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Strengthening Home-School Connections: Innovative Parent Engagement Program (Vidya Daan)

 

 

In the insightful words of John Dewey, “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” Embracing this philosophy of experiential learning, The Khaitan School recently launched a pioneering program aimed at enhancing home-school connections for students in classes 3 to 5. Through this initiative, parents were invited as guest speakers to share their expertise and skills, bridging the gap between classroom learning and real-world application.

 

 

 

The program’s objective was clear: to create a collaborative learning environment where students could deepen their understanding of various subjects through real-world examples and practical skills. By inviting parents to share their professional experiences and insights, the school aimed to enrich students’ educational journey and foster a deeper connection between home and school.

 

 

 

Guest Speaker Sessions became the highlight of the program, with parents stepping into the role of educators to impart valuable knowledge and expertise to students. From financial literacy to first aid skills, parents shared insights from their respective fields, making learning interactive, engaging, and relevant to students’ lives. These sessions provided students with a unique opportunity to learn from real-world practitioners, gaining practical insights that go beyond the confines of textbooks.

 

 

 

 

The impact of the initiative was immediate and profound. Students were enthralled by the guest speaker sessions, eagerly absorbing the wealth of knowledge shared by their parents. The interactive nature of the sessions encouraged active participation and critical thinking, enabling students to connect classroom concepts with real-life scenarios. Moreover, the program received overwhelmingly positive feedback from both parents and teachers, highlighting its effectiveness in strengthening parent-teacher collaboration and enriching the overall educational experience.

 

 

 

 

In conclusion, The Khaitan School’s innovative parent engagement program has successfully fostered stronger connections between home and school, enhancing the holistic learning experience for students in classes 3 to 5. By leveraging the expertise of parents and creating opportunities for real-world learning, the program has not only enriched students’ educational journey but also nurtured a sense of collaboration and partnership between home and school. As John Dewey aptly reminds us, education is indeed life itself, and initiatives like these exemplify the school’s commitment to providing students with a truly enriching and transformative educational experience.

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