“If you want to build a ship, Don’t herd people to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
These words aptly describe the vision of education that KIIT envisages and constantly strive to attain. I have always sought to lend meaning to the teaching-learning process and to open new arenas for our children to explore new territories of Knowledge. The aim is not just to teach children facts, but to evoke a curiosity in them for the world around, so that they retain the desire to enquire throughout their lives.
The purpose of a school is not to host transactions of words and figures, but to generate in all those involved, a genuine thirst for excellence. The outcome is not merely in tangible marks, and reports, but in the change we bring in our lives via this process.
Teaching has to become a daily positive experience, where something is added to the child’s life in every classroom session. Such is the working ethos of our school, and I firmly believe that these were not mere words, but practical steps that must be applied.
“There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection and experimentation. Observation collects facts, reflection combines them, and experimentation verifies the results of that combination….”