Are we stressing ourselves and our kids to memorize things that don’t really matter?

Most of us think that having a good memory is a trait that's outside of our control. But good memory is a skill and learning how to improve it can help you become a more creative and  innovative.The first step is changing the way you  think about your memory. Your memory isn't designed to remember [...]

Hoping we are teaching children Higher Order Skills- Blooms Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy is a classification of learning objectives within education proposed in 1956 by a committee of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom. It refers to a classification of the different objectives that educators set for students (learning objectives). Bloom's Taxonomy divides educational objectives into three "domains": Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor (sometimes loosely described as knowing/head, [...]

Children need to be taught to not invite Failure……..

As parents and teachers we are forever worried about failure. We don't want our kids failing ever. But we seldom consciously teach them to think about why failure happens. The words that children and people use every day decides whether they will meet failure or success. There are three words that very often show up [...]

OUR BRAIN AT WORK 8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Innovative

  Geil Browning - Kenya Children Foundation, February 2002. What can you do to work smarter, prevent burnout, and make sure your brain is always open to inspiration? 1. Work fewer hours. Working the longest hours of anyone is just foolish. 2. Clarify your goals and core values. What are you ultimately trying to accomplish? Are [...]

Story Telling Session for Pratham Books on International Literacy Day – 8th September

Story Telling Session for Pratham Books on International Literacy Day – 8th September

September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Pratham Books is celebrating the same  today throughout India by giving many people like me a chance to become a Pratham Book Champion to encourage literacy. Celebrations take place around the world every year, but before getting an invite from [...]

What every Entrepreneur can learn from Kids.

When you’re pondering about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, don’t overlook the business savvy of kids. They aren’t always consciously striving to climb the ladder of success. However, the journey from toddler to teen leaves a trail of tested developmental data. Here we feature the 8 areas of ‘kids’ mindsets: #1 – Negotiations [...]

20 Amazing Life Lessons

20 Amazing Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Steve Jobs Like most of us, Steve Jobs personality had many sides. He could be aloof, super-intense, gross, passionate, creative, driven, unfair, conciliatory and deeply introspective. He lived a rich and unique life. Here are 20 Lessons that we can all glean from Steve Jobs’ remarkable [...]