PPIS N2 Childcare Learning Outcomes/Demonstration

Real-Life

Dealing with children is a skill which will probably greatly benefit me in the future since I am going out in the world on my own. And if I ever work in a job with kids, I would immediately know what to do. This is the most taxing of my activities because it has both global and ethical concerns worldwide. Nonetheless I persevere and even enjoy the children’s smiling faces when they enjoy another one of our well planned sessions.

Yoga S2 Learning Outcomes/Demonstration

Demonstration

The key values of Yoga according to Indian tradition is to treat others the way you would like them to treat you, and this can be observed while doing yoga poses. Having respect for one’s own strengths and weaknesses is a key teaching. Always maintaining an active lifestyle (breathing, stretching, etc.) is important even if you can’t sit down for an hour of yoga everyday. Meditation being the best one.

Photography Season 2 – First 3 stages

Investigation

At first I was hesitant to take a second season of photography, but after experiencing the first I’m glad I did, I found that there was always so much more left to learn and always widen my horizons, after all no work of art is said to ever be complete. Sign-ups were done through the school system. I realised that photography was not that popular among people for 2 seasons but still decided to take it because I aim to finish anything I start to learn.

Preparation

Always being punctual, always having an open mindset to learn and most importantly, always having fun. Being creative in the arts really enriches my IB learning since I am more oriented towards science and mathematics. At the beginning of every lesson Mr. Caleb would ask me what I would like to learn and I would choose a new and interesting aspect to learn. Discussions at the end of class also arose about the learning outcomes of the day.

Action

The action taken was to study the more finer aspects of photography such as:

  • How to ‘Build up’ and image
  • Multiple angular light sources
  • different image sensors along with exotic lenses
  • Light filters, mood and overlaying

and more..

. Above is me with a very heavy portrait zoom lens with a f1.2 aperture

We also talked about taking photos at different location and the implications of taking another person’s photo int he proper way as well as respecting people’s privacy.

Here is some of my final works

More of my outcome work will be in the next post where I will also be discussing, in detail, the learning outcomes and possibly some real-life connections

 

First 3 stages Yoga with Meditation season 2

Investigation

Sign-ups were done from the school system, S1 and S2 commitment was already there hence carried forward. I was also grateful that I had signed up for another season because in all honesty, I don’t think a single season is enough to bring out the full benefits of yoga.

Preparation

In preparation we were told only 2 thing, the first was that Yoga is a big step forward so showing determination by being puntual and always giving it our all was the key, secondly we wrote down our goals and possible reasons for taking the activity/ benefits we might attain by the ens of the activity.

Action

Action was basically pushing ourselves hard, but not too hard! to do Yoga with the best of our abilities and the right mindset.

 

We concentrated on the harmony between out minds and bodies, our breadth and spirit and sought balance. Some of the exercises were tiresome but I felt quite lively and healthy after completing them.

Detailed discussion about the learning outcomes will be in the next post along with possible demonstration/real-world application.

First 3 stages of CAS for PPIS N2 S2

Investigation

Was done through the school system, registration carried forward from the previous season and I was interested to continue.

Planning/Preparation

We have a master planning document (See below) where week by week groups of 2-3 people take charge of planning lout that particular week’s session. It’s always wonderful to work with the kids and the few weeks in which they didn’t visit us had us slightly disappointed. We had an assignment of group roles and responsibilities of which I put myself forward for communications/media officer, other people went for service chair and logistics officer. Majority of the service media is taken by me with some contributions from other students as it is my responsibility as media officer.

Action

As stated before, we worked in groups of 2-3 to plan every week’s session. For example my group (consisting of me and Fayyaz) planned on the theme of “Little Red Riding Hood”Some of the challenges we faced were keeping the children engaged, overcoming language and communication barriers and choosing very appropriate videos and game for our very young audience.

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Later we arranged outdoor activities for the kids…

All of us also contributed in voting on suitable themes for other groups to work on as well, and vice-versa we had people give opinions on the suitability of our theme as well.

Reflections on individual learning outcomes will be in the next post. As well as some demonstrations/real-life connections.

Yoga is life – Yoga with meditation reflection 1

My goals for taking this activity:

  1. To live a healthier life and have a daily healthy routine, both for the body and the mind
  2. To be able to manage stress and day to day problems as well as understanding how to relax
  3. To bond with my family over yoga and to spiritually connect with the people closest to me

My aim and reason:

I would like to achieve great techniques in creating a reliable outlet for stress and anxiety, but at the same time have fun and stay healthy! I would like to achieve this because i feel like once i learn such techniques, i can reflect upon my life before and currently and have a reliable comparison of how much more efficient i have become in my day to day work.

——-Subsequent thoughts and outcomes after almost 1 season—–

Here is me in the standard ‘padmasana’ (meditation) drawing energy with my hands

From the young age of 7, I found yoga to be quite relaxing and i also liked it because it helped me connect with my grandfather, to this day we always do some yoga together whenever i visit him in India. So I feel that I have a certain passion/strength in doing yoga however not in the technical standpoint, I realise that I cannot do everything and therefore aim to push myself because it is fun.

I would like to improve some of my skills here, like balance coordination and stamina. Mainly i can see my strengths lie in meditation and concentration because during meditation i find myself in deep focus. And generally in my everyday life, i am a focused person. Yoga has also made me realise that i lack stamina and physical ability hence i strive to use my mind to overcome these challenges and eventually improve my all-round yoga. After 1 season of this activity i have improved a lot in my endurance and coordination as shown in the below image where i am doing a pose known as the “Downward dog”, initially it was hard for me to do it right but since then i have greatly improved to make it perfect/almost perfect

The most challenging part of this activity, in my opinion is the synchronisation .one must achieve with their breath and movements, this is the true meaning of yoga A fusion of the breath/mind and body. Mainly to overcome this, i realised that it would simply take time, so slowly week by week i tried to focus on syncing my breath more and more. my method was that: first i synced my breath for 5 consecutive movements only, then i tried increasing that numbers to 7, 10, 13 and so on. and right now i am getting a hang of it so now i am able to sync my breath for most of the longer flows of motion (routines). The measure of my progress is usually the number of consecutive physically demanding exercises i could do without getting tired and since the beginning of this activity i have upped the number from maybe 1-2 to 5-6 which is a good improvement. Lastly, there is a lesson to be learnt while doing yoga, it is not only for the activity at school but also for daily practice at home to improve one’s life. Although to be honest I don’t practice it everyday, i have a habit (even befor this activity) generally to reflect on my day and clear my mind before i go to bed, this can be considered as meditation hence a part of yoga. Also on weekends I practice the ‘sun seritation’ for 10-15 mins. It is not much but it does have its benefits also

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