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E-commerce

Online business or e-commerce with Fatima and Shoaib. They shared their story of getting into e-business, their life and their learnings.

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Music with Roopak

Satisfactory music week with Roopak, was enough to kindle musical chords of some of us. Some us of like music, but may be not giving enough thought or time or attention. The presence of Roopak at campus for a week began with drumming course. Few interested in drumming began with the course and willingness to commit. An hour session on music with him busted many myths about music and soon some more people got interested in Guitar and playing keyboard.

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Learning - a way of life

This week we experienced math in living, while we also continued with maths club - Four meals a day, On average 25 people at campus. 60% reaching late for the meals or finishing late. That makes it 15 each meal, 60 each day, 300 each week (5 days a week) - hmmm the number looks BIG! On average 5 people in clean up, 3 out of 5 comes late, that makes it 12 people in a day not showing up in time for meals clean up, in week this number is 60 (12 x 5).

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Teen Club : Flow Game

The Flow Game is a powerful tool for creating an interactive reflection, dialogue and action space for groups, teams and individuals. I became a Flow game host after a three day training in March 2018. 13th Dec was the lucky day for me when I got to host my very first flow game with the people I care about.
 
Everyone has questions about their life like  – Why am I pressured by other’s exceptions, How can I create a relationship with my parents of trust and so on.
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Electronic a way of life

We see electronic everyday

Use them everyday

They are part of life

But how much are we close to them?

How much do we know them?

Are they alien to us?

How about exploring

Seeing inside outside

How they flow

How they glow?

How they work?

How do they look?

 

Just one session to explore circuits, tools and gadgets!

 

Success or Process

Many people ask me success stories of Aarohi - what children from Aarohi have become. Also I have heard lot of people boast about their school or institution by citing stories of  ‘Shining alumni’.

This is indeed profoundly grave - for according to me, herein lies a major question we need to ask ourselves -

Is education about some result / output?

Or if I rephrase this question - What would it do to the education, the learner (child) and the adult (teacher or parent)

Contents or Container

It appears to me that the conventional education system is quite focused on the contents. Maybe the initial idea was that when we work on contents it will develop the container. But over a period of time - more and more people gave substantially more importance to contents - so much so that the container is almost forgotten.

In fact the container (child) is judged on the basis of how well the child can answer questions related to content (often memory of content).

Doing without Thinking

Sometimes children just do - they do not think how their action will affect them or others or its consequences. They do not think of its righteousness nor they think of its appropriateness.

Some call this kind of behaviour us un-mindful.

Some call this kind of behaviour as spontaneity.

Some even call it childish.

Some call it un-adult-erated, pure.

 

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Why do we think we need to be respected?

Is respect a need or a want?

What would happen if it does not matter to us whether others respect us or not?

As a Sufi Fakir said, "If you need respect, do not come to me. A shopkeeper or anybody else who wants something from you will give you respect. Goto them."

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Doing and Living and Learning

One fine morning
We got together to cut grass

But why Grass

Because it was too long

And we needed for mulching

Then why we?

Why not “get it done”

Then how do we know how does grass feels?

How do we know gras  feel soft and rough?

How do we know how much pressure to put to take it out?

How do we know that “we can do”?

How do we know the feel of standing in the grass?

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