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Can Emotional Intelligence make you a Leader? - Part 2

Can Emotional Intelligence make you a Leader? – Part 2
Posted on: August 16, 2019

“We must be guardians of a space that allows students to breathe and be curious and explore the world, and be who they are, without suffocation. They deserve one place where they can rumble with vulnerability and their hearts can exhale…

Does excessive homework discourage learning? - Part 2

Does excessive homework discourage learning? – Part 2
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Students voiced their frustration with their workload, saying things like, “There’s never a time to rest, there’s always something more we should be doing” or “I feel like I’m drowning”, and “My body crashes when I’ve done, maybe, half of my homework…”

Can Emotional Intelligence make you a Leader? - Part 1

Can Emotional Intelligence make you a Leader? – Part 1
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Says neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, “We are not necessarily thinking machines. We are feeling machines that think.”

Does excessive homework discourage learning? - Part 1

Does excessive homework discourage learning? – Part 1
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Mr. Prakash, an executive personnel, sits at his desk, boggled by a long to-do list for the day. He is overwhelmed by the number of things to be done on his list. We all do experience the same in our daily lives. And ultimately, we feel physically drained, don’t we? But is it only we adults? Not really. Even our children face the same predicament…

A Fixed Mindset Vs. A Growth Mindset - Part 2

A Fixed Mindset Vs. A Growth Mindset – Part 2
Posted on: July 19, 2019

Try different learning tactics. There’s no one-size-fits-all model for learning. What works on one person may not work for another. According to research on brain plasticity, the brain isn’t fixed; the mind shouldn’t be either. The word ‘failure’ should be taught to be replaced by the word ‘learning’…

Hygiene Habits for Kids - Part 2

Hygiene Habits for Kids – Part 2
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Next comes foot health and hygiene. Maintaining clean, hygienic feet keeps off issues like ringworm, smelly feet, and other foot infections. Kids must be taught to rinse their feet at least twice a day, and pat it dry in between the toes completely…

A Fixed Mindset Vs. A Growth Mindset - Part 1

A Fixed Mindset Vs. A Growth Mindset – Part 1
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Says Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck – “In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means that you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented…

Hygiene Habits for Kids - Part 1

Hygiene Habits for Kids – Part 1
Posted on: June 28, 2019

The factors that are sensitizing us to healthcare are innumerable. Pure natural water and pure natural food are becoming scarce commodities. Fresh air and traditional homemade food are turning into products of luxury. Overcrowded spaces that seem to turn into warehouses for infections and diseases, is worth mentioning here…

How to create the best studying environment

How to create the best studying environment
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Primarily, studying is only effective if a child is able to retain most—if not all—the content he/she reads. How they read, and the environment in which they read, are both equally important. That is why children would exhibit two completely different results after studying the same topic in two different settings…

Winning the Race through Healthy Competition - Part 2

Winning the Race through Healthy Competition – Part 2
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Children learn through what they see, and what they hear. The one person they are looking at to emulate, is we, the parents. If we are making sure we’re putting our best food forward in all we do, they our child is bound to follow our footsteps. We should be our kid’s prime cheerleaders…

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