A compliment to your regular school routine
Sudheer Sandra, a lifes kill coach and motivational speaker who believes that Hyderabadi students work pretty hard for marks and overall scores, but lack the ability to face the world and and real life challenges
Sudheer Sandra, a lifeskill coach and motivational speaker who believes that Hyderabadi students work pretty hard for marks and overall scores, but lack the ability to face the world and and real life challenges.
This made him develop a new curriculum using the LRSW method – listening, speaking, reading and writing. This makes it different from the regular school, wherein only reading and writing are kept in mind. Based on the LSRW method, he curated 12 essential skills for cognitive building, creativity as well as harmony building for a concept called SUPAR School. "I call it a parallel school as it is an independent and exclusive concept which complements the regular school routine," he shares.
Essentially he felt that wherever all over India he interacted with parents and students everyone was concerned with marks and academics only. However when he spoke to students they always had a problem with regard to other skills apart from academics such as stage phobia and interaction as well as other different skills.
He adds, "For this reason I felt that there was a need of a concept where the students could excel holistically as well as creatively. Hence I designed this concept so as to inculcate character and personality development skills necessary for over all development of the individual.
I felt that students though who were doing well academically where lacking in skills which prepared them to face the world. Hence it was required to develop a concept which could cater to this."
There is no age-limit in this school as the school is based on experiential learning. "I have observed that after summer vacations, students take a few weeks to come back into tune with their classes and school curriculum. The new school concept ensures that students keep in touch with learning and developing their capabilities even when the school is not open. During summer vacation followed by the lockdown period, he conducted Sudheer Summer Edutainament free classes in which students were assigned activities based on their creativity. "For example, I asked the students to make ladders only out of newspapers. They had totally diverse and creative thoughts. It is this creativity and this productivity by way of their thought process that I want to kindle their creative side," he says. The concept has been developed keeping students in remote areas in mind, he adds. So far, over 250 students from across the world (including NRIs) have registered for the course.
There are many students who have a fear of public speaking as well as interacting with people in the public as well as being creative. The absence of essential skills such as these are an impediment for them to get ahead in their life and their overall personality development as well as grooming. The SUPAR school concept has been designed to aid these students to progress in such dimensions of their life.
He shares, "I believe that as mentioned before for the purpose of academics and marks there are other systems in place. But for students who are lacking in life building and character building skills such as confidence and creativity, this method and concept is most effective."
There are a lot of plans to come up with more courses and more skills which may help unique students and their individual problems. The programme is not based to evaluate the performance of the child on the basis of marks but on the basis of personal development and inculcation of skills for holistic development. The new topics shall be based on these holistic skills and character building.
Sudheer also has a system through which he monitors the progress of the students, and guides them accordingly. However, the programme is not to evaluate the performance of the child on the basis of marks, but on the basis of personal development and inculcation of skills for holistic development. Among the interesting projects he has introduced is the 'Mental Immunity System (MIS) programme' developed exclusively for students to make them mentally strong during such challenging times like the lockdown. "Also different psychological programmes such as anger management, stress management and relationship management have been designed to help the students with their deep rooted problems based on their individual needs," he adds.
"I have conducted 'Save Earth challenge' on World Environment Day wherein 900+ plants had been planted in a day" he concludes.