Thursday, September 30, 2021

Quality and Love - Nandini Arora

Quality is a characteristic or feature that someone or something has. Quality means no compromising. It can also be defined as hard work, sincerity, diligence, discipline and most importantly, the can-do attitude. Quality is something that we maintain to secure our future. Quality is not what we serve; it is the result. It is the result of continuous efforts. It is our responsibility to maintain the qualities and to get better day by day. Someone said it right-Quality is when the customer returns and the product doesn’t.

Quality means doing the right things, even when no one is watching us. If the quality of our thoughts is good, we always remain happy. The life that we live depends on the quality of our contribution towards our life and work. Our quality reflects us; it shows what we are. Living a quality of life matters though, many of us chase quantity instead of quality. A positive attitude helps us to maintain quality. Quality is an ongoing process of building and sustaining relationships by anticipating and fulfilling stated and implied needs.

Love means showing affection, compassion and concern towards others. It means showing care for others, respecting and forgiving others and being kind to others. Love is the foundation of all relationships and values.  Love means giving, not expecting; we always gain when we love.

Love is unspoken; it is always shown and felt. Loving someone and being loved is a great feeling. True love is when you love someone and do not expect the same in return. But there is a difference between love and like; when we like someone, we want them, and when we love someone, we set them free.

Loving people live the happiest lives. They are kind and patient. They do not envy and boast. They are never rude or selfish. They let go the past mistakes and are always ready to accept them.

Beautiful lines by Mother Teresa-“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

Thus, Quality and Love are the great virtues we all should have to live our lives happily. Love is the language of life. So, stop being judgemental and have the Quality of Being loving because True love never hurt others, even lift others.

- Nandini Arora, The Doon Girls School 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Dr Ashok Pandey "I am passionate about Education...

Learning Forward Podcast 2nd October 2021
Mark your Calendar.  
Episode #97: Sandeep Dutt, in conversation with Dr Ashok Pandey, his life story is beautiful; growing up in a village, he understood the need for values, diversity, and respect for the Guru. He talks about the idea of diversity and dedication of teachers; his teacher had a bag library and carried books for children to read to school every day! The role of a teacher is the highlight of this show. In the late 1960s, his teacher won the President of India's Award and travelled to Delhi. We see in him the true spirit of 'Guru without gururh' (truly selfless)'.

Dr Pandey believes in teachers first and empowers every individual; he is a team-builder and celebrated school leader. Dr Pandey was listed by Forbes India 2020 among the top 100 People Managers; he is now the Director of the Ahlcon Group of Schools in Delhi and has served as the Principal of the Ahlcon International School until 2019. Author of several articles and research papers, his third book, Launch Your Inspiring Principal Leadership, was published in 2019. Dr Pandey received the President of India award for his outstanding education services. Currently engaged in inter-faith dialogue and peacebuilding, has participated in the Global Peace Convention, held in Seoul,2019, the UN festival for Action on SDGs held in Bonn, 2018 and the Indo-Australia Leadership dialogue, Melbourne, 2017. Dr Pandey sits on the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) Governing Body, India; volunteers as the National Coordinator of Climate Reality Education Program in India; and sits on several advisory bodies. Dr Pandey is passionate about a system shift in education.

According to Dr Pandey, the teachers must eschew being a broadcaster and acknowledge several alternative sources of knowledge. The classrooms need a redesign to elicit students' love for learning and self-development. The pedagogy must shun predictability and encourage curiosity, innovation, and participation. Schools should be a place where students learn to become responsible citizens and engage in community development. As an advocate of Sustainable Development Goals, he believes that equity and social justice should shape curriculum and pedagogies.

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Quality and Love - Prachi Jain

Quality and Love

A journey from the beginning till the end of a session

First day in the classroom- 

Everything seems to be new!

Some of the students know each other, some are entirely unknown.

Some of them are familiar with the teachers, some of them would see them for the first time.

Some of them are excited, and some feel nervous and a little scared. There is a lot to think about and prepare!

But one thing is common for all, it is the need for LOVE which everyone is expecting and looking for.

So, we began…...taking LOVE as our companion and QUALITY as our goal….

                             

  • We introduce ourselves and get to know each other.

  • We miss our families, but we start making a new bond.

  • We spend time with each other, listen, talk, and try to get connected.

  • We accept we share and show respect for each other’s culture.

  • We understand now, more than ever before - our non-verbalized feelings by reflecting our behaviour, our emotional well-being, our strong sense of trust.

  • We care now, and so we feel more secure and strengthened.


Our love tanks are filled now, and we are ready to touch the line of QUALITY. 

This is how we make this journey beautiful with LOVE! 

And we understand that-

Love keeps our natural curiosity alive and allows space to pursue our own interests. It makes us see ourselves in each other.

It proves that basic skills can be learnt or taught without LOVE, but to truly make a difference in one’s life or bring out QUALITY in someone’s life, there needs to be LOVE.

And finally-

  • we feel proud.

  • We feel a wave of improvement flowing within us.

  • We feel ourselves to be better than we were earlier.

  • And we say that -

This is nothing but QUALITY!!

A sweet memory with the end of this journey would help us to look forward to a new one-

I taught English to the boys of Class-2 and revised the topic- Countable and Uncountable nouns. It was full of fun as the children were running here and there to touch countable things in the classroom. But one of the boys sitting and watching his classmates came to me after a few minutes. He touched my heart when he said –


Ma’am, there is something in this classroom which we cannot see or touch or count, we can only feel it, and it is the LOVE that we have for each other “.


                 

                  - Prachi Jain, The Doon Girls School, Dehradun.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Quality and Love - Rachna Bharrdwaj

Love is timeless; it has existed before you, and it will last after you. It is said that love grows by sharing. Love yourself and spread that love, and if you are a teacher, it is one of the indispensable values for you. It is giving your best without expecting anything in return. It is a feeling of a strong attraction and emotional attachment. It helps to gain the confidence of your students. It opens the door to conversation. 
I share one of my experiences. Dakee, a quiet girl from my House at school, was an excellent basketball player. She was passionate about her game and never used to miss her practices. One day a teacher brought to my notice that she had missed her prep (self-study time). It shocked me as she was a disciplined girl, very particular about her studies. As she was new to the school, I thought she was not aware of an additional prep during the Half Yearly exams.
At night I was waiting for her in the dormitory; she came and threw her books on her bed.

“So good that you’re here with your books,” I said to Dakee. “I was just thinking about you.”
“Would you like to talk? You look unhappy, or are you upset?”
“I don’t want to talk to you, to anyone. Leave me alone.” There was silence. The clock could be heard ticking softly on the wall.
“Not a good time to talk, I can see that,” I replied.” But if you ever want someone to listen, if you ever want someone to try and understand, sign me up, coach.” There! You could actually see some of her anger melting as she quietly moved to her bed. What had happened? What was essential but invisible to the eye?
Dakee wasn’t angry with me but with that teacher who had called her in for prep as she was playing basketball. That had made her furious. I felt compelled to drop a pebble in the pond and see where the ripples went. The reason was simple: she couldn’t concentrate on her studies till she had her evening games. Perhaps love is the ability to see more deeply, understand the changes in the lives of the teenagers, and know that love heals their wounds when all else has failed.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou.
So it is love that will help bring quality in the class, create a happy environment in the class, a solid student-teacher relationship, good communication skills, listening skills, patience and a friendly attitude. 
Rachna Bharrdwaj - The Doon Girl’s School, Dehradun

Monday, September 27, 2021

Here's How Can We Teach Kids Compassion - Pinkee Chouhan

We all want our children to be kind and have compassion in their minds.  But the biggest question here is how to teach compassion, kindness to the child.  Children develop different levels of empathy at different ages.  Compassion and kindness require the development of heart for human behaviour.  We should keep talking to the children on this subject continuously. 

The thing about children is that if they see kindness and compassion in our behaviour, they will behave the same way.  We will have to make many efforts for the development of sympathy.  Take the help of children to take care of any sick animal or bird.  Teach them to show empathy.  Encourage children to help someone in need.  Explain to the child why we should be sympathetic towards others.  If any classmate of the child is sick or injured, some person is poor or needy, some person is old or disabled, some animal is ill or hungry, then encourage the child to help, which will develop empathy and compassion.  And feelings of kindness will be infused in him.

The best way for kids to learn compassion is through watching models of this behaviour. Their teachers, parents, and other adults need to behave this way for children to see it as valuable and find approval in copying it. Finding compassion in moments of adversity is a skill that all adults should be working on mastering. The future generation depends on it.

Pinkee Chauhan
The FabIndia School
pco@fabindiaschools.in

Making Others Happy - Pinkee Chouhan

Happiness is liked by every person, and it is also the right of every person to be happy. Making others happy is the greatest thing in the world. To see someone smile, inspire someone or make their day is really something to live for.  If you try to keep others happy and yourself, then positive emotions will remain around you and the happiness doubles.  It gives you a sense of accomplishment and purpose, to know that you have made someone else's life a little easier.  It helps to defeat your own bad days, depression and sadness.  We can give happiness to our family members, friends and people around us even with small efforts.  As a teacher, I keep making similar efforts in general.  I definitely give chocolates, toffees to the children for their excellent work.  I pat the children of my class on the back, listen to them, praise them, help them on many subjects, support them emotionally, and always try to make them happy with new ideas.  .  Believe me, happiness infuses inspiration in children, and their joy fills us with energy and fun.

I would like to tell you about my attempt to give happiness to others through an example from my life. Some time ago, a labourer family came and settled near my house.  The family consisted of a husband, wife and their three daughters.  The age of the daughters was between 7 and 11.  The father of the children used to go to work, and his mother used to clean the surrounding houses.  The three girls used to spend their entire day playing around the hut made of tarpaulin.  I came to know from their mother that due to the Corona epidemic, those children have missed school, and the education, has completely stopped. Parents being illiterate were unable to help them in teaching, and online education was out of their control due to financial weakness.  Then I decided to help them.  I arranged clothes and books for them and took care of their studies till the school opened.  I did many creative activities with my children, gave them free tuition in all subjects, which is still going on.  Now his parents are very optimistic about his future.  My small initiative brought a smile to his face. Today everyone in the whole locality helps him in one way or another, and I feel immense joy seeing the happiness of that family.

People are happy when their expectations are fulfilled; we can make others happy by fulfilling their expectations.  Sometimes happiness is found in even the most minor things; your one effort fills someone's life with joy.  Happiness and joy are what others need.  If our surroundings are pleasant, then it is also very beneficial for our mental health. By giving happiness to others, we also fill ourselves with happiness in a way, our kindness can become such a virtuous circle that lasting happiness and benevolence promote unity.

American researcher Mila Titova says that giving happiness to others makes you happier than giving yourself.  Making others happy is more meaningful to people than just socializing with them or doing something to improve their happiness.  When we aim to please others, we feel connected to them, our individual needs are better met by those that are important to us.  She suggests that if you are not having the best day, then instead of focusing on yourself, think about doing something nice for your significant other or your peers.  It is effective for giving happiness and also for one's own happiness.

Pinkee Chauhan
The Fabindia School
pco@fabindiaschools.in

Making Others Happy - Bharti Rao

Happiness is the feeling of joy. This feeling increases when we show kindness and make others happy. When we achieve something, we become so glad because we have achieved our effort. We should always love others and spread happiness. If we love others, they will also love us.

Making others happy give us happiness.  These days there are so many different things that can make a person happy. People should focus on others happiness for a change instead of focusing on their own happiness. This will make the world a happier place. Birthday is the time to celebrate with friends and family. Also, it is the best time to serve the community. 

Birthdays are unique to children, but not everyone can celebrate by participating in parties or gifts. My cousin wished to celebrate her birthday with the orphans. She visited the orphanage with her family, brought gifts and cut the cake with the children. The happiness seen on the children's faces really gave my sister immense pleasure in making her day.

Mother's job is selfless. She takes care of her family and loves them selflessly. She does everything to make them happy. Her happiness lies in her family. Community Service also gives us immense pleasure. Being a social volunteer is a blessed opportunity in itself. 

I remember another incident of my student Laxman who decided to celebrate his birthday with the old age people. He visited the old age people and celebrated his birthday with them and made his day memorable. I would like to end by quoting the words of Mother Teresa, "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one come to you without leaving happier.

Bharti Rao 
The Fabindia School 
bro@fabindiaschools.in

Making Others Happy - Shivani Rao

A simple act of kindness can make us feel happy. The more we spread happiness, the more the world looks beautiful to us. Happiness is a beautiful emotion that gives positivity to move forward in life. During a difficult time, even a small act of kindness can change a person's mental state. It is essential to know how to make others happy. The simplest way to make someone happy is to be emotionally supportive of them. Everyone wishes to have unquestionable love and support. Everyone wants to speak about their feelings and wants a person to listen to them patiently. However, many times don't get a chance to do it. 

To make someone happy, all you need is to give your time and your patience. The sense of comfort and warmth is the best way to make someone happy even simple things like helping a person move or helping them finish some work can significantly influence the person. These small actions of selfless love can make someone happy. All these things make a huge difference and bring happiness to our life.

Shivani Rao
The Fabindia School
sro@fabindiaschools.in

Making Others Happy - Prerna Rathod

The foremost important thing to make others happy is to be happy with yourself first. Because, if a person is not happy with themselves, they won't be able to make anyone else happy. It is well said that happiness comes from within. So try to make yourself happy, cheer yourself up. For that, you should not hold any grudges or feelings of hate in your heart for others. Spread happiness among all. Forgive people not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace. Happiness is a state of mind. If you think that you are happy, life will give you more and more reasons to be satisfied. I recall an excellent quote which says:

"What we think, we create.
What we feel, we attract.
What we imagine, we become."

Not only this, if someone is happy because of us, it will, in turn, make us happy. And that is the magic of happiness. Happiness does not lie inexpensive gifts or surprises; it lies in the small efforts put by others for us. To make others happy, we need not buy them expensive gifts. Instead, we put in small efforts like knowing how their day was, asking them about their problems and insecurities, understanding their silence, not judging them, and being there for them whenever they need us.

Happiness is a vast word that can be achieved by small efforts. I recall an incident from my life. I was travelling on a bus. I was sitting near the window. After two stops, an old lady climbed the bus. The bus was packed, and there were no empty seats. The lady looked tired, and she had difficulty standing. Seeing her condition, I felt terrible and offered her my heart. She was surprised, but she sat on the seat. Then she thanked me and had a big smile on her face. She blessed me and was very happy. Seeing her even, I felt comfortable, and I, too, had a smile on my face. Thus, making others happy gives us happiness.

Prerna Rathod
The Fabindia School
prd@fabindiaschools.in

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: https://vurbl.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/audragold/ https://twitter.com/audragold https://www.instagram.com/audra_gold/
Audra Gold Audio Bio.
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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
atk@fabindiaschools.in

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
jsn@fabindiaschools.in

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

kde@fabindiaschools.in


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
https://vurbl.com/station/learning-forward/
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
https://vurbl.com/station/learning-forward/
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.


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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.

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