The Shri Ram Universal School (TSUS) works on the basic premise that each child should feel intrinsically
happy to come to school each morning. In spite of being just one year old, they are pressing forward with long strides. They have a vision “To nurture a vibrant, innovative and caring environment that is committed to all-around excellence in education.”
Ms. Jyothi Reddy
At TSUS, utmost care has been taken to make sure that the environment maximizes learning and creativity.
Methodologies best suited
I believe that a single method cannot suit everyone hence we cannot narrow down on a particular methodology as the best. However, the focus should be on differentiated teaching-learning methodologies.
Schools should be flexible to adapt to the recent development in research and latest technology to add value to the students’ learning process. Learning Journeys are organized by the school as part of “beyond the classroom learning”. We strongly believe that learning can happen everywhere and anywhere.
Molding the Education System
In the fast-changing world, knowledge is readily available at the click of a button. However, the application skills pertaining to the attained knowledge and the right value system to judiciously use the knowledge would become the driving forces. The focus of the Educators should be in the direction to make the students understand that learning is a lifelong process. They need to concentrate on “how to learn” than “what to learn”.
The Schools should create different platforms where the students equip themselves with skills of problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, technology, being team players, interpersonal relationships, communication and emerge as socially conscious and emotionally balanced individuals. Thus, they are prepared for a lifetime.
Handling Generation Z
According to the research of The National Centre of Biotechnology Information, the average attention span has dropped from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to just 8.25 seconds in 2015.
Children are unable to focus for extended amounts of time. They are growing up in a world where options are limitless but time is not.
I believe that winning children’s attention means providing them with engaging and immediately beneficial experiences. One-way messaging alone is likely to get drowned in the noise.
Integrating recent technological developments with current teaching methodologies helps in customizing the teaching process as per the need of the students to gain their attention.
Children are better Multi-taskers. They can quickly and efficiently shift between work and play. A switch between their tasks to keep them amused and motivated may be facilitated by the teacher.
Building Values, Ethics, and Morals in youngsters
We draw our values from the diverse and rich cultural heritage of our country. Values like self-discipline, survival in the absence of material resources, simplicity,
handling conflicts without violence, exploring simple but revolutionary ideas were once marked as superior conduct and superior living.
These values changed over time. Values that suited the previous generation are no longer relevant to the current generation. Planning and designing value education programmes to be given equal emphasis as academic and activity programmes. The sanctity of value education programmes is retained only when the well-designed programme is executed effectively.
Harmony between Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities
The secret is finding the right balance between academics and activities.
- Identifying a child’s talent in the early stages facilitates the student to choose the suitable co-curricular activities. School cannot do justice if the chosen co-curricular activities/games are individually based. The selection of co-curricular activities should facilitate maximum participation.
- The ratio of curricular and co-curricular activities should be well thought of and balanced.
- Co-curricular activities that are qualitative yet due to the paucity of time are not feasible during the working hours at school can always be rolled out as after-school programs or weekend activities.