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Learning at Resturant

Consider this scene inside a restaurant: 20 children really hungry for breakfast. Two of them are to take everybody's orders, collate and give it to the restaurant manager, and distribute the food when the order arrives.

ME in my needs

Good news, we left our Bangalore house!!! We have been celebrating all my son’s b’day parties at home - thought behind it “we have space, then why do we need to go out”.

This year we are at campus - a community space.

Government @ Aarohi - First Draft

During the open house session we explored what is “government”. We began with sharing what we know about government – rule, take decisions, team of people working, take care of city, do repairs.................,Then we pondered what government we have at Aarohi – kids shared

Child's commitment and parent role?

During Diwali we had 10 days break. Just before this break we had puppies at the campus and it required some amount of commitments. Kids committed to work on medical, training and understanding hygiene of pets – they promised to work from home. Commitments are part of learning process at Aarohi. Failing to do the committed work is also part of learning process.

My job in real life

 

My son was screaming from the room inside – help me help me. I replied “I love you”. He screamed with double volume “instead of telling I love you can you help me”. I expressed “I thought you need emotional help, so I said I love you”. He finally said “okkkkkkkkkkkkkk can you help in removing the mattress, now I being specific?”

Beliefs and kids and my role?

During KAA-Belur, Two kids decided to order same food for all and after interaction we understood that they they were working with few assumptions

  1. If we allow all kids to order as per their wants, then they will not take care and waste lot of food (assuming we will do it right and others will not).

  2. All like this food (Assuming what I like, all will like).

Government @ Aarohi

During the open house session we explored what is “government”. We began with sharing what we know about government – rule, take decisions, team of people working, take care of city, do repairs.................,Then we pondered what government we have at Aarohi – kids shared

Beliefs of kids - Adults

Last week in open house the case continued on faculty. The case was to “force to take decision”. 

 

relaxing like you

All kids were working in their teams. Some were arranging for food, water, some were making schedule, some were making arrangements for stationery etc etc................ I was consciously not doing, I was following what I was asked to do by the teams. After discussion with the respective teams, I was relaxing. One child came to me and asked “what are you doing?” I asked him “what are you doing, you are in which team?”

He said, “ I am relaxing like you, you are not doing any work, just simply relaxing here”.

 

Learning @ Restaurant

Two kids took the responsibility of managing food at the restaurants – they analyzed the needs of all, decided the order and re-order, minimum food was wasted – they managed with very tight look at the quantity of the food ordered. Last KAA, one child took all the responsibility and managed with everyone's need.

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