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Stop Comparing Your Child with Others

Comparison should be done with numbers and not kids!

Comparison is a common approach to ascertain the performance of your child. We as parents often compare our child’s achievements or marks with others and then determine whether our kid’s are “normal”, better or excellent. We do this irrespective of child’s age, interest and capability.

Whenever we compare two siblings or any two random children knowingly or unknowingly we leave a negative impact on the child’s mind. We don’t even foresee how harshly it can affect their brain and ultimately create a negative environment for the child.

Comparison of two children, weather it is about eating habits, studies, or any other activity is extremely dangerous. Some common examples of comparison that I have come across are

  • “See, how smart is your friend”
  • “Look at your friend, how fearlessly she speaks in fluent English”
  • ” your friend is good dancer”

The list of comparisons is practically endless.

Most of the time these sentences are negatively framed and over a period of time the children start feeling inferior in front of their siblings, friends or classmates. We need to understand that each and every child is precious and unique in her own way. Their childhood should be nurtured very careful. These few sentence of comparison leave impact on their behavior and gradually they may lose their confidence.

The parents need to understand that not every child is born with all qualities in himself. All the elders of the family need to understand that if their one child is good in studies than it is not necessary that all the children of that home will score the same level of marks. May be other children are better at Performing Arts or Sports. Parents should always respect value of their children and try to encourage her participation in areas of her interest.

When I became an educator at Gyankriti I would sometimes compare two children and the school management would constantly ask me to not indulge in such behavior. Instead I was told to appreciate the positives in each and every child, I was encouraged to know the background of children and their interests. Then only I could talk to children based on their different level of understanding. Now I can say that Gyankriti was helped me get rid of this dangerous habit of comparison. Hopefully the parents will also start following this practice for betterment of their children.

Authored by: Ms. Jyoti Malviya, Grade 2 Teacher.

A fresh perspective on Education – Admissions Open for 2019-20

Main Campus: In front of Crescent Water Park, Indore (Ahead Devguradiya Temple)

Gyankriti School has developed a fresh perspective on education to enhance the value and quality of education.  Here present the education philosophy of the school to show how we are different from most of the schools in India.

  • Mixed Group Learning: A mixed group usually represents reality better and thus prepares children better.
  • Smaller Class Sizes: Individualized attention is probably one of the most important implications of a small class-size. The strengths and weaknesses of a child can be discovered by the educators here.
  • Educators, not Teachers: The Ideal Educator is a professional, who is like a gardener who tends plants. The educator’s job is to educate the child and make her a better human being.
  • Continuous Evaluation: This is a process to help evaluate the child’s development better by continuous day-to-day monitoring and feedback.
  • Enjoyable learning experiences: Diverse activities, puzzles, field visits, worksheets, projects etc makes learning a much more enjoyable and enriching process.
  • Learning beyond classrooms: learning becomes much more effective and relevant through hands-on experiences, dramatizing concepts learnt, applying the learning’s in real life experiences.
  • All-round development: The activities designed not only effect the intellectual formation of the student but also influence the student physically, spiritually and psychologically. This will help the student develop into a balanced personality capable of becoming a productive, effective and sensitive member of the community.
  • Parent-School partnership: Parents are an integral part of the school community. The school learns through their wisdom and experience by maintaining close ties with them, having regular ‘Home visits’, and by interactions where the parents spend time with students talking about any issue of interest to them and the students. The school also educates parents by conducting special workshops and programmes.
  • School-Part of larger community: The school itself is a part of the community. It draws upon the resources of the community and plays a contributory role. Children can go on projects to clean streets or a public place, read to blind, spend time at old-age homes, etc.
  • ‘My Time’ (Proposed): The students after reaching a certain age need time to do reflective thinking in order to bring about an effective change. Students get enough time to reflect on their day to day activities through my time period.
  • Subject Rooms (Proposed): The rooms are created in such a way that an ambience for the subject is created. Students move from class to class, NOT the teachers!

ADMISSION PROCEDURE (Pre-Nursery to Grade 5th)

In line with its philosophy that each child is unique and has her own inborn gifts and talents, Gyankriti believe that it is neither fair nor possible to “test” very young children. Accordingly, admissions to the Pre-School and Junior School are done on first-come-first-serve basis.

A detailed note on admission procedure can be obtained from the school office. Kindly call/whatsapp 7225988273 to schedule a visit to the school. Please visit the school after taking  appointing for your own convenience. The admission process with estimated time is detailed below. It can be completed in 2-3 visits to the school’s city office (Annapurna or Nipania).

  1. Go through the school’s website for basic details: www.gyankriti.com
  2. Either mother or father of the child can visit the school after taking appointment to know about Gyankriti. (15-30 minutes)
  3. General interaction with the parents (both mother and father) and the child. (15 minutes)
  4. Start Registration Process and documentation (Complete at home in a week’s time)
  5. Submit the form, documents e.t.c.
  6. Complete the pre-requisite IT training to become a part of Gyankriti. (30 minutes)
  7. School principal will issue the admission letter with joining date.

Referral Benefits:  We want like minded people to join Gyankriti, that is why we prefer families connected to the Gyankriti Parivaar. If any one joins Gyankriti due to recommendation of an existing parent then in that case both the students, that is the new admission as well as the parent who referred the admission will get fee waiver of Rs. 2000/- each.

Parent Blog: ज्ञानकृति की अलग है पढ़ाई – सब कुछ करके सीखो भाई

ज्ञानकृति की पढ़ाई अपनी अलग विशेषता लिए हुये है। अन्य विद्यालय की पढ़ाई और ज्ञानकृति की पढ़ाई में अंतर बताती हुयी कविता।

यह कविता मैंने अपने बालक को कक्षा 1 और 2 में दिये गए होमवर्क और सिलैबस के बारे में जानकार लिखी है।

अन्य विद्यालय:

सुबह पढ़ाई, शाम पढ़ाई
ऊपर से ट्यूशन का बोझ
बिना समझाये, हमे रटाए
शिक्षक जी शाला में रोज़

बारह-खड़ी अभी है सीखी
और किताबें दे दी ढ़ेर
यह बचपन के साथ हमारे
होने लगा बहुत अंधेर

अब ज्ञानकृति के बारे में

वर्षामापी यंत्र बनवाते
और कराते वर्षा की नपाई
वृक्षों से है छाल निकलवाते
ऊपर से बीजों की बुवाई
ज्ञानकृति की अलग है पढ़ाई
सब कुछ करके सीखो भाई (2)

फल-वाले से बात करवाते
किलोग्राम का ज्ञान कराते
और कराते दूध की नपाई
ज्ञानकृति की अलग है पढ़ाई
सब कुछ करके सीखो भाई (2)

कविता पाठ करते हुये श्रेयांश 

https://www.facebook.com/gyankriti/videos/463534047468872/

Written by Ms. Deepa Shrivastava mother of Shreyansh Shrivastava (Grade 2 student)

Book reviews by Ms. Jyoti Malviya (Grade2 Homeroom teacher)

Book reviews by our educator Ms. Jyoti Malviya (Grade2 Homeroom teacher)

Library for Parents (List of books & Online order form)

Book no. A045: Wings of Fire
An autobiography by A P J Abdul Kalam. In this book Dr. Kalam has shared his lifetime experiences with rocketry and machines. How they plan and how they execute it, how they give wings to rocket and how they give wings to their dreams. He discussed about Agni, Prithvi, SLV-3 and so on. He has mentioned names of all the great people with whom he has been for long time and help him in showing right path. He discussed about the leadership qualities, also discussed about how people always engaged in their problems instead of finding solution. As he mentioned a very good poem
God has not promised
skies always blue……..
But God has promised
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labour
Light for the way.

He has shown a great interest in Youth of India and inspired them. He likely to see developed India. I think the meaning of Wings of fire is wings to our dreams.

Personally I want to thanks Akshay Sir and Yograj Sir because few years back when I was in college I heard a lot about this book, from that day I was very excited to read this book but because of heavy course I didn’t manage to read this book, after completion of college I got engaged in my personal life and my professional life…. again my dream of reading this book remained the dream. But a hearty thanks to you both… finally I got the chance to read this book and I fulfill one of my dream.

Book no. A032: Stories from here and there

Stories from here and there written by Sunil Handa Sir. The book comprises of many stories with a moral of every story. I enjoyed reading this book as everyone enjoys reading stories.It is well said that truth is bitter but stories are best way to show the mirror. Many stories are there which I like most such as:
1. Easiest way to have God’s darshan
2. The biggest lesson
3. Can’t hide bad intentions
4. Reality – one question and many answer
5. A land where there were no old man
6. Arjun or Eklavya
7. You always find something that reflect you
8. Harshvardhan and Siddhraj
9. What is education
10. Write on sand and stone
11. Better I learn to live with it
12. Necessity become a ritual
13. Two large pots- one cracked and other perfect
14. The clever jeweller
15. Grammatical error
16. Srinivas Ramanujan- division
17. Fill the place with something
18. Weight problem
19. Like what you get
20. Real prosperity
21. Transform your life
22. Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder
23. No body can insult you unless you want to be insulted
24. Keep learning till you die
25. Function of a leader
26. The greatest man
27. Bad to worse therapy
28. Triple filter test
29. Illusion
30. Adaptation
31. Two wrongs don’t make one write
32. Never give advice to fools
33. The biggest victory is to win heart of the people
34. Don’t give up yours dream
35. It wasn’t your baby
36. The best medicine
37. Secret of happy marriage
38. Sleep when the wind blows
39. The picture in the wallet
40. I’ll never complain again
41. Slap in the face
These are some stories which I like most and forced me to think over it. I would like to read this book once more as many of the stories are inspirational and we require inspirations after every short intervals. I’ll try to inculcate some stories in my life too. It was nice reading this book.

Parent Blog: गली-गली में चर्चा है ज्ञानकृति के ज्ञान की

श्रीमती दीपा श्रीवास्तव, श्रेयांश की माता, द्वारा रचित दो कविताएँ। उनका यह मानना है कि ज्ञानकृति के साथ हँसता, खेलता, बढता, समझता और हर कुछ जानने की कोशिश करता है बचपन।

गली-गली में चर्चा है ज्ञानकृति के ज्ञान की
अजब अनूठे और अनोखे ज्ञानकृति के ज्ञान की
अक्षय सर की सूझबूझ की
योगराज की गहराई की
बच्चों को जो हंसाती, रचना की उस मुस्कान की
गली-गली में चर्चा है ज्ञानकृति के ज्ञान की

खेल-खेल में पाते शिक्षा बच्चे यहाँ संस्कार की
व्यवहारों से सीख रहे शिक्षा गणित विज्ञान की
गली-गली में चर्चा है ज्ञानकृति के ज्ञान की

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बच्चे पढ़ ही नहीं रहे, सीख रहे है
क्योंकि वे ज्ञानकृति में पढ़ रहे है
बच्चे स्वछंद आकाश में उड़ रहे है
सीमाओं से परे अपना जीवन जी रहे है

बच्चे रेत-मिटटी में खेल रहे है
प्रकृति में रहकर प्रकृति से कुछ सीख रहे है
बच्चे सब्जी बो रहे है, काट रहे है, बना रहे है
जीवन जीने की हर कला सीख रहे है

बच्चे दौड़ रहे है, सूर्य नमस्कार कर रहे है
वे बढ़ ही नहीं रहे, बड़ा बन रहे है
परीक्षा, पास-फेल, प्रथम-द्वितीय इस सब से परे
बच्चे अपने-अपने व्यक्तित्व और कौशल को निखार रहे है
क्योंकि वे ज्ञानकृति में पढ़ रहे है
बच्चे कुछ अच्छा-अलग कर रहे है

“श्रेयांश बढ़ रहा है, पढ़ रहा है
सीख रहा है, बड़ा बन रहा है”