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‘Apeejay Model Town’s flipped classroom technique got my son interested in learning’

Aariv Sood’s mother Himani says teachers at the school are very approachable



Himani Sood, Soft Skills Trainer, Lovely Professional University, says Apeejay Model Town met all her criteria for the right school for her son Aariv. In upper kindergarten now, the young boy has shown overall growth, says the mother. Aariv’s father Sahil Sood is a businessman. In an interview, Himani tells us what she thinks about the school curriculum, online classes, and more. Edited excerpts:

Why did you choose Apeejay School, Model Town, for your child?

The first thing that attracted me was the infrastructure. That was in fact my first criterion while picking a school for my son. Second, the teachers at the school were very humble and polite when we interacted with them. This school was far from my home, but my main concern was to provide my child with a comfortable and secure environment. The teachers were very good to us and helped us a lot. That is how we shortlisted the school.

In terms of the curriculum and pedagogy, do you think the school has lived up to your expectations?

Yes, it is good. They have adapted to online classes very well. They use the flipped classroom blended learning technique, in which assignments are given to students much in advance so that they are well-prepared before attending the class, which is something I like.

Have the online classes been effective?

Being a teacher myself, I realise that parents and teachers have to go hand-in-hand to ensure the proper development of a child. The teachers at Apeejay are making every effort to interact with every child as much as possible. They are trying their level best, which I appreciate.

The teachers are very approachable. I am usually in touch with the class teacher because I am unable to attend their meetings most of the time due to my prior professional commitments. If I have some concerns, the teachers are there to solve them.

Apeejay is known to focus on a child’s holistic development. What is your opinion?

The school organises a lot of events and activities to boost the students and pump up their participation. In my case, whenever my son shows interest in some activity, I encourage him to participate. But I do not force him into anything. Of course, things like homework are non-negotiable. The school, I would say, is trying its level best.

What kind of progress have you seen in your son?

Now, he is more enthusiastic about participating in activities. He is showing a lot more confidence. It is great to see that urge in him to want to prepare the lessons in advance so that he is able to give answers in the class.

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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