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Fabulous… What an adorable book that speaks volumes about the special spaces and wow stories of children and youth. I feel happy that I have got the opportunity to read it.
Our children are endearing blessings. The education they get should make them great citizens to become ethical leaders and change makers.
I just reminisce my school and college days.Then I used to always wonder when this rote system would go once for all and replace learning of .life oriented skills to face the world and live in this intricate society.
IMAGINE , the classical book addresses the importance of learning life skills in a simple, pragmatic way .It has come. at the right time when values are deteriorating.
Dr. Shelja Sen, a mother, writer and a child and adolescent psychologist has crafted the book with her own experiences along with references from various sources in different countries and books.
IMAGINE – the title coaxes us to give wings to our imagination. The cover in the greenery backdrop of branches of trees and images of the chirping birds is bequiling.
Apart from anecdotes and memoirs from the authoress life there are so many references to the sayings of scholars , great personalities like Mahatma Gandhi ,eminent educationalists and psychologists.
Every chapter is well formatted to include explanations and descriptions ending with Dig Deep on what we have to do or follow .Some chapters give Reflection and GPS to make us to ponder on the most significant points.
This book dives into the children’s realm and talks about the changes to be made to enrich the student-teacher relationship and no child left invisible and the schools become emotionally safe spaces for inclusive &creative learning .
Kids will learn what they are ready to learn and not what we are ready to teach.
The book includes facets like Connection, Community, Coach , Care and Commitment.
There is a recommended reading page to enlighten you more.
The strong blurb ends with the following words.
It is a game changer that will force us to reflect , rethink, and redesign schools to ones that our children truly deserve .
This impressive guide offers all the insights in the ethical and moral context on a subfield of education that can mould our children to lead their life with compassion, character, critical thinking, courage and collaboration.
Useful links are there to improve our understanding on the subject.There are diagrams to give an explanation.
With exuberance and clarity, Dr Shelja Sen has used simple language ,with free flow of powerful words with rhyme and rhythm to make the reading astonishing, easy and seamless .
Her splendid writing style fizzes with descriptions, metaphors, and stories, taking us right into the education system with flair and enthusiasm.
In this refreshing read IMAGINE, it is a fascinating journey of knowing the minds of the children ,teacher and parents.
At times it seems to be preachy,but in this sort of book it is inevitable.
Following gems of wisdom of the authoress attract my attention
Love is a deliberate daily practice.
Teaching is a calling not just a job.
Every child is wired and inspired differently.
I also like the stories of Raghav and Ragini students the like of whom we can meet in the present student community.
Dr Shelja Sen has written from her heart for the future of the children . Her vision to create a different world where children decide their space reflects in her passionate writing .
I highly recommend this book to all as it is every penny worth.All readers wanna read the interesting and intriguing book .Especially students , teachers, parents , counselors, therapists activists thought leaders other change makers should read this book . You can buy the book and give as a gift to your teachers , whoever associated with children in one way other on special occasions .
In the last page You are invited to participate in the Schools that care and Communities That Care program at Children First .Please visit the following link .
www. Childrenfirstindia . com and support the cause of building a community of concern for children and youth.
Can’t wait to read it.Buy the copy from the link given above.
My score: 5/5
Disclaimer: I have received a free copy from the Publisher, Harpercollins Publishers India in exchange of my honest and unbiased review.