Education is more than just learning numbers and letters, say principals at interactive session
Principals of schools unanimously agreed that education is more than just learning numbers and letters; and that this important phase in a child’s life is to experience art and imagination.
Schools in central coastal Andhra are willing to take this concept and put it into practice by subscribing to The Hindu In School, an eight-page ‘powerful educational tool’ designed exclusively for students.
At the annual meeting of the principals, hosted by The Hindu at Haailand Resorts on Saturday, it was heartening to see educators understanding the need for allowing the students’ minds to be engaged with different forms of learning through varied platforms.
Stories are re-worked by the editorial team members to cater to the standards of the student community reading The Hindu In School, The Hindu Regional General Manager (Business Development) D. Rajkumar told the principals. Mr. Rajkumar also spoke at length about the interesting and exciting blend of columns.
The columns include ‘Response to Editorial’ where a student could address his/her response to the editorial published every week. If The Wow Column, Know Your English, Childspeak and The World in Limerick are aimed at capturing students’ imagination, ‘Teachers’ Corner’ is a space reserved for teachers, educationists and academicians to engage with students.
The Hindu In School was in the process of evolving and very soon it would spring up pleasant surprises to its young patrons by unfolding multiple features to further spice up their reading experience, said The Hindu Sr. General Manager (Circulation) A. Sridhar.
The interactive session that followed saw queries tossed and suggestions made by participants who wanted The Hindu team members to visit their respective schools at regular intervals to motivate students.
The need to stimulate teachers to inculcate among students the habit of reading newspaper was stressed by many.
Referring to an oft-repeated ‘concern’ for students from rural backdrop, Mr. Sridhar sought to remind that every child was born with the same level of intelligence.
“It is the environment that depresses or encourages a kid. It is for us to create a conducive atmosphere for a child to pave the way for his all-round growth,” he said.
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