Drive Positive Change in Your Life

In this webinar, Stanford Professor Bernard Roth offers simple tools of thinking to brighten your outlook and rise above any problem, both at home and in the office. Using examples from his book, The Achievement Habit, and from his work at the Stanford d.school, he will prove how the power of a design thinking mindset can advantageously alter the way we approach problems, leading to more productive and satisfying lives.

This presentation gives you a taste of what will be taught during the Innovation Masters Series being held this September 12-14, 2018 at Stanford.

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Permaculture

April 5, 2018 Leave a comment

Permanent + Agriculture = Permaculture = Self Sustainable Farming

http://permacultureindia.org/

Check their youtube videos

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Handbook of a Christian Knight

April 5, 2018 Leave a comment

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handbook_of_a_Christian_Knight

Rule 1: Deepen and increase your faith.
Rule 2: Act on your faith; make it a living witness to others.
Rule 3: Analyze and understand your fears; don’t be ruled by them.
Rule 4: Make Jesus Christ the only guide and the only goal of your life.
Rule 5: Turn away from material things; don’t be owned by them.
Rule 6: Train your mind to distinguish the true nature of good and evil.
Rule 7: Never let any failure or setback turn you away from God.
Rule 8: Face temptation guided by God, not by worry or excuses.
Rule 9: Always be ready for attacks from those who fear the Gospel and resent the good.
Rule 10: Always be prepared for temptation. And do what you can to avoid it.
Rule 11: Be alert to two special dangers: moral cowardice and personal pride.
Rule 12: Face your weaknesses and turn them into strengths.
Rule 13: Treat each battle as if it were your last.
Rule 14: A life of virtue has no room for vice; the little vices we tolerate become the most deadly.
Rule 15: Every important decision has alternatives; think them through clearly and honestly in the light of what’s right.
Rule 16: Never, ever give up or give in on any matter of moral substance.
Rule 17: Always have a plan of action. Battles are often won or lost before they begin.
Rule 18: Always think through, in advance, the consequences of your choices and actions.
Rule 19: Do nothing — in public or private — that the people you love would not hold in esteem.
Rule 20: Virtue is its own reward; it needs no applause.
Rule 21: Life is demanding and brief; make it count.
Rule 22: Admit and repent your wrongs, never lose hope, encourage your brothers, and then begin again.

Rules for a Knight
by Ethan Hawke
Link: http://a.co/20z5nkF

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What to do in Summer?

March 15, 2018 Leave a comment

Search in google: what to do in summer?
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Learn about your religion / read books
Learn about your Country, State, District, Town
Learn your mother’s tongue reading/writing
Write your family tree on both sides
Write a letter to your grandparents
Visit your relatives
Visit nearby temples, places
Prepare a skit
Learn singing/ playing instrument
Learn drawing/painting
Learn chess (This is life skill)
Learn swimming (this is life skill)
Learn cooking with mom, Identify family recipes
Learn about dad/mom’s job
Write a story/short book
Prepare video for your favorite subject
Have fun with Math and Physics
Learn memory techniques
Learn about stars in the sky
Identify weakness in any subject and work on it in fun way.

Visit a Postoffice and learn about it
Visit a Bank and understand what they do
Visit a Colleges/School and explore
Visit art studio, the art studio in Central University
Visit ICRISAT and understand what scientists are doing
Visit a farm fields, talk with farmers.
Visit BHEL and see what they are doing
Visit Lingampally railway station and learn about Indian Railways
Tell them not to take trains on their own.
Visit GHMC office and learn how local government works.
Visit court and understand the legal system
Know about rivers/hills around you
Visit a nursery and learn about plants, flowers,…etc

Read autobiographies and stories of great people like
Mahatma Gandhi, Chatrapati Sivaji, Subhas Chandra Bose, Ajad,
Abdul Kalam, Har Gobind Khorana, Adi Sankara Charya, Ramanujan,
Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Rabindranath Tagore, Alluri Sita Rama Raju, Komuram Bheem,
Yogi Vemana, Thiruvalluvar’s thirukkural, Marie Curie, Abebe Bikila

Play outdoor physical games minimum two hours+
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https://polimetla.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/science-fair-projects/
http://www.butterflyfields.com/science-project-ideas/
http://www.nsta.org/publications/freebies.aspx

Toys from Trash
http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/

https://www.instructables.com/
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Please do/participate in charity events with parents
Please work in nearby NGOs. Understand problems around
Visit our Lake / Park. See how you want to solve the problem?
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Most importantly, sit with kids
1. Write down things they want to do + your ideas
2. Prepare a plan in google docs with dates and time
3. Execute nicely
Keep enough time for fun and relaxation.

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Stay away from commercial activities promoted by businesses
Stay away from dangerous things like rock climbing/racing / …etc

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Internships in India

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Choosing school for students

March 13, 2018 Leave a comment

Bottom-up approach
No fixed future plans. Figure out what kid wants to be during the course of study.

If you have a lot of money, you want to give freedom to student
{
Choose IB Syllabus
}
If you want kids to grow in a cheerful environment without exams/stress
{
Choose Waldorf education
}
If you decided that your kid is going to study Engineering/Medicine/Account/Others only in India
{
Choose CBSE
}

Top-down approach:
Think what they want to become and plan from top to bottom approach.

If you want your kid to go abroad after 12th Grade
{
Choose IB
}
if you want your kid to go to Engineering/Medicine/IIT study only in India
{
Choose CBSE for 1 to 10th.
Choose State Syllabus for 11th and 12th. Or CBSE is fine.
Move them to FIITJEE from 6th Grade onwards.
}
If you want your kid to choose his own along Waldorf
{
Choose Waldorf
}

Elementary (1 to 5)
High School (6 to 10)
Senior High School (11 to 12)

Logically 9th to 12th – 4 years is crucial for college. Let them stay on same track if possible.

Extra-Curricular
Elementary Level – Let them try everything.
High School and Above – Let them practice and focus on few, where they will enjoy and excel

One Physical Task: Sports, Taekwondo, Chess, Tennis …etc
One Art Task: Dance, Music, Drawing,…etc

Note:
Take help of a coach to find right sport for the kid based on kids interest, health, physical structure,…etc
Take help of a coach to guide students in respective art

Few Points:
Don’t force students to choose
Inspire them
Let them choose and enjoy. They are not responsible for the failure. Help them to figure it out.
Ideas will change every year. Give freedom and respect.
Parents financial situation changes always, be ready to face unknowns.
Invest wisely for students future. Don’t burn all the oil just for Elementary.

Stay away from combo classes
Stay away from ICSE / IGCSE
ICSE – They update syllabus not frequently. CBSE conducts IIT exams.
IGCSE – US Universities accepts and give credit to IB, but not IGCSE in India.

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Screen Annotation

March 8, 2018 Leave a comment
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