Value Education

“Life without value education is like a ship without a rudder”

Education does not just mean teaching the students how to read, write and get a job. It also includes developing the personality of the students by imbibing in them a good set of values which enables a person to raise his or her self-esteem. The values taught in schools like discipline, punctuality, honesty, perseverance and patriotism help them realise the importance of love and peace and non-violence. Life is short and precious and so, it should be spent wisely, truthfully and happily.

Priya Singh // Facilitator // Samsara School

Importance of workout

The human body is the most precious gift and the most important creation of the God. We must keep it healthy and fit by taking good care of it. For good health, workout is very important. Exercise has many benefits. It not only makes our body strong and fit but also nourishes our mind. There are so many exercises one can do without spending much money on gym. These exercises need little supervision and enhances our lung capacity and our flexibility. Such as morning walk,Yoga, jogging, skipping, aerobics, cycling and swimming etc.

Apart from exercise outdoor games like cricket, badminton, hockey, football, basketball etc. are very good for health. Exercise has been proven to decrease the risk of both anxiety and depression in children and adults.

In conclusion exercising is the key to making your life healthier, longer and happier.

Kalyani Verma // Facilitator // Samsara School

Eat Healthy, Live Healthy.

Junk food can be a treat to the taste buds, but the ill effects of these foods are widely known. Its regular consumption can have adverse effects on our health and may cause irreparable damage to the body. Several scientific researchers have proved that Junk food can leave us prone to heart diseases.

Any food that has no or negligible value can be considered as junk food. Most of the fast food  including candy , bakery products, burgers, sausages, salty and oily snacks or soft drinks can be categorized as junk food .They have a high calorie content, salt and fats. The more we consume these, the less is the intake of essential nutrients and vitamins in the body.

Consumption of junk food can lead to a lot of health problems, some of them can be……….

  • Increased Obesity
  • Loss of memory and learning problems
  • Depression
  • Inadequate growth and development

We can’t control everything in our life, but we can control what we put in our body. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body, so think twice when you eat.

Pinky Yadav // Facilitator // Samsara School

SAY “NO” TO PLASTIC

 

Why should we say “No” to plastics?

Say No to Plastic because it takes 1000 years to decompose into smaller pieces, which seep down into the soil and release chemicals, which eventually reach the water supply. Manufacturing of plastic bags is harmful to the environment because non-renewable resources are used (petroleum and natural gas).

Here are some simple slogans to say (NO TO  PLASTIC) in any way:-

1) Plastics give a helpful hand, but they are polluting our land!

2) If you are ‘Fantastic’ then do something ‘Drastic’ to cut the ‘Plastic’

3) Go Green, Plastic is Obscene!

4) Handle with care, plastic is everywhere

5) Don’t be drastic; Say “NO” to plastic.

6) Stop bagging the planet – say NO to plastic bags.

7) No plastic is fantastic.

8) 4R’s:- REDUCE, REFUSE, REUSE, RECYCLE PLASTIC BAGS

9) Do not laminate our mother earth!

10) Do something drastic, cut the plastic!

Ms. Neelima  //  French Faculty // Samsara School

Educate Children to Save Environment

Children are our future. This future can be bold and beautiful or dark and dreary. We can nurture a generation of environmental leaders who love and respond well to the environment by making choices to live, work and play in a way that respects our natural spaces.

We can follow simple tips to teach environmental lesson to the children. Always encourage children to use appropriate receptacle for their waste: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as much as they can. Little things like packing a Waste-free lunch, get a favourite character reusable lunch bag, close the faucet while brushing and bathing, switch off the light when you are out of the room can make a powerful lesson for the children.

Use stickers as reward for the kids if they follow little steps to save environment. The same way you teach kids to respect others, you can teach them to respect nature. You can teach little ones about environment conservation and consequences of destroying the environment in play way manner.

Remember kids learn by playing!

Kirti Khanna // Samsara School

Reading

It is said, “Reading is to mind what exercise is to the body”. Hence it’s very important to develop reading skills in a child. There is no age factor as one can start reading to a new born too. The baby might not understand the words but will surely develop listening skills gradually. And no matter what your baby’s age is; reading together is a great opportunity for bonding. So here are a few tips to build up on the reading skills…

  1. Choose a topic of interest to your child or rather make him choose, it can be cars, jungle animals or their favorite cartoon character. Just ensure you provide them with plenty of options- pleasure and information both.
  2. Set a reading routine. Make it a very special time where you read together his favorite books. Let your child know that you love reading too!
  3. Have a “Reading Treat” later. For example after reading Goldilocks and three bears go for a “Porridge treat” or a “Visual treat” by letting them watch it on ipad/mobile. Let them see what they read. This will make reading more enjoyable for them.
  4. Encourage  writing and then reading out. Give them full support in finding out new words. For example whenever I am cooking and my kid wants to talk to me I tell him to write on a piece of paper whatever he wants to say and then later I ask him to read it out to me.
  5. Combine reading with another activity like learning how to make a craft work by reading the instructions. Or ask them to read to their younger sibling.
  6. Encourage your child when they pretend to read. They might just make sounds to imitate the act, don’t try to correct them.
  7. Don’t push or get annoyed. If your child is not showing interest don’t force him instead talk to him for a while until you understand why he is not paying attention to the book. Remember focus is on the pleasure part and not on learning ability.

Have a happy reading and remember -“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” — Emilie Buchwald

Hina Hussain // English Educator // Samsara School

Channelize Anger in a Positive Way

 

With the clock ticking fast the only way to make a mark in this world is through positive aggression. The population is increasing by leaps and bounds. Competition is getting tougher too. The only way to survive in this scenario is to ensure that you focus on your positive energy.

Aggression can make us destructive and even mean. Some of us have worse tempers than others, but in any case, if anger is not managed properly, it can become a huge problem. Some of the ways to channelize anger are: People may go to watch Shows and Rock or other performances to use it as a positive way to vent out their aggression in a supportive space.Getting your aggression out physically through running or some other kind of exercise or workout is very effective.Music and art are great outlets for expressing and ridding yourself of harbored negative emotions. Go for it. Meditation and thinking about the consequences of aggression also helps.

It’s important to teach the art of self-control. Children need to be taught not to kick or hit

whenever they feel like it. It is here that child needs parent’s guidance to develop the ability to keep his feelings under control and think about his/her actions before acting on impulse.The best way to control anger is to count from 1 to 10.And it actually works.

 

“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it….Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.”

 

Sarita Saklani / Science Educator / Samsara School