Submitted by aditi on 21 August, 2018 - 12:41
One question often asked “Why a child who is doing campus care at the campus is not doing at home or the child who plans and does self learning at the campus, do not do much during break week at home”.
Some are seeking “how to inculcate certain thoughts / habits / practices / values in children - specially things that children get exposed in Aarohi - but do not continue at home or at any other place like campus care, self care, fitness, even self directed learning or taking initiative and responsibility of oneself”.
Submitted by aditi on 19 August, 2018 - 14:56
Community Jaatre... imagine a group of families coming together to explore various aspects of open learning on a sunny and cloudy Sunday morning. Reflection is an integral part of our open learning journey, so we decided to understand it more. All ages participated to understand REFLECTION.
We began with a game - find as many (english) words within these words - Dictionary, Intelligent, Aluminium, Denominator, Furnishing, Moderate, Reduction, Satisfactory, Unbalanced.
Submitted by aditi on 18 August, 2018 - 12:24
We all get hurt, but very few know what to do for first aid.
Many of us have fear of snakes/ scorpion/ bee but do we know what first aid to give in case of snake bite?
One child told me "I don't cook, because it will burn ..."do we know what to do in case of any burn?
Strangers, abuse, fear...we all have but do we train our minds to face them?
Submitted by aditi on 17 August, 2018 - 17:13
A little forest, just few metres away from the campus, forest walk with Muniraj Anna to explore unknown ... he has spent his entire childhood playing hide and seek in this forest.
Through the thorns
Through the rocks
Some we knew
Some we discovered
And through this known and unknown
We made our path to a small pond
A vine became a rope to play games
Submitted by aditi on 16 August, 2018 - 21:55
She likes Bhajans
There is spark in her eyes when she talks about Bhajan
She gets engrossed when she listen to Bhajans
She sings along
She likes religion
She likes to read about Religion, about Gurus and Gods
Submitted by aditi on 16 August, 2018 - 21:37
8 young adults from various countries, part of Kanthari, an international institute for social leadership, Trivandrum wanting to make a difference, visiting Aarohi to explore open learning.
Submitted by aditi on 16 August, 2018 - 21:26
The idea is simple - Different ages - Different skills and the joy is learning from each other - from different ages.
Many more learning spaces created by each other
Many more teachers
Many more ways of learning
Submitted by aditi on 16 August, 2018 - 20:55
Mixed media with Kanchan started with a need to make something using junk. She asked us to collect few random things and compose...old pencils, metal emblem, dried seed, pista shells, glass pieces...we used old newspaper to give texture in the background. Added colors and we saw the magic when our frames came alive!
Submitted by aditi on 16 August, 2018 - 12:31
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhanced the freedom of others - Nelson Mandela"
A reason to celebrate freedom with independence day.. but are we really free? Are we not slaves of - Fear of unknown, Resistance to try new things, I can't, I don't, I am not capable
Submitted by aditi on 12 August, 2018 - 16:06
We were travelling, during the trip
One stranger squeezed one child’s hand while passing by
Few people on bike came and asked questions to a group of kids
Kids traveling in an auto and the action of the driver felt unsafe
Some of these incidences left kids feeling “unsafe, scared and worried”.
Most of them ‘did not reach out to the help nearby’, either they ignored (this did not help) or just stayed with their fear (developed more fear), or passed the fear to others (narrating the incidents again).