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Best of 2016 from Making Champs

Best of 2016 from Making Champs

We are in week 1 of the new year. It is always better to take stock of what happened in the year that went by so that we can channelize our thoughts for the time ahead. You can see examples like this for the best of Huffington Post and TED .

On our page on facebook,we decided to curate the content for our followers and their network on :

key developments in the education sector, India we well as global, highlight issues relating to employability and bring in insights for the parents for carrying on the parenting role in a smarter way.

We bring to you the best of the posts that we shared in 2016.

1. Impact of music on children and learning

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In this interesting article in Pacific Standard, Tom Jacobs explains the soothing impact music lessons have on children. Something for parents to take note of. It is ironical that here in India all extra and co curricular activities take a back seat as the child moves to higher grades. If your teenager is engaged in some musical lessons, it would be far easier to deal with the typical changes associated with this stage of life. Read full article

2. Issues in the Indian Education System

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There have been various reports from Confederation of Indian Industry to The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) talking about quality of Indian graduates and lack of employability. Our Hon President, Dr Pranab Mukherjee talked about this earlier this week and was reported by The Huffington Post. On one hand parents continue to pay through their noses in school fees and tuitions hoping that their child will do better than them. On the other hand we have these facts which talk about lack of skills. Indian education system needs a surgical strike. Or may be a complete surgery. Who is ready to do it? Read full article

3.The school of the future has opened in Finland

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Finland has been at the top of #PISA rankings for a long time. It has even given rise to educational tourism according to Pasi Sahlberg. Now, Finland is raising the bar further. They are already restructuring the school syllabus and the school structure.Check this out for yourself. #school #futureofeducation #finland

4. 80% of success is - Following Through

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Follow-up or following through is an important aspect of getting anything done. Parents, if you want your children to achieve something worthwhile in life, ensure that they learn this habit of - following through. Read this inspiring article from Peter Russell of Kindling. He says - Successful people are those who are willing to do the things that others are not. 80% of success is FOLLOWING THROUGH.

5. How to handle examinations - Tips

Exams are a major cause of anxiety among students. The anxiety peaks for the 10th and 12h std (SSC, HSC, ISC, CBSE and other board exams). But for the students, exams are a reality that has to be faced. And like any other project in life, it can be dealt systematically. Unfortunately, it is not taught in the schools and colleges. See this short video, where Prasanna Pahade shares his tips on what could be done to reduce the exam fear. Students and parents will find this useful.


6. Contradictions in life - say something, but do something else

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Sanjeev Kapoor said this to The Times of India. It is so true. There are many more #contradictions around us. lets bring them out. Example: we talk about Olympic medals but everybody wants to be a doctor or an engineer. 

7. Nine Skills That Will Help Make Our Children Future-Ready

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An interesting list of Nine Skills That Will Help Make Our Children Future-Ready by John B. Mahaffie for World Innovation Summit for Education - WISE. How many of them form part of school education ? Read full article

We will continue to bring out relevant and interesting insights like above for the parent community. If you wish to read about our regular updates, like our page on facebook and subscribe to our youtube channel

Happy Parenting!