Why Indian School children are over burdened?


Why Indian School Children are Over Burdened | Brainy Stars School bangalore
Indian SCHOOL CHILDREN are being mistreated and their creativity and passion is being killed so that they can become machine-like , perfectly trained to become doctors and engineers. The definition of child rights as outlined by British Thinker and same the child founder Eglantyne Sebb considers right to play as an essential part of the curriculum .
BRAINY STARS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, S.Bingipura, Electronics City Phase 1 focuses more on creativity and passion of the child. The entire methodology of teaching has been adopted from Finland where emphasis is given more on reading and physical fitness of the child.Why Indian School Children are Over Burdened Brainy Stars School bangalore

Below listed are the 4 major reasons that differentiates BRAINY STARS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL from all other schools across India :

Excessive Homework :

Children at school are subjected to educational over skill with an ever increasing burden of homework. Children are turned prisoners in the four walls of house by “unlimited homework” but their reports are sidelined.

We at Brainy Stars International School emphasize on minimal homework giving them freedom to explore and broaden perspectives. We ensure that everyday 2 subjects homework is given(Maths on regular basis and additional one subject). The teachers ensure that homework is completed in school during zero hour which is specially designed for completion of homework.

Syllabus Confusion:

Syllabus in SCHOOLS continues to expand even at the expense of children’s sanity. Syllabus are knitted without basic fundamentals. Teachers complain that the syllabus is overloaded and they fail to explain stuff in detail or organic necessary activities. Instead of educating children and helping them understand a subject in detail, teachers are forced to finish expansive syllabus. This kind of ritualistic teaching also forces children to join after-school tuition which add to their overall study load.Why Indian School Children are Over Burdened | Brainy Stars School bangalore

We at Brainy stars design our own curriculum with all basic fundamentals to be taught to the children. Teachers here are given the liberty to design the curriculum as per their experience and the in-take capacity of the child. Here the duration of period is 1 hour for main subject and half an hour for extra curricular. The entire concept is developed on the methodology of Finland teaching to keep the children stress free.

Parental obsession for marks:

Rankings, scores and competition – No! We aren’t talking about sports but rather the obsession of parents with their ward’s academic success. The problem today is that marks obtained in exams have sort of become an unshakable index on which children are measured and their performance here determined how the society treats them in present and future. Better marks means better prospects in future and such demands of good results drives parents who instead push their children harder every day and many times drive them to sadness. Their constant push for better grades can work both in demotivating and demoralizing ways.Why Indian School Children are Over Burdened | Brainy Stars School bangalore

We are at Brainy stars International School focus on formative Assessment rather than Summative Assessment. We believe in understanding concepts rather than measuring child’s performance with marks.We have 6 Formative Assessment throughout the year and an annual exam to upgrade the child to the next level.

An alternative look at education:

Activities are as important as books are for the growth of a child. Every child learns and grows by observation and not by rate. They don’t just learn from watching their parents but also from their teachers. Psychologist believe that playing helps children improve creativity and innovation. Activities to keep children engaged in their leisure time are also important.

We at Brainy Stars International School, focus more on activity based learning rather than rate learning.Teachers are trained to give immersion teaching through learning by doing.

Conclusion:

BRAINY STARS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, ELECTRONIC CITY focuses on immersive and interactive education through which we can have a more confident and innovative generation to take over. It is developed on Finland methodology of teaching based on holistic approach and child centered education. The school ensures to imbibe values in the child which is a lost factor in today’s fast track life. It too ensures happy schooling and stress free life for children.
Why Indian School Children are Over Burdened | Brainy Stars School bangalore  

Brainy Stars follows the system Jawadekar proposed

Brainy Stars Education Movement, which runs an international school and chain of montessories welcomes the views of Mr. Jawadekar, honourable minister for Human resource development. He has emphasised on value education. He said that the main objective of the education shall be to create humanity among young generation. In the process of educating students for examination, our education system has ignored inculcating  values among them. He has rightly commented that we are making our children Data bank. Are our students required to perform as Pen Drives? This is absorb.

School have to ponder over what Mr. Jawadekar has said. Value education has occupied important place in various countries. Our country which has glorious past in promoting various value systems now requires revival of those values. Those values are well enshrined in our constitution. Like respect for others, freedom of expression, empathy, caring and sharing, equality, respect for other’s religion, social and economic justice, abolition of cast and class system, protection of public property etc. These values and other soft skills such as decision making skills , communication skill, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, citizenship training shall be taught and internalised among students. Great responsibility falls on teachers. They need to internalise values in creative and interesting manner.

One of the effective ways are to integrate values with subjects. For example If a teacher is teaching a history lesson of King Shivaji Maharaja she can teach the value that how Hindu Muslim relations were their. His army chief was Muslim. Same way if a teacher is explaining British rule she mentions divide and rule policy of British rulers. While teaching this, value of unity in diversity shall be imbibed.

This is the way we integrate values in Brainy Stars International School.

Points to be considered while selecting a School

From the month of January most of the parents in South India start searching school for admissions of their beloved ones. We are discussing a few features which parents should see in a school before admission.

1. The most important point is the ideology of school. Is the school a business house where parents are considered as clients and the management act as vendor of education. Many schools run on this philosophy. This concept is antidote to the objectives of education. School in Indian philosophy considered as a holy place where knowledge is Imparted and life skills are nourished. So the school should be established with social service motive. Very few private schools fall under this category.

2. Don’t make your child slave. In our education system most of the children are slaves of teachers and examinations. They need to obey commands of teachers in school campus and after school hours they are tied up with homework. Their childhood is ruined by this system of homework, tests, and ranks. Every child has right to enjoy his/her childhood. A good school is one which recognises the rights of children, give them liberty with discipline, understands potential of each child, encourages child to be creative, sharpen children’s talents.

3. The third quality of the good school is that it follows a pedagogical approach which shall be child centred. A pedagogy of love and care. In this approach teacher act as a friend and guide. She loves and then educates. She understands the strengths and weakness of child. She teaches in the style which suits to child. She uses fun and multidisciplinary method.

4. A school which prepares students for life is better than those schools which educate students for employment. Schools nurture students for life, target heart and mind. This system of educating heart and mind is known as holistic approach of education. Holistic approach of education develops life skills among students. These skills are essential to face the future challenges.

Above features are very well found in Brainy Stars International School, Bangalore.