What a time we are experiencing.

So many of us are facing long periods of ‘creative block’ these days. With everything that’s going on — it’s hard to focus on anything. And that can be frustrating. For the past few months, I’ve hardly touched my journals and sketch pads. Even when something lifted up my spirits, I just couldn’t find it in me to create something. Art is my solace — it’s how I let go of everything else. But now when I really needed something to help me unwind — I couldn’t make art. Friends and family that I…

We have the opportunity in education today to reorient our school systems to focus on our community’s Social and Emotional well-being. As we do so, school need to address the following challenges:

- addressing and relieving anxiety in school community members

- bringing the community together to create an engaging learning experience and to strengthen societal bonds.

The pandemic has forced us to look at schools’ function from a different perspective. It has highlighted areas where schools need to improve such as nurturing the physical, social and emotional well-being of its members. It has introduced the value that technology brings

You are an inspiration in the true sense of the word ma’am. I run a school in the name of Brainz Edu World in the city of Meerut and I was introduced to you and your work as I was finalising the reader book for our fourth graders. They have been reading your beautiful book — The Magic of the Lost Temple and are in love with the characters! They recently had such fun imagining what would happen next in the story and what would they do if they found a pit in the forest!

Watching your special appearance on…

‘Hey, TED-Ed Club — What’s up!’

This call-to-attention of our TED-Ed Club always brought smiles to our members’ faces because it meant engaging in fun and supportive sharing sessions.

The biggest win of our TED-Ed Club experience at Brainz Edu World School has been developing a safe space for sharing. Its been a wonderful experience so far to see the gradual and constant improvement in the quality of interaction among students as they discover the joy of receiving and giving constructive feedback to each other. We are all absolute fans of the constructive feedback resource!

After the first couple of…

Letters of thanks and appreciation written by students of Grades 4–8

“there is no greater power in heaven or on earth than the commitment to a dream.”
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Ignited Minds

Dear ISRO,

As an educator, I have no words to describe the impact that your tireless efforts in launching the Chandrayaan 2 mission have had on the students of India. You have inspired them, motivated them, educated them and propelled them to look at science and especially space science not just as a complicated and far fetched dream but as a hard-earned, long sought and wonderfully sweet reality.

Today, nearly every student of my school dreams of becoming…

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Think back to the first time you tried to make a ‘roti’ or the first time you strummed the strings of a guitar. What was the outcome? Unless you’re a prodigy, both these actions require effort and time to perfect and then also there’s no guarantee that you’ll become a master of these skills. But should that or did that affect your interest in these tasks? Did this take away from the joy of performing these actions? Probably not.

I started taking Guitar Lessons when I was 13 years old. Playing the guitar, in reality, turned out to be much…

There’s an essay entitled ‘The Modern Girl’ that has been doing the rounds on the internet recently. There are some very hurtful sentiments expressed in this essay for all women and girls in the 21st century. It is extremely disheartening to find out that such sub par writing and negative views are reaching the impressionable minds of students as they explore creative writing.

I felt that this topic needed to be revisited and drafted in a manner that might actually be applicable to women today.

Who is the modern girl? How does one even define the term modern? Is it…

We are living in an age of information. Now you look at this line and go yeah well what else is new? But just think about it! There is constant information streaming in from all sources, everywhere! Beyonce liked your post on Instagram (I know haha). You have a coffee break planned for 11:53:19, there’s 20,000 new emails in your inbox, your twitter following increased by 0.03, your boss called you a bazillion times, your battery is critically low at 1%. And this keeps happening all the time. On your phone, on your laptop, on your smart watch, its everywhere.

‘Education is liberation.’ In order to shape India’s future it is imperative to give holistic education to the upcoming generation which enables them to grow as individuals who work towards making Indian society more conscious and inclusive.

Coming from a family of educators and currently working as a full-time educator, I plan to design a comprehensive curriculum that apart from focusing on formal skill development emphasizes on instilling values of socio-environmental consciousness and gender and cultural equality in children. …

Idolising that ‘Perfect’ person

We all have a tendency to idolize the people that impress us. Those icons who we think are epitomes of perfection, possessing qualities which we can only dream about and working in ways that just astounds us. Be it actors, musicians, political leaders, social activists, comedians, or even our next door neighbor. We are star struck by them.

But when we idolize these personas, what is it that we are really admiring? The image that we have in our minds of these people is so incredibly skewered! We select the parts of that person that we admire, and eliminate all…

Taarini

School Leader at Brainz Edu World. Actively working towards redefining and delivering effective and relevant K12 education for the 21st century.

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