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I am in charge of my learning!

Svādhīna – Open Classroom   “It was exciting to move across stations to complete our tasks with no time restrictions.” says Gunn, a grade 3 child, after the Open Classroom session he was a part of. “The children have taken charge of their own learning, I am just a facilitator,” says Ms. Latha. K one […]

Why Performing Arts?

  Once you’ve been bitten by the performing arts bug, there’s not much quite like it. The strings on a violin make a melody, the stories, and jokes that you crafted culminate with an eruption of laughter and applause, and the individual steps of each person in a dance group creates a singular, rhythmic wave […]

Six Influencers in a High School Student’s College Decision

As they think about their future, high school students can face a wide range of education and career choices. How do they choose? Who helps young people make their educational and ca-reer choices? To what extent do schools help students with these decisions? Do counselors play a role? If they do, how much do they […]

The Mind-Map Method to Decision Making

High school is fun and challenging. At the same time, it comes along with making multiple decisions every single day, regardless of what else might be going on in your life. Waiting for that moment of ‘perfect mental clarity’ is not usually practical. How about a simple mind map that may make today a little […]

Attention to Detail – An Acquired Soft Skill!

Attention to detail is often equated with being perfect in every task one undertakes. However, that may not be the only way to perceive it. Perfection can be stressful. It is often unrealistic and paralyzing.   Attention to detail is really about constant improvement. It is about doing things better, being better. It is about […]

Soft Skills for Strong Teachers

Teaching is a unique profession – one of the most challenging and demanding in terms of hard and soft skills. A teacher is expected to be an expert in her subject and also have the ability to thrive amidst the many stakeholders of the school ecosystem. What are the important soft skills that would make […]

Problem Solving – A Learned Skill

The 21st century learning skills are often called the 4 C’s: critical thinking, creative thinking, communicating, and collaborating. These skills help students learn, and so they are vital to success in school and beyond.   The first among them, critical thinking goes hand-in-hand with problem solving, giving the act of thinking a logical closure. Problem […]

It is raining data!

If we can say last century was one of engineering, this century is one of data. We see the word ‘data’ being used everywhere. What does it mean?     To understand data, we need to understand history a little bit. Data is something that has been there since the evolution of mankind. Counting the […]

GRATITUDE – It is that time of the Year!

Kids, especially those in high school, face an incredible amount of pressure to succeed. Parental expectations to achieve excellence in academics, do well in extracurriculars, find their purpose and calling — all while balancing an intense, burgeoning social environment, can be overwhelming. Add to that hormonal and physical changes, peer pressure, non-stop digital media streams, […]

Festivals – Taking them up a Notch!

Festivals are a great way to celebrate heritage, culture and traditions. They are meant for us to rejoice special moments and emotions in our lives with our loved ones. They play an important role in adding structure to our social lives, and connect us with our families and backgrounds. They give us a distraction from […]