Our first formal session “Ideation” was an introduction and opportunity to interact with all the students involved in ATL projects in one go. The program was conducted at SKEI Global School, Vasanth Nagar Bangalore ( AIM-ATL India (Mentor of Change) and Mentor of Change: AIM Selected Mentors (Official)AIM-ATL India (Mentor of Change) and whatsApp group of Mentors were kind enough to share with me their Best Practices and experiences which helped.
To sum up:
“1. All classes from 6th to 10th Standard attended.
2. Total Attendance 250+ students.
3. PowerPoint Presentation on Ideation Process IDEAL/ IDEA and SCAMPER Temchiquest with Pictorials and a thought-provoking video shared with students.
4. This followed by a Mentor Talk and interactive session using the Random Object Input technique of Dr. Edward De Bono with puzzles and attribute listing.

The ATL Center Incharge Chitra Madam iNtroduced the mentor and spoke about the program and ATL initiatives.
The Principal Madam shared a story with students about the Treasure trove and a King which generated lot of interest.

Mentor Notes:
$ Students interaction was the High point of today.
$ Students were very enthusiasticsc inspite of Audio/ Amplifiedr problems and came forward to share their thoughts/ ideas and answers to puzzles.
$ I liked the HUNGER for Knowledge AND THE NEED to get a Pat on their back for their ideas and different thoughts, their different ways of solving puzzles.”

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Wisdom Quotes

You can change neither the currents nor the tides, but you can use the winds to change direction.

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. (Jimmy Dean)

Even the best of memories are only moments long.
We do not remember days, we remember moments. (Cesare Pavese)

Wisdom Quotes

Don’t flow with the river’s currents, instead go where it doesn’t and create your own.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Find light within the darkness and it’ll outshine even the darkest of shades.
Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. (Joseph Campbell)

Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom lies not in the answers one gives, but in the questions one asks.

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question. (Eugene Ionesco)

The more you know the more there is to enjoy.
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. (Ralph W. Sockman)

Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of the QWERTY Keyboard? The QWERTY keyboard used on most typewriters and computer keyboards was introduced on the Remington typewriter on September 12, 1873. It takes its name from the first six characters seen in the far left of the keyboard’s top row of letters.


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Being organized isn’t about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person: it’s about living the way you want to live, but better.”

— Andrew Mellen

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Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, 17th century

Highly sociable


Associating with others of the same group or type


Living or growing in a group or colony

Examples of Gregarious in a sentence

“My gregarious neighbor always sets up block parties and get-togethers.”

“I’m not that gregarious — I avoid big crowds and large events.”