the art of whistling

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-07-2009

when you don’t know how to whistle…

sofa-mountaineering adventure

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-07-2009

mangala gowri pooja today

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-07-2009

Agenda: Listen to mangala gowri story read from a Kannada book.

JK: hard hitting but relevant talk on education

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Posted by appa | Posted in communication | Posted on 28-07-2009

(emphasis mine)

Question to JK:

It is the universally accepted conclusion of modern intellectuals that educators have failed. What is, then, the task of those whose function it is to teach the young?

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talk: Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

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Posted by appa | Posted in education | Posted on 28-07-2009

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

children learning value of silence

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Posted by appa | Posted in communication, listen | Posted on 28-07-2009

A video that was posted in this comment on an article on schooling

In our current age, where with our increased access to media – the limitless internet and so many international channels on TV, with good bad and misleading information. There is only a limit to how much supervision and interference adults can do. A child definitely needs – maybe now more than ever – to be in touch with as the video says – “internal compass”.

The Compass: Children learn Mediatation [English]

Total length of the movie is 11 minutes, but above video is a bit incomplete and only around 5 minutes. But the Hindi version is complete.

Experimenting with expressions

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-07-2009

“that’s me” – the only species on the planet that has the ability to recognize this to such an extent.

Friendly neighborhood SpiderMan?

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-07-2009

Call him if you need any trouble – er – trouble shooting !

Off to school

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 28-07-2009

Now he has got used to it. None of his excuses worked out:

  • school beedaaa….
  • paapege jora bandide school beda
  • ahhem ahhu ahhhu paaaapege khem bandide schoolge hogalla
  • schoolige naaLe hogtini

Even now, last moment jitter at the entrance is there, but no crying. Usually he’s cheerful at the end of a session – so must be having a good time! 😉

Smile – an earnest attempt

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 26-07-2009

hmm atleast we get an idea of how many teeth he has!