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Ekya / September 08, 2022 Posted by : administrator

Students of Grade 3C conducted an assembly on the theme ‘Happiness’. It was intriguing to watch them recite slokas and explain how important it is for us to keep ourselves and our loved ones happy. The props done by the students looked very appealing.

The skit reminded us of the different ways of bringing happiness to others and ourselves. There were scenes of helping others and showing kindness. The dance brightened up the morning with the song on happiness.

Ms.Sheba 

Class Teacher(3 D )

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Ekya / April 03, 2024

The Power of Learning with Intent: A Guide to Purposeful Education

In a world brimming with information, the art of learning has evolved beyond the mere acquisition of facts. Learning with intent, a deliberate approach to education emphasises quality over quantity, depth over breadth, and purpose over passive absorption. It’s about cultivating a mindset that transforms knowledge into meaningful action and empowers individuals to navigate the complexities of the modern age effectively.

At its core, learning with intent involves setting clear objectives and actively engaging with the subject matter. Whether exploring a new language, delving into scientific principles, or honing a creative skill, intentionality infuses each learning endeavour with purpose and direction. As Albert Einstein aptly said, "The only source of knowledge is experience." This quote amplifies the importance of active participation and hands-on learning, highlighting that true understanding arises from deliberate engagement with the material.

Furthermore, engaging actively with the material is paramount. Embrace challenges and embrace mistakes as opportunities for growth. This proactive approach not only deepens your understanding but also cultivates critical thinking and problem-solving skills essential for success in any field.

Moreover, learning with intent emphasises relevance and applicability. Seek out opportunities to apply newfound knowledge in real-world scenarios, bridging the gap between theory and practice. By contextualising learning within your personal or professional sphere, you enhance its significance and utility, making it more likely to stick.

In conclusion, learning with intent is a transformative approach that transcends traditional notions of education. By setting clear objectives, engaging actively, prioritising relevance, and fostering a growth mindset, individuals can harness the full potential of learning to achieve their goals and thrive in an ever-changing world. So, embark on your learning journey with purpose, and let each lesson propel you towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.

By Sweta Pradeep Rao

Senior English Educator

Ekya School JP Nagar

Ekya / April 02, 2024

Gadget-free Summer Break

With summer vacation around, I urge parents to explore various ways to facilitate children to make healthy choices during their vacation time.

Last week, when we asked our Early Years to visualise their characters and create a story, most of them came up with stories about ghosts and monsters attacking others.  When we had conversations about what gave them this idea, we understood that these story ideas emanated from their online games. While gaming per se develops specific skills and requires focus, it also stifles the imagination of young children. Since it is visually appealing, children tend to remember those images in their heads all the time.

I often see parents providing very young children (1 year to 3 year olds)  with gadgets as the means to keep children engaged and entertained. I see children watching phones in the waiting areas of clinics, hospitals, school lobbies and banks.

This brings us to a fundamental question “ Should children be engaged by parents all the time?” Not necessarily. What is likely to happen if children were not handed over gadgets at the waiting lounges? What would they do? Some of them may cry, some may throw a loud tantrum, and some may crib. If parents show resilience and allow children to settle down themselves, they will soon find ways to keep themselves engaged. Likewise, during summer vacation. What if this is a “no gadget” vacation and parents do not take up the responsibility to engage their children? What would children do? How can parents show resilience here and facilitate children to make healthy choices? I leave the readers with this thought for this summer vacation.

Mathangi R,

Head of School,

Ekya NICE Road.

Ekya / April 02, 2024

The Eye of the Storm

In the hushed embrace of an Indian evening, our journey began, a symphony of anticipation orchestrated by the hum of jet engines and the flutter of boarding passes. The promise of adventure beckoned from distant shores as we boarded our flight bound for the United Kingdom, our hearts aflutter with dreams of far-off lands and newfound horizons. But as we soared through the velvet sky, a foreboding shadow loomed on the horizon, a harbinger of the chaos that was soon to unfold. In the blink of an eye, the tranquil serenity of our airborne sanctuary was shattered by a deafening crack, a burst of purple lightning that danced across the heavens with an otherworldly fervour. The air crackled with electricity as the plane shuddered beneath the force of the storm, its metal frame quivering in defiance against the tempestuous onslaught. And then, in a heart-stopping moment of sheer terror, the heavens unleashed their fury upon us, casting our fragile vessel into a maelstrom of chaos and uncertainty. The sky darkened to a shade of ominous charcoal as the winds howled with a primal ferocity, tearing at the wings of our faltering craft with savage intent. The cabin was awash with panicked cries and frantic prayers as we clung to our seats with white-knuckled desperation, each passing moment stretching into eternity.

And then, as if mocking our feeble attempts at control, the plane tilted almost 180 degrees, its nose plummeting towards the earth with a sickening lurch. Time seemed to stand still as we hurtled towards the ground, our fate hanging in the balance as the world spun wildly out of control. But just when all hope seemed lost, a glimmer of salvation emerged from the chaos, a beacon of light amidst the encroaching darkness. With a mighty roar, the engines surged to life once more, their thunderous symphony drowning out the cacophony of the storm as we clawed our way back from the brink of oblivion. As the storm clouds parted and the sun cast its golden rays upon the horizon, we emerged battered but unbroken, our spirits buoyed by the triumph of the human spirit in the face of adversity. And though our journey had been fraught with peril and uncertainty, we emerged from the crucible of the skies stronger and more resilient than ever before. For in the crucible of adversity, we discovered the true measure of our strength, our courage, and our unwavering determination to defy the odds and chart our course through the tempestuous seas of life. As we touched down on solid ground once more, I couldn't help but marvel at the beauty of the world around us, a testament to the indomitable spirit of the human soul.

Arjun Narasimhan Kuppuswamy

Grade 8C

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#TeacherBlogger: Bulletin Boards By, Michelle Clarke Teaching Staff, Ekya School, Byrathi

Bulletin Boards

Bulletin boards are a powerful learning tool for classrooms.

Bulletin boards serve a crucial part in any educational setting, whether they're used to display the periodic table, the class calendar, or to welcome back students. They certainly brighten up drab and empty walls, but they're more than just a cheerful wall decoration.

Displays on bulletin boards are imaginative methods to spread knowledge, advance education, highlight student work, and promote a sense of community. They are eye-catching displays that have swiftly established themselves as the center of attention in any classroom.

Keeping this in mind and to explore the creative potential in the young minds of our children across all grades at Ekya Byrathi, the children were encouraged to come up with ideas to fill up the bulletin boards outside their classrooms. The results are mind-blowing & inspiring.

This fun-filled activity witnessed enthusiastic participation by all students. All the students were involved and participated actively in the event.

By Michelle Clarke

Designation: English & SSC Educator, EBYR

#StudentBlogger: If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride By, Prisheta Ravi Murugan Grade 8, Ekya School, Byrathi

If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride

     

"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride" is a proverb that implies that, if just wishing could make things happen, then even the poorest of people would have everything they wanted.

While most people would want their dreams and aspirations to materialize with very little effort, however, in the real world this type of fairy tale occurrence is hard to come by. Achievements and dream fulfillment are invariably underpinned by diligent effort and consistent hard work.

This said, I also feel that wishing and dreaming of goals are the first steps in making any aspiration a reality. Unless you visualize something, it becomes difficult to actualize it. High performers, especially in sports, are trained to imagine the result they seek. This helps in motivating them to put in the necessary hard work to make the dream a reality. Similarly, as students we aspire to do well in class, join colleges of repute and make a career where the value we bring to our job is recognized and appreciated. However, none of this is even remotely possible without a foundation being created daily through our hard work and perseverance, year by year and class by class. When we excel in any field, it becomes easy to perform, and this is the result the world sees. But the toil and effort that happens behind the scene to reach that level of excellence remain hidden and unseen.

I take a personal cue from this, with my aspirations and dreams. However, I instinctively find myself drifting towards wishing for success, rather than working towards it. To overcome this I always remind myself that in reality, I don’t have a genie who grants me three wishes like Alladin had. Instead, I have to put in the effort to accomplish my goals, just like everyone else. In my opinion, working relentlessly towards your dreams constitutes the journey that defines life.

So, my interpretation of this proverb would be that just wishing for something and hoping it comes true without putting in the required effort to make it happen, is unrealistic and will not result in success.

Thus, if wishes were horses, they would need to be owned, nourished, fed, exercised, and trained, to ride them towards our goals! '

By Prisheta Ravi Murugan,

Grade 8, Ekya Byrathi

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