any of youDoesn't mean I don't be with you.I see u all closely as u pass around the doorI see how u gather  with others of Ur feather.So what if I didn't match withDoesn't mean I don't … Continue reading Memories of a Classroom – difficult child

Change Takes Time

Change Takes Time Give it timeLet it take courseDont rush them with lureBcos if its instantIt wont hang around for long.Let them think ,see it workGive them time to make progress.Sometimes it will be a straight roadSome will take turns,Lanes unknown to return to correct one.Some cant handle itthey think they r without flawsIts ok … Continue reading Change Takes Time

Being a parent..

Being a parent..Everytime u are happy u wish ur child is more happierEverytime u sit to eat u wish ur children are more fullEverytime u face difficulty u wish ur child is never aloneEverytime u achieve u hope ur child achieves greaterEverytime there is an obstacle u wish u were to face it first...It never … Continue reading Being a parent..

Thanks to Teachers

A thanks to the teachers for seeing in me what I never knew.To those teachers who believed in me when I was not sure.To all those teachers who stood by me in my most difficult times.To them who gave me the courage to chase my dreams despite all odds.My words may never reach you , … Continue reading Thanks to Teachers

The Average Child

I am least bothered about the race,I am just being the best of myselfLet me take my courseI am in no hurry to make it to boxWill take turns and learn from my mistakesI have no interest in what others rideI am happy being myselfI dont want to please othersNor bothered with numbers on my … Continue reading The Average Child

Practical Ways – 6.Power to Speak

Many average students are good communicators at home but their low confidence with academics and fear of speaking in class makes them silent ones. The development of speech is varied among children also the hold on language used for learning plays an important role , A much needed boost and guidance to speak is needed … Continue reading Practical Ways – 6.Power to Speak

Hands On Practise and Insights from It

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Teaching and explaination followed by self study , reading , understanding , memorising is incomplete without actual practise or hands on exercise time alone. This hands on exercises gives them chance to make mistakes and learn from them.Let them make their mistakes and then highlight their problematic areas or common errors.This approach develops an understanding … Continue reading Hands On Practise and Insights from It

Practical Ways – 5. Begin to Read and More to It

Reading has multiple benefits from improving vocabulary, knowledge, memory, basic reading always helps to enhance our database.improves speaking and writing skills, gives more insight into better ways to explain ones thoughts.helps children improve concentration and focus, as reading requires certain level of attention to keep the flow The earlier children are introduced to reading process … Continue reading Practical Ways – 5. Begin to Read and More to It

The Process not the Point in Progress

Time plays an important aspect when teaching a difficult child: understanding all these aspects helps us to maintain the confidence , patience and perseverance when teaching the child. Time shouldn't be measured in terms of milestones achieved but the process to be used to reach the milestone. Some children may require more efforts to get … Continue reading The Process not the Point in Progress

Non verbal parts in Online Learning

In text based real time online learning and virtual classrooms the use of non verbal part of communication is not much implemented due to lack of immediacy behaviors.Yet looking into various aspects of online learning non verbal communication can be taken into considerations in a different way. The 3 main parts of non verbal communication … Continue reading Non verbal parts in Online Learning

Life skills a much needed learning

A time before when discipline and moral values were alone given importance in building a childs life along with education. With changing times and challenges around , a better approach without the stricter parenting for ensuring discipline and moral values and yet imbibing all qualities needed to lead a sucessful and independent life in all … Continue reading Life skills a much needed learning

Watch “Learn at Home Preschool to Primary” on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS9WfpQheuG4BHlSsynHD_A There has been revolution in education system where pre primary has gained special importance . With focus on enabling children to be independent readers and able to write basic this makes the early years even more important now.

Practical Ways- 4.Concept Map

One thing that makes study easy to understand and remember through all years of education is a concept map. Wether you are studying through single source (textbook) or multiple sources this helps you summarize and highlight the topic and details , their relation , the differences all easily viewable at a glance. It is important … Continue reading Practical Ways- 4.Concept Map

Practical Ways – 3.Introducing Numbers.

This is the toughest part as this will decide how the child will relate to this subject Maths through the school years. Introducing numbers begins with just reading and recogninsing them in the order( sometimes just as repeat and learn poem) but doesn't stop there, that's when all facets to this basic numbers the child … Continue reading Practical Ways – 3.Introducing Numbers.

Experience in Real Life is the best learning

Today we have a number of Activities , Montessori toys, pretend play toys , STEM based project learning , DIY project based learning for subjects and ELA to develop learning in a more practical and interesting way. All this come very handy to develop various skills and knowledge in children from various ages with hands … Continue reading Experience in Real Life is the best learning

Practical Ways – 2.Begin Writing

The process to begin teaching writing involves in systematic manner introducing them to be able to make lines and curves and accordingly lead them to writing the number and alphabets. Teaching writing in sequential manner becomes difficult as the pattern to write letter each is different and doesn't follow flow. begin with basic standing and … Continue reading Practical Ways – 2.Begin Writing

Practical Ways – 1.Vocabulary Build

Vocabulary building is the first step to learning . Children at a very young age tend to have a great grasping power for new words. Also introducing the new words from various topic enhances speaking , recognition and memory at a very young age. These vocabulary could be introduced in daily life real objects or … Continue reading Practical Ways – 1.Vocabulary Build

How to deal with all the contents and learning?

Every content can be basically divided into following type 1.Conceptual- mainly deals with introducing concepts ,it's application, theories, rules or grammar.   2.Logical- requires understanding in a flow .Allows linking concepts to the application.                             3.Analytical -  more in depth research on topic , different angles to look for and dealing with various question formats.                                         … Continue reading How to deal with all the contents and learning?

Price of Evolution and Share in Failures

Are we able to give the younger generation a better place to live in with health challenges due to pandemic and lifestyle, environmental challenges due to concrete jungles, challenges in system (increasing corruption, nepotism,intolerance , increasing crimes on women and children, economy), challenges with technology - limited interaction and lack of human touch. The answer … Continue reading Price of Evolution and Share in Failures

Women and Education

The advantage or plus point of an educated women in the family is always weighed in terms of additional source of financial stability. Well cant blame the narrow thinking or lack of understanding of the innumerable ways an educated women is the most important asset in a family. Why an educated women can prove her … Continue reading Women and Education

Reflective Thinking a must in parenting

None of us are perfect and that's the key to improvement or change. Some are really good at some parts of life that they developed or skilled over the years. But still no one is completely right 100% when it comes to parenting. There is a need to accept changes in self and look for … Continue reading Reflective Thinking a must in parenting

Inculcating Self Study among children

With trend and generation of classes , tutoring and mentoring children have access to quick , easy and ready-made contents for learning. This approach to learning for preparation and results has made the generation very much dependent on ready external sources of study. The advantage of this type of learning is less amount of efforts … Continue reading Inculcating Self Study among children

Reflections 6. – Don’t raise them to be just Good , Make them Worldly Wise

A saying describes this best "If you expect the world to be fair because you are fair , you are fooling yourself. Thats like expecting a lion not to eat you because you didnt eat him". Current times and increasing challenges on ones emotional strength, change our roles to just make them to do and … Continue reading Reflections 6. – Don’t raise them to be just Good , Make them Worldly Wise

Entertainment takes toll on Learning

A generation in which the men were mostly learned and earner in the family with women to handle burden of household chores.There was a wide spread craze of cricket in all forms ones that would go for days and ones that would start and end with day. It kept the audience so occupied, hours and … Continue reading Entertainment takes toll on Learning

Parental Woes – Short story 3.The Flashback Episodes

The child now in final years close to finishing school. Its time for new session and the same drill a circular from school to purchase new lot of books , uniforms , shoes and bag. The child waits for the captain to arrive, he is the one who clears and passes budget every year.The father … Continue reading Parental Woes – Short story 3.The Flashback Episodes

Difference between Knowledgeable and able to transfer Knowledge

There have been times when we sit through a long lecture , the speaker a well known or established person in the field of topic, not a single point gets through even after it ended. This reminds of a famous dialogue from 3 idiots where Rancho gives a demo lecture to the principal and when … Continue reading Difference between Knowledgeable and able to transfer Knowledge

Proactive learning to Attend school

There was a time children attended school to learn. Nowadays it's the other way around now children learn before attending school. There is a reason for being so proactive. If not previously prepared on topics it makes it impossible for child to keep up with the speed and challenges that come up in regular classes … Continue reading Proactive learning to Attend school

Knowledge Transfer and Question time

Knowledge Transfer and Question time

Expecting a child to answer questions or bombarding the children just after completion of a teachers class, is like expecting knowledge transfer at the speed of light. This reminds of two scenes from two famous Bollywood movies 1.Bahubali - Where Baahubali teaches his ladylove Devasena how to defend herself from enemy soldiers and shoot 3 arrows within few … Continue reading Knowledge Transfer and Question time

How can AI change Learning?

Learning once a cup of tea for the smart and early learners, will be made easy for everyone with AI. It will help to maintain , record and analyze activity and growth of every child individually, just by maintaining an account in the name of the child. AI can help which otherwise in traditional teaching … Continue reading How can AI change Learning?

Text Book reading is not a Complete Teaching in itself

Text Book reading is not a Complete Teaching in itself

Textbook not a great tool for younger student most of which are struggling to develop reading and again the contents and description are difficult to interpret and connect to. Yes visuals do have added advantage .In many schools or institution teachers are told not to carry textbooks as part of their regular lecture though they … Continue reading Text Book reading is not a Complete Teaching in itself

Parental Woes – Short story 2.The Relocation

Parental Woes – Short story 2.The Relocation

The father a mid level in IT was still finding a direction to make a good career in the path he chose. He saw it coming or may be one of his wrong decisions to leave his previous organization for a better learning Really! His current location no longer needed his service or better option … Continue reading Parental Woes – Short story 2.The Relocation

Why do preschools charge so high?

Well the question is to be answered and for you to decide. There are preschools run under big brands , sometimes as chains , sometimes as franchise and some very acclaimed stand alone .Promising to give your child all round growth and development to prepare them for upcoming struggles of primary school. Well this can … Continue reading Why do preschools charge so high?

Sudden upsurge in Educational Content Online due to COVID-19

We have always relied on online kids content available for toddlers and babies or preschoolers. But there is a sudden wave of a kind of educational content online recently following lockdown and its effect . These content follow a similar trend very common in Indian education system sticking to the education syllabus class and subject … Continue reading Sudden upsurge in Educational Content Online due to COVID-19

Anger Management essential in teaching and parenting

Anger Management essential in teaching and parenting

I firmly believe actions in anger is the reaction of incapability of a person to explain or get across to the kid. When the child doesn't understand as you have already explained or doesn't give the correct answer or doesn't follow the instruction given. Again if reframed action of anger is a weakness when not … Continue reading Anger Management essential in teaching and parenting

Parental Woes – Short story 1.Hometown vacation

1.Hometown vacation Its summer time and vacations are here. Months before destination and date booked for this time of the year as always .But this time the child hopes to do something different of his time. He knows he doesn't have much say about how he is to spend his vacation. But he is growing … Continue reading Parental Woes – Short story 1.Hometown vacation

Virtual classrooms and their changing roles with COVID-19

Virtual classrooms and their changing roles with COVID-19

The greatest difficulty COVID-19 has brought us is antisocial . This effects the children most because being social is part of growth and development . In classic classrooms in India it was almost a legacy to let the teacher talk with children maintaining pindrop silence even a movement leading to punishment. There was little space … Continue reading Virtual classrooms and their changing roles with COVID-19

New Parental Challenges with Covid-19

New Parental Challenges with Covid-19

Already being a parent has its challenges to undertake but with COVID-19 and followed lockdown the life of parenting has turned upside down for many. In normal life before, if both parents were working all requirements heeded for the child were very well in place. The time table for the day of the child was … Continue reading New Parental Challenges with Covid-19

Covid 19 Online Learning and Virtual classrooms , ways to make it more successful.

Here we wont be dealing with technical backbone required like the internet and mobile device for the online learning . If there are some steps taken at both school and home level we can make the virtual classrooms really successful. We need to understand the basic difference in online class where there is no direct … Continue reading Covid 19 Online Learning and Virtual classrooms , ways to make it more successful.

How to make Learning a continuous Process, Never a crash course for kids

How to make Learning a continuous Process

Its important to develop a continuous learning pattern among children. But the challenges lies in getting the child to get to study everyday. There is a way out by including study as a part of daily routine that does not require the child to get specially prepared for study time. Also haven taken into consideration … Continue reading How to make Learning a continuous Process, Never a crash course for kids

Learning Trivial Affairs – Short story 3. The Mourning Phase

Learning Trivial Affairs – Short story 3. The Mourning Phase

3. The Mourning Phase There came the news and his grandma had passed away. People from all places pour into finish the last rites. Suddenly the house has seemed to shrunk with no place even to think. The child knows it will be over soon and people will get going. But then to his surprise … Continue reading Learning Trivial Affairs – Short story 3. The Mourning Phase

Learning Trivial Affairs – Short story 2. Beloved Teacher of All

Learning Trivial Affairs - Short story 2. Beloved Teacher of All

2. Beloved Teacher of All The mother is more traumatized than the child. Its the childs first day at her small school.And there stands a smiling teacher with welcoming hands. The child goes inside and has all her tantrums thrown to get her out of that place. Yet everybody sticks to the routine and same … Continue reading Learning Trivial Affairs – Short story 2. Beloved Teacher of All

Learning Trivial Affairs – Short story 1. Back Home

Learning Trivial Affairs - Short story 1. Back Home

1.Back Home: A day at school same as every day. A struggle to hide behind the heads to skip the teachers eyes. Finding ways to shy away from the study that never gets past the ears to brain.A blast with friends to remind its still fun coming back. Lunch the best part for sometime he … Continue reading Learning Trivial Affairs – Short story 1. Back Home

The way you get to the answer need not be same for the child too..

The way you get to the answer need not be same for the child too

The biggest blunder most of them as parents make while teaching is using their time tested methods or their vision about a subject or topic and forcing the child to follow same. If the child fails to response or is looking for another way to get to the same topic the parent is irritated of … Continue reading The way you get to the answer need not be same for the child too..