“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”. A quote by Benjamin Franklin, truly applicable to everyone.
I believe, to teach the geniuses of the 21st century, we educators must learn, unlearn, and re-learn. Here at The Gaudium School, the first week of orientation was profoundly a learning experience for me. I liked the balance between academics, soft skills, and socio-emotional learning sessions that happened in the first week. The curriculum specific sessions gave an in-depth understanding of the curriculum and pedagogy. Sessions on online classroom etiquette, mindfulness, holistic excellence, academic integrity were informative and felicitous indeed. For me, the highlight of the first week’s orientation was the Policy Review Session. In my nine years of teaching experience, I have never come across any organization that involves educators in policy drafting and reviewing. This is a true example of involving educators to accomplish the goals of the school.
Last but not least, the Gaudium team is super encouraging and supportive- the leaders, the teachers, the admin team all are approachable and amiable. They genuinely reflect the Happy Mind’s Model of the school. To become a member of the Gaudium family is a delight. I am excited and happy to be with a school that believes in electrifying the learners’ minds with knowledge and enlightening their hearts with love and compassion.
Akanksha Sahoo, Science Facilitator