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Real Meaning of Education

The time has come to contemplate whether we can separate education from the culture and civilisation of this Country….. The very step of a child to seek education in a formal set-up need just “a lovely look” of an educator assuring the child with a happy directive… “You are here to grow into your best, You need to be free to grow, To have the emotional room to breathe, To stretch and try your wings, to succeed, And especially, to fail.” The clouds of confusion disperse with this lively welcome and a general sense of being in control through understanding…

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LOVE TO DO WHAT YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO ….

Showing the way to transform a crisis into success, depression into elation, challenge into opportunity and failures into great achievements is what a teacher does. Whenever a critical situation in life of a child arises, the teacher must perceive with insight the time, the place, the situation and the people involved and conceive with imagination and creativity the possible solutions to the crisis. The school becomes the second home for a child who studies in the same school for 14 years – from KG to Grade 12 (K-12). A lot of investment goes into the making of a scholar. But…

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Professional Development at Schools

Each one of us is born to learn. Our learning journey starts from the cradle and continues till the last breath. Through the years as we think, question, struggle, explore, unlearn and relearn; we develop as unique individuals with unique ways of making sense of and negotiating our options in the world around us. We grow, adapt to change and we all learn differently, each carving out a path, a niche and meaning to satiate existential angst. Schools are a microcosm of this compelling journey of learning that weaves us together as a species. Be it for school leaders or…

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7 WAYS TO GET ALONG WITH YOUR KID

Parents are like the guiding light for kids but their role is not just to show them the path but be there as a good friend in this journey. Most of the problems that kids face nowadays are because they hesitate to express their feelings. As a parent, you need to be there with your kids as a friend and listen to what they have to share. Here are some useful tips on how you can get along with your child easily. Listen to them It is very important to listen to your kid when he or she is trying…

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Be a sport, for the kids

Kids begin to learn how to participate in a group with a central goal: mastering a move, completing a task, or winning. Whether pre-school or school age, kids will benefit from extracurricular activities. The social and academic benefits reaped from extracurricular activities are fantastic. However, the degree of their success depends on the parent’s positive involvement. Here are a few tips for parents to be sporting enough for their child Be a role model Children follow and learn from their parents. If your children see you enthusiastically practice an instrument or a sport for the first time, they will be…

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First Ever “GEMS Carnival” Gets it Absolutely Spot-On

GEMS Modern Academy in South City II of Gurgaon recently held their first Carnival at the school campus. The event was a big hit with parents and children. It was big enough to even merit visits from a lot of people in the neighbouring areas. The active participation and cooperation from the existing parent and teacher community helped make the event a grand success. Senior Deputy Mayor, Shri Yashpal Batra of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon inaugurated the event amidst cheers from the huge turnout. Shri Batra took a thorough tour of the school campus before he went on to…

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UNDERSTANDING GOOD TOUCH BAD TOUCH

Children today are around more adults on a daily basis than ever before. And children, even younger ones can begin to learn about their bodies. That’s why it is important for us to educate children about inappropriate touching.  Here is how you should go about it. Understanding ‘Good Touch’ The child should be taught to clearly differentiate between a Good Touch & a bad one. What is ‘Bad Touch’? Children should be taught how they would feel when they are touched inappropriately by someone. Understanding ‘Private Parts’ & Reinforcing ‘Doctor Names’ A clear knowledge of ‘Mine Only’ parts should be imparted in…

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How To Shoo Away The Ghost Of Maths

Mathematics is one of the most interesting subjects taught to students. While it fascinates many kids as they go on to score full marks, some kids struggle to cope with the intricacies of the subject. Whichever category your kid falls into, here are a few very interesting and effective ways that can help your little master get better at the number game. Use more visual representation Have visual learners write down explanations.  Writing and seeing are powerful for visual learners. Use a computer with your child to organize material, create graphs, tables, charts, and spreadsheets. The act of creating and…

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