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Conquering the kingdom of fears

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

If you are scared of something, should it be a cause of worry? Is it necessary that your child be brave, strong and fearless always? Why do we tell children not to be afraid of the dark, not to be afraid of heights, not to be afraid of water? Instead of constantly telling them that they are flawed, why don’t we allow our children to fight their fears themselves and only be their pillars of support?

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A future without schools

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
Can we envisage a future without schools? A future where learning is happening on the go, all the time ? Where there is no syllabus, where children can learn from the teacher they wish to learn from, or learn any subject that they like? Well, it does seem like this situation is not far off. That is the beauty of learning using technology. But technology should only be an enabler and students and teachers need to be ready to embrace it, since it is all in place.

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An invitation to wonder

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

Curiosity and inquisitiveness are what lead to learning. Therefore let us give children the space and freedom to inquire, wonder and imagine. Let us not cramp their urge to learn by giving them answers off books.

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Not a textbook, but a travel guide

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
Most teachers and parents swear by textbooks and insist that children should follow them. But what if you are not the textbook sort? Supposing you want to travel? Will your trip be driven by the textbook or would you like to plan your own fun trip? Here are some interesting tips on how you can take that fun trip to anywhere using not a text book but a travel guide.

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