15Aug/17

Independence Day

We beleive in holistic education and development . We welcome contributions from parents and educators.

Vande Mataram
Few things children can do to show their patriotism and act as responsible citizens of India

• Children can start a Swatch Bharat in their neighbourhood

• Children can start Teach Technology campaign in their neighbourhood wherein they can teach technology to senior citizens or to any person who is not tech savvy. This way they can contribute to reduce the digital divide in our country.

• Children can start Health club in their locality to encourage healthy living.

16Jul/17

Queen of Katwe

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Queen of Katwe is an inspirational movie based on the life of Phiona Mutes . It is the story about journey of the Ugandan girl , Phiona Mutes , from a pitiful life of slums of Katwe to the becoming of the Grand Chess Master. It is the story of a dedicated master who trains the children coming from poor background to become chess champions.
Learning from the movie:
• Tough situations cannot mar ones journey to success. Tough conditions do not last but, tough people do.
• Never run away stand up and face
• Be humble when victorious. Pride leads to fall.
Extra Bytes :
The movie is based on Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster by Tim Crothers
PLATINUM METER
Genre: True Story , Sports , Motivation , Biopic
Language: English
Rating : U
Running Time: 124 minutes
Directed By: Mira Nair
Produced By: John Carls ,Lydia Dean Pilcher
Cast: David Oyelowo,Lupita Nyong’o,Madina Nalwanga
Release Date: September , 2016
Frightening /violence scenes/Intense scenes: 0/5
Alcohol/drugs/smoke: 1/5
Profanity: 1/5
Adult Intimacy: No
Rating on Family Values: 3/5
Rating on Motivation : 5/5
Suitability for age groups:
5 -12 years: Yes
12-18 years : Yes
18 years and above : Yes

18Jun/17

Celebrating Relationships


A tribute to a wonderful Father:
On the eve of this Father’s Day I take a moment to thank my father for the all the small and the great things he has done for me. He has been there for me, by my side through the thick and the thin of my Life. He is the one who has always been wishing for my happiness and betterment. He has been a well wisher in true sense . He has always been a guiding lamp by my side. He is loved , cared for and remembered on this day and all the days. He has done his part, it is now I who owe my part . May God bless him with health, happiness and peace. May he enjoy this part of his journey that is called the Old Age.

If you want to send your wishes for your father to be published on this website mail them to us .

Father

08Jun/17

Schooling Then and Now :


In earlier times in India there was a sacred and pure relationship between the master and the disciple (Guru and Shishya Parampara). Once the parent admitted his child to a Gurukul , his role taken over by the Guru. Guru took the responsibility of the child and saw that when the child left the Gurukul he had moral values , social values and was apt in knowledge.

The olden days Gurukuls have now been replaced by modern day schools, which work just like corporate offices. Here, there is no talk of Guru and Shishya. The term Shishya is replaced by Customer. There is more talk on customer dealing and customer satisfaction than the actual inculcating of values and imparting of knowledge to the child. Regular feedback is taken from the parents and the students. If the customers are happy and satisfied the teacher is considered to be productive for the organization. The focus of teacher thus shifts from the actual development of the child to keeping the child happy. There is no room or space given for any kind of experimentation or trying out of new strategies by the teacher .The teacher prefers the safer path.
The teachers have no right to scold a child. If the valuable customer gets unhappy and a parent complains then the teacher is taken for a ride. The educational organizations only try to lure the customers so that they can get better admissions next time. When the parents come for admissions to the school they talk more about the facilities in the school than the actual teaching. For instance, if the weather is rough they look for schools which are air conditioned and where their child can spend his time comfortably. The parents are quick enough to pull their child out of the school if the teachers scolds or complains about the child.

So, it is really a worrisome stage. We need check where this modern education system is leading our society to. Inculcating discipline and values in children is the talk of the yore.

19May/17

How well does it gel to work in the same school as your child?

Now-a-days schools offer several benefits to woo parents to join the same school as the child. But, how well does it work for the child?
Some parents are of the view that working in the same school as the child will keep them closer to the child and they can see through what’s happening in their child’s life. But, on reality check it is found that it hampers the growth of the child. The parents try to influence the class teacher or the subject teacher to give extra attention to the child. Especially, if the parent is in the position of authority he/she tries to influence the normal working of the teacher. The teacher is under the pressure to oblige the higher up or doesn’t have the authority to go against the higher up? In this process the whole culture of the learning environment goes for a toss. The children now a days are smart enough to understand what’s going on .They take undue advantage of the system. They stop learning and their personnel growth is hampered. They are under the authoritative shadow of their parent. Everything is easy for them .But, this does not gel with real life. In real life , everyone has to put in hard work and labour to achieve ones goals. There are no shortcuts. The Darwin’s theory of the Survival of the fittest holds true. So, once they move out of the current organisation into the real world how well adjusting these children are and how well they can withstand the pressure of working in an organisation is questionable.

16Mar/17

Tele Reviews by PlatinumLearningMate

Motu Aur Patlu:

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We at PlatinumLearningMate believe in all round development. For education and entertainment we can use the medium of books , online medium or visual medium. Intelligent use of television can be a good source of learning and entertainment.

Motu Aur Patlu is an animated cartoon broadcasted on Nickelodeon TV.
This is a pure Indian Style Comedy Series. Motu and Patlu are very close friends living in the town named Furfuri Nagar .They are in good terms with the police inspector named Chingam Sir , Dr. Jhatka who keeps on experimenting to invent something new and Ghasitaram. Motu is fond of eating especially the samosas. Both of them land up into awkward situations off and on due to their innocence. Motu is more stronger physically and Patlu is more brainy of the two . Both of them complement each other in problem solving and resolve their problems with the help of their friends Chingam Sir , Dr. Jhatka and Ghasitaram.
Remarks : This tele serial is adapted from famous Indian comic series Lotpot
Platinum Meter:
Genre : Entertainment
Ratings on Entertainment : 5/5
Language : Hindi
Profanity : 0/5
Directed By: Suhas Kadav
Suitability for age groups:
5 -12 years: Yes.
12-16 years : Yes .
16-20 years: Yes .
Above 20 years: Yes