Saturday, September 25, 2021

Audra Gold "I am passionate about Education...

Episode #96: Sandeep Dutt in conversation with Audra Gold, the CEO and co-founder of Vurbl, one of the largest non-music databases of streaming audio in the US with thousands of audio creators publishing content for millions of listeners that are consuming millions of minutes of audio from a library of over 30 million titles across 100's of content categories. Audra fell in love with the Internet in college in the 1990s, during the first years of the Commercial Internet. She started developing start-up ideas and launching them with fellow students, and she has not stopped since. Audra has helped build, launch and grow digital-first businesses from the first dot-com boom through many economic ups and downs after that, learning just about every lesson you can imagine in the many start-ups she has been a part of. She has been awarded a Primetime Emmy Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media for her work at Fourthwall Studios, which the Nantworks group of companies later acquired. She has also helped author and develop several digital media and ad-tech related patents throughout the last 20 years.
Audra shares what learning means to her in today's Episode, her passion for education, and the importance of audio learning. As a child, she was an inquisitive person; she spent a lot of time in the library, the internet for learning in that era! She comes from a family of educators; what drove her to audio and the idea of Vurbl was born through her personal consumption of audiobooks, as this was her first passion, you listen and learn, perhaps the easiest way to enrich your brain. The successful womenprenuer shares three ingredients for a successful career recipe: passion, knowledge acquisition, and hard work ethics in life. Her favourite teacher story and how she learnt from watching her teachers - patience, discipline and enthusiasm - have helped her become a good mentor for people in life. She has spent a lot of time teaching, her teacher was her cross country coach, and he taught her the benefits of juicing, which helped him batter cancer. This was real-life learning about nutrition and holistic health. A maths teacher changed her diet perspective! Her favourite quote is, "Be suspicious of what you want; this keeps her motivated as it helps her delve deeper and find out what is the motive, what is driving you to do x,y and Z? Competitive sports shaped her approach to life, team building for business was indeed learnt from the soccer team.
"Building a business is one of the hardest, most difficult things you'll ever do. You better make sure you are building something meaningful to you and brings you joy at the end of the day. If I did not love the audio medium and believe in our ability to truly revolutionize the audio space for creators, listeners and brands, I would never have survived the last 6 months." Inspirational Women Leaders Of Tech: Audra Everett Gold Vurbl is an audio streaming destination for all audio creators and anyone who loves listening to audio. They support audio creators through our station model and help listeners connect with meaningful content to listen to. Useful links:
Audra Gold Audio Bio. 
Listen to her answer our 10 questions about audio. 
Learning Forward Station on Vurbl.Com
You will love the stories shared by our happy teachers and passionate educators. We grow the capacity of your people to improve student achievement and transform your school into a culture of trust and collaboration in less time with fewer resources. Each person in your school contributes to the culture of your school. School culture is built on the actions and interactions of the people. You make your school stronger by adding value to others and making others feel valued.

Vurbl app for ios at the app store and that Android will be releasing soon!

Thursday, September 23, 2021

दूसरों को खुश रखना : आयशा टॉक

हम दूसरों को खुश रखने की कोशिश करते हैं। क्योंकि इससे हमें आत्म संतुष्टि मिलती हैं। यह हमें अपने बारे में अच्छा महसूस कराता है या हमारे जीवन को अर्थ देता है। अगर आप दूसरों को खुश रखना चाहते है तो सर्वप्रथम आपकी खुद की खुशी बहुत जरुरी है। कहने का मतलब यह है कि यदि आप दुखी  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।

Ayasha Tak
The Fabindia School, Bali

दूसरों को खुशी देना : ज्योति सेन

आपको जीवन में सच्ची खुशी तब मिलेगी जब आपको यह पता चलेगा कि खुशी का उद्देश्य केवल आपकी खुशी नहीं बल्कि दूसरों की खुशी भी आपकी खुशी 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

Jyoti Sain
The Fabindia School

दूसरों को खुशियाँ देना : कृष्ण गोपाल दवे

डॉ अनुपम सिब्बल ने अपनी पुस्तक में ठीक ही लिखा है कि जो चीजें हमें खुशी देती है, उनकी सूची छोटी होती जा रही है। हमें छोटी-छोटी बातों में खुशियों की तलाश करनी चाहिए ना कि किसी बड़ी खुशी के इंतजार में इन छोटे पलों को व्यर्थ गँवा देना। डॉक्टर सिब्बल ने अपनी पुस्तक में कई उदाहरण प्रस्तुत किए जिन्होंने लोगों को खुशी देने के लिए अपना जीवन तक समर्पित कर दिया। 

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। 

Krishan Gopal

The Fabindia School

My Good School Dil Se - Show Opens 2nd October 2021

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

Learning Forward Station on Vurbl.Com
You will love the stories shared by our happy teachers and passionate educators. We grow the capacity of your people to improve student achievement and transform your school into a culture of trust and collaboration in less time with fewer resources. Each person in your school contributes to the culture of your school. School culture is built on the actions and interactions of the people. You make your school stronger by adding value to others and making others feel valued.

Vurbl app for ios at the app store and that Android will be releasing soon!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Supratim Kar Co Founder Edtree.IN shares his story

Learning Forward Saturday Podcast

In today’s episode, Supratim Kar shares his experience with the education system, how the traditional methods need remodelling to suit the altering dynamics of the education system, the learner-centric education system is the newfound method and how it is reshaping the pedagogy, how to enable the learners to take their learning forward, how to translate learning into something quantifiable and how to make it actionable, how children should be assessed and the basics of assessment, his experience with Learning Forward India Foundation and much more.

He is a passionate writer and has authored a memoir on behalf of India’s leading IT luminary, which helped shape the IT Industry in its formative years. A voracious reader, he loves classical music and spends his spare time sharing his thoughts with the world at large through his blog.

Learning Forward Station on Vurbl.Com
You will love the stories shared by our happy teachers and passionate educators. We grow the capacity of your people to improve student achievement and transform your school into a culture of trust and collaboration in less time with fewer resources. Each person in your school contributes to the culture of your school. School culture is built on the actions and interactions of the people. You make your school stronger by adding value to others and making others feel valued.

Vurbl app for ios at the app store and that Android will be releasing soon!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Brewing Knowledge Book Club - 29th Aug 2021 Session

Reading from the book My Good School Where Passion Meets Education by Sandeep Dutt
Section I

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. 

Looking forward......

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]:

...forward. 😊😊

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]:

My reflection 

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.

Tune in to follow our book reading sessions.

Reading Program on Zoom

The Members meet for 60 minutes on the last Sunday of the month. ZOOM will work as our studio. Members meet to read and reflect. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

My Good School Dil Se

My Good School 'Dil Se' - Stories from the heart - on the show, we invite all the stakeholders for the school: Teachers, Students, Parents, Ex-students, and the Management, for a candid conversation to showcase how they have together built their My Good School.

We explore:
What is the meaning of being humane?
Elements 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?

In this seven-part series, we begin with The Fabindia School. The school emphasizes a holistic approach to education, offering extensive extracurricular programs and academic courses.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Quality and Love - Reah Sikand

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. 

- Reah Sikand, The Doon Girls' School, Dehradun

Quality and Love - Reena Gusain

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.

For being a lovable person, you need to be clear with your thoughts, ideas and have a caring attitude. A person possessing all these characteristics ought to be loved by everyone and remembered forever.


Monday, August 30, 2021

Quality and Love - Chandra Prakash

गणुवत्ता एक ऐसा तत्व हैं जो वस्तु को उपयोग में लाने के लिए उपयक्त बनाता हैं। वस्तओु के उत्पादन में
मानक मापदंडो का गणुवत्ता के लिए पालन होना अनि वार्य हैं। गणुवत्ता का सबसे महत्वपर्णू  लक्षण मानक के
अनरूप बने वस्तु पर स्टैंप सर्टिफिकेट या मानक कागज जिस से वस्तु की गणुवत्ता का पता लग सके। गणुवत्ता पर्णू 
शिक्षा(quality education) आधनिुनिक समाज की मांग हैं और चाहे कोई भी क्षेत्र हो गणुवत्ता की मांग हर जगह
होती हैं। गणुवत्ता शिक्षा से आशय शिक्षा में  गुण का विकास करना या गणु का समावेश करना हैं। जिस से छात्रों
एवं शिक्षा के उद्देश्य की प्राप्ति भली-भाँति हो सके। जब किसी कार्य में उस कार्य से सबंधित सभी गणु का
(व्यावहारिक एवंसद्धान्तिक) समावेश होता हैं। तो उसे उस कार्य की गणुवत्ता के रूप में देखा व समझा जाता
हैं।और यही पहलू शिक्षा में भी होता हैं। हम शिक्षा में गणुवत्ता की बात जब करते हैं तो हम ऐसी शिक्षा को
गणुवत्तापर्णू   मानेंगे  जो छात्रों को उस शिक्षा का लाभ पहुंचाए। शिक्षा में प्रायः उसी शिक्षा का समावेश होता हैं जो
शिक्षा शिक्षण अधिगम में छात्रों की रूचि एवं क्षमताओं को समझे एवं समाज की आवश्यकताओं की पर्तिू  करें  और 
छात्रों को जीवि को पार्जनर्ज योग्य बनाए।

उ.1- एक छात्र जो कक्षा के काम और गहृकार्य के साथ एक घटिया काम करता हैं।
पहला महत्वपर्णू  उपाय - जो छात्र class work और home work को अच्छे ढंग से नहीं करता हैं। तो इसके लिए हम उस छात्र को Punish नही करेंगे बल्कि इसके स्थान पर जो कक्षा में अच्छा छात्र हैं जो अपना class work अच्छे ढंग से करता हैं ,और Home work भी ठीक ढंग से करता हैं,और जो पढाई में अच्छा हो, उस छात्र का
  उदाहरण उस छात्र के पास रहेंगे, और कहेगे कि इस बच्चे की Note book देखिए और इस बच्चे से अपने आप
को Compare करो।
दसूरा उपाय- हमें बच्चों के प्रति लापरवाही नही  बरतनी   चाहिए । अगर हम कक्षा की बात करें तो कक्षा में जो कुछ
भी पढाया जाता हैं तो उस कार्य को उसी समय देखना चाहिए। जिस से बच्चे अपने कार्य के प्रति सजग रहें।
तीसरा उपाय- जो छात्र पढने में अच्छा हैं और Class work ठीक ढंग से करता हैं, और Home work भी अच्छे
ढंग से करता हैं। तो हमें प्रत्येक Week में प्रतियोगिता करानी चाहिए। जो बच्चे कक्षा में प्रथम , द्वितीय व ततृय
आये उन्हें इनाम देना चाहिए। जिस से बच्चे पढ़ाई व अपने कार्य के प्रति सजग रहें।और इनाम पाने के लिए
तत्पर रहे।
प्रेम, प्यार, स्नेह कई नामों से जाने वाला शब्द हैं। जो अपने अर्थ को इतना विशिष्ट बनाये हुए हैं। आज तक
बहुत सारे कवियों, साहित्यकारों ,लेखकों और अन्य सभी पथ्वीवासियों ने प्रेम शब्द का अर्थ एक लाईन या कुछ
शब्दों में बताना आज भी उतना ही जटिल हैं। जितना मानव के प्रादर्भाुर्भाव के समय था। इस प्रकार प्रेम को
परिभाषित करना आसान नहीं हैं। प्रत्येक मनष्य प्रेम की अलग अलग रूपरेखा बना सकता हैं। प्रेम की परिभाषा के
रूप मेंअलग- अलग हो सकते हैं। उसके प्रति नजरिया भी अलग हो सकते हैं। लेकिन प्रेम तो प्रेम ही होता हैं। प्रेम
रूपी बीज का अंकुर उस भावना रूपी उपजाऊ  भूमि में होता हैं।  मनुष्य  जन्म से ही प्रेम की चाहत रखता हैं। वह प्रेम के बिना जीना नहीं चाहता हैं। जसै ही बच्चे का जन्म होता हैं वह अपने माता पिता तथा दादा दादी से प्रेम करता
हैं। वह उनसे  दूर नहीं जाना चाहता हैं। जसै ही बच्चे की उम्र चार-पाँच वर्ष हो जाती हैं उसके बाद वह अपने भाई
-बहिन का प्यार उसे प्राप्त होता हैं। यही से ही व्यक्तियों के सस्ंकारो में व्यापकता आना प्रारंभ हो जाती हैं। तथा
प्रारंभिक  मूल्यों  के विकास में प्रेम की महत्वपर्णू भूमिका होती  हैं। उसके बाद व्यक्ति स्कूल तथा काँलेजो में अपने
मित्रों के साथ प्यार बाटता हैं, प्राप्त करता हैं। तथा प्यार के प्रति उसकी समझ गहरी होती हैं। उसके बाद व्यक्ति
अपने कार्य स्थल तथा पारिवारिक जीवन में भी प्रेम चाहता हैं। कहने का अर्थ हैं कि प्रेम जीवन प्रयत्न चलनेवाली
एक व्यापक अवधारणा हैं।

रोमांटिक रिश्ते में दो नाबालि क छात्र
न. 1 महत्वपर्णू  बात -   हमें  बच्चों को प्रेम के बारे में समझाना चाहिए। प्रेम वह होता हैं जो मन से मन का हृदय सेहृदय का होता हैं। जसै कि आप अपने माता पिता भाई बहिन व दादा दादी से करते हैं। इसे ही प्रेम कहते हैं। आप प्रेम शब्द का गलत अर्थ न ले। अगर कोई छोटे बच्चे को उसके माता पिता बिना बताये इधर उधर चले जाते हैं। तो वह बच्चा कितना तड़पता हैं। इसेही प्रेम कहते हैं। हमें प्रेम का गलत अर्थ नहीं लेना चाहिए।
. 2- अध्यापक को, बच्चों को समझाना चाहिए - अध्यापक को, बच्चों को अपने पास  बुलाकर उन्हें समझाना
चाहिए और कहना चाहिए कि अभी आप नाबालिक हो। तम्हें अभी अच्छे और गलत में कोई अतंर नहीं दिखाई
देता हैं। आपको ये सब नहीं करना चाहिए। आपके पीछे आपके माता व पिता हैं। कभी आपने उनके बारे में सोचा हैं।
आपके माता पिता को आपसे कितनी उम्मीद हैं। जब उनको ये बात पता चलेगी तो क्या होगा। इसके बजाय आप
कुछ ऐसा अच्छा कार्य जो  दुनिया  के लिए मिशाल बन जाए। तब आपके माता पिता का सिर कितना ऊँचा हो
जाएगा। ये सब बातें हमें बच्चों को प्यार से समझाना चाहिए।

-Chandra Prakash@JMMS, John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Quality and Love - Nisha Pundir

Teaching can be defined, very simply, as activities that promote student learning. It encompasses all those teacher behaviours that encourage students to learn and make moves towards the institution's educational objectives.
Teachers should always be prepared for all kinds of situations in class that can make improvements in the child.

If a child gives us shoddy work, a teacher should know how to deal with the child and bring improvement in him.
A. The teacher should counsel the child patiently and try to understand his problem or situation and try to help and pull out the child. Necessary to have a word with his parents. Give an incentive for the improvement work.
For example: give him a good remark for his work, give him rewards in the form of treats and organise uploading by the class it will not only improve his problem and nature But also inculcate a feeling of improvement for others.

Love is a set of emotions, behaviours and beliefs with strong feelings of affection.

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.
For example – Their family plays a vital role. In the way a child thinks or judges a teenager relationship. In a family, the mother cooks cleans and nurtures. For the other Family members, she does this because of her love for her family. The father provides many things to the family, and this also shows his love for his family. Similarly, the younger ones show respect to their parents and elders and demonstrate their love. This thing should be told to the teenager so that they don’t separate from their path at this critical age.

You can also give the Example of Buddha on the definition of love that is “If you like a flower you
pluck it, but if you love that flower, you water it daily.”

Also, we can counsel their parents if things get so much out of their hands.

- Nisha Pundir@JMMS, John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun 

Quality and Love - Dolly Pharsi

A student who does a shoddy job with classwork and homework.
 “Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for 
 Future generation.” -Rown Lewis
 Quality education can provide a generation of young individuals who will be global citizens and work in a unity to solve problems on social, economic and other aspects and also create a  sustainable development for the community and in their own terms they will be world leaders.
As there may be multiple reasons for a student to do shoddy job with the classwork 
and homework, the important things to kept in mind while dealing with such cases 
1. Talk to the student: - A conversation with the students will be very helpful to understand the reason behind his/her behaviour for not performing and a simple counselling may solve this problem. This should be the initial dealing that a teacher requires.
2. Learning disabilities:- We also need to assure that many students also go through learning disabilities like dyslexia, visual perceptual and many more which may affect their performance and these may be the major symptoms the child is not completing his/her work.
3. Not getting proper guidance:- As a teacher we have to assure that the students gets the proper guidance not just in school but when the child goes back to his/her home so that  they can perform better in their work also we should make sure to provide the proper 
pattern of guidance for each student requirement.
4. Maintaining positive attitude toward the student: - It is very essential that a teacher should maintain a positive attitude from the very beginning because than only a bond of trust will develop between the teacher and the student, he/she will be able to discuss their problem also share the reason behind their behaviour and after that only teacher can resolve the concern problem.
5. Praise students for performance: - Once the student starts performing accordingly if the slightest positive change is observed and an encouragement is necessary because it will assure the child that he/she is on the right path as well as it will motive just not him/her but other students too, which will develop confidence in the student and he/she will enhance in their performance.

Approach related to student who does a shoddy job with classwork and Homework
1. Conservation with the student: - All students have different strength and abilities, some students may never be excellent but talented as an artist, show interest in extra circular activities and good in sports etc. So it’s a teacher responsibility to analyse and give homework and classwork in a format that each student in a class is engaged in and different activities that lead them to perform better.
2. Circumstantial behaviour:-While dealing with the students we need to understand the circumstance (environment) around the child when he/she in the class or goes back to home are suitable or disturbing environment for him/her to study. May be the student sitting next to the child disturb him/her or the health of the child may not support same goes for the environment at home, parents are uneducated or due to the child is from humble background and they do not have enough sources like electricity or stationary support. There will be multiple reasons as such so we should help the students in managing and overcoming these problems.
3. Engaging activities and observing student participation:- The classwork and  homework should be given in a format which continuously develop interest of the child to perform better, giving student leadership role in classroom will make them understand the responsibility given to them and perform accordingly for e.g if a child does not present their homework/classwork daily give them a duty to help other students with their classwork and homework so to help other students the child has to finish 
their own work first which will make them understand their mistakes and vice-versa,  it will help them to complete their work in time.
4. Physical movements:- We should make sure that short breaks and extra time is given to the students to complete their homework and classwork because there may be multiple reasons for not performing e.g like some students need extra time because they are slower than others in understanding or completing their work also some students require short breaks as they loose interest if they are continuously studying they get stressed very easily and cannot concentrate, due to this some small breaks with some physical exercise or movement, will relax them and create more focus.
5. Seeking professional help and informing parents:-Asking for help or guidance from a school counsellor or a senior teacher may also point out that the teacher or a student is missing the link to resolve this problem. Teacher can also understand by discussing the specific requirement of that particular child so she can innovate different methods to build a positive outcome from the students also if a child continuous to show a similar pattern after a keen and regular observation it is the responsibility of a teacher to make parents aware of the situation and discuss possibilities to encourage students for the positive outcome.
Two underage students in a romantic relationship
Important things to keep in mind when dealing with two underage students in a 
romantic relationship:-
1. Deal with the situation at most sensitivity:- As the two students may be underage but the situation should be handle with at most sensitivity and sincerity as the children also do hold an individual personality and if the situation handle causally it may affect them emotionally, mentally and physical.
2. Approach them friendly: - We should not create any unpleasant situation where the children feel uncomfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings. As they are moving towards their adolescence this is a common situation for a teacher.
3. Remind them about the boundaries: - We need to make them understand that they are students and they have to follow rules and regulations of the school and if any misconduct will not be tolerated. A clear message to the student will give teacher a chance to control the situation.
4. Not a control but an open door policy:- We need to make students aware that we are not controlling them but we care for them, and the kind of relationship they are in needs time to mature, they also needs to give time to each other to understand the complexity of a relationship while making them understand that we are creating an open door policy where they can come at us at any given situation and we will not judge them or create any pressure, we will make every effort to handle the any given situation sensibly. 
5. Parental Intervention:- If students failed to response in a positive manner after applying the said above dealings then parental intervention is necessary where the teacher may explain the situation to the parents in a calm way so both parents and teachers can handle the matter in more appropriate manner.

In the given account if two underage students are involved in a romantic relationship how to approach in the given situation
1. Every choice has its own consequences: - We have to make student aware that every choice they are making will affect their present and future and they should behave accordingly and we should give them some time to mellow down their feelings or to realise and understand how the present situation will affect them.
2. Maintain behaviour: - Any kind of romantic affection in the premises of the school is not acceptable and they should behave in an appropriate manner and acts like touching or any physical contact will lead to a major consequences.
3. Differentiate between love and infatuation: As they are in a tender age and they need time to understand their feeling, they need to know what is love and infatuation as they are entering in new phase of age and they may be attracted to different qualities of different person and feel that its love but in reality that is just infatuation or attraction.
4. New phase of life: - We also need to make them understand that they are still growing, they will develop emotionally, mentally and physically till they reach adult hood and these kind of feelings will regularly emerge in their life so in such an earlier phase they should avoid getting romantically involved and in the present scenario, they should give them some time to understand that it’s too early for such matters.
5. Professional Help: We should seek a professional help from school counsellor in this matter as they have more understanding how to control such behaviour of students also in some extreme cases parents should be inform and involved from both the sides. 

Encourage conversations about feelings, friendships and family relationships, it can help your child feel confident to talk about relationships in general. If your child knows what respectful relationships look like in general? These conversations might mean that your child will feel more comfortable sharing feelings.

-Dolly Pharasi @JMMS, John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun 

Quality and Love - Sweta Thapli


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.

  • Individual time- Spending individual time with the students help them to understand things properly and easily. This will help the teacher to get to know the child better.

  • 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 

Quality and Love - Sonali Sharma

Case 1: A student who does a shoddy job with classwork and homework.

Quality- when we look around we most of the time think and observe how good or bad something is, we try to compare the level of our thinking, understanding to that of theirs outcome and the result, that’s what quality is. It is the ability to satisfy the given needs, a degree or grade of excellence. According to John Ruskin “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.” So in order to get quality in our work, we need intelligent efforts in continuity. So when we talk about the student doing a shoddy job with classwork and homework, it means there is a lack of accuracy, thoroughness, competence, time management and responsibility. In short, the student is lacking in the quality of work. We need to make it very clear to the students that school is the place where each child develops. In order to deal with such a case, we need to look at certain things:-

1. Know the student personally

We need to get to the words ‘Why’, why the child is doing such a shoddy job. ‘What’, what might be the reasons for the child to do such untidy work. Is the child not getting enough time for his work? Or is he not responsible? That all gets clear when there is a student-teacher relationship and when we try to build trust. Many times it is seen that the child does not perform well because of the family environment so we need to handle the family first and then
the student.

2. Help them observe their work with others (responsibility)

A child is able to learn more when he observes and experiences the things around him, so despite telling the child about his shoddy work, we need to help him observe his work with others and ask about the good and the bad qualities. We have to track the student’s progress by allowing them to see visually just how much they are learning and improving
as time goes on.

3. Personalized feedback

We have to take into consideration each individual child when giving feedback. We should remember that our classrooms are full of diverse students. A balance between not wanting to hurt a student’s feelings and providing proper encouragement is essential. We need to be sensitive to the individual needs of the student; we should always try to give the right and positive feedback.

4. Praising and rewarding the student

When we praise the student it builds self-confidence. It is not necessary that we need to praise and reward the student only when he/she performs excellent work but we should also appreciate them for their small efforts because only these small efforts will one day become the bigger one. Rewarding a child for certain behaviours and rewarding hard work is extremely important to encourage him to
continue doing it and improve it, so if the child is doing the shoddy work he will surely improve if we motivate and reward him for the small ones. Continuously rewarding a child for good actions will
motivate them to repeat them until it becomes a habit and that what
quality is, it is not a value but a habit.

Case 2- Two underage students in a romantic relationship

Love is a beautiful feeling that makes people happy. It is a set of emotions, behaviours, and beliefs with strong feelings of affection. For example, a person might say he/she loves his or her pet, loves freedom, or loves to read. The concept of love may become an unimaginable thing and also it may happen to each person in a particular way. It has a variety of feelings, emotions, and attitudes. It is the binding element that keeps a relationship strong and solid. 

According to H. Jackson Brown, Jr, Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. When we need to explain this to the little ones. It becomes as difficult as to pin a medal on a shadow. They believe what they see and feel. In such a case when two underage students get into a romantic relationship, we need to handle this with patience and understand the situation well to make them understand true and pure love so that they understand it well. We need to deal this with certain things

1. Student-teacher relationship
In order to make the student understand what is right and wrong, we need to know the children personally and try to build the student-teacher relationship. If we scold the students for their behaviour it would get a very bad and negative impact on the student as well as on the whole class, but if we try to build a positive relationship with the students so the child will trust us and express his/her feelings properly, on the other hand, it will become easy for us to deal. We can use pets as an example while explaining to the students about love. Explaining to them the different essence of love will clear the concept in their minds and they will be clear regarding the concept.
2. Show Your Love for Environment
Before starting the lessons the teachers must ask the students regarding their love for their motherland, the plants, their families/friends and their school. By doing so the students will get involved in thinking of pure love rather than of a romantic relation, they will be encouraged to plant more trees on the earth day, and help their mothers in their homes as they have mother-child relation and so on. Doing activities like making a list of loved ones and finding the reasons behind their choice will clear the concept of their thinking about love and it will become easy for us to feel what their thinking is.
3. Talk about Loving Qualities
To teach how to identify loving qualities, the teacher can ask the child to remember a time when they met someone and what positive qualities they noticed about that person. “This person could be a teacher or a family friend. Then the students will be explaining why these people demonstrate qualities like love, what good did they see. Certainly, we can discuss some negative qualities as well to show the difference between good people and bad people.”
4. Responsibility
Telling the students about their responsibilities towards their families, nature, school, friends will somehow tell them their duties at the particular time. They themselves will realise that whatever they are doing is right or wrong. Talking particularly of love they will realise that anyone who has a loved one has felt the strong, undeniable impact of love on their decisions throughout life.
5. Love from teachers as well as the family
The love between the students and a teacher will build trust and strong understanding. Anyone who has a loved one has felt the strong, undeniable impact of love on them. Through this the children will be told easily that whatever they are doing is wrong they have a bigger way ahead of them and this is the time when they can develop the most and learn more. Anyone who has a loved one has felt the strong, undeniable impact of love on their decisions throughout life. In many cases, love changed lives and helped people to achieve incredible things they wouldn’t have achieved without it. However, most of the time it becomes difficult to explain the meaning of love. We need to tell all these things to the parents as well and ask them to spend more time with their children.

- Sonali Sharma @JMMS, John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun

Quality and Love - Sandhya Thadani


A shoddy job is done by a student.

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:

  1. Avoid harsh punishments. It would affect the child adversely and he or she will become more dependent on the romantic relationship for comfort.

  2. I will talk about infatuation, romance, sexual attraction. As a teacher, I will have a joint discussion with the parents and the child.

  3. I will encourage the child to move into mixed friend groups of boys and girls.

  4. I will define a clear boundary of behaviour for the child.

  5. I will make the child realize the consequences of underage relationships. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 

- Sandhya Thadani @JMMS, John Martyn Memorial School, Salangaon, Dehradun

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