Carpe Diem , Teenagers and Summer School

" I always thought the idea of education was to learn to think  for yourself." Asked John Keating.  Headmaster Nolan replied,"At these boys'age? Not on your life!" How many of you remember this contrasting ideology exchange between the high school English teacher John Keating, Robin Williams character on use of unconventional methods of teaching for teenagers and headmaster Nolan rooting for rote learning in the 1989 American movie “Dead Poets Society”?   Have you come across teachers like John Keating, during your academic years or of your children, who can think beyond the curriculum in the classroom for holistic growth of students, even at the more evolved schools in the city? When my teenagers declared she wanted to quit CBSE and pursue Cambridge board to prepare for higher studies overseas, we agreed to the transition to help her acclimatize to the socio-cultural environment and education pattern.  While the school organised international studies seminars and interactions with International experts, these events were essentially few hours long and were aimed for the complete class, thus leaving much to desire. The new curriculum turned out to be an academic race again. The curriculum was in sync with the international way of learning and a more evolved education system, yet, there was still an abyss to be filled, a platform away from the academic periphery for the holistic development for my child. My quest to find a suitable summer program to utilise the crucial summer vacation time effectively lead me to Jindal Global Summer School in Delhi NCR. This seems like an ideal platform for the high school students of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th class who aspire to pursue higher educated at renowned International Universities.  As an anxious parent desirous to find an apt place for my high school child, I   could see  JGSS offering critical orientation with a global perspective, prepare the high school children to... Continue Reading →

Books that made me a better parent in the year 2017

Last week of the year. I was reminiscing about the books read in the year 2017. In a year-end wrap-up, today, I will reflect upon the books that entered the hidden crevices of parenting styles, helped me turn inward, to introspect and reflect upon the finer nuances of conscious and compassionate parenting, that all parents... Continue Reading →

Raising The Millennials

Last week, a thought provoking discussion on "Raising The Millennials " organised  by Jindal University and Young Ficci Ladies Organisation{YFLO}, Delhi at The Lalit, New Delhi on 27th October 2017 opened the forum on insights and possible solutions on raising the Millennials by parents, educators and the socio-economic-political environment.

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