Learning by Experiencing

Wonder!

Just pause and wonder!

Just stop and Wander! 

Spend five minutes on wondering and wandering on the topic/task you start with.  Why there is hurry to just start and stop the work? Let's spend some time in wondering and Wandering.

I wonder If my heart was outside my body!

I wonder If mud was available in ice cream cones!

I wonder keyboard playing was like football!

I wonder If baking was done in hot water!

I wonder If knew everything!

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D.O.I.N.G

Doing is an integral part of Aarohi. We learn when we do, We fail when we do. When we grow when we do. We explore when we do. We get feedback when we do. We assess when we do.

Doing is all around us. Doing com at Aarohi comes to us in many different forms - observing trying, helping, exploring, staying, thinking, reflecting, pausing, rejecting, inventing, experimenting and failing.  

 
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Why Theatre?

The session on understanding theatre began with a question “Why one does theatre?” Apart from being profession, joy and living our interest, theatre tells stories, live that character, and maybe carry a message.

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Story of perseverance

Story of breaking own boundaries
Story of power of visulaization
Story of trying
Story of failing
Story of peresverance

 

Standing on the board, riding the wave a rush of glory hit me. I landed smoothly on the shore and shouted out a victory yell. I looked out into the ocean and gave a huge smile to my instructor. I has successfully rode my first wave, I successfully surfed for the first time.

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Experiencing Life

Anyone coming to the campus and joining us for any duration is nothing but an opportunity interacting with more children/adults and creating a  space of mutual learning.  No plans, no activities, no classes. 
 
It's just the same mantra - 
No CURRICULUM - because we believe that children can decide what they want to learn, how much they want to learn. So children effectively choose what they want to do or learn from whatever is worth doing or learning in this world.
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Musical concert

Musical Concert at Aarohi
Each one presented a small piece of music of one minute. Some practiced for 10 minutes, some knew it already. 
When the show began none wanted to start - "I am remembering the rhythm, I will do it next, Not now, After some time....".
2-3 of us played the music and once the stage was set, many came forward.
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From a child view

The campus of Aarohi was designed with constraints - material, design, people, resources, budget and many other. The aim is to create an experience rather recreating what a child would anyway experience. 
Here are some pictures from a child’s point of view who found fascinating usages of different material in different forms.
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Opportunities Visiting us!

Opportunities come to our lives at Aarohi in many different forms and this week was no different!
A heap of cucumbers brought an opportunity to set up cucumber stall.
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We by WE

Cake burning for last three weeks, the dough needs understanding of fractions/ proportion.
Tyre seat tied up just like that, needs precision and marking.
Clay needs practice.
North Indian kids needs change in menu ( no rice means making of many Chapatis), so Akkas need help in making of Puri.
Sports need clear rules and understanding.
A visit to nearby schools to required for learning Mela.

Broken speakre needed a repair

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Fear is good!

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?
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