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Coding is a new literacy

Santosh Avvannavar is in conversation with Harsha Badami Nagaraj on the need of coding for children. He share his experience on the reasons for children to learn code. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg57f2bpUCw

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๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ!

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™’๐™š ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก ๐™†๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฌโ—

๐—ช๐—ต๐˜† ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒโ—

Santa Santosh Avvannavar presents a case in the beginning with several stories that shapes one though these stories aren’t linear (Parallel Stories) and speaks to people from various walks of life –

1) Sachin Kodagali, Author BUGman

2) Manju Sharma, Principal, DPS Bangalore South

3) Anuradha Bondli Singh, Founder HelpMeFly

4) Thakur Rahul Singh, Co-founder, Winkl thakurrahulsingh

5) Sanjeevkumar Yaliballi, Asst Prof, Dept of Social Work, SHDDGFG College Padavalahippe, Hassan Dist.

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Shloka’s aspiration Ichthyology

Santosh Avvannavar is in conversation with Ms Shloka Grade 7th Grade student of Gopalan International School (Whitefield campus) Bengaluru who has a unique interest in ichthyology, a study of fish. Very unique and uncommon interest for a school goers!

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Are Teachers & Parents afraid to stand for students rights?

Silence is the word that I often heard by some teachers in the classroom.

This silence brought several students to conformity to regulations and it was termed as ‘discipline’. I understand teachers do require peace of mind as an adult now but what are we expecting from kids who are yet to be adults!

This silence has shut the creative space for a while and cumulative over years. In one of my recent conversations with The Lead Man of India – Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh, says true and profound words – kids rely on other people to tell them what to do even when they grow up. (conversation link) How true and sad the story of children on decision making?

Several schools and colleges have attractive infrastructure as rightly pointed by a former IITian and Professor, Dr. Dhindaw says, “now-a-days education is perceived as business”. He suggests investment must go beyond infrastructure such as motivating teachers and pay them rightly. (Conversation)

I have continued to feel bad on knowing and learning how little teachers are paid for their passion for creating invaluable citizens. However, I believe people who have money as a driving factor should choose another profession assuming teachers & fellow men don’t stand up for their voice. I see teachers who stand up for themselves will make children stronger. In an informal conversation with educators I have come across some become teachers just to be engaged. I think it’s actually harming several children over one person’s needs. As in desires of one’s life several lives are at stake!

I was surprised by parents, teachers and several media platforms to have only apolitical talks. I think teachers & parents must have tough classroom/ home conversations about race, racism, sexuality, democracy, violence and so on. It would be too late by the time one becomes an adult. Often adults are silenced by misusing the law or power. The silence continues!

Some Parents often no less in silencing not only their children but others as well. I still remember a day and still fresh it was yesterday – two of us were preparing for board exams at friends house. Friend parents were watching TV with a volume that distracted us. I asked my friend if his parents could lower the volume of the TV for awhile. As he walked into their room, I heard a voice yelling at him – We need TV to break our stress. Your friend and you could go somewhere else to study! Poor friend!

Several educators have mentioned in conversations that teachers are confronted by parents on school fees matter. See the matter of standing-up for themselves and others come back! As teachers and parents we need to do it for ourselves so that children could do at least for themselves. I think parents must go to school or college leaders not to always depend on the media and others to stand-up on their behalf. Time will let individuals know if the education system is worth time and time. (Conversation link)

“Individuals’ success relies on freedom of learning, inquisitiveness and curiosity“, says Dr Thuppil in an conversation. He also believes most of the ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ are to test memories rather than outcome of information. Such assessments are often associated with structured learning and this learning is often forgotten post assessments. Perhaps parents must get out of topper culture!

Teachers, parents, and people which each child come across must be allowed to experience failure. Though failure might sound painful but often it is sounded as shameful. I recall an IIT professor who taught SAS course to a bunch of electronic students. I happened to attend his introductory non-technical lecturer that was open for all. One of the points I still remember is – its not uncommon to fail in my internal assessments and its designed for us to reflect. As a professor I learned that something didn’t go right in my teaching and something for students worked harder than yesterday. We are here to co-create this course and evolve! I saw glowing faces, not silence for the first time.

I have also come across several teachers and parents who work child centric. And Hats off to them! 

-Author of the article is Education Journalist for QtSTEAM – www.youtube.com/QtSTEAM

In Conversation with Hollywood Actor

Santa Santosh Avvannavarย is in conversation withย #Hollywoodย Actor Mr. Renรฉ Mena. His movieย #Prescienceย is of a criminal attorney struggles with his sexuality.

One cannot take eyes off the leading cast for their performance that so natural to ask for more. Watch the movie Prescience for their honest performance of telling a true story! Reneฬ Mena has interesting projects in pipeline for 2020 and 21. We’re excited to share the same with everyone!

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In conversation with Yuvaraj – Actor of Kademane Movie

In Episode 9,ย Santa Santosh Avvannavarย is in conversation withย Naveen Goldenย (Yuvaraj) Actor of Kannada movie,ย Kademane-เฒ•เฒกเณ†เฒฎเฒจเณ†. In light conversation Yuvaraj shares his experience part of Kademane movie and his future plans. The movie is slated to release in Nov 2019.

Kademane-เฒ•เฒกเณ†เฒฎเฒจเณ†ย is expected to tickle and send chills down (one’s) spine as it is horror-comedy genre. Do share your review on watching the movie!

Link to the interview:ย https://youtu.be/F5xnyT1N_1A

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