Technology Integrated in Samsidh and its benefits

With the increased technological advancements in the current education system, traditional teaching methods and strategies have seen a tremendous paradigm. Education system presently focuses on facilitating improved learning opportunities by integrating technology with the textbook learning methods. This will boost students capacity to intake information, productivity and academic performance.

Samsidh’s has been into integration of various technologies into our teaching methods ever since the boom has swirled up in this digital era. Our greatest achievement lies in imparting each child with easy and fruitful learning ways through technological support so that we can mold highly skilled tomorrow’s citizens.

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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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Samsidh, A 21st century school

How does one know what is the best way to educate one’s child in today’s times? Which is the best board of affiliation? How does one judge and select the right school? What facilities should be found in the school to call it ‘fit’? And will it understand the requirements of the child?

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Bengaluru today has 2750 recognized schools.  The parameters that are to be considered for an ideal school might differ individually as per one’s requirements. But one small wrong foot can have cascading effects on the child’s future. It is the formative years that count the most by laying a strong foundation. So how does one decide what is the best?

“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.

Simple Indoor Gardening Ideas For Kids

It is common knowledge that the environment today is deteriorating. ‘But what can we do as individuals? Isn’t it the work of the government and scientists to solve much bigger problems of mankind?’ These are often the kinds of thoughts that run in the minds of the citizens.

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But luckily, the awareness that smaller actions contribute to bigger effects is spreading. One such effort that can equip even children to be green warriors is encouraging to develop an indoor garden. Today, the world over, people are turning to terrace gardening and vertical gardens to increase the decreasing green cover. Simple steps such as these ensure that every individual is contributing his/her bit towards the environment.

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.

Integrity-Become a Good human Being Before a Successful One

 

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We live in a world where the destination is more important than the journey. In a bid to achieve success, we often forget honesty and morality. Dishonesty might help you today in a sales pitch but tomorrow if the customer /client isn’t satisfied, you will not only lose the customer but also get a bad name for your organisation. Children must be taught to value honesty and uphold ethical responsibility not only in their jobs but also in their life. Success when achieved fast, using immoral ways, will also leave you equally fast.

Simple things like owning up to one’s own mistakes, making genuine promises and not eluding people with exaggeration, being true to people and valuing their efforts, instead of taking advantage of them just to get your work done, appreciating other people’s work and not hogging the limelight for something you haven’t done. These values are very generic in nature and everyone knows their importance, but somewhere down the line power and success blinds them or they succumb to pressures and choose immoral means to succeed.

Integrity is not part of any book or curriculum, it is something children imbibe from family, school and friends.

The world will remember you not based on your success but the kind of human being you are, and values like integrity make you that human being.

Developing Right Attitudes to Prepare Children for the Corporate World

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Apart from skills and education, what will get children to shine in this competitive world is the attitude. Two people with similar education but with different attitudes will approach work or life differently. And this difference makes one more successful than the other. Today, we shall look certain types of attitudes that will help children reach great heights in the corporate world.

Curiosity: As children, curiosity is abundant in them, but we must make sure to keep sustaining curiosity and stimulating higher levels of curiosity by introducing them to books, documentaries, and other educational media. Today,  technology keeps them abreast with the world happenings; adequate exposure to it will keep them aware and also push them to know more!

Value For Time & Money: Time and money are two factors which the world runs on. People who value time and money, value the world and the world will value them. A routine or discipline needs to be instilled in their everyday lives. This will make it easier for them to get accustomed to a fast-paced business world. When they learn to respect money, they will automatically learn to respect hard-work. Also, one must learn to handle personal finances,  only then one earns credibility.

Ambition: Employers are looking for ambitious people, hungry to learn and eager to achieve greater heights. Those who are passionate about their work and are willing to continuously hone their skills to fit into the market are priceless to companies. Of course, there must a balance between one’s personal ambitions and the company’s interests. The kind of value an employee attaches to the company can make him an asset or a liability, one must learn to look at the bigger picture, and not just personal success.

Solution-Driven & Open : When children are taught to be solution driven, it heightens their innovating capacity, pushes them to strive for excellence and makes them open to different perspectives and possibilities-all of which are necessary to develop leadership and team-building skills. Children with such skills and attitudes will be more resourceful to organizations, making them almost indispensable and of course successful!

Most of all, children need to be true to their work and their learning processes. They must be able to harness the learning at home and school,  to the best of their potential, to face a cutthroat yet exciting corporate life.

 

How do we prepare students to become leaders of the 21st Century!

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Our world is rapidly changing. How can we help our children keep up?

21st century skills are the new building blocks for learning. Our children will need to survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive world, and at the same time be able to collaborate with others. Creativity and innovation will be highly prized for solving challenges.

So how do we prepare our children for the jobs of the future?

What new skills will they need?

Our children will have to be equipped with a mixed skill set encompassing traditional academics, life skills such as collaboration, problem solving, creativity, and career skills such as innovation, technology, and global awareness.

While schools are beginning to make the shift toward 21st century standards, there’s a lot that you can do as a parent to foster these skills at home. It is always better to provide a good foundation at an early age.

Try these ideas as starters for supporting your child’s success.

  1. When children play together, offer them a collective set of play materials to encourage sharing, turn-taking, and social skills.
  2. Encourage out-of-the-box thinking by asking your child to come up with one or two new rules to a familiar game. This helps kids learn to evaluate their ideas, and solve problems in a group.
  3. Invite your child to help you solve common household problems by engineering new solutions. How can you get the back door not to stick? What’s a tidier way to bathe your new pooch?
  4. Encourage your child to participate in family decisions and problem solving, and then praise your child’s efforts to reason through different situations. If they seem hesitant, brainstorm together. Once your child understands that all ideas are welcome, they will feel more confident.

Together we shall prepare our kids to be the leaders of 21st Century!

Why should one value his/her own values?

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Personal values are the essence of who we are. They represent the core aspects of our self.

We all have little nuances that make us who we are. Discovering your personal values involves discovering what you’re passionate about and finding what’s really important to you. The more we understand ourselves, the more self-aware we become, and the easier it is to live a successful life.

In reality, most people coast through life without any consideration for what is truly important to them. If you’ve ever felt really frustrated or angry about something, it’s likely you were experiencing a ‘values conflict’. Sometimes – just understanding why we feel frustrated, can help us move forward.

A values conflict is often common among family members. For example, as a child, you may end up picking your parents values instead of your own. You may be pushed into becoming a lawyer by your father because he may have secretly wanted to be one. Law may have been important to your father,  but it doesn’t mean it is to you. And you can never be happy when caught in the middle of a values conflict.

If you take the time to identify your values they will become your own personal framework for a successful life. Because, once you know what’s important to you, you’ll never waste another second on things that don’t matter.

 As Mahatma Gandhi said, "Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny."

So here’s an exercise to help you discover your own values. Just grab a notebook. Give yourself quiet space, no distractions, and at least an hour to reflect on what your core values are.