Submitted by aditi on 10 December, 2017 - 16:13
Fears are good! They allow us to learn more, keep informed and go deeper into the topic.
Few kids going to nearby ponds. Some of them shared the concern of "what if someone is drowning?". This led to a training on drowning! A little research revealed that none of us knew anything about rescuing a drowning person. The first realization "don't jump into the water to rescue. Let this be the last rescue technique". We dug deep into - Why someone drowns? What happens while drowning? How to save someone drowning? What after drowning?
Submitted by aditi on 10 December, 2017 - 15:04
This week it was about exploring creativity through - Visualization, Collection, and Constraints. Many of us are very much familiar with ‘constarinst’ (we experience many at the campus). But it was difficult to find the difference between thinking and visualization. And also to collect out of the box (as one of the children expressed).
We decided to explore it together - often we document our weekly journey individually - this brought an opportunity to do it together and we named it “WE” documentation.
Submitted by aditi on 10 December, 2017 - 14:57
We have left the city but the city still live inside us.
Few kids from neighbourhood village came ( all dressed up) to the campus. During the learning Mela on Friday in their school, we casually invited them. And they came today! We didn't expect them to come or we didn't mean a Sunday visit. This was a surprise visit for me. I was not prepared for this.
But the kids at the campus and a volunteer showed interest in playing with them.
And quickly they all got into playing, reading and making!
Submitted by aditi on 10 December, 2017 - 14:40
Most of us like car.
Some of us are mesmerised with the super cars.
Some of us can talk in length about the various features in modern cars.
Meeting Murthy was meeting a real life hero. Murthy from Michigan shared about autonomous driving,. He is working on airbag in cars in one of the company. He shared about the latest progress happening in high end cars like Collision Alert, Lane Departure Driving, Steering Assist, Memory seat, Airbags, connected cars and so on.
One exclaimed "all this for safety only!"
Submitted by aditi on 10 December, 2017 - 14:36
Learning Mela at Neighbourhood schools.
The journey began with two kids getting interested in connecting with neighbourhood schools. They went around to find more about the schools and their eagerness to invite us. It was not easy to walk around, talk around and plan for the learning Mela.
Submitted by aditi on 4 December, 2017 - 14:36
One pot one shot (OPOS) style of cooking for efficiency of resources, introduced by Prachi. A mother, A CA by profession who got interested in OPOS cooking after birth of her twins. She emphasised on understanding the principals of OPOS cooking - like Maximum heat and minimum time, just the right amount of water, standardized the heat source and all recipes are standardize, One tool (2ltrs pressure cooker).
Submitted by aditi on 3 December, 2017 - 15:01
One child decided to have 'Gandhi' theme in the music session. We have been having themes like colours, war, nature, festival, language etc as our themes for our music sessions but Gandhi theme felt very unusual. But this child was very clear of this theme.
Submitted by aditi on 1 December, 2017 - 16:10
Visit to TDU
Herbarium is like a livr museum, a dictionary and encyclopedia of plants.
It helps in collecting information about a plant.
To make Herbarium at the campus/ home - Make a list of plants. Herbarium sheet should have flower and fruits. Press between two newspaper sheets and press with weight. Arrange them as per your need - local name, scientific name or usage.
Submitted by aditi on 1 December, 2017 - 16:09
Headstream - a social NGO team was here. They conducted a small session for us. So the first logical question was - What social organisations do?
To understand the session Naveen began with involving us by asking questions "What are the problems in society?" Responses were "dirty places, health issues, public transport, water, environment, crime, etc."
Submitted by aditi on 1 December, 2017 - 15:59
Collection is another ingredient of creativity. It is the raw material for the creative process. The more we collect, possibly the more we would have resources. Similarly a wide variety of collections helps creative thinking.