Well, the title may seem like I am asking Sal to scratch something but it is actually about the amazing new programs available online that help kids learn. Hopefully, it will also help us as parents, educators and adults to try new methods of learning. Let talk of Code first.
I love TED. It is probably the best way to kill time and learn invaluable things. The videos are so diverse and so interesting, I have to literally look at the watch and stop playing the next one. The latest obsession I have over TED is Sugata Mitra. He is
We are in our start-up phase at the moment. There are parents who trust our words and vision and enrol with us now and then there are those who wait to see how things roll out. Very common of all start-ups. But one such tricky case is the 7th Grade.
You go to conferences. And then you go to InspireED. The experiences at both are totally different. InspirED is more of a carnival than a conference. Think of it, there is a dhol and dancing participants and eclectic mix of people and lots and lots of bright children eager to
We have a parent seeking admission at GGIS from Kalol. It is about 20 kilometers from our school in the opposite direction of Ahmedabad. We were not sure we would able to provide transport to Kalol. Hence we refused the admission. But they are persistent parents. They insist that they
I have two kids and I know Ahmedabad is not a very exciting place for kids. But there are places we can visit with kids. Places most adults would either not know of or would not be interested in. But I was out of options for my daughter. And taking
GGIS held a seminar at AMA on All About Boards where Sridhar Rajagopalan gave a very interesting talk about it. He has worked extensively with all Boards and it was indeed a pleasure listening to him. Presenting here a summary of his learnings in his own words with our interpretation
Another question from another concerned parent. Living in India you cannot escape Bollywood. But when your child comes home humming the fevicol song from Dabangg 2, some how you want to play the censor board member. In our transport at GGIS, we would want to be vigilant without being dictator-like.
Had an interesting discussion with Shriya- a fellow mom, who was not sure if kids who are trained to question authority are going to do well later. Her contention- life is not always fair and there are times you have to take things as they are handed down. My point-