My Good School - Experiential Learning For ALL

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The Education System – The challenges at hand for both government and private schools
  • Students and teachers might be insensitive to their surroundings due to lack of awareness.
  • ‘Spoon-feeding’ culture, students are almost entirely dependent on their teachers and are not being creative.
  • Students and teachers have a lack of interaction beyond school.
  • Students have limited knowledge beyond the scope of their curriculum.
  • Rigid school schedule forces students to focus on academics and stops them from exploring their interests.
  • Many schools are unaware that their environment might be unhealthy for some students and teachers because a lot of times we do not see failure as an opportunity to grow and learn.
How do we set this right?
  1. Empower students
  2. Alter the environment
  3. Involve all stakeholders
  4. Focus on personal & social development
My Good School
The My Good School Program aims at altering the environment by empowering students and focussing on personal and social development with the help of different stakeholders, namely, teachers, management and the community at large.
Our philosophy of quality in education is about offering an environment where experiential learning is made possible through activities beyond just study, brings to life learning that would otherwise be theoretical and uncoordinated. We have demonstrated learning can be easily personalised and assessment must be a fun process to leave a life long impact.
The focus must be on creating an environment where:
1. Experiential learning is made possible through activities beyond just study, this can consolidate and bring to life learning which would otherwise be theoretical and uncoordinated.
2. Encouraging students to become involved in activities in the community outside the confines of the school curriculum will help develop their confidence, knowledge and contacts to follow passion after leaving school.

3. With teachers’ encouraging young people, they can take full advantage of what both the school and outside interests can offer; this can be a key factor in their progressing successfully through adolescence into rewarding and fulfilling adult life.
The ‘My Good School’ (MGS) program works for the ‘Personal and social development of individuals’ by creating a suitable learning environment for students and teachers alike. It encourages schools to focus on Service, Skill, Sport and Study so that they can grow as individuals.

What does it mean for a student?

Global Implication

The world today is focusing on ‘social and emotional learning’ (SEL), the MGS helps

  • Builds a greater engagement between stakeholders and this build empathy, trust

  • Provides space for mentorship to the teachers and community

Helps young people with skills to prepare them for the world, this includes vocational and social skills 

College Readiness

Similar to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Outward Bound, Scouts & Guides and similar programs do for schools do for mainstream and residential school with a focus on Middle and Secondary Schools, the MGS works with a whole school approach for learning and reflection. We have used the experience of extracurricular and sport activity and provided a structure to simply monitor the outcome.
Appreciation for one another

The four sections offer the opportunity to offer a learning experience to all, this makes way for involving the students and the community to not only discover new talent but also help a young person work to exploring possibilities for careers post-school.

“MGS connect the passionate teachers, management, community and the students with common areas of interest in hobbies and activities beyond the classroom thus working to help each excel and work to better learning outcomes.”

- School Principal or our partner school

Quality in school education consists of happy teachers, a good student-teacher ratio, modern equipment, adequate space and classroom facilities. A good school brings together the parents, students, teachers and the management to partner for the personal and social development of the child.
The My Good School Program has global implications
  • As the world today is focusing on ‘social and emotional learning’ (SEL), the MGS helps build a greater engagement between stakeholders and this build empathy, trust and provides space for mentorship to the teachers and community members.

  • The MGS helps young people with skills to prepare them for the world, this includes vocational and social skills.

The Impact

  1. My Good School Program helps children to:
  2. Enhance leadership quality
  3. Collaborate and make understanding better with peer groups
  4. Enhance communication skills
  5. Boost self-confidence 
  6. Develop moral values, which make them sensitive towards the environment and other individuals

Video Link:

Veena Solanki shares her experience of the My Good School Program

Your thoughts and experiences?

What you think is most crucial in the personal and social development of our students of today and leaders of tomorrow?

Email: Sandeep Dutt sd@ebd.in

Twitter: @brewknowledge

Website: www.SchoolEducation.com

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