Schooling

YSG Knowledge Series – Workshop on Understanding School Boards

With the admission season coming on in full swing, we bring expert counsellor Sheetal Multani to help you understand everything you need to know to make the right choice of education for your family.

We are organising a workshop on Saturday – 4th November, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai.

Register Today on https://www.payumoney.com/events/#/buyTickets/YSG-UnderstandingEduBoardsNov17

 

Schooling

YSG KNOWLEDGE SERIES – Understanding Education Boards

Does thinking about your child’s education make you feel like this?

 

With the paradigm shift in the way schooling is done today and with the multitude of boards available, we understand your concerns and that’s why we believe in getting you an expert opinion.

Your School Guide has tied up with reputed counselor Sheetal Multani to bring you the answers. Get a chance to participate in an interactive and focused discussion on understanding the various options available today and evaluating the right fit for your child and family.

We are organising a workshop on Saturday – 2nd September, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Khar West, Mumbai. The group size is limited to a maximum of 15 participants so you can have a more personal interaction with the speaker.

Register Today on https://www.payumoney.com/events/#/buyTickets/www.yourschoolguide.com

Schooling

YSG Knowledge Series – Workshop on Decoding Education Boards

Are You Confused About Choosing The Right Education For Your Child?

Do these issues seem familiar?

  • You have questions but don’t know who to ask
  • You are getting mixed and opinionated answers
  • You are struggling to understand how the board frameworks are applied to everyday schooling
  • You are curious about how learning happens in international school classrooms
  • You want to know the future prospects for children passing out from each board
  • You want to know the best way to decide what is optimal for your family…

… and more

Your School Guide has tied up with reputed expert Aashita Mehra to bring you the answers.

We are organising a workshop on Saturday – 11th February, 2017 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Khar Gymkhana, Mumbai

Register Today on https://www.payumoney.com/events/#/buyTickets/YSG-DecodingEducationBoards

Limited Seats

Learning

There is More Than One Kind of Smart

How the theory of Multiple Intelligences can help in celebrating the diversity of Human Intellect

I started classical vocal training at probably the same age as Alicia Keys. I also started tennis coaching around the same time Serena Williams did. But every time I sing or swing a racket, I hear glass breaking. And when they do… oh well, I guess it worked out better for them!

But why is that? Have you ever wondered?

Most of us, when we think of intelligence, are mainly thinking about Linguistic or Logical-Mathematical competencies. However, Dr. Howard Gardner, Professor of Education at Harvard University, has proposed a theory of Multiple Intelligences, which might explain why I was never able to attain the prowess that Keys or Williams have.

Gardner developed his theory in 1983 and suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence i.e. IQ, is too exclusive and limited. Instead, he proposes nine different intelligences that encompass a broader range of human potential in children and adults. People can exhibit competency in more than one area.

Multiple Intelligences

The great Albert Einstein has been quoted saying “Everyone is a Genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”.  We must recognise that people, especially children are naturally diverse. And we must recognise, encourage and celebrate that diversity. Human society and all of its achievements depend on it.

References

http://www.businessballs.com/howardgardnermultipleintelligences.htm

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/mi/index.html

http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/multiple_intelligences.htm

http://www.howardgardner.com/MI/mi.html

Value Education

A time for new Beginnings

It is the start of a new school year for most here in Mumbai. Long, gentle, magical days of the summer that were packed with endless possibilities and adventures make way for strict routines and early bedtime. From rushed early mornings to choc-a-bloc daily schedules of school and extra-curricular activities, the days tend to blur for the children and parents alike as they go through the week in near robotic fashion.

Yet, the start of the new school year is eagerly awaited, with much anticipation. As a grown up today, I see it as a milestone that symbolises Growth and Learning. From exploring new ideas and concepts, catching up with school teachers and friends to making memories and learning lessons that will last a life time, there is much to look forward to in the shared experiences we have had at school.

For me, School and Learning are also symbols of Hope – today, our children are young and the world is their oyster. So, Carpe Diem, I say.

This June of 2016 heralds a new beginning for us here at YourSchoolGuide as well, as we embark on a journey of discovering schools in Mumbai and attempt to understand the science behind learning and creativity. As new mothers, these two areas have intrigued us and, indeed for some time now, consumed us. As parents, our children’s lives tend to become central to our own, especially for mothers. Countless questions fueled by uncertainties and lack of knowledge flood our overcharged minds. And one theme stands out boldly – Schooling and Education

  • What schools have you applied to?
  • How is the infrastructure?
  • When do admissions start?
  • Is my child eligible?
  • What were the interview questions?

 

And there are endless debates on –

  • International or Indian boards?
  • Fixed curriculum or abstract?

 

Your School Guide is an endeavour to provide answers to such questions and empower parents with relevant and up to date information and notifications about schools and admissions, starting with Mumbai.

While the above are pertinent and pressing questions, I again emphasize on how Schools bring us Hope for building a tolerant and peaceful society in the future. This is especially important in the context of the children of today – Children who have the advantage of opportunities offered by the Internet age; Children who will need to learn, very early on, to be responsible and accountable for their words and actions. And hence, along with Literacy, I believe that our Education System should lay a strong emphasis on nurturing Social Values.

I leave you with words from one of the greatest thinkers of all time, Abraham Lincoln. Although dated, these words are relevant even today. Are the Educationists listening?  

Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln’s Letter to His Son’s Teacher

My Son Will Have To Learn, I Know,

That All Men Are Not Just, All Men Are Not True. 

But Teach Him Also That For Ever Scoundrel There Is A Hero; That For Every Selfish Politician, There Is A Dedicated Leader. Teach Him That For Every Enemy There Is A Friend.

It Will Take Time, I Know; But Teach Him, If You Can, That A Dollar Earned Is Far More Valuable Than Five Found.

Teach Him To Learn To Lose And Also To Enjoy Winning.

Steer Him Away From Envy.

In School Teach Him It Is Far More Honourable To Fail Than To Cheat.

Teach Him To Have Faith In His Own Ideas, Even If Every One Tells Him They Are Wrong.

Teach Him To Listen To All Men But Teach Him Also To Filter All He Hears On A Screen Of Truth And Take Only The Good That Comes Through.

This is a big order. But please see what you can do… He is such a fine little fellow, my Son!”

– Abraham Lincoln.  Source of the Letter: CiteHR