Learn. Unlearn. Relearn.
These three words are attributed to futurist Alvin Toffler, author of the popular book “Future Shock” in 1970. The concept of continual learning that relentlessly changes is associated with 21st Century schooling. This kind of education, for both students and teachers, looks different from the education many of us had ten or twenty years ago, when we were in school. But think about the changes in your own life: our children growing up; our own parents aging, relocating and job changes. Somehow through the multiple changes that surround us – we can't expect our school to stay constant, to be almost outside of time. We can't be blind to reality.
Our core values are indeed lasting: Respect, Character, Responsibility, Integrity, and more.
Certainly reading, speaking, listening, writing, calculating and basic skills are a must. With an ever-emerging global economy and ever-increasing competition for college admissions, our youngsters require critical thinking skills to become employed with international organizations or companies. The world has moved on, and will keep on doing so. As an educationist, I expect every Learning Star teacher to know more about teaching and learning than ever before. It's not easy! Multiple intelligence theory, personalized learning, differentiated instruction, teaching for understanding, cooperative learning - and let's not forget the pace of technological change spinning before all of us. All these concepts and practices - and many more - can enhance a teacher's ability to help each child achieve his or her own potential. Effective training for teachers will achieve this goal.
In the meantime, parents want to know more and more - and are more and more anxious - about their child's ability to zoom ahead. Communication is a non-stop process in Learning Star schools, and it bears down on teachers who hold “the child at the center.” More than ever before, Learning Star teachers have to be continuous learners, while at the same time being wonderful and happy teachers. The challenge for all of us: we must learn; unlearn; and relearn. That's how the world is.
On behalf of all our happy teachers, we most respectfully welcome you as a very important stakeholder of Learning Star International School and thank you for entrusting your child with our mission in Education.
is the Educational Director of Learning Star International Schools.
He has more than 20 years of Management experience in School Education; in areas which include academics, human resource, technology, organizational development, operation and strategy planning. He has extensively worked in establishing, managing and operating schools with a large educational group, from where he started as a teacher. He is also instrumental in developing many technological initiatives and revolutionary practices in Schools, both in India and abroad.