A clutch of immoral letters

Ratnesh Mathur and Aditi Mathur
Children are often confused with terms like ‘trust’, ‘honesty’, ‘responsibility’. When adults or parents use them in everyday conversations, there is a sense of contradiction. So how can children deal with these abstract emotions? Would it not be better if they were allowed to just find out for themselves, learn and understand and find their path?

Making them emotion-able

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
Emotions are part of our basic operating system and often determine our happiness and health as well as our thoughts and actions.Emotional empowerment should therefore become an integral part of a child’s development and learning.

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?

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,

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.

Dear Teacher… from Yours sincerely

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

In the form of a letter to teachers, the authors ask you searching questions that lead you to rethink the “idea” of a teacher.

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.

A culture of co-learning

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
How can schools create a culture of learning? All they have to do is to look within. Every school has an amazing pool of resources– the staff— to design and create their own learning journey. With this in place , a beautiful learning environment can be created when teachers train each other.

Every child can be a counsellor

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur
A peer to peer counselling system is something that every school must consider introducing. When a child is counselled by another child or a group of children, there are bound to be several benefits. The dynamics of any peer- to – peer interaction is different when compared to any adult- child interaction. Aspects such as bonding, trusting, listening are all different and add to the richness of any child’s journey through school.

Values and Rules: an unlikely love story

Aditi Mathur and Ratnesh Mathur

Why are values and rules always seen as two different entities? They are really like the two hands of a clock, working together to take us to one destination. From a young age, instead of just imposing rules and preaching values, it is necessary that we get the children to question, talk, evaluate, make, and break rules and values so that they grow up understanding rules and values entirely.