Creating Learning Experiences

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“Education, education, education ~
Educate and raise the masses, thus alone a Nation is possible”
-Swami Vivekananda

Creating Learning Experiences 1Victorious Kidss Educares (VKE), an IB World School, believes that ‘discovering the ‘Infinite Power’, hidden within every child, is schooling, is parenting’. In this journey, however, the child needs help from Parents, grandparents, teachers and fellow travellers destined to assist and travel with the child; till the mission of their life is fulfilled. That limitless potentials of human children are getting lost, for lack of data inputs, information, educational standards, practices and knowledge, of what to do, staying hidden from the parents. ‘Being gifted, ‘says Dr. Neil Harvey (Dean of Institute for Developing the Human Potential, PA, USA’), is primarily a product of the environment and by that current definition, the level of intelligence can easily be reached by nearly every child.” Read More

Digital Moderation and Responsibility

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Digital Moderation and Responsibility

Being a 21st-century citizen is quite challenging in today’s ecosystem, where technology is inherently plugged into almost every human life. Where everyone, from Governments and MNCs to grocery stores and taxis, primarily operate and transact ‘Online’, with effortless and carefree ease. Witnessing the other side of the world has become easier than ever and all kinds of foods and utilities can be delivered to the doorstep. And of course, like the other side of a coin, it has brought upon the world, various adversities which are affecting our millennials psychologically and physically. Compulsive use of social media, obsessive gaming and ‘binge-watching’ due to the overflowing content strewed by the internet, to name a few.
In recent years, as we all know, many schools have enhanced their teaching and learning styles with contemporary gadgets and software to develop better ways of imparting knowledge. And fortunately, knowing about the above-mentioned issues and threats, many parents doubt this change in our education system and hold westernisation as the direct cause of all these issues.

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Educating the Character (Part 2)

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Educating the Character ~ Part 2

At Victorious Kidss Educares, a learning environment is created for the child where; – the kids are encouraged to be ‘Inquirers’ ~ questioning society’s long-lived traditions and guidelines instead of obliviously joining the ‘Human Herd’. In Swami Vivekananda’s words, “If you do not allow one to become a lion, one will become a fox”?

– The process of the academics is aimed at making them Knowledgeable, develop an attitudse to learning (ATL) ~ a love for learning skill ~ about the real-life concepts and critically think of problems and analyze them instead of being a static receiver of undirected or directed bits of ‘data ~ information’.
– they confidently Communicate and accept information with an Open-minded attitude and make principled and unbiased decisions with integrity, fairness, and respect towards every human culture. Read More

10 Ultimate Benefits of IB

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10 Ultimate Benefits of Pursuing IB

Every person reading this page has learning styles, that were not suited to their school styles. Tagore, Einstein, Churchill, Edison, Isaac Newton had learning styles, that were not suited to their school styles. And the same mismatch continues today, for millions of others. Every parent aspires to bring in an education, for their children to better the life for their child, make it more meaningful, with happier than their own ambience. The 21st century parents want their child to grow up as women and men of the world, not just intellectually but also want to concentrate on their holistic development and prepare them to thrive in an increasingly globalized, people and tech savvy challenging world.

Academic education alone is not enough because it deeply underestimates what our kids now, can do. It is a fundamental error to think, if we just improve their academic contents and perhaps add a few other skills, such as a sport, a language, art or chess or flying skills, all will be well. That is a mistake. We need to empower our kids further to exercise their own brain potential and thinking ~ creative and critical, to sustain and face the world. Read More

Early Childhood Development

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 Why Early Childhood Development is Important?

“The potential possibilities of any child are the most
intriguing and stimulating in all creations.”

The potential for giftedness or a high level of intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual development begins very early in a child’s life. In ancient India and subsequently, in the modern Western World, the time to begin, exchanging, feeding data awareness has started from the moment, a ‘mother realizes ~ that she is going to be a ‘mother’. Recent research confirms that the first six (6) years are essential and extremely important for the development of the child’s brain (Glenn Doman ~ How to Multiply Your Baby’s Intelligence).

World famous Buckminster Fuller states that, “All children are born genius and we spend the first 6 years of their life de-geniusing them.”  ~ Within which, the first two years are the most critical ~ (British Psychologist, Tony Buzan). Tony Buzan goes on to say that, “At the moment a child is born it’s already truly brilliant. It picks up languages, much better than a doctor of philosophy in any subject, in only two years. And it is a master at it by three or four”.  Read More

Why IB? What is IB?

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Why should we send our kids to an IB School?
Why IB? What is IB?

The world our kids are going to face ~ when they grow up, is changing rapidly. To be truly successful in life, our kids need to be truthful, joyful and must have excellent character. Building these qualities in the students is possible through coupling the concepts of our Vedantic wisdom with the philosophy of IB. At the same time, we also want our kids to achieve material and financial success. The amalgamation of IB pedagogy and Vedantic teachings will, as we experience from our current kids, sure that your child is successful and will, in all aspects of life, be successful.

Today the knowledge that we learn in schools and colleges gets out-dated very in the very next (every) two to three years. All of this knowledge is, anyways, available, instantly and freely. Learning and memorizing more and more content is hardly of any use these days. To succeed in the current rapidly changing world, we need individuals who can think critically and creatively and can find solutions to problems faced by the society, nation and the world. We need to reflect if our traditional content based schooling system, which focuses only on examination and marks, (is actually) preparing our kids for this future. Are schools teaching for the conceptual understanding and building 21st century skills, or are they just focused on completing the content and competing for the top grade or percentage.

What actually matters for the 21st century children!? It is not the grades, standardized testing or teacher evaluation that matter at the end of the day. It is their character and inner strength! It is what William Butler Yeats, 1865-1939, Irish poet, says, ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire’.

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5 cliches about rote learning you should avoid

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All of us have experienced the ‘mugging’ phenomenon when it came to multiplication tables. We religiously rattled off the tables until they could be easily mumbled off even in deep sleep. So what exactly did we do and why?

In-famously called as Rote learning (or ‘cramming’ or ‘learning by-heart’) is a method of learning that involves memorizing a fact by repetitive reading until it is completely memorized. This technique does not involve a full understanding of the facts and often ends up getting stored in your memory sans an association i.e. the new facts are not related to the existing stored knowledge. Read More

Learning to Love to Learn – Inspirations and lessons learnt from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalams life

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‘Learning to Love to Learn’- Inspirations and lessons learnt from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s life

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Actions speak louder than words and this holds true for none other than Dr. Kalam. Simplicity, punctuality, the power of dreaming big and a zeal to learn are just some of the traits that define the man that he was. His life served to impart a valuable lesson that held good for every facet of life. However, the most priceless gift that Dr Kalam left behind was the never ending quest of learning. Read More

SCHOOL OF TOMORROW HERE NOW

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SCHOOL OF TOMORROW HERE NOW

How would you like to see –highly capable children and yet tiny by age, doing unbelievable intellectual feats, right here in Pune – in your own house – is it too good to be true? Not at all – welcome to “The school with a Difference –Victorious Kidss Educares – where you get a guarantee that your child will excel and will be brilliant, irrespective of the background and earlier education. Rabindranath Tagore had said, “Every child comes with the message, that God is not yet tired of men”. Tagore meant that every child is created perfect – made in the images of God. Does this guidance, to make them blossom to their full potential, means pressurizing a child? Certainly not – Parents who truly love their children, give them the gift of love, skills and abilities, they grow up to be more caring, loving and risk takers than those who have not been given these opportunities. Read More