Submitted by aditi on 12 August, 2018 - 15:32
Often asked “how does one know what one is interested in?” Exposure to resources is one of the key aspect of open learning - resources can be physical, tools, people or even places. Many times just the exposure and usage in various works helps a learner to connect with self.
Many discoveries happens through resources
A room full of junk (sorted and labelled)
A wall full of tools
A cupboard filled with art and craft supply
A nook equipped to cater to various interests
Submitted by aditi on 12 August, 2018 - 11:04
We got Trampoline in gift
Some of us were involved in buying and installing
Some of us also read the usual manual and explained the usage
And still the Trampoline got torned in some places (the stitches came out)- it was too soon for this deterioration.
It was the time to INSPECT and UNDERSTAND what went wrong or what can be changed in future!
Submitted by aditi on 12 August, 2018 - 11:02
How do we expand our choices? By sharing our choices with others in the community! Book sharing, all of us (irrespective of the age) shared about book/s in closing circle on Friday to enjoy the world of books.
Submitted by aditi on 9 August, 2018 - 13:42
Travelling teaches so many lessons, difficult to even think while sitting in the comfort of our homes. The trip to Badami was no different for us.
A group of 25 (7 to 50 yrs old) people, needed to board train in two minutes...we did it. It's not about that two minutes but the opportunity of a huge preparation behind that two minutes boarding.
Train stops at Badami for two minutes..we all got down safely. It's not about that one minute, but the responsibility each one took for self to ensure safe travel.
Submitted by aditi on 2 August, 2018 - 18:11
How do facilitators grow?
learning from various people and experiences. Each Wednesday sharing circle for us to grow by reading related to parenting, growing or just adding value. Each week one of us bring any topic and conduit a training circle for all the facilitators (kids invited too!)
Submitted by aditi on 2 August, 2018 - 17:49
I used to be very paranoid about anyone falling sick in the family - a simple fever or cold was a like a medical emergency for me (I don't know about the sick person). May be because sickness for me meant slowing down my work and those headaches (specially cold and fever).
But Ratnesh around me was pretty cool - he would talk about the symptoms in detail (maybe influence of his mother who was homeopathic doctor), And the more importantly my sick kids would be more energetic than me!
Submitted by aditi on 2 August, 2018 - 17:36
We have no concept of holidays at Aarohi - we live and learn all the days of the year! Our places changes - campus, home, travel etc. Each term break brings an opportunity to reflect - detailed discussion with each family and this add value to the whole Aarohi community, and the whole process gives each one of us a chance to grow and bring clarity.
Submitted by aditi on 2 August, 2018 - 17:18
Writing is often associated with “correct” grammar and good handwriting...and often kids think/feel that they are not good in either of them, hence not writing. Ever wondered what goes wrong in appreciating beauty of writing?
Celebrating WRITING at Aarohi...writing expressions, writing notices, writing journal, taking notes...just write.
Submitted by aditi on 2 August, 2018 - 17:14
There are two aspects of any outdoor trip for us at Aarohi.
One is the learning and other is living.
One is understanding about the places we are visiting, other is understanding what all we need to pack.
One is about the travel, other is about knowing the train number and timings
One is about excitement to travel, other is about arranging for the whole trip.
The learning journey in any outstation trip begins with the thought of going out!
Submitted by aditi on 2 August, 2018 - 16:59
Rock climbing sounds exciting. Knowing and understanding our tools before we go for rock climbing is essential to begin our journey!
Yes, this is what we did today with Kowshik (our guide and me tired for this rock climbing trip).
What is Harness? Why do we need? How to use? How many loops? What is backup buckle?
Why we need helmet? What will helmet do us?
How would the rope go? What are the different ropes?
How to use different knots? What is figure of 8? What is safety knot?