New Explorations and Anaesthesia

Explorations are the flagship learning experiences at The Northstar School. We spend a lot of time and thought in designing and delivering complex, broad and meaningful learning experiences. Over the last 5 years we have designed dozens of explorations. In the course of designing these explorations, we have learnt the…

Spirit of a Place: Existential Foothold

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen, Today I want to talk about a concept, an idea that is abstract but at the same time can be applied to the concrete. It is at the intersection of education, philosophy and architecture. I will start with something general, apply to the concrete by…

Announcing Noon: Northstar Online

The last few months have been hard professionally, as with many of us. Not being able to see the kids has been a major downer. Add to that the learning experience of live videos conferencing. Its been hard for teachers and students both. These are difficult times, particularly for small…

Northstar Approach to Online Learning

Let me begin by mentioning that the last few months have been the most difficult of times for The Northstar School. I am not hesitant to accept it and share it. Are we alone in this? Certainly not. I prefer sharing about where we need to get better at than…

Trainers of HEP (Switzerland) on The Northstar School

The Northstar School has partnered with HEP of Switzerland. Under the  exchange program, educators from HEP came at The Northstar School in  India and conducted various learning activities with our students. Ruth  Benvegnen, Teacher Trainer (Foreign Language) from HEP Vaud, Switzerland  shared her experience during the visit. Lucy Kottsieper, Teacher…

My Talk at TEDx (Rajkot)

Here's a talk I gave last year. I am not too proud of the delivery, but I this was my first opportunity to share two of my best programs at the school, Horticulture and Noesis. "We need our kids to be able to find their place in our community and…

Explorations: IDENTITY - Perceptions and Consequences

Learners of Grade 7 -8 through their exploration had a very reflective learning in trying to understand what is identity. Also explored how a person’s behaviour and how they choose to present themselves project aspects of their identity. As a part of the launch, the learners learnt how fashion…

Back to Basics

Design and communication are very important to me. We work very hard to ensure that we communicate our school's values and culture in a beautiful way. I am happy to share a new series we are starting. This set will try to explore various aspects of our school through each…