For most Excelsiorites, summer marks a clear change of rhythm! Whether it’s travelling or just kicking back and relaxing, this is the time for students to have fun! During the holidays, whether it is parents or students, we all are SO much more relaxed. This gives us (and especially students) the freedom to be creative and focus on activities and habits that make us better versions of ourselves.

For an educator, the key to success with any student would be to ensure engagement with the material they are learning. More often than not, that is easier said than done. For many students, the traditional classroom approach is unengaging. As a result, they aren’t effectively learning or understanding the material being taught. This is where the role of inquiry-based learning comes in.

Throughout time, human beings have always banded together to form communities. May it be because of commonalities such as geographical, social, economic, political or religious identities. But in today’s day and age, thanks to technology and advances in communication and transportation, human beings are more linked on a global scale than ever before.

In today’s day and age, for a holistic learning approach, a student’s Emotional development is just as important as his or her Intelligence Quotient. In fact with changing times, it is safe to say that the development of a student’s, Emotional Quotient has gained prime importance. With this realisation, it becomes prudent for schools and institutes to inculcate a focus on such development in their curriculum.

It’s not always easy to know how and when to step in as a parent. Most children today use technology a lot differently. They’re able to learn things and gain exposure to topics in an instant. Today’s devices enable children to be connected to the Internet constantly. In fact, their knowledge of the digital world can be intimidating to parents.

Every parent wants their child to excel and grow in life, but we need to understand that as parents and teachers, we are responsible for developing that mindset in them. Either we will end up inculcating a ‘fixed’ mindset within them, else we might successfully help them thrive into a ‘growth’ mindset.

William Wordsworth has rightly said, “The child is the father of the man”. The learning capability and inquisitiveness that a child has within is far more limitless compared to a grown up adult. While grown-ups get tied down with the crowd mentality most of the times, children spend most of their time exploring the thrills of their out-of-the-box mind.

Choosing the right school for your child can be one of the toughest decisions ever. A lot of thought and analysis goes into it, because of the various pros and cons associated with the plethora of educational options available nowadays. There are various types of educational curriculum and teaching approaches, which make it a really huge platter to choose from. After all, should you enroll them in a state school, a private school, or into an international school? While all kinds of schools available to children offer their own advantages, international schools offer a more complete experience for their students, which can be beneficial for their future.