Blogs

Who do you call? The caste busters!

I would recommend reading this article "The caste busters" that appeared in New York Times recently (The article is based on a theme from the author's book). What fascinated me, was the sense of ambition and ability that Misal demonstrates -- to be able to exploit the medium of TV to its maximum. I wonder what social media and mobile broadband could do in the years to come. Besides Misal, it was also the sense of development and innovation emerging at the "bottom of the pyramid" -- probably the place to watch for exciting business opportunities?

It was the article's closing paragraphs that stuck most in my head  "... a generation being trained rather than educated. They knew nothing about industry, art, history, literature, science". And then the dilemma that "...Misal did not have the luxury of broadening his vision, because if he lost focus, the world of degradations that he had escaped would be delighted to take him back".

Great insights as to why we should change ....

..... our attitudes to education today. How we encourage our children and push them. Even more so on how we work with students who are not the "brightest" according the systems we measure.

Sir Ken Robinson is a well-known educator and speaker at TED and other forums. This talk is an abridged video of a longer lecture. It is very creatively animated and worth the 12mins needed to get this message. (If you have more time, I recommend the longer version (55 mins) here http://youtu.be/mCbdS4hSa0s)

Stanislites of Australia meet

Missing Framed Names of Matriculates

Hi Guys,

Not sure if I've blogged this before!

I did the SSC in 1979.  Till about then, there used to be a frame, (guessing) 3mx3m, with listings of a few years' matriculates, on the first floor landing of the staircase from the parlour to the school hall.

When I last heard, that frame was moved to the carpentry.  Does anyone know if that frame yet exists somewhere?

Of the whole lot of Stanislites in my family circle (3 generations), my Dad's name (Mervin Peter D'Mello) & uncle's name (Roman Irvin D'Mello (left India for England 1955 to do Barrister at Law, now in USA), & both alive, were on that frame!

Btw, my Dad's grand uncle, Fr Pascoal de Mello, was the first vicar of St Peter's around 1860.  And this I learnt 31 years after finishing school when my Dad told me so on a weekend he spent at ours here in Melbourne, Australia!

Cheers,

Adrian.

 

teachers ... & teaching

A few observations from around the globe on teachers & teaching I found interesting; 

The best schools in the western suburbs

I thought I would share this article that appeared in yesterdays Hindustan Times.

Use this link http://stanislites.org/alumni/files/The-best-schools-in-the-west.pdf or see the pdf below


Syndicate content

About SSESA  :  Network  :  Membership  :  Donate  :  Activities  :  Gallery  :  Blog  :  Contact  :  Disclaimer  :  Help
© 2010 St. Stanislaus Ex-students Association | St. Stanislaus High School, Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai-400 050, India | Tel:(91 22)2640 1799 E-mail: mc@stanislites.org