Creative Minds

Harjinder Kaur

Principal, G.D Goenka Public School, Muzaffarnagar , Uttar Pradesh

A child needs a playful, healthy and happy childhood, in addition to a safe environment surrounded by the beauty of nature. Every child must be seen as an active and competent agent. Free thinking, imagination and visualisation and not suppressed, strained or threatening environment, generate creativity in children. A lot of times when a child feels very confused- won’t know where he/she is or where he/she’s going – he/she loses track, encounters question after question and is apprehensive about what he/she has arrived at, then at such a stage let mentors not panic. Our adult brains generally love clarity but not the brain of young creative minds which receive illuminations from all different directions. At this stage mentors must gently help the child attain relaxed state of mind because in relaxed state the child is likely to be aware of situation. The child will streamline and filter thoughts and illuminations resulting in some or the other kind of conclusion which is his research and creation of own level. The conditioning in this direction does gradually lead to better creations. Today’s child has easy access to technology and social media and hence a faster attainment of readership of one’s position paper. The child’s sense of accomplishment and leadership will have no bounds.

As a matter of fact, change for better skills is needed in eduarers (facilitators) before educands. This includes challenges involved in understanding the fast changing behaviour pattern of children- emotionally and psychologically as well. If done on a continuum, it will help educarers take longer strides in facilitating creative minds of today to envision the world in the right perspective and stand out as a better human being and a citizen.

Harjinder Kaur

Principal, G.D Goenka Public School, Muzaffarnagar , Uttar Pradesh