Early Childhood Education – School Leadership Conferences – Facilitating and Reflecting

Early Childhood Education - School Leadership Conference

Last couple of months have seen me crisscrossing the country to facilitate this conference in multiple cities and a few more are lined up in the coming weeks. Though I have been involved in creating and anchoring workshops for parents, adults, mentors and educational leaders in the early childhood space for over a decade, one for the school leadership has definitely been a challenging one, always.

The top most of these challenges is that of creating eagerness in the school leaders to just come together to share their learning while being open to learning from others. Though we, as school and education leaders, are looked up to create and nurture learning, most of us have an ‘aura’ about ourselves and think that ‘we are the be all and end all’. Learning has agenda does not exist. We ‘Impart Knowledge’!

I have always been looking at opportunities to learn, whether through books and web, or attending these learning fora and conferences wherein just listening to someone’s sharing adds richness to my thoughts and ideas. The personal interactions add so much more. Anchoring and facilitating has added immensely to my learning. The beauty of facilitating a session is in observation and reflection. So much emerge out of the interactions among the participants, as a facilitator I just need to put those together with a couple of ideas to reach out to everyone. It gives a sense of dejavu for almost every one.

I feel delighted and also satisfied when at the end of my workshops the participants – parents, mentors or school leaders – come and share how they identified themselves with the issues or examples that I raised or shared. It is just about our ability to observe happenings around us closely, empathize with the situation, relate to them and imbibe the learning and essence, while also being good at expressing the way others can identify with it.

So much more to learn and so much more to share and do to reach out to every parent and adult to make a small difference to every child around us, who are young leaders of today capable of impacting the world of tomorrow.

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What are we contributing towards? can we spare a thought?

Watch this short film, a trailer…..

Do you feel the impact of our arbitrary acts of indifference?…. where is our consumerism leading to?

Evert time I board a train from New Delhi station, and as it crosses the cities and villages, I am shocked at the amount of plastic trash that lies all along the tracks. I find children playing in those heaps, women washing clothes or utensils, mostly using the stagnated water around their homes where this trash is floating! My heart bleeds.

How did this trash accumulate? Who is responsible? Do we have conscience in what we buy, how we buy, how we spend, how we dispose? I keep wondering who will clean it and when?

This film shows me how the impact is felt in those unimaginable corners of the world.

Let us pledge to think and act… love.

sreeni@careerlauncher.com

Within – An Aditi Mangaldas’ Production

Within - An Aditi Mangaldas' Production

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Within

The work depicts the existence of both evil and godliness within. The first half is contemporary performance based on Kathak, while the second half is based on traditional Kathak. The lighting and technical aspects of the production has been very sound.

An Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company production…
Kamani, Delhi. Sept 2013

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