The School Weekly 23rd November 2020

 Professional Development

Pre-Primary and Primary educators are working on Augmented Reality to bring reality learning to the classrooms.
We welcomed Amit Jugran Principal Mussoorie Public School and Arundhati Shukla, Dean of Student's Welfare at the Unison World School Dehradun as Edthena coaches for Video Powered learning experiences.
Educators are on the Week III Cycle of the Third Chapter, `Its Never too Late`. They are preparing individual videos to upload on Edthena.

 Posts from our Educators
Simple Living, High Thinking 
The concept of simple living high thinking is something that every person should adopt. This concept is also called as minimalism, where a person owns bare minimum items in his house. Your lifestyle will be totally different if you own just the essentials. We have seen what is happening around the world when people are buying just the essential commodities. The COVID-19 pandemic has thought us that all we need to survive are the basic essentials like a house, a vehicle, food and medicines. All others are luxuries that we don’t actually need in reality.
The urge of a human being to gain materialistic wealth is beyond control and has a significant impact on our economy. Companies market products that are actually not needed and add no value to our lives but the branding of the products is done such that it is made to create an illusion of value addition in our lives when in reality, all it does is add problems to our lives.
The concept of simple living high thinking is not just about a clutter-free closet or a cleanroom. To have peace of mind and live a truly blessed life, we need to follow this simple living high thinking theory in life. Some of us have money, some of us don’t, and some of us have that in plenty, and still, our peace of mind is not as much as that worker who sleeps on the footpath with no worries. We, as a society, look at them in wonderment and pity, but in reality, it is them that should pity us.
The sense of joy, fulfillment and satisfaction you get when you help someone in need is far more than the joy you get when you buy a branded shoe or a costly phone. The COVID-19 pandemic has thought many life lessons to us and one of which is the joy of helping others. It is not just about the joy, we should do it as a responsibility and gratitude towards our privileges that God has granted us. The entire economy of the world is crumbling just because all of us are buying only the bare minimum and essentials. More than 90% of our economy is surviving because of the consumer’s spending on things that they don’t really
Minimalism is a term that is used to refer to a lifestyle which is minimum in materialistic point of view, but maximum in peace of mind and tranquility point of view. We are always frustrated and agitated whenever we come home looking at a closet full of clothes, a kitchen full of utensils, a refrigerator full of food and a table full of useless things. Get rid of it all. Yes, the minimum lifestyle will give a sense of direction and purpose in life. Instead of spending that one lakh rupee on iPhone, buy a phone that is cheaper and use the rest of the money to feed the poor and the hungry. Try this one day, and you yourself will be addicted to that joy. The smile that you see when you feed someone who is in need is enough to have a sense of purpose in life.
Swabhi Parmar

साहस ही जीवन है
साहस की जिंदगी सबसे बड़ी जिंदगी होती है। ऐसी जिंदगी की सबसे बड़ी पहचान यह है कि वह बिल्कुल  निडर, बिल्कुल बेखौफ होती है। साहसी मनुष्य की असली पहचान यह होती है कि वह इस बात की चिंता नहीं करता है, कि दूसरे लोग उसके बारे में क्या सोचते है ? अड़ोस - पड़ोस को देख कर चलना यह साधारण मनुष्यों का काम है।
 साहसी व्यक्ति न तो अपने उद्देश्य की तुलना दूसरों से करते है और न ही दूसरों को देखकर अपनी चाल को बदलते है। जो व्यक्ति यह महसूस करता है कि किसी महान निश्चय के समय वह साहस से काम नहीं ले सका, जिंदगी की चुनौती को कबूल नहीं कर  सका , वह कभी सुखी नहीं हो सकता।
जीवन में साहस एक मुख्य भूमिका निभाता है जो हमें निडरता के साथ जिंदगी जीने में  मदद करता है। हम सभी के जीवन में कुछ मुश्किलें पैदा होती है और हमें  कई प्रकार की कठिनाइयों से गुजरना पड़ता हैं। 
लेकिन सभी मुश्किलों में साहसिक व्यक्ति हिम्मत से काम लेते हैं और एक नयी जबरदस्त शुरुआत करते हैं। साहस के साथ कठिनाईयों से लड़ने वाले व्यक्ति अपने जीवन में सफलता की ऊँचाईयों को जरूर प्राप्त करते हैं। खुश रहने का रहस्य है स्वतंत्रता और स्वतंत्र रहने का रहस्य साहस होता है।
 Ayasha Tak

Laughter is the Best Medicine
Laughter is the best medicine. It is frequently said, but only a few realize the depth of this statement. It acts as a powerful antidote for pain, stress and conflict. It connects you with others. It makes you focused. It can also heal and renew one's mind. Ability to laugh frequently can overcome problems easily.
Laughter and calmness are directly proportional to each other, both of which are qualities of a progressive mind. It cheers up your life, makes you happy, reduces stress and of course has a direct impact on the positivity you spread to others too.
Studies suggest that people who laugh frequently have better immunity, lesser stress, greater burnt calories in a day, regulated blood pressure and a higher body blood level. There are so many reasons to not be sad and just laugh or maybe smile!
It also gives you the power to forgive anyone soon. You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing. Isn’t it a superpower? It would not be an understatement to say that a small smile has the power to conquer the world!
Urmila Rathore

मेरा प्रिय त्योहार दीपावली 
सभी त्त्योहार  हर्षोल्लास के साथ मनाया जाते हैं पर मेरा पसंदीदा त्योहार दीपावली है। दीपावली का त्योहार सभी के जीवन को खुशी प्रदान करता है नया जीवन जीने का उत्साह प्रदान करता है। यह त्योहार कार्तिक मास की अमावस्या के दिन मनाया जाता है। अमावस्या के दिन अंधेरी रात जगमग असंख्य दीपों से जगमग ने लगती है। यह त्योहार पांच दिनों तक मनाया जाता है। धनतेरस से भाई दूज तक यह  त्योहार चलता है। अमावस्या यानी कि दिवाली  का मुख्य दिन इस दिन लक्ष्मी जी की पूजा की जाती है खील बताशे का प्रसाद चढ़ाया जाता है। 
इस त्योहार  के कई दिनों पहले से ही घरों की सफाई लिपाई- पुताई सजावट प्रारंभ हो जाती हैं मिठाइयां तरह तरह की बनाई जाती है। इस दिन देवी लक्ष्मी जी की पूजा की जाती हैं इसलिए उनके आगमन और स्वागत के लिए घरों की सजावट की जाती है इस दिन भगवान श्री राम माता सीता और लक्ष्मण चौदह वर्ष का वनवास पूरा करके अपने घर अयोध्या लौटे इस खुशी में अयोध्या वासियों ने अपने घरों में दिए जलाकर खुशियां मनाई जब से दीपावली का पर्व बड़े हर्ष उल्लास से मनाया जाता है।
 इस दिन सभी नए कपड़े पहनते हैं दुकानों बाजारों और घरों की सजावट दर्शनीय रहती है। अगले दिन परस्पर भेंट का दिन होता है एक दूसरे को दीपावली की शुभकामना दी जाती है लॉग छोटे-बड़े  अमीर गरीब का भेद भूलकर आपस में मिलजुल कर त्योहार मनाते हैं त्योहार जीवन में खुशियां प्रदान करता है और नया जीवन जीने का उत्साह प्रदान करता है।
राजेश्वरी राठौड़

Keep Trying with Determination
We all want to do something great in life, we have different dreams to achieve but we see that only a few of us could achieve, why?
Some people always think they will start tomorrow, and tomorrow never comes, so if you want to start something good for you, start now. Some people start things with great energy but give up soon. So it requires constant self-motivation and hope. 
Having dreams or wishes is easy, it doesn't require handwork or efforts. But it requires a lot of efforts and determination to achieve our goal. Determination plays an important role on the way to our success because it helps us to stay motivated every day and be hopeful until we reach our destiny.
There will be obstacles or challenges but if we have strong will power which gives us inner strength, we can achieve what we want and make it happen. We don't get everything easily in life and it is not necessary that we will get success in the first attempt, there can be rejections or failures but we need to try again and again if we want to achieve something no matter how difficult the situations are. 
Monika Vaishnav 

Be Virtuous and Sensible
Virtuous persons are those who adopt a high moral standard. Their behaviour is morally good and desirable, and their character is a bundle of virtues. Such persons are sensible, that is, they are wise and prudent. They can distinguish between the right and the wrong and always stand by and for the right.
We should do our best to be virtuous and sensible. Simplicity, humility, love, compassion, politeness and courtesy are the hallmarks of a virtuous and a sensible person. We should develop them in us. We must not allow anger, hatred, pride, boastfulness, meanness and evil thoughts to affect our virtues and sensibility. 
Our virtues and sensibility get expressed in our manners and etiquette. We are nothing but our manners and etiquette, which our conduct always exhibits wherever we go and whatever we do. For a start, we must learn to be always cheerful, polite and courteous in our behaviour. We ought to obey and respect our parents, elders and teachers and everyone around us. Little words of gestures such as 'please', 'thanks', and excuse me for making our speech courteous.
We must also avoid criticizing others for any reason. If we must disapprove of others'  unbecoming behaviour, we must choose our words carefully. Unnecessary criticism of others can seriously affect our relationships. We have no right to indulge in scandalous talk about others and spoil their name and harm their reputation. Since ours is a democratic country, people are free to have different views, opinions and beliefs. 
Therefore, we may disagree with others on all matters, but we must respect the freedom of thought and expression. We must learn to understand and appreciate the views of others, and for this, we should develop the fine art of listening to others with patients and compassion.
Finally, a word about our speech: a polite and courteous speech is an index of our mind and character. It can win us friends, respect and a good reputation and if it is the other way round, we may develop a lot of enemies around us. Therefore, always be polite, courteous and well mannered. 
Sharmila Vijayvargi

सुबह उठने के फायदे 
सुबह-सुबह पढ़ने से दिमाग अच्छी तरह काम करता है। सुबह के समय दिमाग में कोई फालतू की सोच नहीं होती है जिससे पढ़ाई में अच्छा मन लगता है ।सुबह पढ़ाई करने के लिए रात में जल्दी सोना चाहिए और सुबह जल्दी पढ़ने की दिनचर्या बनानी चाहिए ।
सुबह पढ़ाई करने के बहुत फायदे हैं जैसे सुबह का वातावरण शांत होता है जिस वजह से इस समय पढ़ाई ज्यादा एकाग्रचित्त होकर कर सकते हैं ।सुबह के वक्त हमारा दिमाग तनाव मुक्त होता है ।अच्छी पढ़ाई के लिए अच्छा स्वास्थ्य भी आवश्यक है सुबह उठना स्वास्थ्य के लिए अत्यंत आवश्यक है ,साथ ही साथ सुबह उठने से एक सकारात्मक ऊर्जा का संचार हमारे अंदर होता है और मन प्रसन्न रहता है जो पढ़ाई के लिए बहुत जरूरी है।
सुबह पढ़ने से सोशल मीडिया और मोबाइल जैसे माध्यम पढ़ाई के बीच बाधक नहीं बनते ,किसी भी तरह की बाधा ना होने की वजह से पढ़ाई पर ज्यादा ध्यान दें पाते हैं । रात को अधिकतर कंपनी का इंटरनेट धीरे हो जाता है जिससे टेक्निकलअसुविधा होती है लेकिन सुबह यह प्रॉब्लम नहीं होती है इसलिए सुबह इंटरनेट use करना है तो सुबह पढ़ना आपके लिए बहुत ही ज्यादा फायदेमंद है रात देर तक जागने से health issues होते हैं नींद पूरी नहीं होने के कारण immune system भी कमजोर हो जाता हैI
कम से कम 6-7 घंटे बराबर नींद मिलने से दिमाग को भी आराम मिलता है इसलिए exams के वक्त सुबह जल्दी उठ कर पढ़ने से परीक्षा देते  वक्त नींद नहीं आती और पूरा ध्यान पेपर में रहता है। अतः सुबह जल्दी उठने की दिनचर्या बनानी चाहिए । सुबह जल्दी उठने की हमारी यह सीख प्राचीन काल से चली आ रही है जो अंग्रेजी की कविता..
Early to bed,
Early to rise,
Makes a man,
Healthy Wealthy and Wise.😊
Usha Panwar

Think before you Speak
Speaking before you think is a bad habit that can get you into trouble and hurt you in the most important areas of your life. Relationships will suffer or end, your career will be stalled at a level far below your talents, and most importantly, you will have little confidence in yourself.
Your speech shapes your life. Time and again you find yourself in situations where the outcome depends on what you say and how you say it. Your words are a reflection of who you are. If your words are getting you into trouble, you’re showing others the very worst parts of you. You’re presenting yourself as being thoughtless, careless or just plain hurtful.
Not only do your words create a positive or negative reaction in the world around you; your speech influences your thinking and can alter the course of your future.  When your words are harsh, negative, inconsiderate, or judgmental then these are the aspects of your experience that are emphasized. It won’t be long before you have developed the habit of always focusing your thoughts on the darker side of life. 
If you speak before you think about what you’re going to say, you do not take the time to consider what words you will use, what these words will mean to another person, or how they will feel about what you’re saying. You are also not thinking about what these words say about you as a person or about all of the good things you may be neglecting to focus on.
Shivani Rao

Volume No. 447  Published by The Editorial Board: Mrs Bharti Rao, Mr Krishan Gopal, Ms Swabhi Parmar,
Chief Editor: Diksha Choudhary, Secretary: Uma Choudhary, Joint Secretary: Mansi Choudhary, Editors: Anumesh Rao, Krisha Dave, Puran Choudhary, Jatin Tripash, Diksha Choudhary, Tammana Solanki, Uma Choudhary, Priyanka Deora, Krithika Rajpurohit, & Kunal Rajpurohit.

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