The School Weekly - 20th April 2020

Posts from our Educators
Education post COVID19
Technology has stepped into the breach and will continue to play a key role in educating future generations. 
It is a good time to reflect on how this disruptive crisis can help us define what learning should look like. Our curriculum should address; what kids like, what they don’t like, what they are curious about, what they value more, what their dreams are or what their dreams could be. Let’s weave the curriculum with self-awareness and self-reflective assignments, fostering independence.

Collaborative and Blended learning will be more engaging and interesting, learning with Blackboard, Whiteboard, Learning Management Systems and Zoom or Hangout will yield significant benefits when these will be layered up into face-to-face instruction, it will be learning for life. Online education will not become obsolete so it's better that we get accustomed to it to stay in the race.

COVID-19 has taught us that there are no isolated issues and actions. We should look at more opportunities to build Learning Collaboratively. Plan activities that give students the opportunity to work and collaborate together to learn and grow from each other. Collaborative learning helps develop higher-level of thinking skills, boost confidence and self-esteem. Students learn how to work with various types of learners and develop their leadership skills.

Life Skills will prepare students for the real world. “Students’ social and emotional skills are not personal attributes, but are dependent on teacher support.” Life skills are the building blocks or framework that allows students to apply knowledge to the real-world. Skills that employers will be looking for will be creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal skills.
Values, educating children to become thinking, confident, responsible and caring citizens. The main principles that guide us in our thoughts and actions.
How about teaching Financial Literacy; to teach wants and needs. To prepare students for sustainable livelihood.

Let’s alter the future of teaching and learning.
Rajeshree Shihag/ Principal
Be Active & Focus on Your Goals
Today I would like to share my views on “Be Active & Focus on Your Goals” through the story,"Lions never bother about the flies”. Flies are flies. They don't spare anyone, not even the king of the jungle. And these flies bother the king, especially when, it is just sitting and doing nothing. But lions are just not bothered about them. They will simply lift their tail once in a while, swing it this way or that way, to make the flies, fly away and then just forget about them.

Just imagine, what will happen if a lion decides to teach a lesson to these troublesome flies by trying to catch them and then kill them. Obviously, firstly he will have to forget that he is a king; instead, he would need to act like a monkey and then just run after these flies to catch them and kill them. Will he ever be able to do so? Of course not. Why? Because most of the flies are near its tail and hence if the lion has to catch these flies, he will need to reach his head closer to his tail, which obviously he cannot. And even if he could do that, he would still not be able to catch the flies because of the unique shape of its head and mouth. So in case if a lion decides to kill the flies, he will keep running in circles, going round and round, reach nowhere, start looking funny and finally collapse out of frustration.

Sometimes, this is what exactly happens in our lives too. There are so many small things (flies) happening in our life and bothering us. And what do we do? We forget as to what our life goal is, instead we start wasting our time and energy on them. In the end, we miss our goal, reach nowhere, and finally collapse out of frustration, because it is just not possible to catch those flies.
Remember, these flies bother the lion, only when he is lying dormant. But when the lion is in action, up and running, these flies do not come anywhere close to the lion and they can't also. So, just be aware of the fact that flies do bother a lion, but only when he is sitting idle, dormant and in an inactive state. But when he is active, up and running, the flies never come close to him. Therefore, remain fully active, focused on your goal and these small problems (flies) will stop troubling you and you will be able to realize your main goal. And always remember, "Lions never bother about the flies"
Bharti Rao/ Educator
नैतिक मूल्य
व्यक्ति के जीवन में नैतिक मूल्यों का बड़ा महत्त्व होता है।  इसका आंरभ मनुष्य के बाल्यकाल से ही हो जाता है।  जिस प्रकार एक सफ़ल व्यवसाय की प्राप्ति के लिए की जाने वाली मेहनत व कोशिशें विद्यार्थी जीवन से ही शुरू हो जाती हैं ठीक उसी प्रकार अच्छे गुणों को धारण करने के प्रयत्न की शुरुआत भी विद्यार्थी जीवन से ही करनी ज़रूरी है क्योंकि  आदतें चाहे अच्छी हों या बुरी, एक या दो दिन में  प्राप्त नहीं  की जा सकती बल्कि ये तो सालों के प्रयास से आती हैंl सब पर दया करना, कभी झूठ नहीं बोलना, बड़ों का आदर करना, सच बोलना, सबको अपने समान समझते हुए उनसे प्रेम करना, सबकी मदद करना, किसी की बुराई न करना आदि कार्य नैतिक शिक्षा या नैतिक मूल्य कहलाते हैं।

बच्चों में नैतिक मूल्यों का निर्माण करने की जिम्मेदारी माता-पिता, परिवार, विद्यालय  एवं समाज की है। आज के बच्चे ही कल के भविष्य हैं, अतः शिक्षा के साथ-साथ नैतिक मूल्यों को  भी जीवन में स्थान  देने की जरूरत है ।नैतिक मूल्यों को शिक्षा में इस तरह शामिल करना चाहिए  जिससे विभिन्न पाठ्यक्रमों में, कार्यशालाओं व गतिविधियों में, इन नैतिक मूल्यों का संदेश सहज, सरल व रोचक तौर-तरीकों से विद्यार्थियों तक पहुँच  सके । इसके लिए अच्छे साहित्य, चलचित्र, श्रव्य -दृश्य सामग्री आदि का सहारा लिया जा सकता है।

यदि जीवन में शिष्टाचार, सदाचार, अनुशासन, मर्यादा है तो परिवार और देश में शांति रहेगी। यदि किसी व्यक्ति ने कभी भी नैतिक मूल्यों को नहीं सीखा है, तो वह सही और गलत के बीच अंतर नहीं कर सकता है? यदि सभी माता-पिता अपने बच्चों को घर में नैतिक मूल्यों की शिक्षा दे, तो विद्यालयों  के लिए यह काम करना जरूरी नहीं होगा। दुख की बात यह है कि बहुत से बच्चे अपने माता-पिता से सही और गलत के बीच का अंतर नहीं सीख पाते  हैं। ऐसा इसलिए है क्योंकि अपने काम में  व्यस्त होने के कारण  ज्यादातर माता और पिता अपने बच्चों के साथ केवल कुछ ही घंटे बिताते हैं। कई परिवारों में, बच्चों का पालन करने के लिए केवल एक माता-पिता और कोई अन्य प्रेरणास्रोत  नहीं है।

 नैतिक मूल्यों व अच्छी आदतों के चलते आप अपने आस-पास के लोगों के बीच प्रिय बन सकतें  हैं जिससे दूसरों के साथ आपके अच्छे सम्बन्ध  बनते हैं जो कि जीवन के हर क्षेत्र में तरक्की पाने के लिए बहुत ज़रूरी हैंl

सुखद व सफ़ल जीवन व्यतीत करने के लिए दूसरों से अच्छे संबंध कायम करना बेहद ज़रूरी है, जिसके लिए हमारे भीतर नैतिक मूल्य कूट-कूट कर भरे होने चाहिएl अच्छी आदतें व अच्छा आचरण सफ़ल व्यक्ति की पहली पहचान होती हैंl
सुरेश सिंह नेगी/ Educator
Let's Build a Better World
How can we make this world a better world? We can make this world a happy place by achieving peace.
I would like to share a story of Henry Ford. Henry Ford, the builder of an automobile empire once said, "Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is a success."  We can add to this that living together lovingly is peace. Peace is coming together and working as one. It is not separating and working against each other. The necessary things for peace are loving, caring, generosity, friendliness and sharing. In living together, one must feel warm fellowship with others in spite of differences. The road to peace is long but once you get to the end of it, heaven is at your doorpost.

In the present difficult times, everyone should focus on achieving peace by living together.
Peace on Earth to men of goodwill!
Sharmila Vijayvargi/ Educator
धैर्य से पाएं सफलता
मनुष्य एक सामाजिक प्राणी है ।  वह समाज में जीवन वहन करने के लिए कई प्रकार के  क्रियाकलाप करता है। जिनमें किसी कार्य में सफलता जल्दी मिल जाती है किसी में समय लगता है। यहीं से एक मनुष्य की अपनी परीक्षा  प्रारंभ होती है।
यदि वह धैर्यवान है तो कठिनाइयों से लड़कर विजय प्राप्त कर लेता है। परंतु अधीर  मनुष्य जल्दी ही मैदान छोड़कर भाग खडा होता है जैसा कि एक कहानी  मे एक योग्य राजा अपनी कई हार से निराश होकर एक  गुफा में बैठा था तभी उसने एक चींटी को बड़ा सा भोजन का टुकड़ा लेकर दीवार पर चढ़ते देखा, वह बार-बार नीचे गिरती है परंतु 17  वी बार में वह सफल हो जाती है।
यह उसकी हिम्मत व धैर्य की जीत है। उसी प्रकार मनुष्य को धैर्यशील होकर अपने लक्ष्य को प्राप्त करने का प्रयास करना चाहिए। एसे संकट के समय में धैर्य रखना चाहिए तभी हमें सफलता प्राप्त होगी।
Rajeshwari Rathore/ Educator
Self Confidence
Self-confidence is the direct pathway to success. People who have a lack of self-confidence, for them it becomes difficult to gain success. They have to build self-confidence and success will follow them eventually. 
Confident people believe in themselves and their abilities, they also believe in living life to the full. Self-confidence is a very important part of our lives. Always remember that whatever task is given to us, take up with confidence and it should be with passion and aspiring at success.
Thinking about the fear of failure and avoid taking risks, this makes you confident. People think self-esteem and self-confidence both to be the same. But self-esteem means one's desire and self- confidence is one’s ability to complete the goal that you have to achieve in life.
And always remember never be overconfident because it always put yourself down and often put negative thoughts in mind.
Richa Solanki/ Educator
Learning Forward Saturday            
Learning Forward Professional Learning Program (PLP) for 2020-21, was organised on the 18th April' 20 via Zoom. Twenty eight members participated in the session. Mr Sandeep Dutt hosted the Joy of Learning session. The discussion was on the values of ​​Honesty and Respect. Post the session Educators expressed their thoughts on www.BrewingKnowledge.com. The Edthena Team uploaded seven videos of their educators 'Self Interview'.

SKILL
A Sustainable World
As we all know that the whole world is suffering from Corona Virus [COVID - 19], everything has come to a standstill. Post this we will need to create a “sustainable world”. But what do we mean by a sustainable world? Sustainability means progress should take place in such a manner that it does not harm environment, that we use our resources mindfully. Our future generations should not curse us for leaving such a bad world for us.

Major factors such as resource stock, food, supply and environmental quality must remain in balance on a global scale. COVID -19 resulted in huge instability on the economic front. Many people are not able to earn money for their basic needs and are getting unemployed. People started storing basic commodities in bulk in fear of future unavailability. We should not store things in advance as it results in shortage of goods in the market. Due to this, other people are not able to get them at an affordable cost.

There are some ways that can promote sustainability such as recycle, minimize waste, should spend money efficiently etc. Therefore, to defeat this disease and support the government, we should form a sustainable world.
Aryan Sirvi/XI

Importance of Values in Our Life
There are limitless values in the nature such as love, respect, patience, etc. But what does 'Value' mean? These are the sentiments which are inbuilt in one’s identity and personality. Values guide one's behaviour too.
 If our friends possess good values, they tend to change the feelings and opinions of others. The person also, acts as a good citizen of the country. No one possesses values when they are born; they need to be taught from a very early age. Each value is chained to one another. But in today's world most of us have forgotten the importance of values in our lives which has turned the world into a greedy, insensitive and brutal place. So, decorate your soul with good values.
Ipshita Rathore/ XI

Take Responsibility of Your Actions

The pandemic period has forced everyone to stay in their house. Due to this there is storage of food materials. So, the price of food material is also increasing. The poor people cannot buy this expensive food material, their condition is very bad.            

I want to share an incident that took place with me on 10th March. During the daytime when I was feeling bored; I came and sat near the window and gazed outside. Suddenly I caught sight of a beggar sitting in the shade. Expressions on his face showed that he was hungry, so I decided to give a packet of food and water bottle to the beggar. After, sometime I went outside to give the packet of food and water to the beggar. When the beggar saw me, he tried to cover his face with his clothes and asked me to stand away from him. This thought left me overwhelmed. I put the packet of food and water and watched from my house to see what he was doing. The beggar got up, cleaned the place, washed his hands, then took the packet and thanked me. He sat down under the tree and had his food.

I was happy that even he was also showing his responsibility towards his country and maintaining social distancing. I would like to end by quoting, 'The real freedom of any individual can always be measured by the amount of responsibility which he must assume for his own welfare and security.’
Raviraj Singh Sonigara/ XB

Kindness

Kindness is a value that could add more satisfaction to and strengthen your relationship. Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. We should always help others so that one day in our need we may get the same help from someone. 
Not every day is same as time changes, people change, situation changes but your kindness never changes, it always returns the favour . You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. 

Mangilal Dewasi/ IX B

Bhavesh Choudhary from Class X volunteered for Scout and Guide Service Project. He has been distributing masks at his Village Lunava, these masks have been made at home out of his pocket money. He is doing a good job. We are proud of him.

Volume No. 421 Published by The Editorial Board: Mrs Bharti Rao, Mr Krishan Gopal, Ms Swabhi Parmar,
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