The two most important reasons for failure in this world are “Inadequate Preparations” and “Negative Attitudes” (IPNA).
For us educationists, the greatest cause of worry is the IPNA in our students. While we see the students as huge bundles of potential, we are also concerned about the IPNA in them.
With loads of experience and intense research, we have developed training modules comprising of innovative approaches and impactful methods to reach out to all kinds of students.
These modules provide results through engagement, theatre, role play, international inspirational stories that thrill and inspire, debates, discussions, insights and personal examples.
By engaging the students in all of the above, we aim to lead the students on the road to ‘High Self Esteem’.
We are sure that the experience provided by these modules will remain imbibed, guiding students through crucial moments and otherwise too.
“Flowers fall even though we love them; Weeds grow even though we dislike them.” Complicated situations exist as a part of life. Hence the ability to SOLVE is quintessential to live a happy life. One of the most exciting models of solving any issue is “Design thinking.” It combines hands on learning (tinkering) with independent problem solving methodologies. When students practice design-thinking projects in the classroom, they not only master the concepts within the project, they exercise their skills of collaborating with teammates, investigating their topic thoroughly, using empathy to generate ideas for solutions, prototyping, and testing. Most importantly, they learn that failure is not a setback.
History abounds with tales of experts who were convinced that the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. However, accomplishment came to those who said, "I can make it happen."
Grit is an attitude, a belief that you can conquer anything, if you stick with it. It’s the determination to win. It’s sticking to a job until “it sticks to you.” It’s not giving up, nor giving in. Individuals high in grit are able to maintain their determination and motivation over long periods despite experiences with failure and adversity. Their passion and commitment towards the long-term objective is the overriding factor that provides the stamina required to “stay the course” amid challenges and set-backs. Less gritty individuals are easily discouraged or frequently led off track by new interests. In developing GRIT students learn to complete what they start, completing tasks despite obstacles. They show a combination of persistence and resilience. They learn to work very hard even after experiencing failure. When they feel like quitting, they keep working with focus.
Enthusiasm is a positive approach to life with anticipation, energy and excitement. It discourages the focus on the negative views. Enthusiasm involves performing tasks wholeheartedly, whilst also being adventurous. Enthusiasm can also be called, ‘energy on the move’. People with enthusiasm approach setbacks and unpredicted moments with bravery and excitement. This excitement can help them energize themselves, people and situations around them. Procrastination, laziness, indifference and passivity cause unhappiness, weakness and lack of satisfaction. Being enthusiastic, motivated and active, brings a sense of joy, strength and power. By being enthusiastic one attracts abundance and focuses on finding solutions and achieving success. In developing ENTHUSIASM students tend to experience fewer psychological problems such as depression and anxiety disorders. They also tend to excel academically and lead happier, brighter lives. They learn to approach new situations with excitement and energy.
Gratitude is the greatest attitude. It is a feeling of appreciation for the benefits we receive and the desire to reciprocate with our own positive actions. Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures and acknowledging everything that you receive. Gratitude shifts your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present. Feeling thankful makes people happier and more resilient, it strengthens relationships, it improves health and it reduces stress. A practice of gratitude raises our “happiness set-point”. It enables us to remain at a higher level of happiness regardless of outside circumstances. In developing GRATITUDE, students learn to recognize what others did for them and express appreciation by saying thank you or doing something nice for someone as a way of thanking them. It fosters great team spirit and team work. It ensures co-operation and makes them feel like a part of a great whole. It ensures they never feel alone.
Optimism is the ability to practice "possibility thinking". It involves believing that effort will improve the future. It is staying motivated when bad things happen and thinking about what you could do to avoid similar bad outcomes in the future. If one resorts to "possibility thinking", the individual will tend to gauge the outcome in terms of ‘what can be’. It equips the individual by infusing his attempt at a task or deed with positivity. When we allow ourselves to look at possibilities, we are enthused by hope, faith and positive anticipation. Medical science has significant proof that an optimistic patient recovers even from seemingly impossible situations. (Research placebo effect). In developing OPTIMISM, students learn to expect the best in the future and work to achieve it. They get over frustrations and setbacks quickly. They believe that, with effort in the right direction, they have the power to improve the future.