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Thinking Distortion

Often as an adult we explore various aspects of child development, we learn various theories and some of us even learn various psychological aspects of children's world. But our learning and awareness is not complete without our kids understanding and participating to understand their own growth.

A session on "Cognitive Distortion" to understand how we feed our mind. It began with understanding what is "Distortion" and then came understanding about "cognitive distortion'.

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Democracy - Decisions

Good news - Campus phone got lost. Concern of not loosing but the usage and question of care came up very significantly. Few kids have personal phone, some more planning to get - concern of phone becoming part of basic survival hence each one thinking or required to own one.

Team voice brought the opportunity for the community to come together and share option and reach to a conclusion.

Eaxh voice/ opinion was important. Few proposals/ ideas 

Sexuality and Sex Education

Session on Sexuality and sex education started the journey of looking at the topic from a different perspective.
 
What are porn video? How to understand your responsibility? How do we look at relationship? How do we understand basic needs of growing body? What all myths do we carry?

Active We - Play Gym

Coming together to make a play gym

A sloppy surface
Few strong logs
Few ideas
Few ropes
Few Tyres
 
All of us together on a cloudy morning to make
A place to do Dangal
A place to swing
A place to do gymnastics
Just the right recipe for our imagination to turn into action

Bhoomi College

16 adult students of Bhoomi College, students of Holistic Education programme joined Aarohi for a day to explore the open learning. People from various backgrounds - software engineer, human resource, corporate world, finance, PhD in Physics, Engineering graduate, IT professionals - degrees did not meant for them, they are starting the journey again with questioning the concept called "education".

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Questioning for Learning

Questioning  - not to question but to ponder. The week we asked questioned, we asked "why, how, how else, what, more and so on Questioning?

 Questions can be about anything – experience, learning, self, and others and so on. Questioning is not necessary to get answer. We often ask question to others as well as a lot of questions to ourselves.

Finding Nemo - Resourcefulness

Have you ever wondered about "Finding Nemo"? We all have ability to find that right Information or the resource we are seeking, but that is buried somewhere. A 3yr old child asks a lot of questions, while a 13 yrs old makes a lots of comments. Ability to find is lost and replaced with faults (in self, in others).

A sesssion on "how to find information" was to rekindle that ability to SEARCH and ASK those forgotten QUESTIONS (to self).

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Living with a Teacher

Who are our teachers?

The world is our teacher - anyone who is passionate about any kind of learning becomes our teacher. Living together with them not only bring exposure to learning but also bring an opportunity to explore various facet of the life.

Iban from Spain, who works in a train fabrication factory came for a week to volunteer at Aarohi and to explore the culture of India.

He shared his skills of football - got involved in playing/ coaching football with the children.

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Music in Life

Music bring people together (countries don't matter), changes your mood, transport to memories ... Often music is locked in "nice or bad". We limit music within playing instruments nicely or singing melodiously. 
Is it possible to explore music to enjoy life? 
Is it possible to find music in the heart which beats, air we breathe, vegetable we chop, book we flip, door we knock, steps we take and everywhere around us ?

Judgements and inner surface

Teen age brings excitement as well as confusion. A little listening, a little awareness, a little  understanding and that’s all to bring joy in this process of growing up. Teen club - exploring judgements and inner surface

Are we into the habit of judging too soon? Based on appearance (cool or dumb), based on the choices (modern or backward), based on interests (silly or smart) … sometimes we get disappointed (how can that person do that, that person looks very …)

Kids also judge each other

Teens also do that

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