Kids’ Art : Scenery by Rimzhim ( 7yrs)

May 13, 2007

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child”. – Gearge Bernard Shaw

By RimZhim ( 7 yrs )

 

Words of Knowledge : If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand- Daniel Goleman

May 13, 2007

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far”.
~
Daniel Goleman ~

credit: creativesam

Thinking Like a Genius

May 13, 2007

Every human being is very unique and creative. Any one can become genius, if that person is trying to understand ownself. We have infinite capacity of mind power. But we are using a very little part of our mind. So try to walk a path of meditation for understanding your power of mind. Basically it is our own open journey …It is our own choice …..Because we are always free to do any thing in this planet. 

Kindly link this great article written by Michalko, Michael.

Thinking Like a Genius 

An excerpt: “Even if you’re not a genius, you can use the same strategies as Aristotle and Einstein to harness the power of your creative mind and better manage your future.”The following eight strategies encourage you to think productively, rather than reproductively, in order to arrive at solutions to problems. “These strategies are common to the thinking styles of creative geniuses in science, art, and industry throughout history.”1.      Look at problems in many different ways, and find new perspectives that no one else has taken (or no one else has publicized!)2.      Visualize!

3.      Produce! A distinguishing characteristic of genius is productivity.

4.      Make novel combinations. Combine, and recombine, ideas, images, and thoughts into different combinations no matter how incongruent or unusual.

5.      Form relationships; make connections between dissimilar subjects.

6.      Think in opposites.

7.     Think metaphorically.

8.     Prepare yourself for chance. 

 Source : http://www.studygs.net/genius.htm

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Open Educational Resource – MIT’s OpenCourseWare

May 13, 2007

You can accomplish anything in the life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit”. – Harry S. Truman

What is MIT OCW?

MIT OCW :

  • Is a publication of MIT course materials
  • Does not require any registration
  • Is not a degree-granting or certificate-granting activity
  • Does not provide access to MIT faculty

Learn more about MIT OCW… 

MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to put all of the educational materials from MIT’s undergraduate- and graduate-level courses online, free and openly available to anyone, anywhere, by the year 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare can be considered a large-scale, web-based publication of MIT course materials.

MIT OCW is a large-scale, Web-based electronic publishing initiative funded jointly by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon FoundationMIT, and generous support of the Ab Initio software company.

MIT OCW’s goals are to:

  • Provide free, searchable access to MIT’s course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
  • Extend the reach and impact of MIT OCW and the “opencourseware” concept.

Curriculum Guide – In the interest of improving the MIT OCW user experience, we offer a guide to MIT’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Video Guide – MIT OCW offers access to a small selection of complete video and audio lectures. Read more about our approach to video and audio and see the entire list of complete video or audio series.

Supplementary Resources – MIT OCW offers a collection of additional resources that apply to more than one MIT course, or in some cases, entire MIT departments. Various MIT faculty are openly sharing these resources as a service to MIT OCW users.

Learn More at …. MIT OCW at Wiki. 

Reference: http://ocw.mit.edu 

“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child”. – Gearge Bernard Shaw

e-Learning (8 C’s ) – Shiksha : Education Equity through technology tools

May 13, 2007

“The illerate of the 21 century will not to be those who can not read and write but those who can not learn, unlearn & relearn”- Alvin Toffler  

Dear Friends,  This is a very nice e-Learning Model for facilitating education through technology tool with synergetic efforts of all stakeholders.    CII-Shiksha has created an 8 component model to deliver the program and to ensure a meaningful impact on the teaching-learning process in the schools.The schools put in their efforts by way of three components which are Computers, Connectivity and Commitment. CII-Shiksha provides Content , Coaching and Communication  components – Creativity and Collaboration. components to the program. The outcome of the mutual contribution are the two. 

Pillars of e- Learning 8 Component Model:

  1. Creativity
  2. Communication
  3. Collaborations
  4. Commitment
  5. Computers
  6. Connectivity
  7. Contents
  8. Coaching

CII-Shiksha Motto-Five all’s: 

  • Covering all – catering to all categories of academic institutes
  • Open to all – sharing of source code
  • All states
  • All Languages
  • All subjects

 Objective of Shiksha India:

·      To equip schools with Shiksha platform comprising of Content, Coaching and Communication.

·      To develop a network of like minded partners (organisations, institutes and individuals) and facilitate to bring in their expertise to the Shiksha schools, in terms of manpower, resources, projects/programs, etc.

·      To develop a network of schools and provide with a platform to combine their efforts and reach common identified goals without efforts being  duplicated and resources being  wasted.

·      To provide a forum for students and teachers across the country to collaborate, share and showcase their creativity.

·      To  network with other similar initiative and provide special synergies for the schools in the Shiksha network

Source: http://shikshaindia.org/index.html

Ajay Singh Niranjan Email: ajay_uor (at) yahoo (dot) com

India_Developmental Disabilities Group- Our Children Can Do it!

May 13, 2007

Dear friends,  This is a background of a beautiful yahoo group which is helping and supporting for development of special children. When you feel that you have sound intelligence, skill & talent, you can simply understanding that it is a special gift to you from universal power. So you can share your gift to others who is waiting for it. Kindly visit …~ Ajay Singh Niranjan  

India_DevelopmentalDisabilities – Our Children Can Do it! 

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/India_DevelopmentalDisabilities/

Special needs or developmental disabilities include Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Seizures, Speech delays, Vision Impairment, Developmental Delays, Spina Bifilda, ADD, ADHD, Metabolic and Genetic disorders.


This is a forum for parents, professionals in discussing the practical every day challenges of raising a child with different special needs. We also discuss traditional and alternative therapies available out in India and abroad and on latest research and cutting edge technology for developmental disabilities.. Info shared is not medical advice. This is a very friendly and supportive group. The group members are parents and professionals from India and from abroad. We expect members respect each other and flaming is strictly prohibited.. Then join this group we can make a BIG DIFFERENCE in our children’s life.    Regards,
MeenaKalyanasundaram

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/India_DevelopmentalDisabilities/

Holistic Development – [ Integrate : SQ + EQ + IQ + PQ = True Knowledge]

May 13, 2007

Holistic Development – [ Integrate: SQ + EQ + IQ + PQ = True Knowledge ]

  A beautiful insight about PQ, IQ, EQ and SQ by Prof. Stephan R. Covey

Physical Intelligence: Wise nutrition, Consistence balance exercises Proper rest, relaxation, stress management and preventing. 

 Mental intelligent: Continuous, systematic, disciplined study and education Cultivation of self awareness, learning by teaching and doing. 

Emotional intelligent: Self awareness, Personal motivation, Self regulation, Empathy, Social skill.

Spiritual Intelligence: Integrity ( Character building ) ,Meaning ( Purpose of life ),Voice( Self Enlightenment and motivate to other )  .

Conversation between a Divine CHILD and A friend- My Poetic Insight

May 13, 2007

Every child is very near to mother, father, nature and god. Every child is very unique and creative. Every child is an emphatic listener and true learner. His mind is very pure and intuitive.  He expands mind seamlessly in all areas so they are inborn innovator. His every action creates new form of art. His every posture directs a unique form of dance. His Sweet sounds develop a nice musical harmony. His graceful appearance spread divine energies and opulence in the universe so that waves of happiness and true love can stabilize everywhere in the world.

Dedicated to all children of our universal family. I believe that the divine wisdom of children can reengineer and redefine the vision of Humanity towards love, happiness and purposeful life.

Conversation between a Divine CHILD and A friend- A Poetic Insight

Hi child! You are very near to mother, father, nature and god. Your graceful appearance spread divine knowledge everywhere in the world. What is the secret of your sound personality? Please explore your natural wisdom.

Hi friend! Good morning
Glimpse in my little eyes
You will achieve a divine image of god
See my smiling face
You will feel happiness of my mother
Look my whole personality
You will experience dynamism of my father.
Touch my rosy cheeks
You will sense true beauty of nature.

Hi child! You are looking a best manager. Your every action reflects unique management qualities. Just describe me-

O friend!
Watch my baby steps
Teach about continuous improvement
Listen my heart beats
Express about invaluable time
Observe my body movement
Showing about dynamism.

Hi child! Your habit of taking risk and positive mindset spread a true leadership skill. Just highlight your wisdom in this direction.

Hi friend!
I know very well
I am the Soul
I am fearless.

I follow the law of detachment
I walk with law of nature
I make own path every time
I have a habit of taking risk.

Every time I fall on the ground
I stand strongly and walk easily
It is all about positive mind-set
It is a part of learning process.

Hi child! You are very near to heart of god and your every quality glorifies divine nature. I think that you are a natural creator and innovator. Just portrays your invaluable ideas-

Hello friend!
Listen my innocent voice
It generates a perfect music
Watch my every posture
It originate artistic dance
Dissolve my every words and actions
in your heart and mind
It will create a nice innovation.

Hello child! You are always happy and your face always smiles and flows positive energy in the universe. Describe it clearly-

Hi friend!
I have no ego and jealousy
I smile frankly on every smile
I laugh heartily on every laugh
I think, it is all about
Purity of mind and heart
My every action share true love
My happiness create peace for humanity.
Conversation is continuing and child share their own experience about TRUE LOVE, which is actually driving force of life and creation of wealth & happiness and final journey of all human being.O Friend!
Love is a first word of god
Love is an image of soul
Love is a prayer of god
Love is a vision of life.

Love is a patience of actions
Love is a passion of sacrifice
Love is a driving force of friendship spirit
Love is a symphony of sata Karma
Love is a spectrum of sacred thoughts
Love is an orchestra of divine qualities.

Finally I understood that every child is a natural teacher. Every child is born genius, creative and complete in all qualities. So I feel these lines when I observe child.

O Child! Good Morning
Our Divine Messenger
Our Natural Teacher
Our Real Motivator
Our Dynamic Manager

Just smile
it is our brain charger
Just laugh
it is our motivation
Just kiss
it is our happiness.

Just touch
it is our divinity
Just walk
it is our true journey
Just mediate
it is our yoga.

Just search
it is our innovation
Just think
it is our creation
Just love
it is our vision.

Warm regards & thanks..
Ajay Singh Niranjan

“You can accomplish anything in the life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit”. — Harry S. Truman

KINDLY ENSURE …..

Holistic Development of Every Child

INTEGRATE: [SQ + EQ + IQ + PQ] = TRUE KNOWLEDGE

A beautiful insight about PQ, IQ, EQ and SQ by Prof. Stephan R. Covey

Physical Intelligence: Wise nutrition, Consistence balance exercises Proper rest, relaxation, stress management and preventing.

Mental intelligent: Continuous, systematic, disciplined study and education Cultivation of self awareness, learning by teaching and doing.

Emotional intelligent: Self awareness, Personal motivation, Self regulation, Empathy, Social skill.

Spiritual Intelligence: Integrity ( Character building ) ,Meaning ( Purpose of life ),Voice( Self Enlightenment and motivate to other )  .

Love & Light  Ajay Singh Niranjan  

A Visionary Teacher for Youth- My Hearty Prayer

May 13, 2007

A Visionary Teacher for Youth- My Hearty Prayer  

A well-structured life of a student stabilizes on three strong pillars of knowledgeable concretes that are reinforced by mother, father and teacher. A Visionary Teacher not only supports for designing the vehicle of his life with pure fuel (right virtues) and robust engine (steadfast heart) but also demonstrates different unique paths at which he can easily glorify his uniqueness and creativity as well as he can drive his life very smooth, efficient and effective manner.

I think that A True Guru (a visionary Teacher) teaches students that most of the time in the life: failure, distress, weakness, darkness, loneliness come but It is intelligence (driven by the soul), who decide which is hindrance or stepping stone. If education system integrate all four dimensions – mental intelligence, spiritual intelligence, emotional intelligence, physical intelligence then definitely a beautiful mind can transform all negative element into stepping stone and can neutralize all form of duality very easy manner and can enjoy at both sides.  

O Teacher!
Supercharge us for dare to DREAM
Lead our energy into right DIRECTION
Propel us for right habit of DISCOVERY
Bless us for designing own DESTINY
O Teacher!
Reengineer our vision of life
direct us for purposeful mission
Ignite our beautiful minds
charge our thinking pattern of brains
Spread creativity in our imagination
motivate us for innovative ideas
O Teacher!
When we felt weak in any sense
Bless us, convince that
Weakness is a nice opportunity
Take every opportunity as a challenge
Transform it into a great strength

O Teacher!
When we fell in darkness of life
Guide us, ensure that
Darkness is a space for deep silence
It is a right time of meditation
It is a period of renewal of your whole energy
Transform every darkness into lightness

O Teacher!
When we failed in any field
Bless us, convince that
Success and failure are just events of life
Failure is a nice chance of improvement
Failure is a true message of changing with time
It is a time of redesigns present strategy
and Crust the target by robust strategy

O Teacher!
When we feel loneliness in the life
Guide us, ensure that
Loneliness is a route of internal enquiry.
Internal enquiry is a way of imagination
Imagination is a door of creativity and innovation.

O Teacher!
When we lost any battle
Bless us, convince that
Loosing is a message of restructuring all tactics
Loosing is a chance of reinventing new actions
Winning the battle is not your vision of life
Winning the final war is your ultimate destiny.

O Teacher!
When we looped in the circle of jealousy
Guide us, ensure that
Comparison from other is a wrong habit
Comparison from own self is a right habit
Glorify your uniqueness and creativeness in every time
Manifestation of uniqueness is a path of self-realization.

O Teacher!
When we coiled in the matrix of ego
Bless us, convince that
Ego is very dangerous attributes
It annihilates all acquire virtues
It damages your divine character
Dissolve all egos and transform into self-esteem.

O Teacher!
When we defeated in love
Guide us, ensure that
True Love always wins
Love is driving agent of life
Love is a prayer of god
Love is an image of soul.
Love is a true vision of life
Love is true journey of happiness

- Ajay Singh Niranjan

Educationalists all over the world are troubled by the question of moral education

May 13, 2007

……And I think the teaching profession is the highest profession in the world. Though one acquires very little money out of it I think it is the greatest thing. Really I do. Really think that. It isn’t just verbal rhetorical assertion. It’s the greatest thing, because in our hands lie the whole future generation”. - Krishnamurti

Question: Educationalists all over the world are troubled by the question of moral education. How can education evoke the deeper core of human decency and goodness in oneself and in others?

Kindly join Indian Teachers forum:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/India_Teachers/

-Moderators: Vikas Nagpal (IITD) & Ajay Singh Niranjan (IITR) 

Krishnamurti: The good is not the `respectable’. The respectable man can never know what is good. Most of us are respectable and therefore we do not know what it is to be good. Moral education can only come, not with the cultivation of respectability, but with the awakening of love.

But we do not know what love is. Is love something to be cultivated? Can you learn it in colleges, in schools, from teachers, from technicians, from the following of your gurus? Is devotion love? And if it is, can the man who is respectable, who is devoted, know love? Do you know what I mean by respectability? Respectability is when the mind is cultivating, when the mind is becoming virtuous.

The respectable man is the man who is struggling consciously not to be envious, the man who is following tradition, he who says, `What will people say’? Respectability will obviously never know what Truth is, what good is, because the respectable man is only concerned with himself.

It is love which brings morality. Without love there is no morality. You may be a great man, a moral man; you may be very good; you may not be envious; you may have no ambition; but if you have no love, you are not moral; you are not good, fundamentally, deeply, profoundly.

You may have all the outer trimmings of goodness; but if you have no love in the heart, there can be no moral, ethical being. Is love something to be taught in a school? Please follow all this. What is it that prevents us from loving? – If you can be taught in the school and in the house, to love, how simple it would be, would it not? Many books are written on it. You learn them and you repeat them; and you know all the symptoms of love without having love. Can love be taught? Please, Sirs, this is really an important question; please do follow it. If love cannot be taught, what are the things that are preventing love? The things of the mind, the thoughts, the jealousy, the anguish, the ideas, the pursuits, their suppressions, the motives of the mind – these may be the things that prevent love. And as we have cultivated the mind for several centuries, it may be that the mind is preventing us from loving.

So perhaps the things that you are teaching your children and the things that you are learning be the things which are at the root of the destruction of love; because you are only developing one side – the intellectual side, the so-called technical side – and that is becoming more and more important in an industrial world; other things become less and less valuable, they fade away.

If love can be taught in school through books, shown on the screen in cinemas, then it would be possible to cultivate morality. If morality is a thing of tradition, then it is quite simple; then you condition the student to be moral, to be a Communist, to be a Socialist, to think along a particular line, and say that that line is the good line, the true line; any deviation from it is immoral, ending up in concentration camps.

Is morality something to be taught – which means, can the mind be conditioned to be moral? Or is morality something that springs spontaneously, joyously, creatively? This is only possible when there is love. That love cannot exist when you cultivate your mind which is the very centre of the `me’, the `I’, the thing that is uppermost in most of us day in and day out – the `me’ that is so important, the `I’ that is everlastingly trying to fulfil, trying to be something.

And as long as that `I’ exists, do what you will, all your morality has no meaning; it is merely conformity to a pattern based on security, for your being something some day, so that you can live without any fear. Such a state is not a moral state, it is merely an imitation. The more a society is imitative, following tradition, the more deteriorating it is. It is important to see this, to find out for oneself how the self, the `me’ is perpetuating itself, how the `me’ is everlastingly thinking about virtue and trying to become virtuous and establishing laws of morality for itself and for others.

So the good man who is following the pattern of good is the respectable man; and the respectable man is not the man who knows what love is. Only the man who knows what love is is the moral man.

Source : http://www.krishnamurti-and-education.org


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