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2016 2:08 am PM Modi urged teachers and principals of Vidya Bharati schools to work towards overall development of their students. (Express Photo by Sudarshan Sakharkar) Related News Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday urged RSS-run schools to strive for excellence and work towards solving social problems Addressing a conclave of principals of schools run by Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan the Prime Minister said these institutions despite their growth in numbers lack the desire to compete with other schools in academics and extra-curricular activities “We should focus on how the schools of Vidya Bharati can reach the top We succeeded in expanding the number of schools but what about quality Let’s make one Vidya Bharati in every state and make it the top school in that state” he said Vidya Bharati an educational arm of the RSS currently runs 12000 schools across country with 32 lakh students enrolled in them Apart from the Prime Minister HRD Minister Smriti Irani addressed a session on the first day of the four-day meet More than 1000 teachers were present during Modi’s address The PM urged teachers and principals to work towards overall development of their students As an illustration he asked them to work to prepare sportspersons who could win gold medals at the 2020 Olympics Underlining the importance of technology he asked Vidya Bharati schools to use it to gain knowledge “from wherever it comes” “Distance from science and technology hampers our growth” he said He said “We have never been afraid of getting knowledge which can come from any of the four directions We should ask ourselves are our minds open to accept the best of the world” For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBrain Breaks are a way for learners of all ages and stages to recharge and prime for optimal learning Embrace your creativity and enjoy the moment for the sky is the limit when it comes to these invigorating ‘time-outs’ for your homeschooler’s brain The 2 Types of Brain Breaks There are two types of breaks you can provide for your homeschooled student The first type is a traditional energetic brain break The second type is a calming attention focuser Traditional brain breaks give children time to recharge and release pent up energy Brain breaks leave children prepared and ready to engage in traditional learning lessons and activities Attention focusers provide a different approach They are calming activities that help children focus in preparation for learning Regardless of the type brain breaks are critical in enhancing a child’s ability to learn An article from the Scientific American says “Downtime replenishes the brain’s stores of attention and motivation encourages productivity and creativity and is essential to achieve our highest levels of performance” I love using both types of brain breaks with my children I am excited to share some of my favorites with you Meditation – An Attention Focuser Meditation is a unique way to provide your child with a much-needed break It helps them to be mindful while calming their bodies and brains Of course as an extra perk you can meditate with your child and also receive some personal focus and redirection Which in my experience all parents – homeschooling or not – can use An easy way to implement this type of focuser is through the use of calming music and peaceful movement In our home we practice yoga for meditation purposes Although I love calling myself a yoga guru we are by no means experts Our attempts at yoga provide moments of mindfulness And these moments do a wonderful job of focusing our attention Chess – An Attention Focuser Yet another favorite type of attention focuser is the traditional game of Chess I am obsessed with the benefits that come from my children playing Chess Needless to say a chessboard with pieces is always sitting out on our kitchen table or living room floor My three-year-old is happy as a lark to play a game of pawns On the other hand my daughters (8 and 12 years old) play full games of chess using all pieces Chess teaches children to focus their minds and to think conscientiously The rules of the game are easy and play is consistent Children of different ages can engage one another or any adult who happens to be lurking nearby When alone they can even play against an imaginary opponent on a tablet The more they play the better their strategy becomes Chess is an inexpensive game that can be started played paused or resumed at any time Hence Chess is a perfectly reliable brain break Recess – A Traditional Break Homeschooling doesn’t mean you have to ignore traditional aspects of public schooling Good old fashioned Physical Education or Recess is important for all children Getting your child up and moving provides countless benefits including recharging their brain Do not neglect your neighborhood and city parks You can also encourage your children to move at public recreation centers pools and indoor/outdoor mall playgrounds Structured or unstructured Indoors or out It doesn’t matter what your child’s physical brain break looks like What matters is that their body is stretching flexing and doing its thing Playtime – A Traditional Break Of course my favorite type of brain break is traditional playtime I am a firm believer in old-style toys Please let your children play… be it building blocks dolls or a pillow and blanket fort I am saying this with an emphasis on please It is amazing what a child can do with a roll of yarn or a few toy cars This type of brain break may be pretty obvious Its genius is in its simplicity There is no pressure with this type of brain break There is also no right or wrong It is a brain break that allows for creativity at its best Encourage play and if needed scaffold it Then sit back and bask in the beauty of children self entertained by their own ingenuity and imagination You Are the Steward The phrase “brain break” might be new terminology but the idea is not Brain breaks allow children to be the best learners they can be These little nuggets of rejuvenating time are integral to the learning process Time away from structured learning tasks is not time wasted It is time savored and used wisely It is also the scaffold on which true learning builds Homeschooling provides a unique situation where you as parent and teacher are the steward of your homeschooler’s time You can and should allow for brief moments of pause in the chaos of a day Savor these breaks enjoy them and reap the benefits About this All-Star Educents Blogger Paigeis the mother of three creative Little Women and enjoys spending time eating chocolate watching movies reading for pleasure creating educational products and maintaining herblog? floundering knee-jerk reactions and ad-hoc decision-making will follow. like always, The only Indian designer to have conceived of an autobiography that cost a neat Rs one lakh? according to the report.according to a study. 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