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El Campeonato | March 17th 0800hrs | Mystic land of Epiphany

Some things are just worth fighting for. Some are just worth dying for. More so when legends need to be told and champions honed. This championship is what we believe is the beginning of the end of a school of thought.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP:

A day long intra-class athletic championship. Just sports. No books. No gyan – Just before the examinations.

WHO’S INVOLVED:

The Pegasus, the Dragons and the Unicorns from the mysterious land of the epiphany dynasty-each with 15 members chosen to handle their intra-team dynamics while fighting it out on the ground for their team’s honour.

 

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The Ammi-Abba race

Most of this term, we’ve been making a conscious effort to get the kids down to the playground and smell some dust. Early this month as we were trying to infuse the elements of team work in them, we decided to get them to do the ‘Amoeba race’. After a brief description of ‘Amoeba’ we got the kids down to the ground and flagged the race.

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Later the next day, when asked to recollect the name- One kid pops up and innocently transliterates it as Ammi Abba!

Emotions and Equations

Was it the impeccable sound system? Was it the unwavering emotions in the song? Was it the crowd or was it the realization of the importance of the whole event. Some days are just worth living. Today is one of those.

The kids had their annual day showcase today and as I walked out after their performance, the immense gratification of being a teacher of 45 little brats peaked to the top. If anything could come anywhere close to the feeling of jumping off a flight and free falling It had to be this.

The theme of the Annual day this year was Love, Peace and Harmony.  We decided to do more of a musical than just a dance perfomance. The choreography, practice and rehearsals all in all took up over 15days – At times eating into class instructional time and at times post school hours. But I guess It was all truly worth it.

Watch the below videos as they ponder, enact, hope and bring to life the myriad emotions of being a part of the vicious circle of an army mans life. –

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I’m not really sure what the kids have taken away from the whole experience and even if they truly understand what message the skit is conveying. I see no business in jutting my head in and getting them to reflect on it. All I see personally is that this WILL change the dynamics in the classroom right from Monday and I can’t wait to see that happen. I can’t wait to head back to school to show them their performance and celebrate their hard work.

Time to raise a toast. Today, I’m one proud teacher.

The Three doctrines of Transitional Leadership

[Pun intended]

The Event management team in the Epiphany Dynasty decided to raise funds for their third unit projects. Besides organizing a movie showcase they also ran a sale of important commodities. Through these activities – under the hood- they formulated and exhibited the three doctrines of Transitional Leadership. Readers are advised to read through the doctrines first and then watch the videos for a comprehensive understanding.These are extremely profound and intellectual thoughts and are being shared by the rulers with nothing but a humble gesture to levitate humanity to the next level.

  

The first doctrine of Transitional Leadership:

The Event management team executing the first doctrine of Transitional leadership [Market for all its worth!] during a dry run in the classroom. To be a transitional leader in just two minutes watch as these rockstar leaders execute what they’ve learnt. If you’ve noticed something funny/something off the norms of regular business, You’re welcome to join the exclusive discussion forum in our classroom – We’re working on refining the doctrines.Who knows you could be the next guru in Transitional Leadership!

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The second doctrine of Transitional Leadership:    

The rulers of the Epiphany dynasty figured that once you market your product you need to be up to speed in selling it. Time and timing is excruciatingly important and you need to be on your heels and watch out for competition. Integrity is vital and discipline makes or breaks your business. This short video encapsulates this doctrine in action. Of course this is a debatable topic and you’re welcome to thrash it out with the rulers.

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The third doctrine of Transitional Leadership:    

There are always just three rules that govern everything in this world. So it is with Transitional Leadership. Performance under pressure is something that’s really important and you need to be on the top of things despite the constraints and limitations. The rulers figured out that deadlines are always round the corner and when you’re a top performer pressure is inevitable. Watch as the ruler of the Cholas empire leads by example in conveying this point. 

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Following the newly formulated rule book, the rulers made a whooping negative profit of 498.00 INR.
This is something that they’ve never done before and the hardwork and the lessons they’ve learned would immensely help them in formulating a new ‘biziness’ theory. Well, isn’t that how you become a stalwart bania?