Welcome to alternative thinking…
As the African proverb goes – “It takes a village to raise a child”. And at Chisel, we believe in it. In ancient India, even a few generations before, both formal and informal ways of education system existed. Indigenous education was imparted by people at home, villages, Gurukulam, Shrines along with nature guided young children to imbibe constructive ways of life. Today, most of us being working individuals, in our busy and demanding schedules find little time or patience in providing the essence of the same to the next generation. But our intention is for them to be brighter, independent, more skillful, compassionate, and most importantly be happy in their lives while finding who they are and want they want to be in the process. It is this thought that gave birth to this platform to bring together the alternative thinkers, passionate educators, proactive minds, parents and also students across age group defying the most common classification to unify their voices for the betterment of the humanity and future through education.
Mission and Vision:
This site will provide you the space to start safe discussions, like and share articles or posts about your own children or experiences and to associate you with other alternate thinkers and like-minded individuals to aid each other to seek solutions to the challenges pertaining to education across the globe.
We encourage you to share updates on parenting and educative webinars, articles related to sustainable living, forest or farm schools, Gandhian schools, community farms that are open to share their experiences with children and adults, eco-friendly spaces, creative arts, diversified culture, literature, inclusion in schools, homeschooling, historical places, biosphere, wild life conservation projects, underprivileged children and new innovations and other similar topics here. All the posts and comments shall go through our internal screening and editing procedure before getting posted, to maintain the hygiene of the site. Any comments / topics found to be unfitting the purpose of this site shall be eliminated.
Parenting and educative webinars
Parent education reduces the risk of child abuse and neglect by encouraging positive parenting practices that promote safety, well-being, and permanency for children and families. You can post parenting articles and upcoming webinars conducted by alternative thinkers here to benefit everyone.
Educative webinars and articles which would transfer passion of the subject along with the content can also be shared here.
Forest or farm schools
Forest or farm Schools offer children the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves. It promotes holistic development, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative children. If you are such a school or you have come across such a school please submit a post here with photos.
Alternative Schools or Resource Centers
The ultimate purpose of Gandhian education is Creation of a classless society, Promotion of human beings, Development of a human and awakened society, Salvation for all. If you are such a school or you have come across such a school please submit a post here with photos.
The Creative Arts domain describes the variety of artistic activities that allow children to use their imaginations, creativity, and express ideas in a variety of mediums. Included in this domain are indicators for dance, drama and theatre arts, music, and visual arts. The creative arts provide a means for children to display their understanding of a wide variety of knowledge and ideas that are part of other domains.Creative art activities focus on the process over the product, meaning what the children do while creating art is more important than what the finished product looks like. These experiences foster growth and development through imagination. Post your child’s work here.
One of the purposes of literature is to explore what is it to be humans. Bring in your child’s wonderful write ups, blogs, articles on books here.
Homeschooling provides more educational freedom and flexibility in learning for the children. Post articles related to homeschooling or your own experience with homeschooling here.
If you are a blogger on historical places and want to share your experiences with others then this place is for you. Share your experiences about your visits and findings here.
Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting plant and animal species and their habitats. As part of the world’s ecosystems, wildlife provides balance and stability to nature’s processes. The goal of wildlife conservation is to ensure the survival of these species, and to educate people on living sustainably with other species. At last our Earth doesn’t belong to only human race. Post articles related to this here.
Education for all
Holistic education for all! If you come across any articles who do this or children who need this submit your post or start your discussion here.
The important connection between educational development and a sustainable learning environment is that they are inexplicably linked to the ability to transform pivotal knowledge into conscious action so that children can become catalysts for future evolution. Submit your posts related to this here.
Geography, Science and Innovations
If you have invented something new and want to share your findings with the world or if you come across interesting innovations and the science behind it then this place is for you to submit your post.
Each culture has its own importance. Diversity in this helps us recognize and respect “ways of being” that are not necessarily our own. Each art form has its own cultural significance and history. But gradually, these crafts are dying out with increased modernization and industrialization. In this fast technology run world, people have started to shift their attention from the traditional handicrafts and hand-loom to new innovations. Post articles related to workshops on any different form of art or creative work belonging to a particular culture here.