We step into an era in education which is unlike anything we have experienced in the past. Suddenly we are made aware that the world is shooting ahead with novel ideas and we, considered the brightest people in the world, are being left behind and even caught in the slipstream.
It does not have much to do with methodology. It is more to do with a shrinking planet, one that ecologically has reached a tipping point of no return. Suddenly we are not just Indians but Earthlings and what is more, cosmologists. We can see Einsteinian theories being vindicated, and we are made aware that we all sail in the same large vessel to an unknown destination.
Preparing our students for this is the need of the hour.
They are not hard-wired in the same mold. They have their own language of texting which linguists see as brilliant and cognitively much in advance because it is the true language of speech.
This is not an age of specialization. Every educationist needs to be intelligent, well-informed and sensitive to the cultural and religious differences.
It is we adults who hold children back from being truly secular. They are more honest than we are. The Middle Section pledges itself to start marching to the beat of this new drummer.
Mrs. Sangeeta Sheel
Headmistress, Middle School