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Parental stress makes Jack a dull boy!

A common theme among parents today is “future of their children". I would say that parents find themselves in this predicament because it reminds them of their own time in school when they had to obey the wishes (or instructions) of their parents and now they find themselves doing it to their own children!
Parents should try to understand the student’s point of view. Children today are getting overburdened due to tremendous competition in academics. Parents may think of their high expectations as well intentioned, but it only ends up creating insurmountable pressure on the kids. Often parents miss recognizing this. Social pressure (read relatives and family friends) is often indirectly siphoned towards kids by their parents who themselves feel the heat too! Learning by “Trial and error” confuses the student further. With so many distractions around testing their concentration levels and focus, at such times parents need to be supportive of them and show them the right way. Nowadays…

Bharatnatyam / Hindustani music also fetches you marks in CBSE boards!

We all say teaching is a noble profession but what amount of reality is left in that statement in today’s scenario? If truth be told this profession has become just a job profile or a rung in the career ladder. I believe teaching should be a passion and not just a profession.

The concept of teaching in schools is changing day by day as the competitiveness amongst schools is mounting. The position game is on and spurred by the hype created in the market by international schools, focus is shifting from education to marketing. Yes I mean it, it’s a market of schools and every school is in a rat-race to capture the greater share. The resulting market leader claims the much coveted admission volume and of course fame and stature.
Having said all of that, there is a lot of good work happening in the educational reforms front. To quote, for instance the CBSE board is giving the opportunity for the young prospects who are going to be future leaders to explore subjects like classical dances (Bh…