Real Personality-summary

Sandhiya, Prabha, Thamizhselvi.

The children of Isaiambalam are undergoing a project called Inspiration.  The purpose of the project is to understand the spiritual values. There are 6 teams under it.  Real personality is one of them.

The development of  5 aspects i.e. being physically strong, mentally balanced, morally sound, intellectually sharp and spiritually advanced is real personality. It also gives positive thinking that repeated good thoughts, speaking good words and doing good actions will help us developing good imprints and good character in us. The proverb” As you saw, you shall reap ” is a good example of it. The environment you choose is will decide which kind of personality you will become.

If we have thoughts, it will lead us to bad actions and bad thoughts. The same way around, If we have good thoughts, in any situation angels will protect us. These thoughts encourage children to do good activities and they develop their personality with compassionate love.

Learning about this project makes the children build their inner capacities. The children understand that truth is strength, purity, and knowledge.  It also helps them to practice that any unwanted thoughts that weaken them should be rejected in life.

While learning the project through songs, scripts, memorizing sayings of Swami Vivekanandha made the children understand that they are the creators of their destiny. They believed that they are glorious and immortal, hence they can achieve anything in the world if they have good thoughts and will power to achieve it.

Through learning this project they understood the importance and the essence of real personality.

Here is the real personality Links and Projects:https://isaiambalamschool.wordpress.com/2019/08/13/real-personality-part-1/

The History of Pugal Chola Nayanar (True education team)

~Ranjith, Saranya

Each team have two choose one nayanar. For true education, we choosed pugal chola nayanar why because we were able to connect with our 16 components in this nayanar story.

 

Pugal Chola ruled the Chola kingdom from its capital Uraiyur, presently a neighbourhood of the Indian city of Tiruchirappalli. He is described as a devotee of Shiva, the patron god of Shaivism. He appears in two chapters in the Periya Puranam. In the chapter of Eripatha Nayanar, a detailed account of his encounter with fellow Nayanar, Eripatha Nayanar, is given. His primary account in his chapter relates to his death in Karuvur, generally identified as the Indian city of Karur, which is famous for its Pasupateeswarar temple dedicated to Shiva. Pugal Chola is described as an ideal monarch who served his subjects, Shiva and devotees of Shiva. Shaivism prospered under his reign. He was the emperor of the region and had numerous vassals. Once, he visited Karuvur, which was one of the chief towns of the Chola kingdom. Once on the day of Maha Navami, the royal elephant of the Chola was being paraded through the town. The elephant saw Sivakami Andar and seized the basket of flowers from his hands and crushed the flowers, which were meant for the worship of Shiva. Seeing the wailing devotee, Eripatha not only slew the beast, but also its mahout and accompanying guards who failed in their duty to control the elephant. The news of murder of the royal elephant reached Pugal Chola. The enraged king reached the spot of the massacre. While the king expected an army who challenged his authority, he saw a lone crusader standing over the elephant. Upon enquiry, the guards pointed to and introduced Eripatha as the slayer of the elephant. Pugal Chola alighted from his horse and bowed to the angry Eripatha in reverence and asked about the crime of his elephant and men. Eripatha informed him of the events leading to the killing and said that he had punished them for a sin against Shiva. The Chola felt it was his moral responsibility. He bent before the Nayanar and presenting his sword asked the Nayanar to kill him too, as the king is ultimately culpable for the actions of his elephant and army. Eripatha was taken aback by the king’s devotion and actions and felt remorseful. He thought it would be best to commit suicide by the sword as penance for the murders. As Eripatha raised the sword to cut his head, the horrified king held his hands to stop him. As they struggled with Life Eripatha trying to Suicide and Pugal Chola protecting. the sword to sacrifice their lives, Shiva appeared pleased with their devotion and blessed them. He also resurrected the elephant and the king’s men. Sivakami Andar’s basket was also restored with flowers. Eripatha was given the honour of seating on the royal elephant, while the king held the royal umbrella over his head, like a slave. Both of them went to the Pasupateeswarar temple and worshipped Shiva. While in Karuvur, the Chola king learnt that a vassal prince named Adigan (Adiyaman) was due to pay tributes to the king. The king declared war on the vassal and ordered his troops to destroy the enemy fort. An account of a fierce battle is told in the Periya Puranam. Ultimately, the Chola army triumphed, annihilating the armies of Adigan and razing this fort to dust. Adigan escaped death, by abandoning his citadel. The Chola warriors arrived with the wealth and women from Adigan’s city and brought severed heads of their fallen foes as a sign of valour. As the king surveyed the pile of heads, he saw a head with matted hair. On further investigation, he realized his soldiers had killed a Shaiva ascetic. To expiate the sin of killing a devotee of Shiva, he decided to end his life. He crowned his son as the king. He built a funeral pyre. He smeared his body with sacred ash and took the head of the devotee in a golden, jewel-studded vessel on his head. He circumambulated the blazing flames, reciting the Panchakshara mantra to placate Shiva and finally plunged into the fire. For his supreme sacrifice, he attained Kailash, the abode of Shiva after his death.                              Pukazch Choza Nayanar - The History of Pukazch Choza Nayanar                                                    தார்தாங்கிக் கடன்முடித்த சடைதாங்குந் திருமுடியார் நீர்தாங்குஞ்

Scaling up STEM land

~Poovizhi, Prabha, Arun

STEM land is being scaled to different schools in and around Auroville. We had a meeting with all the STEM land coordinators from Isai ambalam school, Udavi school, Thamarai night school, Auroville ITI, TLC and  Aikiyam school.

We shared what we did in each STEM land. We discussed about algebraic identities, powers and how children can understand visually. One of the STEM coordinator solved it blindfolded. When we blindfold the cube size feels like it’s the same but when we compare it with the other cube it is a bit easier to figure it out. It was fun to learn.

Starting from Battery holder

~ Abilash.S

As most of the students were new to electronics, they were asked to build a simple battery holder ( Aravind Gupta Toys) and to measure the voltage from the battery using the multimeter. They were given different batteries and were asked to measure the voltage by keeping them in series. They were able to notice the change in voltages in different batteries and enjoyed the process. The students helped each other by sharing their knowledge to their younger buddies and we were able to see the Peer Learning build up. At the end of the day they were able to learn about voltage, LED, copper, multimeters, and make the LED glow.

 

Mental and Cognitive education

Continous of True education blog:

Mental and Cognitive education:

Mental and cognitive education can be done by learning about ourselves and the world around us.

We grow in learning about ourselves by respecting our parents, our teachers, and our elders. They support us and provide not only for our basic physical needs but also our mental, intellectual, moral and spiritual needs.

Culture is what we have, i.e. our thought, our expressions, our approach towards life, etc. It has emerged out of collective thinking and is subject to continuous modification by our ancestor’s thoughts which are accepted by society. Swamiji further says, “Peoples in the nation should not only be given the education to make them self-reliant, but also ideas, moral training, and understanding of their great history so that can be motivated to work for their own salvation. Furthermore, they must be given back their culture, without which there is no hope for sustainable progress.

To respect others we need to know about ourselves and we should love our country, our culture, and our ancestors. Cultural plays a major role to develop a better understanding of the world and also helps us to understand ourselves. This helps us develop respect for what we have and grow in self-confidence. It also helps us appreciate that other people have similarly other cultures and environment that have socialized them. Only with real self-confidence will we be able to respect others.

We can’t build a nation without understanding how things work in the world. Culture and History gives us a detailed picture of how society, technology, and government worked way back when so that we can better understand how it works now. It also helps us determine how to approach the future, as it allows us to learn from our past mistakes (and triumphs) as a society.

When we do the above we will treat people equally, with trust, love, regard, and respect. This should be given to all levels and all type of people regardless of any physical, mental, sexual, social, economic or family background.

A story shared at our group was – During cyclone Thane people lost their homes and water flooded many homes. At that time, even basic needs were difficult to meet. Some compassionate people in this world provided these basic needs – food, clothing and shelter. These people have done this as a service without wanting to be recognized. I have come to understand that, when we have trouble others express their love towards us. Henceforth we must express our love to all levels of people, not only that we should do our best to serve people.

Intern ship at STEM land

Pratap.G

Three students from college came to STEM land for intern-ship for two weeks  to learn programming in Scratch. We have asked them to create some project in scratch. They have created some videos projects on addition ,fraction, number line, multiplication, representing and arranging  ascending order and descending order with squares. People from STEM land took Steward ship for new emergence for them . They took few tools from that session for them like stand , fear,  deep listening and back ground conversation , four profile , CFSR  sheet.

Reflection of the interns

Here are the list of  projects that they made in scratch.

 

Reset Password in Ubuntu

~Saranya & Sundar

Saranya forgot her system (Ubuntu 14.04) password and instead of recovering it she wanted to reinstall 18.04 OS, that’s when I showed her how to reset the admin password.

How to reset password in Ubuntu:

  1. While booting the system press esc.
  2. Choose advanced boot options then choose recovery mode and select root give enter.
  3. It will open the terminal in root:
  4. In that Terminal type: mount -o remount,rw /
  5. mount -o remount,rw /
  6. type: password type your password

To mount:

mount -rw -o remount /

How to check the list of users in your system (Ubuntu):

-d: -f1 /etc/passwd ; check list of users

passwd accountname ; to change password

Integral learning-Whatup’s Integers

~Sandhiya

We have started to learn and discover the different ways of how Integers can be looked at.
Following are some ideas children can work on, It is totally up to the students on what they would like to build.

  1. To be able to tell stories of +, -, *, /
  2. To know different stories with Othello ++,+-,-+,– and link it with multiplication
  3. To be able to determine angles 180-theta and 360 – theta
  4. To be able to know special integers (Pythagorean triples)
  5. To be able to show a number on the number line
  6. Be able to write a scratch program to show the target game
  7. Using Ganit mala be able to explain how to get to the target.
  8. To be able to divide integers to get a fraction
  9. To know repeated addition is multiplication
  10. To know repeated multiplication is powers
  11. Squares and cubes of integers

Children can come up with projects, stories, modules explaining the same with a short 3 to 4mins videos.

This event starts on the 20/08/2019 and comes to a close 31/08/2019.

In Isai Ambalam, 7th -grade students taught the Integers addition, subtraction using a Number line, Othello, Gaint mala and also explained the addition and subtraction using the staircase to 5th-grade.

 

Vasanth and Sandhiya supported the children to share their learning.

    

In 7th-grade, each person took 2 children and explained the integers addition and subtraction. 5th- grade was keep asking the question and learned the integers using the math materials.

5th-grade students wrote the English scripts about what they learned in Integers and get corrected with Nirmala, and shared the integers with our classmates.