Showing posts with label speaking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label speaking. Show all posts

Thursday 4 January 2024

Reflections for 2023 - Tenzin Jambey

The Sunday School Session on the 31st of December by My Good School was an exciting session for students and teachers as they spent time reading, reflecting, and looking back on how their relationships deepened in 2023. They focused on improving their reading, writing, and speaking skills. Tenzin Jambey, a dedicated student who attended every Sunday School session in 2023, is eager to share how it has transformed his life, what he has learned, and his plans for the future. Be sure to tune in and listen.

Sunday 24 December 2023

What Is Age! And many more - Sunbeam School & Hostel Lahartara

Image from the RoundSquare.Org website 


My life is still valuable even if I cannot help others. I can explore new hobbies, enjoy moments with family, and learn exciting things. Being kind to myself matters. I can find joy in little things and create happiness within and for others. My worth isn't just about helping others but embracing who I am.
- Anmol Kashyap VIII B 

Oneness In Diversity
1. Age is just a number. If you dare to do work, which means that even if you are 80 years old and sitting at home, which makes you feel bored and want to do something, then age does not matter.
2. "What is my life if I am no longer useful to others?". This means we should always help others if we can do that and relieve our lives in others with compassion.
3. Anyone who stops learning is old, while one who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in your life is to keep your mind young.
- Mridul Maheshwari IX-D

In the 21st century, religion is not just a path to follow; it is an agenda to cause trouble for the world. In the 15th century, Guru Nanak Ji travelled half of Asia and gave his own philosophy of oneness in diversity. He talked to Muslims, Christians and every religion, and still, after the gap of six centuries, the Muslims of Afghanistan remember and respect his ideology.  
- Shaurya Chaturvedi VIII-B

To maintain a tricky balance.
Money is not bigger than life, and it's an opportunity to create has no money; it's an opportunity to make meaning. The worst invention is money.
The barter system was the best as it exchanged love.
So we should maintain a balance between our work life and our personal life.
Power should not be a thing to curse but to cure others.
Keep trying many things as we don't know the emergence of anything in life.
Because our exceptions have no bounds.
-By Animesh Kashyap Class VIII-B
Listening comes before speaking.
By listening to others, we gain a deeper understanding of their perspective and discover the best way to deliver the message we need our audience to hear. Guru Nanak says that deep listening opens sensitivity and gives us knowledge. Doing this will allow us to consciously shape our destiny, a fundamental human capacity. It is not a small thing. It is a state in which we exist in a creative polarity with our own infinite self and God.
-  Pranvi Chandra - IX D





Saturday 17 June 2023

My visit to - Tenzin Jambey

After visiting the website, I found that the focus on the development of the thinking abilities of the students is the priority of My Good School, and it also focuses on the improvement of reading, writing and speaking skills of children. 

My Good School gives us a platform for sound learning, and its teaching is among the top schools. Instead, it teaches many life lessons and excellent morals, which would be helpful to till our last breath. 

On the website there is a picture of a book named My Good School which is a great book written by Sandeep Sir the book tells about the ways of making a good school better, a place where everyone can enjoy the teachings and learning. 

I think My Good School is teaching us many many lessons and gives messages that would prove productive in our future.
Tenzin Jambey
Pestalozzi Children’s Village India

Monday 27 February 2023

Joy Of Learning @ Kalinga Literary Festival

Sandeep Dutt is an Advisor to the KFL and was invited as a speaker. In conversation what Geetika Kohli, he speaks about life, times and how we thrive in life with the #JoyOfLearning. 

The link to the video on Youtube:

The literary extravaganza, a spectacular range of language diversity in the programme, participation of 10 countries and over 25 languages. Over 500 speakers from various nationalities and recipients of major awards such as the Nobel, the Booker, International Booker, the Sahitya Akademi and many more.

Featuring a range of themes, including the ongoing climate justice debate under the urgency of borrowed time theme, the great women writers and artists focusing on the female voice and identity, crime fiction, memoir, translation, poetry, economics, tech morality and Artificial Intelligence, the global crisis, cutting-edge science, India and the world, art and photography, health and medicine, amongst others.

Every year, the festival brings together a diverse mix of the world’s greatest writers, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, business leaders, sports people and entertainers on one stage to champion the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue. The Kalinga Literary Festival has hosted nearly 2500 speakers and performers and welcomed book lovers worldwide since its inception in 2013.

Celebrities from literature, cinema, media and politics will assemble in the temple city of Odisha to deliberate on the “India and the World” theme at the Kalinga Literature Festival in Bhubaneswar from February 24-26. Acclaimed writers from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Japan, the UK, Italy, South Africa, and Austria to the festival.

Thursday 12 January 2023

How I am preparing to face the world - Nishan Karki

The upcoming world is going to be very different compared to the present. To live in a new world, we should be fully prepared now. I am also going to prepare myself well to face the world. I will be the best person for myself. I will choose my words wisely before speaking and do my work with dedication and focus. I will always try to do and say good things and avoid bad things.

Nishan Karki
Pestalozzi Children's Village India

Friday 6 January 2023

What I fear the most and how can I overcome that fear - Jeni Sherpa

I am afraid of heights, darkness, public speaking and being in front of a huge crowd of people watching I avoid going to high places whenever possible. And also, whenever I try to do something, I always think or fear that other people will judge me and make fun of me, so I rarely speak with other people. I hope to overcome my fear by confronting it.

Jeni Sherpa
Pestalozzi Children's Village Society

Tuesday 20 December 2022

हमारी हरी घास की छप्पर वाली झोपड़ी और बौना पहाड़ की यात्रा। - Hindi Podcast

Listen to one of our best podcasts for 2022 #JoyOfLearning

हमारी हरी घास की छप्पर वाली झोपड़ी और बौना पहाड़ की यात्रा।

Vani: "ॐ नमः शिवाय गुरुवे सच्चिदानन्द मुर्तये निस्प्रपञ्चाय शान्ताय निरालम्बया तेजसे"।

अर्थ - गुरु सभी का आत्म है, सत्य, ज्ञान और आनंद का अवतार है। जो संसार से परे, शान्त, स्वतंत्र और दीप्तिमान हैं, उन्हें नमस्कार है।

Yashraj : माय गुड स्कूल में एक साल वास्तव में तेजी से बीत गया है जो हमारे हिंदी सत्र का भी अंत करता है। इस सत्र का हिस्सा बनकर हमें बहुत खुशी हुई, इसलिए मैं यशराज।

Vani: और मैं वाणी ।

Yashraj:  हिंदी के सत्रों की यात्रा के बारे में इस पॉडकास्ट की मेजबानी करने के लिए यहां हैं। लेकिन, क्या आपको नहीं लगता कि इस पॉडकास्ट को और अधिक रोचक बनाने के लिए हमें अपने कुछ और जॉली इंटर्न की आवश्यकता होगी?

Vani: सच में, इसलिए मैं अपने दोस्तों और इंटर्न- रिशोना, शांभवी, आरफा,और संदीप सर को आमंत्रित करती हूं।

Yashraj: रिशोना, शांभवी और आरफा, कृपया हमारे साथ हिंदी सत्र के अपने विचार और अनुभव साझा करें।

Rishona: हां, मैं इस बात से पूरी तरह सहमत हूं कि हमारी हरी घास की छप्पर वाली झोपड़ी और बौना पहाड़ की यात्रा वास्तव में कुछ और थी! तोत्तो-चान और स्वामी से अंग्रेजी सत्र में, मैंने बहुत कुछ सीखा है, मुझे लगता है कि बोलू, स्वामी और तोत्तो-चान सबसे अच्छे दोस्त हैं। यह इत्तेफाक ही है कि हम तीनों दोस्तों की कहानियां पढ़ते हैं। जैसा कि हम अध्याय या बल्कि रोमांच से गुजरे तो यह बहुत ताज़ा महसूस हुआ।

Shambhavi: इस सत्र में हरी घास की चप्पल वाली झोपड़ी और बौना पहाड़ जैसी अदभुत किताब पढ़ना, असल में एक बहुत नए अनुभव के जैसा था जिसने हमे एक नया नज़रिया दीया। इस किताब ने हमें एक और बहुत ही अच्छे दोस्तों के समाहार से परिचित करवाया।

Arfa: हमारी हरी घास की छप्पर वाली झोपड़ी और बौना पहाढ़ को पड़ने में अलग ही मज़ा था।कल्पना की इस बनावट में एक ताज़गी और नयापन है।उपन्यास में बच्चों के सपनों की दुनिया जैसी खूबसूरत चीजें हैं। भाषा की चमक के साथ-साथ भाषा का संगीत भी कहानी को आकर्षक बनाता है। भाषा की आन्तरिक रचना आख्यान के साथ-साथ वर्तमान के बोध को सजीव करती है।

Vani: धन्यवाद रिशोना, शांभवी और आरफा ,आपसे यह सुनकर बहुत अच्छा लगा। अब में हमारे गुरूजी संदीप सर को दो शब्द कहने के लिए आमंत्रित करना चाहूंगा। Yashraj: हमेशा हमारे प्रेरणा स्त्रोत बनने के लिए और हमारा मनोबल ऊँचा  रखने के लिए धन्यवाद सर ! अब, हमारे लिए कुछ शब्द कहने के लिए जुगजीव सर को आमंत्रित करते हैं। वह एक अंग्रेजी शिक्षक हैं जिन्होंने उत्साहपूर्वक हिंदी सत्रों में भाग लिया है। मैं महोदय से अनुरोध करूंगा कि आप जिन कुछ यादगार हिंदी सत्रों में शामिल हुए हैं, उनके अपने अनुभव कृपया साझा करें।

Vani: आपकी ये बातें निश्चय ही सत्य हैं। तुम्हारे बारे में क्या, यशराज? एक सक्रिय हिंदी JOL इंटर्न होने के नाते और हर सत्र में भाग लेने का आपका सफर कैसा रहा?

Yashraj: मैंने अंग्रेजी की तो बहुत सी किताबें बचपन से पढ़ी हैं, लेकिन हिंदी की किताबों श को बहुत ज्यादा नहीं पढ़ा था। परंतु पिछले 1 साल में माय गुड स्कूल के माध्यम से मैंने हिंदी की कहानियां भी पढ़नी शुरू की, जिससे मेरी रुचि हिंदी की किताबों में भी बढ़ गई है। और साथ ही साथ मेरी हिंदी शब्दावली में भी सुधार हुआ है। अब मुझे हिंदी भी रोचक लगने लगी है।हमने जो यह उपन्यास हरे घास की छप्पर वाली झोपड़ी और बोना पहाड़ पढ़ा है,उससे मुझे बहुत से लोक भाषा के शब्दों का भी ज्ञान हुआ है। साथ ही साथ हमने समय-समय पर उपन्यास पर आधारित प्रश्नावली आयोजित की जिससे हमारा हिंदी पठन और रोचक और ज्ञानवर्धक हुआ।आपका क्या कहना है वाणी?

Vani: हिंदी सत्रों का हिस्सा बनना मेरे लिए हमेशा बहुत खुशी की बात रही है। और इस अद्भुत किताब को पढ़ना - हरे गैस की छप्पर वाली झोपड़ी और बोना पहाड़, निश्चित रूप से मुझे अपने बचपन में वापस ले जाता है और मेरी प्यारी यादों से जुड़ता है। जब मैं किताब के पन्ने पढ़ती थी तो अपने आप एक किरदार में बदल जाती था। मेरी पसंदीदा कूना थी- एक प्यारी लेकिन मजबूत छोटी लड़की।हिंदी सत्र ने अन्यथा मेरे हिंदी पढ़ने के कौशल और हिंदी में मेरी रुचि में भी सुधार किया है। Yashraj: इसके साथ ही हम अपने पॉडकास्ट के अंत में आ गए हैं। नीचे कमेंट करें और हमें बताएं कि क्या आपको हमारा पॉडकास्ट पसंद आया। आज हमारे तरफ से बस इतना ही। ट्यूनिंग के लिए धन्यवाद।

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Thank you, Anvesha Rana and students, from Gyanshree and Ahlcon Public Schools.

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Thank you to the author of the book Ashok K Shukla and his publisher Rajkamal Prakashan. Above all, we are grateful to Ms Chandra Prabha from Gyanshree School for recommending the book.

Monday 19 December 2022

Something I wanna change in myself and how? - Tenzin Nyingsel

I've always wanted to be confident that I can always stand out for myself without hesitation.

Anxiety has always been the worst problem that could ever happen to me, and the time that happens, overthinking starts, my hands start shaking, and the words from my mouth become quiet.

To overcome those situations, many workshops have been done in our Village provided by Pestalozzi so that we could work on our public speaking skills, which is very important for us both in present and future. So I'm looking forward to improving that thing in myself so that I won't hesitate next time whenever I'm speaking or communicating with anyone.

There are many things I want to change in myself, like improving my speaking skills and the body language I use. Will try improving them by pushing them again and again. I have many other habits like I support the people I am close to, but sometimes when I require them to help me, they just show their back. To improve this habit, I think I shouldn't support anyone without knowing the case properly so that I don't have to regret my mistakes.

Tenzin Nyingsel

Courtesy: Shelja Thakur

Friday 28 October 2022

What have I learnt from My Good School - Shambhavi Nautiyal

What have I learnt from my one year at My Good School?

There are a colossal of amazing things that I have learnt from my one year at My Good School. I read three meaningful and impactful books and got to know three very new authors that helped to make my year a little more bedazzling.

Reading is all about simplicity and beauty, which I was able to experience regularly throughout this year. Though I couldn't reflect much in the written form, as far as I can tell, I did have the chance to go through the whole discussion and analysis in the meetings. I enjoyed expanding my knowledge of articulation and vocabulary and viewing the world through different perspectives. I made new friends and got to know their stories and opinions.

The first book that we read, Dr Anupam Sibal's "Is Your Child Ready to face the world?', was a book that made me dive into the observations and life lessons manifested through the life of the author. I believe it gave me a view of the world I will be stepping into soon. That book made me discern what those virtues meant to me and how I would want to when I grow. Even today, if someone ever asks me about some helpful self-help book recommendations, then I would only ask for that person to give this book a read.

The second book 'Totto-chan, the girl by the window' was written by a Japanese author, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, a country I admire. This book gave me a view of how childhood is for a Japanese kid, fascinating and adventurous what I was able to make out. The whole book was heartwarming, and it felt like travelling back in time to a different country like I was there. Especially reading these books with all of the My Good School members was fun. It was simply marvellous knowing so many new things every week. I am proud and content with the idea of me being a part of this home-like friendly open programme which is just free of judgements.

It's indeed been a roller-coaster ride, somehow. Apart from everything, there is one thing I can say for sure that one-hour meeting felt like a safe place for other children like me who were interested in the beauty of literature and admired it and lived the stories just the way I did. Now that I think of it, I can't express how much gratitude I feel for being able to be a part of this; looking back at it as a journey of improvisation and learning,

I don't know if I would even be writing anything if it weren't for My Good School. I would have probably thought for it to be something I couldn't do and just wasn't for me, but because of this practice of reflecting, I have enriched and improved that now I can do it anytime, whenever I think of it. It's been a healing experience, and of course, I want to thank the organisers, Sandeep sir, Monisha ma'am, all the interns who have put so much effort into making this a success and the other members who joined, which always made the meeting come up alive.

Shambhavi Nautiyal 
Ahlcon Public School

Friday 8 July 2022

The Sunday School by My Good School


The Sunday School!
Experience the joy of reading, listening to heartwarming stories and connecting with young people from schools worldwide —every Sunday in English and Hindi on Google Meet. The once-a-week school, 30 minutes open forum; 60 minutes English and 60 minutes Hindi, follow up on the Telegram App. The pure joy of learning, no compulsion to attend! #MyGoodSchool #JoyOfLearning #HappyTeachers 
Find out more about the Joy Of Learning Program by My Good School.

Friday 21 January 2022

Freedom - Gaurangi Rastogi

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?” -Mahatma Gandhi.

Freedom is a short word in English, but it has profound importance in our life. I hope you know about British Reign in India. We fought for two centuries for our country’s freedom. Some people were violent, and some were non-violent, and why shouldn’t we fight for freedom?

We were burdened with so many taxes that India came into poverty at that time; the crops were failing. There was bloodshed. None of us can forget what happened in 1919, Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. We fought for our rights and stood with unity. But the real meaning of freedom is when we are captured, and we want to get free from that captured scenario and fight for it. 

When we have freedom with us, we don’t value it, but we realise its preciousness when we lose our independence. 

Let me tell you a story that occurred in my family.

Before the 21st century, that means us, my father and his brothers and sisters and my grandparents were there under the scare of my eldest grandfather, Mr Hari Krishan Rastogi. My father’s destiny was already set to be a businessman, but there was a dream to become a cricketer in his heart. Now, whenever my dad is free, he sits and gazes at his cricket kit, But, My father says, “ You can become whatever you aspire, for and you have my consent.” 

This story reminds me of how important freedom of choosing your occupation and speaking your voice is, isn’t it? 

Gaurangi Rastogi
Grade VII
The Doon Girls School