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Making India an Academic Kingship: NEP 2020 and 300M/Katha

The Indian government launched a new National Education Policy in 2020. This is one of the significant changes in the Indian Education system in the last three decades. The new policy focuses on providing quality education to all students, promoting a holistic approach to learning, emphasising research and innovation, and advancing collaboration between the public…

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Critical Thinking in Education

Today’s education system lacks critical thinking. It is more of rote learning than challenging the students to think about a problem from an analytical and creative perspective. Critical thinking should be an integral part of modern education. Students should be encouraged to challenge ideas, find different ways to approach problems, use data and evidence to…

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How Can India Become a World Leader Faster, with Children at The Wheel

What is the rationale behind the ‘Each Child, Teach Child’ campaign? We are launching the Each Child, Teach Child Campaign on Children’s Day at the 300M Citizens’ Challenge. What is the rationale – Read on… India is at the cusp of growth. We have a substantial population, a younger population and the world’s largest population…

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From the heart of the little ones – a poem

We were all but some random alphabets,Floating aimlessly on those pages,like stars in the sky, like electrons in an atom,We were all but some random alphabets. Then came along you 300M, as our teacher,stringing these random alphabets into words,lacing our imagination and shaping our thinking,To create something fresh and new. And much before we knew…

How to Use Storytelling to Help Children Develop Multiple Intelligences and Emotional Skills

What’s all this brouhaha about storytelling, anyway? If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a parent. If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of the concept of multiple intelligence. Storytelling to kids shouldn’t be a thing of the past. Storytelling is a powerful tool for developing multiple intelligence and emotional development for…

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Why every parent should learn to be a storyteller first!

As a parent, you know that storytelling is a powerful tool for children. It helps them develop imagination and empathy and builds language and critical thinking skills. But did you know how? Let’s see how – here are the 10 ways to do it. 1.   Storytelling is proven to build a child’s imagination. Storytelling is…

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Compassion – the one trait that determines the altitude of your Gen Alpha child.

A bright Van Gogh-style painting of a grandma narrating a story Compassion starts with an understanding that others have problems and pain, just like you do. Compassion is a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a powerful desire to alleviate the suffering. When children learn compassion…

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Why Critical Thinking is a critical success factor for your Gen Alpha child

In my earlier column on August 23, Are You Right-Parenting Your Gen-Alpha Child?, I ended with a question – Are you preparing your Gen Alpha child for the VUCA world? I also shared about the three skills – Curiosity, Critical Thinking, and Compassion. Here goes the part on Critical Thinking. Critical thinking is the ability…

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Prepare Your Child for The VUCA World – Curiosity is an Essential trait for Generation Alpha Children

In my earlier column on August 22, Are You Right-Parenting Your Gen-Alpha Child?, I ended with a question – Are you preparing your Gen Alpha child for the VUCA world? I also shared about the three skills – Curiosity, Critical Thinking, and Compassion. Here goes the part 2. Here’s why Curiosity, Critical Thinking, and Compassion…

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Are you right-parenting your Gen-Alpha Child?

The world that your children will inhabit is vastly different from the one you grew up in. The rules of the new VUCA [Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous] world are vastly different from the world in which you were born as a parent. Everything from the economy to the environment and technology has changed. In…