Teaching is Archaic
Deeksha Ahuja Aug 8, 2019, 4:58:44 PM
I remember my mother correcting, totalling and arranging answer papers in descending order every exam season. I ask teachers today; has that changed, and the answer is a clear no. With so much evolution around us, the way we teach and grade our students has remained unchanged. With the exception of…
English: The Most Valued Subject To Learn
Sanjana Kalsur Jul 4, 2019, 12:12:54 PM
English has been inarguably one of the most essential languages to learn in order to become a global citizen. But in the recent rise of cultural importance and acknowledgement of diversity, the importance of regional languages has also started to gain attention.  But this has not changed the…
Teaching Children To Embrace The Mistakes They…
Vandana Ahuja Jun 28, 2019, 6:05:39 PM
As children, a common phase about growing up involves making mistakes. Be it mistakes at home, at school, with friends, or family.  It is very rare that children grow up into perfect adults, as it is part of life to make errors, and learn from them. This ability to the mistakes made in stride…
Why Teens Need To Be Self Compassionate
Vandana Ahuja Jun 27, 2019, 12:58:45 PM
Compassion is known as the ability to show empathy, love, acceptance and understanding, and showing those qualities to oneself, is known as self- compassion. In general, self-compassion is defined as the ability to understand oneself and accept themselves.   This ability to be loving to…
Types of 21st Century Skills
Sanjana Kalsur Jun 20, 2019, 1:39:09 PM
21st Century Skills refers to the set of knowledgeable qualities an individual has that helps them navigate in today's society. These include the constant interplay between work skills, social skills, and interpersonal skills that aid in shaping a person's personality and mindset. These skillsets…
Defining 21st Century Skills
Sanjana Kalsur Jun 18, 2019, 12:05:22 PM
The 'knowledge age', or commonly called the 21st Century is an era where people are witnessing an increase in technological advancements like never before. These advancements have a huge impact on the way children, adults, and even organisations learn and grow. And with the change in our lifestyles,…
How To Prepare For The New Study Session
Sanjana Kalsur Jun 13, 2019, 11:22:15 AM
As schools prepare to resume their academic classes in Pune, children too must gear up and get ready for the new academic year. Since we all just got back from the Summer Break (physically if not mentally!) let's take a look at how children can properly manage their routines and ready themselves for…
CBSE Announces new "Health Period"
Sanjana Kalsur Jun 11, 2019, 12:22:34 PM
The education industry is always trying to update itself with the changing times, and with the recent shift of education from purely academics, to more holistic learning, the Central Board of Secondary Education has mandated for physical education (P.E) to be compulsory for children of grades 9 to…
How Afterschool Activities Help Setting A Routine
Sanjana Kalsur Jun 8, 2019, 1:04:37 PM
With the school session for the new year beginning, children are gearing up to balancing out their studies and co-curricular activities. That being said, one of the most efficient ways to do so, is to create a schedule and maintain a routine. But routines can be a bit hard to create and adhere to,…
Breaking The Summer Routine
Sanjana Kalsur Jun 6, 2019, 1:03:50 AM
As summer approaches to an end and people start settling into their usual work routines, many parents come across a small problem; how to get their children back into their regular school routines? Most students are delighted during holidays because not only do they get a break from studies, but…
How To Better Present Yourself
Sanjana Kalsur May 27, 2019, 2:18:39 PM
Presentation skills in today's world are more than just knowing how to dress well or how to speak. They incorporate a variety of soft skills that are more noticeable than any physical aspect of a person. Communication skills today incorporate more than just verbal speech. It involves body language,…
How Summers Boosts Social Skills
Sanjana Kalsur May 24, 2019, 2:44:24 PM
Summer Camps at Cedarwood are wrapping up and with over 6 weeks full of activities, we're sure children across Pune had a ball of a time! The summer season is a great time for children to explore their hobbies, meet new people, and explore new places! Memories made during summer are often hard to…
Why Facial Expressions Matter
Vandana Ahuja May 22, 2019, 12:10:20 PM
Facial expressions are one of the most impactful forms of non-verbal communication.  Since a person's face provides a platform for one of the most outward displays of their thoughts or emotions, reading facial expressions can give a person all the cues they need to assess and understand the…
How Regional Languages Influence Education
Sanjana Kalsur May 17, 2019, 12:35:07 PM
The growing number of international schools in India today are offering a variety of subjects that can be curated according to what the child needs. These subjects include a variety of foreign languages, apart from English and the native language. But how does learning one's regional language…
Why Body Language Matters
Vandana Ahuja May 14, 2019, 10:50:00 AM
An interaction between two people can be perceived in more than just visual or auditory ways. Many people tend to notice the unspoken things, such as eye contact, body sway, how much a person fidgets, or their general demeanour. These unspoken cues combine the body language of a person. Body…
Week 6 At Cedar Summer Camps
Sanjana Kalsur May 9, 2019, 1:56:18 PM
Summer camps are in full swing this May at Cedarwood, and here's a glimpse at what's in store for next week! NIBM - Movie Mania Watching movies is a child's favourite pastime, especially when it's beloved children's movies! Join this camp at Viman Nagar for a week-long screening of one movie (kept…
Why Are Listening Skills Important
Vandana Ahuja May 7, 2019, 12:06:22 PM
What Are Listening Skills? The ability to accurately perceive information via sound can be defined as 'listening skills'. They help individuals gauge what information they are experiencing and make sense out of it, be it intently listening for the sound of the school bell to ring, or waiting for a…
Week 5 at Cedar Summer Camps
Sanjana Kalsur May 3, 2019, 4:30:10 PM
It may be the end of April, but it most certainly is not the end of Cedar Summer Camps! A new month means a whole new variety of summer camp themes just waiting to be explored by children! Here's a sneak peek at the incredible themes and activities happening at our Summer Camps next week across the…
Communication: More Than Just Talking
Vandana Ahuja May 1, 2019, 8:07:30 PM
Effective communication is one of the most important skills a person looks at when interacting with others. Be it their pronunciation, tone modulation, the way they deliver their sentences, or their body language while speaking. In today's time, being an effective communicator is more than just…
Creative Writing In The 21st Century
Sanjana Kalsur Apr 25, 2019, 1:35:48 PM
Writing is one of the most effective ways for someone to communicate and express themselves. It is a versatile form and can be used to express inspirations, anger, affection, and almost any emotion one can think of! Written work has been used to document history, important events, and even used to…
Creative Writing at Cedarwood Summer Camp
Sanjana Kalsur Apr 9, 2019, 1:38:13 PM
Creative writing holds an important place in today's world, especially for children in schools. Creative writing has become a mandatory part of their curriculum, often holding a lot of weight in exams and come in different forms such as 'letter writing', 'passage writing' or as 'comprehension…
Summer Activities You Can Opt For
Sanjana Kalsur Mar 26, 2019, 12:00:41 AM
As Summer beckons holidays and loads of after school activities, there is no limit to what all children can do during this time! From visiting different cities and countries to opting for adventurous camps! But children can be picky, some wanting to laze about, while others wanting to join sporty…
Summer Camps at Cedarwood Afterschool
Sanjana Kalsur Mar 20, 2019, 6:33:07 PM
With the end of exams nearing, many parents face the problem of choosing summer activities for kids, that they can opt for which is easily accessible and keeps their children engaged and excited to attend! Luckily, Cedarwood offers Summer Camps in Pune that accommodates children from as young as…
Importance Of Social Interactions For Children
Vandana Ahuja Mar 13, 2019, 2:52:00 PM
Children are inarguably the most social creatures we know! Their constant thirst for knowledge and endless curiosity always keeps them propelled to explore their surroundings and go beyond what they see! Developing social skills for children is one of the most important stages of development, as…
How Tuition Classes Help Students
Sanjana Kalsur Mar 9, 2019, 1:14:29 PM
With the increase in study load and syllabus subjects students have to deal with, it's but natural for them to seek help and guidance from professionals apart from their school teachers, friends, and even their parents! Tuition classes aren't a sign of weakness, instead, it portrays the student's…