Adams said ” The teacher affects eternity. One can never tell where his or influence stops” Shower of Roses to all Teachers…May the Roses never fade so that the sweet fragrance fills your heart with pleasure and appreciation that you bloom like a flower throughout the year and spread sunshine into the lives of children. Dr. Radhakrishnan said once “A good teacher must know how to arouse the interest of the pupil in the field of study for which he is responsible. He must himself be a master in the field of study and be in touch with the latest developments in the subject, he must himself be a fellow traveler in the exciting pursuit of knowledge.
As put in the words of Sri Aurobindo ” The aim of education is to help the child to develop his intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, moral and spiritual being.” Childhood years are vital to our total existence. Overloading the child with too much memory oriented learning and formal writing can cripple a child’s sense of wonder. There should be creativity, a ‘Free Progress’ – each child developing and flowering in an absolutely spontaneous, inwardly centered and self directed process. A school makes a break through if it creates a learning environment but it is a parent to make an active choice for kids and to nurture their talents. It is in their hands to recognize their potentialities and offer them an Alternative Education, a commitment, hard work, responsibility, learning the basic skills of reading and writing at own pace with creativity and open minds in open surroundings in tune to environment, blooming naturally!
So, be a helper, be a guide, instill faith, motivate, inspire and encourage!
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Editor Online, kidsfreesouls.com
(As appeared in ‘Freesouls’ – the Kidsfreesouls Print supplement earlier in Sambhaav Newspapers)
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SHOWER OF ROSES TO ALL TEACHERS!
HAPPY TEACHERS’ DAY!
As Kids Free souls passes through a phase of ‘Experiences’,Exploring Life, it dives into the memory lane of past years. Ms. Ansuyaben Jhaveri, a name that I take pride to introduce her as a Free soul Godmother – a Guide, philosopher and a Friend. An Educationist who stands most eligible Educator to be conferred a Life Time Achievement Award for her life time contribution in shaping the future of the younger generation.
Eighteen years ago I met Ms. Jhaveri, a determined, dedicated, kind, compassionate, warm and a loving woman, highly experienced and devoted to her profession. She inspired and encouraged me to enter into the field of Education and expose my Carmelite talents to nurture my interest to help the kids to cope up with the educational flaws. Today, we find the same Ms.Jhaveri handling the affairs of the Kindergarten, the most important branch of a much bigger Institute – GLS which has scaled to newer heights. She is still the same enthusiastic woman, kind, caring, cooperative and always on her toes, ready to help others. She manages the school affairs with much ease inspiring and encouraging the teachers and guiding the parents with her kind support and tactful understanding. She builds an environment for the kids with modified activities to encourage, build confidence and influence the kids right from the early age. Ms. Jhaveri is exactly aware of the intellectual growth of the kids and follows a pattern understood by the kids. She never has any expectations all the years but only given her moral and intellectual support with her physical presence found all round the year. Ms. Jhaveri possess a tremendous will power at this age which keeps her going and heavens bless her, she is an angel in disguise who can be a true friend, who stands beside you in your happy or hazy days, ups and down or just thick or thin times.
Ms. Jhaveri, a symbol of ‘Peace and Humanity’ is a Kids Free soul mentor who heads our mission to spread the message of love, faith, peace and unity among kids. KidsFreesouls wishes all the Best to Ms. Ansuyaben Jhaveri, an angel God Mother who has sacrificed her life in devotion to GLS and the younger generation shaping their future.
Guardian of Angels: A Practical Guide to Joyful Parenting
(Read Excerpts, Reviews on Kidsfreesouls)
I am happy that a business person turns a Parenting Author. The book contents are fine pieces of advice on Parenting. I recommend my teachers and parents to read the book. – Ms. Ansuya Jhaver, Principal, GLS Kindergarten School
Giving Away Medals & Certificates to children at Annual Day Prize Distribution, N.R. Primary School.(GLS)
Principal Ms. Rita Baker standing beside.
Ms. Rita Baker has ever been my Friend more!
She’s supported Swagat in its Mission and encouraged kids as well as Teachers to participate in various Competitions at Swagat & Freesouls supplements. N.R. School Teachers have written and submitted their Articles (Given Below) for Print media too. We’ve taken Competitions like Swagat-Rasna Environment theme coloring Competition in School, Handwriting,Quotation writing competitions, etc. Also been as Judge various times for Poetry, story telling, etc. competitions.
Rita Baker was appointed as the Principal of NR. Primary School in 1994. She said in an Interview, “Right from the first hour of the first day, I got full co-operation from the Management who never interfered and allowed me to run the school as I desired. At the same time deep in my heart I felt secure that the guidance of my management would always be there.” The stand of N.R. School believes that a creative person is one who creates out a vast wealth of knowledge, conceptual as well as perceptual. The sensory experiences that the students get from the school develop their perceptual knowledge. And the creative students have some attributes, abilities and skills that they use during the process of creativity. Our nation can prosper and progess in real sense only when the educational institutions, right from Kindergarten to University, develop an atmosphere of truth, love and reverence which are essential pre-requisites to a disciplined individual. She further said, “At present what disturbs me most is the fact that discipline has almost disappeared from the educational field. Doing one thing and professing another has become a way of life. The parents also have a tremendous responsibility in imparting the education to their wards. It is heartening to see that some parents are concerned about the kind of education that is given. Mere academic knowledge alone is of no value. Simply competing for a better percentage yields no good results. True education should prepare one for the challenges of life morally and spiritually which is to go beyond the preparation for earning a living. In a nutshell, I can say, I’m thankful to the Almighty for giving me an opportunity to serve this institution which believes in cultivation of human virtues by each person.
Lifetime Achievement Award to Perin Lalkaka, (Principal, Thumbelina Kindergarten School) by Eklavya Education Foundation at AMA on 5th September, 2009. Congratulations to Perin Aunty – Many of the Swagat Students had their wonderful kindergarten years at Thumbelina School.
Perin Lalkaka was inspired to take the Educational Training course while she first heard a lecture at St. Xavier’s Loyala when she was teaching as adjustable teacher. She also took private tutions. Later, she ventured into a Kindergarten school with just 2 classes and by 1984, Thumbelina had 15 rooms with full fledged Kindergarten school with Nursery and KG children. She committed herself to full time education and almost gave 50 years of her life devoted to children. She is a successful Founder-Principal of Thumbelina School working with untiring passion even today at this age of 79 and when I met her yesterday, we shared her journey of education all through the years and together, shared experiences of educating children. We talked of parental roles and education institutes to more further, on teaching skills. She focused on ‘Language skills’ and especially on pronunciations. She insisted on enrolling kids at the age of two and a half years age and would not like to overburden children at a tender age with learning too many things at a time. She voiced her opinion to raise the age level of admission to class I as six years. She believed that every child should be well mannered and taught moral science right from the beginning of their schooling. “Girls need to behave like young ladies and whatever clothes they wear, should not act like tomboys,” Perin Aunty said. Here’s Perin Aunty’s pic with her Award. As I shared her success, I gazed at her picture with Mr. Lalkaka (he’s no more) and sure missed talking to Mr. Lalkaka like I always did and am concerned, she must have missed sharing her achievement with him as well!
Perin Aunty has ever been a very close friend to me and we talk for hours together. Our talks mostly relate to tiny tots and their behavior patterns, eating habits, parental influence and so on! I’ve performed Music Show of Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs at her Nursery School and entertained the kids. Perin Aunty is always open hearted, caring, frank and honest (of coz strict…hmmm…the 2 year old kid knows ‘Perin Aunty’ gives sweets and when they’re naughty, she’s got a ‘stare’ that triggers like a bullet:-)
Guardian of Angels: A Practical Guide to Joyful Parenting
A very insightful read. I recommend every parent of my school to read this book and use it practically. Though I find the language on a higher level, I feel the contents are easy to read as the matter is well placed and topics are well selected.
– Ms. Perin Lalkaka, Principal, Thumbelina Kindergarten School for children
I thank all Teachers, Parents, Readers and all those who believe in me and my Teaching techniques. Since years of my experience teaching kids English and preparing them to face challenges at every step, my main focus has always remained on Reading and their overall Development. Kids never flower to bloom without the support of adults who motivate and encourage them. They need to nurture their talents.
I specifically Thank all the Online Teachers for their regular visits to Kidsfreesouls.com. By making use of the Kidsfreesouls Contents in various Classroom Project, Kidsfreesouls is “NIE-Newspaper in Education” since quite a year. I value your Feedback and look forward for your comments, suggestions and ideas. Do get in touch with me at Google Educator’s Group and also contribute your Articles for this Teacher’s Page.
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