Collaborate with teachers and work wonders for your kids!

With children spending close to 8 hours of their time in a day at school and probably a few more hours in extra-curricular activities, keeping a track on minute aspects becomes difficult. At an age where growth is rapid and the grasping capacity is huge, any kind of influence might affect the moulding of their personalities. Parents of wards in school therefore always have concerns that involve child’s learning on a day-to-day basis, behaviour in school, interaction with teachers and other children, participation in class, activities that are conducted and the ward’s participation in the same etc. 

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How Samsidh helps in creating morally responsible citizens

What are the odds that one’s good deeds are rewarded decades later? Here’s a gist of one such act. A kind lady once paid for a young ticketless traveller out of compassion, who was in a deplorable condition. Due to her poor background and difficult times, the girl was not only offered monetary help for the ticket, but shelter and education to empower herself. The obedient girl achieved her dreams and was even able to travel to the US and settle into a good life. One day, unexpectedly the sponsor of the girl, on one of her travels, faced a pleasant surprise while checking out of her hotel. Her bills settled by the very same girl with gratitude whose train tickets were taken care of.  The true act of compassion had yielded such happiness and well-being to one and all. The compassionate lady is none other than the Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, Ms Sudha Murthy.

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10 simple ways to teach your children about being organized

How often do you get phone calls from school by your child, asking you to drop a forgotten book, project or some other school material? Is it almost an everyday incident that your child forgets his/her stationeries, lunch box and other items back in the school? Do you get to hear of last minute assignments on a Sunday night? Or lastly, do you have to have to chase your children even at home to finish chores or study?

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Empowering Rural India with Technology

Imagine a day in our lives in the city, without any sort of technology - No micro-oven, refrigerator,
washing machine or any of the other appliances, transportation, electricity and obviously no internet!
And that defines the state of affairs at work where automation is the order of the day.

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It almost seems like life would come to a stand-still without our smartphones & computers.
Now, apply this to all the major inventions and discoveries. Perhaps, the world would have not
progressed beyond the dark ages.

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso

In today’s fast-paced world, it is tougher by the day to hold people’s attention unless something is interesting and creative. We seek novelty in almost everything today – ranging from the food we eat to clothes that we wear, television channels or programmes that we watch to careers that we choose.

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The demand and pressure to be creative is more than ever. More often we hear the phrase, “Think out of the box”.  Competition is a stress that is affecting even children right from their tender age. Thus, the need to stand out from the crowd and draw attention, which is highly rewarded, has grown multi-fold.

Positive Developmental Benefits of Reading Literature

Education is not just an academic exercise. It involves molding the physical, mental,
psychological, emotional, intellectual, social and even the spiritual dimension of individual
personality.

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Hence it remains a process that involves a combination of various methods and
techniques consciously designed and selected towards this holistic approach.
By now all of us know that children grasp faster and more through active practical
involvement in comparison to passive methods like lectures and talks. They assimilate more in
lesser time and with lesser effort when they are allowed to experiment, express, question,
imagine and analyze.

How to Handle Your Child's Academic Pressure

Exams or not, holidays or not, academic pressure plagues children and parents alike. It’s as if their entire life depended on it. Or does it? Why do we lay such stress on academic excellence? What happens to that section of the population who are not proficient enough? After all, it’s common knowledge that there can be only one topper? Then why are we all running a race without giving any thought as to why or how? Why is our inherent herd mentality which was meant to be a survival skill driving us to doom?

Soft skills that will make you an excellent student

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“Life is a journey, not a destination”

In a world where everyone’s in a race either with themselves or in competition with others, how many amongst us ever stop to wonder about the destination. We keep running, passing on the baton to our kids. If we all could just pause for a moment and reflect on our journey, where we are headed to and whether the means justify the end, and taking it a little further – if the end was worth it all, we would find solutions to so many of life’s puzzles.

What are we teaching our children – both by words as well as from our actions? What are we after? While there is no doubt that monetary stability is one of the key factors to achieve success in life, is that all that matters? While each financial benchmark achieved is only a step to aim for the next, of what use is all this power, position and financial success without the heart and mind that stops to smell the flowers along the way; running blindly towards quenching an unquenchable thirst – the ever eluding elixir of life called HAPPINESS.

Why identifying and nurturing your child's passion is important?

 

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There was a time--not very long ago--when most parents in India wanted their children to pursue either of the two professions: engineering or medicine.

Consider some of the impressions prevailing about other professions at the time: teaching was a noble profession, but paid poorly; banking was a steady job, but required extensive travel; business was an attractive option, but was too risky. And so on…

The children themselves may not have been keen on the two professions but were wary of offending their parents. In addition, they had to deal with peer pressure, family pressure and family pride. If you were ‘good’ at studies, you became an engineer or a doctor, period.

Eventually, most of those who followed their parents’ advice were happy with the career choices their families made on their behalf--but there were also a good many who were not.

The latter set of people continued to pursue the profession sans the requisite passion. Some of them gathered enough courage to make a switch to the vocation they were passionate about, and a few of them still hope to pursue their passion, in spite of doing well in their current profession.

To be fair to the parents--who always want the best for their children--back in the day, the opportunities were rather limited. It was the advent of computers that spawned a whole range of new opportunities. And suddenly, one found, one was spoilt for choices, and selecting the right profession suddenly became tougher than ever before.

Can passion alone decide what career option your child is going to pursue? How important is it to identify your kid’s passion and how can you help them nurture it as best as you can?

 

As parents, we need to:

    • Be free of prejudice: Be prepared to accept what your child has decided to do. All professions are equally important and fulfill a certain role in society.
    • Trust the gut feeling: Parents know about their children best. Has your child shown an artistic temperament, a head for numbers, or a flair for the languages?
    • Respect child’s judgement: Don’t be alarmed by or be sceptical about the choice your child makes. Your only worry should be to provide support to nurture that passion.
    • Support the passion: Being passionate about what they do brings out the best in children and being able to do it with full parental support is like the icing on the cake.
    • Accept setbacks: Don’t let the fear of failure deter you or your child from pursuing the passion. Early setbacks are common, even desirable, for eventual success.

 

 

 

Finally, take time off to identify what interests your child as it may not become apparent straightaway. It may even change several times in the initial stages as your child weighs her options. Be patient, and discuss the topic often, but stand by your child’s decision.

Passion kindles imagination, which in turn unleashes the creativity in your child. As Albert Einstein said, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

TRANSFORMATIONAL TEACHER

 

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- VANITHA K

1) Why did you choose teaching as a career?

Ans. Everyone remembers one’s great teacher. Perhaps one of mine inspired me to work as a teacher and showed me the joy of a particular subject and made the lessons fun. Hence, when an opportunity knocked my way to work with children and make a difference in their lives, I jumped at the chance. Teaching is fun and there are plenty of opportunities for me to be more creative in conveying information to the children. I have been given a chance to inspire students as I was inspired by my teacher. Teaching is a wonderful way to pass our knowledge and passion; hence I chose teaching as my career.

2) Why/how did you come across/join MLZS?

Ans. I was undergoing training and also working in the Montessori school and was eagerly waiting for a chance to join any CBSE or ICSE school. One day an attractive advertisement caught my eye about the new and upcoming school in Kasavanahalli which was Samsidh MLZS (CBSE School). I eagerly attended the interview and was selected for the senior KG. Pre - primary teacher’s post. I was very impressed by the vision of the Management and the words of the Principal which gave me courage to take admission for my children too in this school.

3) What do you like about MLZS?

Ans. Samsidh MLZS is the best school and comfortable place to work with right from the Management, the Principal to the teachers and the children. The teachers undergo various training sessions every year which provides us immense opportunities to learn new things every year and gives confidence to work peacefully. Our school believes in following a different approach to teach students. Samsidh MLZS never forces students to study just for getting excellent grades, but motivates them to understand the values and concepts through activity based methodology. Our school is unique because we are free to discuss our problems and wants to the higher authorities. Samsidh MLZS follows values and teaches the same to the children along with providing discipline to them.

4) What are the changes that you have brought into a child?

Ans. The changes that I have brought in children are:

-I make my concept come alive by making it as interactive and engaging as possible.

-I enjoy every teaching moment to the fullest and to have fun with the children.

-To make them feel special, safe and secure when they are in the classroom.

-Being positive influence in their lives,

-Bringing positive energy in the classroom every single day.

-Teaching them the values in every activity.

-Keeping my head steady and teach happily for the love of education.

There is a saying “with great power, comes great responsibility”.

5) Why is MLZS better than the other schools?

Ans. Samsidh MLZS is a one of its kind organization to work and is a child friendly school. Modern technology is used along with the teaching by the teacher. Our Management, the Principal and all the staff members are very cooperative and supportive. Every day of work is filled with zeal and inspiration and this has taught me how to make my passion more creative and fruitful inside and outside the classroom and the school.

6) What are the achievements in your teaching career?

Ans. I believe that my greatest achievement as a teacher is to have become a wholesome person – a person who teaches and is able to be appreciated, to be listened to and is valuable to the students who gain so much by learning. Being a skilled teacher helps me to contribute my knowledge in a given task very effectively and crestively. I learnt a lot through teaching, gained satisfaction by satisfying the students and parents. I have gained respect in my school through dedication and the quality of work.

7) How long do you wish to work for this school?

Ans. I consider MLZS as my second home. I wish to work as long as I continue to bring some progress and changes in this school.

 

8) What do you think is the role of a teacher in MLZS?

Ans. MLZS teacher understands very well that teaching involves wearing multiple hats to ensure that the school runs smoothly and all the students receive a very high quality of education. We integrate critical thought, emotion and moral values with factual data to broaden the learning experience and make it more relevant to everyday life situations.

9) If you need to describe the school in one word, what would it be?

Ans. Creating 21 st century leaders.

10) Out of the six values of the school, which value is the closest to your heart?

Ans. The value of Integrity is closest to my heart.