MEM School Franchising- How it began!!

India is a land of deep rooted stories which have cultivated values and traditions for generations. From discoveries to inventions, it’s all within the boundaries and has been nurtured through every individual every single moment. Arising from the system of Gurukuls, education in India has always been harnessing the skills that a child is born with. Providing the right ambience, facts, skills and exposure to nurture the in-born skills which became better and better with age and time. This was for sure one of the best ways to cater to the interest of the child and develop the skill for future times.

Education today or lets say till few years back, took a different turn altogether with seemingly increasing pressure, constant rush, race, competition and striving to achieve numbers and not knowledge in the true sense. Data based information, examinations, content, subjects, marks and rote learning took over where every child was given the same platform irrespective of the qualities he/she possessed. Though, we don’t, reject the idea of rote learning completely, however somewhere the whole purpose of education got lost. Children would opt for science, for example, till Grade XII and then change their line as it was of no interest to them. It was merely to achieve numbers or position wherein the interest in the subject faded with time.

It is time we pick our roots and let the uniqueness of every child bloom under the same roof. This would ensure happy children who are ready to move to the 21st century with the right set of skills and aptitude and attitude to face every challenge and turn it into an opportunity through critical thinking. This is where the idea of the Millennium Learning System started which kept the best practices of the Gurukul system intact and ensured every child blooms to the best of his/her ability.

Starting a school is a responsibility and requires a lot of thought and precision. With the rise in number of schools each year, it also becomes imperative to decide which way to go and where to start. This gave rise to Franchising support in India. Having been in the education line for over 25 years, Dr. Bindu Rana started Millennium Education Management which was but a natural initiative to help visionaries and people passionate about education to start their own K-12 CBSE School. To provide scaffolding support at every step and build a world class school to prepare the children for the 21st century is our mission and we walk together to educate every corner of India today.

Promoting Sports and Games in Schools

 

/school sportsIt is imperative for schools to ensure that students have access to sports and games.  The importance of sports in schools encompasses more than the benefits of physical activity.

Any initial interest in athletics or any particular game shown by a child must be noticed and encouraged by the parents. Spending time with the child be it while taking a brisk walk, jogging, playing a sport or taking the child swimming is necessary as the child will be aware of being active.

Youngsters who play sports in school often enjoy enhanced social interaction.  Playing sports enables children to form friendships where integrity and loyalty truly matter on and off the field. The more integrated, the youngster feels in an environment, it shall reflect in his overall performance.

Sports help children inculcate values like sportsmanship, character building, and team spirit. Sports can strengthen a child’s emotional quotient from an early age as he is exposed to the highs and lows that come with success and failure. The valuable lesson of perseverance, dedication is instilled in the child through practical learning.

Students learn to lead a more disciplined regime as they learn to focus and excel at a specific sport. They learn to strike the correct balance between academics and sports.  Certain sports like basketball besides contributing to the physical development, good posture, the tactics and strategies deployed by the player can help in different aspects of life as well.  Sports experiences help in building positive self-esteem in children. Participating in sports tends to be a helpful way of reducing stress and increasing feelings of physical, mental and emotional well-being.  The point is to keep the body healthy so that the mind is strong and clear.

When a child has engaged actively in sports, all his senses, Locomotor system, and intellectual capacities are constantly being developed.

Sports is a very powerful tool that can break down barriers to make the significant contribution to enhance the physical, mental, social and emotional well-being of children.

Let Sports be an inexhaustible source of inspiration and happiness for children.

Importance of Reading in today’s Society

/shool franchiseBooks literally open up a magic portal for children which transports them into another world.  Reading is a crucial element of every child’s education. Reading is a fundamental activity for children’s development. It helps the child to focus on the story, relate to the protagonist and other characters. When one reads a story, we connect with our own emotions better which helps us empathise with others as well. It evokes curiosity in the child to gain knowledge and also to visualise and imagine. To understand a story, one needs to remember the characters, backgrounds and other associations- details.This helps improve concentration as well as boost the memory cells.

Reading helps broaden one’s horizon. It is through reading that children learn about new places, people, and events. Reading exposes children to new ideas and beliefs, makes them tolerant and appreciative of others perspective.

The more, one reads, the better one comprehends and it enhances the child’s vocabulary as well.  Being read to or reading out aloud reinforces basic sounds and pronunciation as well as development of the critical language and enunciation skills.  Reading sharpens the comprehension and analytical thinking ability.

Reading is fun especially, once, one is immersed in the actual story, and there is a rush of anticipation and excitement as the story unfolds.

The child is engaged in a productive and meaningful hobby which shall add value to his and the life of others.

The Impact of Technology on Education

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Education and Technology go hand in hand. Education forms a basis for technology whereas technology has contributed to the purpose, methods and perceived the potential of education. Technology has changed and improved the quality of education.

Technology has improved the transparency in the educational process, streamlined career development programs, faster methods to conduct exams, improved staff management methods, real-world problem-solving assignments, and projects.

Technology has helped to create new and updated educational material and syllabus. The new books are more visually inspiring, they contain more images which can portray a deeper message to the child.  Today, Corel draw, Microsoft word, excel, power point, smart class app, Adobe Photoshop etc. are helping to create and design various types of educational material.

Technology has improved the teachers and students correspondence. It has created a platform for students to post questions and answers. Teachers are updating themselves with technologies so that they can implement well.

Technology helps to identify security concerns in schools. Keeping schools in a safe – secure environment is the primary concern for school authorities and parents.  Installation of CCTV cameras, monitoring the layout, use of e-cards at the entrance gates, verification of all staff credentials are mandatory. These are a few basic things that must be followed by authorities to secure and build a sound, safe educational environment.

Integration of technology in classrooms will help in research and inventions. It improves the research from facts to accurate and real-time data and information. One is able to identify the reasons behind a student’s poor performance and take measures to rectify them. Use of online quiz, designed games to identify intentions and motivation behind student’s activities.

When used properly, technology enables students to competently use digital productivity tools, become better decision makers- problem solvers, effective researchers and evaluators, successful communicators and collaborators.  They become more informed citizens who eventually end up making significant contributions to society.

Although technology has taken hold in many of today’s schools, the concept requires continued cultivation in order to grow and completely revamp the landscape for learning.

 

Roadmap for Arts Education in Schools

/education and artsSchool curriculum is designed to nurture a child in all dimensions of life. The curriculum recognizes the importance of identifying and developing a child’s inherent potential. It aims to develop children’s capacity for creative expression, also how to learn and critically think and respond.  Besides incorporating knowledge, skills relevant to children at different ages and stages of their life, the children should be engaged in a well-structured arts educational curriculum.  This will enable a child to evolve an appreciation and interest besides developing the skills necessary to express himself in aesthetic activities including the field of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and language.

The education of creative arts contributes to a child’s unique development and stimulates both the cognitive and affective domains.  It enhances sensibilities and allows a child to explore in a particular way.

Art enriches all aspects of learning. It broadens horizons and opens up the scope of a whole new world in classrooms.  It makes children open up to new areas where opportunities are provided for experiential learning, problem-solving through synergy and collaboration is encouraged.

Children have a chance of a well- rounded personality, dexterity. Schools become a happy place for them, they look forward to attending and are enthusiastic.

An arts curriculum is appreciated by school authorities and parents, teachers are also interested in teaching a holistic programme.

It is necessary to ensure that the environment in the classrooms is positive and conducive to learning. It should be founded on the belief that all children can and have the right to learn. Learning and discovery should be fun.

One of the most rewarding parts of working with children is the chance to watch them create.  Children’s skill level improves through the repertoire of songs, the artwork is done and performances.  Their inter-personal skills improve as they compliment each other.

The Arts have far-reaching potential to help children achieve education goals.  The crucial building block for the future will be the imagination and creativity of today’s children.

Importance of evolving skill training from a young age

 

/skill educationThere is a thin line between education and skills development. Education needs to be skill- based along with knowledge-based. The will to learn in the right manner needs to be inculcated in children. Education needs to be beyond the world of books. In today’s constantly changing environment, it is the practical approach towards a situation and how well it is handled that truly counts. Having life skills is an essential part of being able to overcome challenges. The development of life skills helps students to look at the problem objectively. From childhood, students must be encouraged to be creative and explore options. Dependency on teachers and parents should be curtailed.

Students must develop interpersonal skills by learning to be around other students, participating in group activities, theatre, sports etc. This ensures an overall development of a child. The type of skill developed education provided to children shall eventually determine their ability to be self-reliant, develop an agility and adaptability to different environments. Honing a child’s skills from an early age is imperative. Talent is innate but skills are acquired. Skill training focuses on identifying and nurturing the inherent potential of a child.  Emphasis needs to be on qualitative aspect besides just focusing on theoretical knowledge. Developing reasoning ability and a positive approach to problem-solving is a fluid and ongoing process and the best way is to work with children from an early age.

Our mainstream education system needs to ensure that there is an ongoing process that skills workforce while instilling competency and confidence in the students. The modern world calls for an improved kind of education in which the focus is deep understanding, information management skills and creative analysis.

Imagination and skills encircle the world

Significance of an Education Franchise Business

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Building a legacy by establishing a connection with a leading school franchise brand like Millennium Education Management is an enriching and profitable venture.  There is nothing more rewarding than investing in a child’s future.  Joining hands with one of the best school franchises ensures that the inherent potential of a child is recognized and nurtured.

The services rendered are numerous, however, the core of this integral partnership is in ensuring the overall holistic development of a child. The growth of school franchise in India has seen a rapid incline in the previous decade. One of the growing trends is to establish a business that has worldwide appeal. School franchise in our country has great prospects as the demand for the same is immense. It is the need of the hour to reach out to remote areas especially to rural India where students aspire and crave for quality education.  Unfortunately due to the scarcity of available resources, one has been unable to tap the existing potential yet. Thus, interventions from private enterprises and individuals who want to make a difference in the field of Education is crucial. There are certain schools which have already made their presence felt, therefore franchising and expanding these units is desirable. Millennium Education Management is the top school franchise brand in our country that aims to render quality education services to their investors. The unique selling point is also our Millennium Learning System curriculum which is child-centric and follows a sequential approach to learning. It enforces the concept of Happy Schools where a child is enthusiastic and has a thirst for knowledge and ensures the overall development of a child. The mission is to nurture a culture where students are valued as individuals and allowed to explore their creative talents.

How is investment in education the best choice?

According to the census, around 32 percent of a total of 1.1 billion population in India constitutes of children between the age group of 0-14 years. Surprisingly, the number of people requiring education in India is greater than the total population of USA. Indian education market holds a lion’s share of opportunities hence, delivery of education for both primary and secondary classes coupled with vocational training is pivotal to the education scenario in India.

Further, the size of education sector is soon expected to reach at 120 billion or even greater till 2020. A sign of substantial progress is explicitly visible with around 10-15 percent added growth in coming years. On the other side, India’s poor rank in education, which is 92 among 142 countries, needs urgent recognition. Another major factor that puts India in the backseat includes its literacy rate, which is 74%, ranking it in the bottom 10 Asian countries. This awakens the need for us to invest in a sector that can not only transform the face of India but can open a broad pathway for future generations as well.

While the current education system involves a huge set of loopholes, there’s a need for innovative private set ups to take an advantage of the requirement. Mismanagement, Rote-learning based curriculum, demotivated and untrained teachers, a huge gap between teacher and student ratio, lack of required infrastructure and demographic diversities are some flaws in the current system. In such a situation, private players are expected to enter the market as shining armors. MEM’s policies are clearly made as per the need. Technology enabled education, including skill education as a part of curriculum, teacher and student training, and compulsory quality audits are MEM’s key highlights. Investing in such a demanded sector won’t just thrive one with huge financial benefits but make him a renowned contributor for a bright future.

Why it’s the right time to invest in education?

Why it’s the right time to invest in education?

In the 21st century, it is of utmost importance for nations to not only realize the importance of education but, also proactively invest in the education sector in order to succeed. The information age, that we are living in today demands us to plan out our economies in such a manner that they pay us the best of results in the future. This has already led to a noticeable change in the budget plans & priorities of governments across the world. More & more economies are investing in the education sector these days as it is no longer just a fundamental driver of personal development but, also plays a very important role in building the nation as a whole. Especially, one talks about India in particular, on one hand when the government is trying to push the cause of education through its schemes, there are also many private institutions which are surprising the world with their brilliant performances. MEMPL, the famous school franchise being the flag bearer of this change just opened 11 schools in just a short span of 1 year, giving the gift of education to so many children. They realised the multi-dimensional benefits of investing in education & set a benchmark for everyone who believes in the reformative power of education.

On one hand, where education puts people on the path to attain a better lifestyle, it also adds significantly to the economic growth of the countries. Evidence shows that, on an average, each additional year of education boosts a person’s income by 10 percent and increases a country’s GDP by 18 percent.  These are some of the economic factors which have contributed to the growth of the education sector, but we are still far away from what is actually needed.

The world population is growing rapidly that we need to come up with more & more institutions which are well equipped to provide & prepare our future generation with the right kind of opportunities & training. Hence, the need of the hour is not to just come up with educational structures but also smart institutions which are well equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow.

We need to make sure that our students are well prepared & well trained to face the challenges of tomorrow and take the nation along with them on the path of progress. In order to ensure that this happens, we also need to focus a lot on the elementary education of our nations, for school education plays a very important role in laying the foundation of a better future.

To conclude, we can say that we need to invest in education today so that our future is safe tomorrow.

How Millennium Learning System is revolutionizing the scenario of modern education?

How Millennium Learning System is revolutionizing the scenario of modern education?

This is the day & age of technology. Since its advent it has impacted each & every sphere of our life. In the recent times it has reached a new level of advancement & is taking over every place, even classrooms. Modern education needs to combine modern technology to make itself effective. We have to accept that times have changed drastically & the current generation is a lot smarter when it comes to accepting the new forms of learning, that’s why there is a need to let go of the conventional methods of teaching.

Hence, the integration of technology into modern day learning will prove to make modern day education more beneficial for students & teachers. Even teachers & parents get to help their children in an advanced manner by taking the aid of technology.

 

However, there are many benefits that one can attribute to the integration of technology into education, here is how technology impacts the lives of students, teachers & parents:

  1. Making learning fun & interactive: First & foremost, technology greatly improves the scope of learning, for students get to explore new & fun methods of absorbing knowledge. It helps to foster their creativity & hence making them future ready. It helps them to focus better & hence learn better.
  2. Helping teachers in evaluation & experimenting: It is a fact that each & every child comes with different set of needs. The conventional methods of learning restrict the teachers to come up with new methods, hence with the integration of technology into the classrooms, teachers can not only come up with new methods of learning but can also evaluate each & every student better.
  3. Easing out the evaluation process for children: There are many apps that help keep a tab on the performance, interest & choices of the students. Parents can always depend on these apps in order to track the performance of the children.

Having said that, there are many researchers who have already understood & acknowledged the immense potential of education, when it comes to transforming the face of education. They are coming up with new & advanced methods of learning which are fully capable of catering to the needs of present, one such excellent system is Millennium Learning System. It has been exclusively designed to make sure that our children get the best of learning experience which is packed with fun & interactive activities. It is designed to make a classroom a happy place & concentrates on the holistic development of children, of every age. It understands the need to teach the way a student learns & hence has four distinct levels of curriculum.

To conclude, it can be said that we need to understand & adapt this change in order to ensure that our children are well equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow.