To predict the next 100 years, just recollect the people
of 1900 had in predicting the world of 2000. We could
show them rockets that can explore the moon and
planets, MRI scanners that can peer inside the living
body and cell phones that can put us in touch with
anyone on the planet and can send moving images
and messages instantly across the continents. Anyone,
anywhere, anytime able to talk, write and send audio
and visual to anyone else. Today, if we could somehow
visit our ancestors and show them the gift of modern
science and technology, we would be viewed as
Predictions for the future, with a few exceptions,
have always underestimated the pace of
technological progress. Today, we have become
choreographers of the dance of nature, able to
tweak the laws of nature here and there. But by
2100, we will make the transition to being masters
of nature. By 2100, our destiny is to become like
the Gods we once worshipped and feared.
Many of today's job
titles, and the skills
needed to fill them,
simply did not exist
20 years ago.
Education systems need to
consider what skills today's
students will need in future
and teach accordingly.
First Generation: VacuumTubes (Information doubled in 50 years)
Second Generation:Transistors (in 25 years)
Third Generation: Integrated Circuits
Fourth Generation: Microprocessors
Fifth Generation: Artificial Intelligence: nanotechnology (in 10 hours)
( in 10 years)
( in 11 months)
We live in an age
where children in
our schools often
know more about
the speed of 20
second, equal to
the human brain
In the second most populous nation on
the planet, with the second biggest
educational system in the world The
number of years a person has spent in
school is a dismal 4.4 years for India as
compared to global average of 7.4 and
4.6 for South Asia.
We make a difference in the lives of
their students by Changing Teaching
Finnish children don't start school until they
are 7. They rarely take exams or do homework
till 15 then only one mandatory standardized
test at 16. The difference between weakest and
strongest students is the smallest in the World.
Finland has become the icon of classroom
success, the repetitive winner of top results in
a global ranking of national school systems
In 1965, Singapore gained its independence
from Britain, it was a poverty-stricken place
with a population largely uneducated, and many
of whom were opium addicted. Today, it is a
global hub of trade, finance and transportation.
In Singapore, prospective teachers a well-paid
profession come from a pool of the best
In China, Optimum user of technology in
education even far ahead than USA.
the discovery was made because
people were able to recognize
the significance of something
they had never seen before!
Charles Good Year saw in a
dream: Combine sulfur with the
rubber for vulcanization, to
process rubber for tires.
Discovery – 50 photographers
(No degree but dare to click in
front of wild lives)
An Idea of Edison
To make Bulb
In his early years, teachers told
Edison he was “too stupid to
learn anything.” Work was no
better, as he was fired from his
first two jobs for not being
productive enough. Even as an
inventor, Edison made 1,000
unsuccessful attempts at inventing
the light bulb. Of course, all those
unsuccessful attempts finally
resulted in the design that worked.
A great genius Einstein did not
speak until he was 4 and did not
read until he was 7, causing his
teachers and parents to think he
was mentally handicapped, slow
and anti-social. Eventually, he
was expelled from school and
was refused admittance to the
Zurich Polytechnic School. The
Nobel Prize recipient and
changing the face of modern
physics: Theory of Relativity
•Few know that the
world’s most iconic tech
Steve Jobs was Reed
dropout; in 1976
Do what you love
Bill Gates world’s richest man-dropout from Harvard
University in 1975 and started Microsoft – the world
largest software company. However, in 2007 Harvard
University awarded him with an honorary degree.
Rabindranath Tagore recipient
of Nobel in literature was
educated at home. At 17, he
was sent to England for formal
schooling, but he dropped out
and did not finish his studies
Walt Disney was fired by a
newspaper editor because, “he
lacked imagination and had no
good ideas.” After that, Disney
started a number of businesses
that didn’t last too long and ended
with bankruptcy and failure. Today
Disney rakes in billions from
merchandise, movies and theme
parks around the world named
In October 1959, the United State felt deeply humiliated
by the launching of the soviet spaceship Sputnik.
The question was asked, How did this happen? How did
the United state with all its technological capabilities, all
its talent, and all its money, not achieve the goal of being
first in space?
Let’s recall the events of May 25, 1961. President John F
Kennedy gave a speech and said: “I believe this nation
should commit itself to achieve the goal before this
decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and
returning himself to Earth
A Armstrong Reporting: “One small step for
man, one giant step for mankind.” As came down
the ladder from the lunar module Eagle, he made
the above statement. This historic event, which
included Edwin E Aldrin, Jr. and Michael Collins as
the other astronauts, is burned into the memories
of all who observed it.
A question on a physics
exam at the University of
how to determine the
height of a skyscraper
with a barometer."
One student replied: "You tie a long piece of string to the
neck of the barometer, then lower from the roof of the
skyscraper to the ground. The length of the string plus the
length of the barometer will equal the height of the building."
This highly original answer so incensed the examiner that he
failed the student who immediately appealed on the grounds
that his answer was indisputably correct.
The university appointed an independent arbiter to decide
the case. The arbiter ruled that the answer was indeed correct,
but did not display any noticeable knowledge of physics. It was
decided to call the student in and allow him six minutes in
which to provide a verbal answer which showed at least a
minimal familiarity with the basic principles of physics.
For five minutes the student sat in silence, forehead creased in
thought. The arbiter reminded him that time was running out,
to which the student replied that he had several extremely
relevant answers, but couldn't make up his mind which to use.
On being advised to hurry up the student replied: First, you
could take the barometer up to the roof of the skyscraper, drop
it over the edge, and measure the time it takes to reach the
ground. The height of the building can then be worked out
from the motion equation. "But, Sir, I wouldn't recommend it
as Bad luck on the barometer."
the sun is shining you could measure the height of
the barometer, then set it on end and measure the
length of its shadow. Then you measure the length of
the skyscraper's shadow, and thereafter it is a simple
matter of proportional geometry to work out the height
of the skyscraper.
"But, Sir, if you wanted to be highly scientific about it,
you could tie a short piece of string to the barometer
and swing it like a pendulum, first at ground level and
then on the roof of the skyscraper. The height is worked
out by the difference in a gravitational formula.
the skyscraper has an outside emergency staircase, it
would be easier to walk up it and mark off the height of the
skyscraper in barometer lengths, then add them up."
could use the barometer to
measure the air pressure on the roof,
and on the ground, and then convert
the difference in mill bars into feet to
give the height of the building."
was Niel Bohr,
the only Dane
ever to win the
Nobel Prize in
since we are constantly being
exhorted to exercise independence of
mind and apply scientific methods,
undoubtedly the best way would be
to knock on the janitor's door and say
to him 'If you would like a nice new
barometer, I will give you this one if
you tell me the height of this
To get best we should provide best environment at
Home and school too
Even Mr. Obama have been worried his daughter:
How come every time you go out you come home
late? She said: I can take care of myself!
Would you please commit that if you are going to be
late you will call. But sometimes I can’t, what if I
NEVER start a sentence with the word YOU when
speaking with your teen. YOU creates blame and
personalizes the issue on them. Your Children are not
your pet, so follow like him. They come through you
but for their own life, not from you.
SHARPEN YOUR AXE
Most people wouldn’t believe
that a man often lauded as the
best basketball player of all time
was actually cut from his high
school basketball team.
missed more than 9,000 shots in
his career. Even lost almost 300
games. On 26 occasions he has
been entrusted to take the game
winning shot, and he missed. He
has failed over and over and over
again in his life. And that is why
I am the greatest, I said that
even before I knew I was.
I hated every minute of
training, but I said, 'Don't
quit. Suffer now and live
the rest of your life as a
I never thought of losing,
but now that it' s happened,
the only thing is to do it
prepare to deal with
creating possibility and
Ramayan of Ramananadsagar & mahabhart B R Chopra enriched the children then the briefRamayan and brief Mahabharat chapters were removed from CBSE curriculum
Three Zen masters are walking across a field, the youngest among them notices a flag tied to a pole. He draws the attention of his two companions and says, ‘Look, how the flag moves.’ The middle aged master pats the younger on the back and says, ‘My boy, can’t you see it is not the flag that moves. It is the wind that moves.’ The old master who had been listening to the other two in silence softly says, ‘If you have insight, you will see that it is neither the flag nor the wind that moves. It is the mind that moves.’
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Beethoven’s music teacher once commented: As a composer, he is hopeless. Beethoven went on to become one of the greatest composers, composing some of his best pieces when he was completely deaf.
No one in history had run a 4 minute mile. Many tried, tried, but no one succeeded …. On March 16, 1954 a young medical student at Oxford University- Roger Bannister, stepped onto the track ran a mile in 3:59:4 and made history. A goal that took more than 1000 years to achieve was broken in just 46 days another runner motivated by Bannister’s achievement. Today breaking the 4 minute mile is commonplace. Now it is yours opportunity to head the call to achieve your dreams, whether big or small. You can be a trailblazer. Trailblazers are leaders who see and create new paths in achieving professional goals and personal dreams by releasing fears and accepting their true self-expression. Trailblazers set expectation based on the future, not the past on opportunities not limitations.