Saturday, September 25, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
है तो आप किसी को खुश नहीं कर सकते है। प्यार किसी भी रूप में हमारे जीवन में खुशियाँ लाता है।
दोस्तों, परिवार और अन्य लोगों के साथ आपके स्वस्थ संबंध आपके जीवन की गुणवत्ता में सुधार कर सकते है और जीवन में खुशियाँ ला सकते हैं। जैसे कि हमारी जिंदगी में एक ऐसा पल जरूर आता है कि हमारी वजह से किसी को खुशी जरूर मिलती है। मेरे जीवन का एक ऐसा ही पल मैं आपके साथ में साझा कर रही हूँ।
हमारे मोहल्ले में एक बहुत ही गरीब परिवार रहता था। उनके पास में कमाई का कोई भी जरिया नहीं था। सभी लोग उन्हें घृणा की दृष्टि से देखते थे। कोई भी उनकी मदद नहीं करना चाहता था। परन्तु मुझे उस गरीब परिवार पर बहुत दया आती थी।
एक दिन मैंने उनकी सहायता करने की सोची और उनके लिए कुछ कपड़े और कुछ खाने का सामान खरीद कर उनके घर गई। जब मैंने उनको वो सामान दिया तो उनकी खुशी का कोई ठिकाना नहीं रहा और वो लोग बस मुझे दुआएँ देते नहीं थक रहे थे। उस दिन उन लोगों को इतना खुश देखकर मुझे उनसे भी ज्यादा खुशी का अनुभव हो रहा था। सच में दूसरों को खुशी देने से एक अलग ही प्रकार के सुख की अनुभूति होती है।
। अब प्रश्न यह उठता है कि दूसरों को खुश कैसे रखें? हम चाहते हुए भी सब को खुश नहीं रख पाते हैं। यह चाह सभी के अंदर होती हैं हर कोई चाहता है कि उसके साथ जो भी रहे जिन्हें वह जानता है और उसको जो भी जानते हैं।
इसके पीछे सभी के अलग-अलग उद्देश्य हो सकते हैं पर हर कोई दूसरों को खुश रखना चाहता है। इसके लिए हमें हमेशा दूसरों की मदद करनी चाहिए तथा मदद उस काम में करें हैं जिसकी सामने वालों को जरूरत हो। इससे वह काफी खुश होगा तथा उसकी उचित समय पर तारीफ करें। क्योंकि तारीफ सुनना सबको पसंद होता है। पर तारीफ सच्ची होनी चाहिए। दूसरों की बात को सुनने और उनके दुखों को साझा करने से भी दूसरों को खुशी मिलती है।
खुशी साझा करने वाले तो बहुत होते हैं परंतु दुख को साझा करने वाले बहुत कम लोग ही मिलते हैं। जो दूसरों के दुख को समझता है वह दूसरों के बहुत करीब होता है। दूसरों को खुश करने का एक तरीका उपहार देना भी है। उपहार वह दे जो उसको जरूरत हो। यह तो हुई दूसरों की खुश रखने की बात सबसे महत्वपूर्ण बात यह है कि दूसरों को खुश करने से पहले स्वयं को खुश रहना होगा। खुद को खुश रखने के लिए आपको जिसमें सबसे ज्यादा रुचि हो वह कार्य हमेशा करें। जैसे मुझे अपनी उम्र पर ध्यान ना देकर बच्चों के साथ खेलना वह बातें करना बहुत पसंद है क्योंकि बच्चे मन के सच्चे होते हैं उनके साथ खेलने से सारी परेशानियाँ मै भूल जाती हूँ। कोई घर में पालतू जानवर के साथ भी खुश रहते हैं।
सबके खुश रहने के अलग-अलग तरीके हैं। खुश रहने के लिए टेलीविजन में हास्य प्रोग्राम देखें। अपने क्रोध को काबू रखें। दूसरों के दोष देखने से पहले अपनी गलतियों को सुधारें। हमें अपने अंदर दयालुता, विनम्रता, आपसी समझ, सभी को धन्यवाद देना, दूसरों को माफ करना आदि अनेक गुणों की आवश्यकता है।
यह बात जितनी छोटी लगती है उतनी ही बड़ी और सारगर्भित है कि दूसरों को खुशियाँ देने से हमारा मन भी प्रसन्न रहता है। एक बार की घटना याद आती है कि हमने स्कूल के बच्चों से उनके पुराने कपड़े, स्वेटर, शॉल आदि मंगवाए। जो फटे हुए नहीं थे अच्छी स्थिति में थे। आशा के अनुकूल बहुत सारे कपड़े इकट्ठे भी हुए तथा एक दिन तय किया गया उस दिन हम बाली तहसील के आदिवासी गाँवों की ओर गए। अरावली की तलहटी में बसे कुछ छोटे-छोटे गाँव जहाँ न शिक्षा की व्यवस्था थी न लोगों के लिए रोजगार का साधन था। हम वहाँ पहुँचे और उन लोगों में यह एकत्र किए हुए कपड़े बाँटने लगे।
लोगों की खुशी का ठिकाना न रहा, कड़कड़ाती सर्दी में वे किस तरह से कम कपड़ों में गुजारा कर रहे थे। जब उन्हें स्वेटर आदि मिले तो बहुत खुश हुए। हमारे आसपास बच्चे, बूढ़े, जवान सब दौड़ दौड़ कर आए और खुश होते हुए हैं वे कपड़े ले गए। उनकी प्रसन्नता देख कर हमारे मन में भी प्रसन्नता का कोई ठिकाना न रहा। कुछ लोग निराश होकर भी गए क्योंकि उनके आने तक कपड़े समाप्त हो चुके थे। परंतु एक बार पुनः आने का विश्वास दिला कर तथा विश्वास लेकर हम वहाँ से लौट आए।
यह घटना हमारे दिल में समाहित हो गई। मन में इस बात की प्रसन्नता थी कि उन लोगों के चेहरों पर हमने खुशी के भाव देखे। यह भी पता था कि यह ख़ुशी लंबे समय तक की नहीं थी। पर बड़ी ख़ुशी की तलाश में छोटी खुशियों से क्यों मुँह मोड़ें। इसलिए दूसरों को ख़ुशी देने का एक अवसर भी हाथ से न जाए।
The Fabindia School
Beginning the 2nd of October 2021, we share the joy of learning and how schools prepare children for the world.
We share stories from the heart and explain how schools can achieve significantly better teaching standards, foster a sense of community, and help students reach their fullest potential.
'Dil Se' means from the heart!
The seven-part series shares how elite schools connect, communicate, collaborate and create an environment where the joy of learning comes to life.
In the first episode, we share the story of The Fabindia School, find out how the school has successfully built a great relationship with all the stakeholders - Students, Parents, Teachers and Management - to win hearts and create a school that prepares children to face the world.
You will find answers to questions like:
How is the human element highlighted in the school?
Factors that make a school from good to great?
What goes into making a good school?
How are values taught in school?
How do stakeholders work to make it a good school?
What is the vision of the promoters?
"Warm greetings, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are now going to begin what we can call our history in the making of excellent schools from the country. My Good School Dil Se is a show to bring the best practices of the best schools for whom, for those who are interested in schooling, for those who want to educate children, for those who want to create social capital for the country, for those who want to produce human capital and for those who want to excel in cognitive and character building. And that is what the show is about. I'm Ashok Pandey, Director of Ahlcon Group of Schools in Delhi, and I am privileged to be the host of the show." - Ashok Pandey
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Learning Forward Saturday Podcast
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Reading from the book My Good School Where Passion Meets Education by Sandeep Dutt
The What, The Why And The How Of Teaching
- Performance Scores Must Be Honest
- People Process And Outcomes
Mukta Sharma, [29-Aug-2021 at 6:15:10 PM]:
Good evening everyone, the book reading session on performance and people, process and outcome were really enriching. Discussion on assessment in totality considering all the facets of it and, yes, highlighting the role of the teacher as a change agent was a treat. Thanks a lot, Mr Dutt fir putting up this show.
Amandeep Walia, [29-Aug-2021 at 6:17:42 PM]:
Wonderful session on performance and people and process.Thank you, sir, for allowing me to read.
Divya Agnihotri, [29-Aug-2021 at 6:53:15 PM]:
Kalyani Chaudhuri, [29-Aug-2021 at 7:49:36 PM]:
The key people in the process of education have shared their learning today about performance and its outcomes. Technology bridged the distance. Curious educators create curious classrooms, and the boldness to challenge the status quo for assessments is paving a new way for the Indian Education system. Let us keep learning with LFIN. Thanks, Mr Dutt and the Brewing Knowledge Team, for this purposeful evening.
Monisha Datta, [29-Aug-2021 at 8:10:53 PM]:
Why are we encouraging students to score high over actual understanding? Shouldn't all children have the right to know instead of just score?
Shouldn't knowledge be permanent and not just class, syllabus and curriculum-based?
What do we as Educators do to ensure that our students' performance is a barometer of actual learning, not just factual knowledge?
As we progressed through today's book reading session, I felt a sense of satisfaction as I heard Educators reflect on what they were doing at their schools. They questioned their methods and wished to brainstorm and develop better ways to make students perform better, not just by achieving high marks but also by achieving actual and effective knowledge.
Listening to everyone's thoughts and seeing them reach out to one another for suggestions was such an amazing expression of collaboration.
It made me feel that reading together in communities is the best and the correct way to grow.
Each one had a value add a suggestion, and the conversation moved from student performance to understanding the importance of people in the process to achieve performance.
Nothing can be achieved if we as Educators do not hold a lamp out for each other and a better lamp than a book that speaks directly to the teachers.
Thank you, Brewing knowledge club, for this book reading session encouraging lateral thinking among Educators.
Nibbrati Rathore, [29-Aug-2021 at 8:18:18 PM]:
The line that struck me was - What is beyond 100% marks?
It is not uncommon to see many class toppers not become highly successful while many backbenchers get fly-high jobs. Why does this happen?
A few years ago, I went to a reunion party of my college class. Along with making fun of our growing love handles, I noticed something interesting. Many of my classmates who were academically brilliant in college were not doing much with their lives. Conversely, many of my friends who were backbenchers seemed to be quite successful with high flying corporate careers or running their own businesses.
Spare a thought and think about it; I am sure many of us would be having similar observations.
Conventional wisdom tells us that students should get high marks in school to get into a good college, then get high marks in college to get offered a good job, leading to a successful career.
However, considering there is no correlation between a students’ academic achievement and their success in life, it seems this model is fatally flawed.
Research suggests that students need to develop strong communication skills, solid problem-solving skills, work well with others, a proactive attitude and a professional work ethic if they hope to do well in any work environment.
I believe skills are beyond 100% marks.
Thence I would like to mention our new program - The Internship Program for students(mainly) which focuses on identifying and refining the skills in students.
September Book Reading
Next two chapters:
1. Choice Of Curriculum &
2. Building Schools With Quality.
Reading Program on Zoom
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Love and Quality are two great values or feelings that a child must have. Children understand the language of love better than any adult. When a child feels secure and loves, he performs much better in class and grows up to be a lovely human being. All living things need love and care. I had a child in class 3 who would score fewer marks in English, I would often hear teachers getting upset with her. I decided to help her out in her free time. I was patient and loving towards her. I was surprised to know that she had done much better in English papers that year. When a child is scared of their teacher or parent, they get uncomfortable to ask questions and do not perform their best. On the other hand, when an adult is loving, kids feel more comfortable communicating with them. Love is something every individual craves for.
Quality in the class depends on the potential of each child. Every kid has its own capabilities, and the last thing we adults should do is compare the kids to each other. In my class, I ask the kids to help each other in their studies. This makes their bond and friendship stronger.
With age, I have realised the importance of quality over quantity. Like I tell the kids, when you do something, give it your hundred per cent or don’t do it. Sometimes when I enter class, the kids are not in the mood to study and o respect that, and we have a fun class or watch some interesting videos on the screen.
We as teachers teach the kids various things, but the kids are the best teachers for us as well.
If a child does a shoddy job with her classwork, I will sit with that kid alone and try and understand the reason for it, maybe I did not teach the topic well, and she found it difficult to do her homework, and I will sit with the kid and teach her the topic one on one where she can freely tell me what her doubts are.
In a situation where boys and girls are together, there is bound to be a romantic relationship, which is normal. We need to normalise such situations. I would talk to the student and tell them it’s absolutely fine, but certain limits should not be crossed; otherwise, that could lead to many problems for the kid.
Quality refers to “The the totality of features and characteristics of a product or service and its ability to satisfy the needs”. In today’s competitive world, everyone is thriving hard to give the best qualitative result to make survival possible. In the field of education, when we talk of the word quality, it basically refers to the additional input poured by the teaching staff to give the best qualitative result either relates to teaching or any other problems arising. Any lackadaisical approach will definitely bring down the desired result.
1. A student who does a shoddy job with classwork and homework
As the student is bright and intelligent, bearing the ability to grasp things quickly and have an upright approach towards studies, the case should not worry. Some students do bear this tendency of completing their assigned work in a haste manner to be identified amongst front runners. Attention needs to be paid to such students because shining is needed for a diamond to sparkle. However, if a student is average or below that level, then special attention is required. Maybe the student is in some sort of mental agony, and as a result, he delivers such results.
For such situations quality and love skills need to be catered to the students. A teacher should be smart enough to arrive at the reasons for the student forwarding such weird presentation skills. The approach should be a positive one, and the teacher should try to assimilate the student so that he changes his perception of his skills. The teacher should take stock of all going inside the student's mind and sort them out with her skills. If the situation demands, then a verbal talk with the parents/ guardian may also be carried out.
2. Two underage students in a romantic relationship
With increasing innovation and technology, social media platform has engulfed our society, and no one is untouched. Two underage students in a romantic relationship are basically due to excessive use of social media platforms which is unavoidable as the Corona pandemic has given birth to online teaching, thereby exhausting the offline teaching mode. Short bytes of romantic videos as advertisers do appear on these platforms. Also, the students have free hand access to any of the social sites. No quality time is being provided by working parents. Since these are tiny minds, they are vulnerable to such videos and start living a fantasy life. But need to understand why such a situation arises that a student at such a ripe age tries to find love outside. The reason behind it may be that he feels devoid of love in his home surroundings, especially with the working parents.
An experienced teacher facing such a situation, rather than manipulating things and trying to run away, will definitely try to sort out things before it worsens. The teacher should make the students understand the difference between good and bad, real and fantasy, especially if we are dealing with adolescents. The teacher should try to nurture the minds of such students with positive thinking and make them understand their prime responsibility. The teacher should also make the parents/guardians understand their prime responsibility towards their children to understand the purity of love they can receive from their parents in abundance.
- REENA GUSAIN, THE DOON GIRLS SCHOOL
Monday, August 30, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021
If a child gives us shoddy work, a teacher should know how to deal with the child and bring improvement in him.
In such a situation where two teenagers are in a romantic relationship, the First thing as teacher duty is to console Them and tell them about the meaning of love for that age; it is natural to get attracted towards the opposite gender. We can explain to them the meaning of love by the example of their family.
Quality is the characteristic that something or someone has. It refers to how good someone or something is in comparison to others.
When we talk of people, quality refers to the attribute or characteristics that they possess.
Case-I- A student who does a shoddy job with classwork and homework.
We can deal with such students by:
Finding out the reason- As a teacher, I will try to find out the reason that why the child is not performing well with homework or classwork. Maybe the child is going through some trauma or maybe he is facing some problem at his home.
Praise their work and effort- We can appreciate another child in the classroom who are doing good with their work. Seeing everyone getting appreciated the child will focus on his study and he will be able to do his homework and classwork properly.
We can also mention their academic achievements to the other teachers and also to the students.
Encourage the child- Encouraging a child will help them to achieve good results. We should always be available to our students for their questions and concern as teachers.
Limited work- We should not give plenty of work to the students, this loses the interest of the students in doing things. We should give them less work so everyone can do it without any difficulty.
"Love yourself first and everything falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." - Lucille Ball
Love is a strong feeling that you have when you like something very much. It is the feeling of liking a friend or any person in your family.
School is the place or extent to which students feel personally accepted, respected, included and supported by others in the school environment.
It is the psychological feeling of attachment that makes the students want to go to school every day.
Cave-II Two underage students in a romantic relationship.
We can deal with this situation by:
Not scolding them for things rather explaining to them that it is the age where you feel attached to someone. But that is not love it's just an attachment. Like:- you love dogs, chocolates, family and friends. You are attached to them.
We can have an individual talk with both of them.
We can have a discussion with the parents.
Counselling can be done to both and explaining to them that at this age you must focus on your studies and your career.
Explaining to them the importance and value of their time and their future.
There's a famous saying by Buddha:
When you like a flower you pluck it, but when you love a flower you water it daily...
-Sweta Thapli@JMMS, John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun
Negligence and carelessness amongst children are not unusual! Priorities of any human being constantly keep changing, depending on the state of the mind, but that does not imply that the child may be branded as being careless or is shoddy in his or her work.
The education of a child begins at birth and experiences in these early years at home get imprinted into the child’s mind.
I personally feel that if the father or mother is careless or make excuses to evade situations, it gets noticed by the child leading to the child also adopting similar techniques to escape and take the easy route.
A common situation in every household is when the phone of the father is ringing and he tells the child or the mother to tell the caller to say that papa is not at home. That is the first lie witnessed by a child, who considers his father to be a role model!
Hence, the parents need to set examples of good behaviour, again and again, such that it registers in the child as standard behaviour. Setting examples through behaviour is far-reaching and penetrative than sermons that do not convey the message.
We want our children to work towards perfection but we ourselves keep doing shoddy jobs. That would be a very negative influence on the child and the child shall end up in the footsteps of the parents, be it, mother or father.
If a child’s work is shoddy, anger or authoritarian behaviour or impatience amongst the parents is not a solution. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers and attempting to correct them through kindness and affection shall always give positive results. Giving students constructive feedback will always inspire them towards perfection which we are seeking.
It’s human to make mistakes. I will not expect the child to be perfect in their schoolwork or their homework. The child needs to be free from fear as fear is another cause for mistakes.
I will use the following approaches to overcome the situation:
1. Making the child responsible for his learning: It is important to guide the children through the learning process, but the control is in the hands of a child for his learning experiences whether it is at home or in the classroom.
2. Open and sincere feedback: I will create a comfortable atmosphere. Without being judgmental, I will give the child feedback so that he can improve.
3. Focus will be on learning: Actual learning is more important than just cramming for the exams. By focusing on learning, the child would solidify his learning experiences.
4. Being organized: I will help the child to be organized in his school and in his homework assignments. Being patient and consistent in the learning process will help the child to overcome doing shoddy work.
5. Focus on the strength: Focusing on the strength can be difficult when a child is struggling academically. It’s a vital force to healthy emotional and academic development and progress. It’s also another form of positive reinforcement that will motivate the child to bring perfection towards his task. Conversely, focusing on your child's weaknesses does nothing but cause discouragement, distress and a lack of desire to learn and perform.
6. Celebrating the achievements. Celebrating the child’s achievements or good work, no matter how small or insignificant they may be, is a very positive reinforcement motivating the child to excel.
Above all, I will make sure that the child is loved and only then he would be ready to learn anything.
“One must be a saint and a hero to be a good teacher. One must be a great yogi to be a teacher. One must have a perfect attitude to be able to exact a perfect attitude from the students. You cannot ask anyone to do what you don’t do yourself. That is a rule”. -The Mother
Romantic emotions amongst teens
It is not unusual for children in their teens to get entangled in romantic relationships with their classmates with whom there is extensive interaction in class followed by after class interaction as well.
Love is of varying kinds, not just a romantic alliance. There is parental love, brotherly love, friendly love and of course love driven by sexual attraction or infatuation or physical lust.
A child, irrespective of their gender, would be receiving very engrossing exposure through social media, television and travel would be witnessing the close proximity between boys and girls.
Under such circumstances, the parents who are generally held in very high esteem by the children, would not be able to have friendly communication with the child.
As their teacher, in a situation like this, after making close observation of the boy and girl, I would initiate a private conversation with their parents first separately and then collectively, and after taking them into confidence, have a word with the children but not as their teacher but as their friend.
The friendly communications with the two teens would be first singly with each of them followed by joint communication. In a situation like this, the teens are more receptive to friendly guidance than elderly advice.
I would advise them to have lots of friends irrespective of gender and that it is healthy for their development to interact with multiple boys and girls irrespective of their gender.
I will use the following approach to deal with the underage romantic relationship:
Avoid harsh punishments. It would affect the child adversely and he or she will become more dependent on the romantic relationship for comfort.
I will talk about infatuation, romance, sexual attraction. As a teacher, I will have a joint discussion with the parents and the child.
I will encourage the child to move into mixed friend groups of boys and girls.
I will define a clear boundary of behaviour for the child.
I will make the child realize the consequences of underage relationships.
I will encourage the child to take up a hobby or passion, instead of trying to break the friendship. I will get her involved in the activities, which she enjoys the most.
I will maintain a trusting and warm relationship with the child. I would try to have a strong teacher- child-parent, relationship. It would help the child to trust me unconditionally. If the child does not trust the teacher, then she would respond to the relationship, where she feels wanted and important.
I will avoid judging the children who are in a relationship. I will give her space to confide in me.
Changes in adolescence are a natural process of a child’s growth. We need to understand the growth and development of the child. The child is going through a period of intense self-discovery and the teacher must facilitate that process.
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