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Sandy Hooda

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digital-literacy
The definition of literacy has evolved. In the past, someone who could read and write was considered to be a literate person. We now live in a world that is both enhanced and burdened by technological advancements. Digital media is now an integral part of our lives. The ability to read and write remains essential...
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stem
Of late there has been an increase in the emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning at the school level. Traditionally these subjects, as a group, were not considered to be mainstream subjects. Teaching and learning of STEM were confined largely to high school students. The surge in the push for STEM learning...
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Why should Amazon’s market cap be more than 100 times that of Flipkart? Why does the US stock market constitute 55% of the World’s stock market cap and India only 1%? Can we change all this if we reinvent India’s education? Can our children join ranks with the world’s greatest innovators?
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skills
As educators and parents, we are striving to prepare our children for the ‘real world’. A world that exists beyond the comfort of our homes and the walls of the classrooms. While we are ensuring children learn how to read, write, memorize, count and calculate we are overlooking a large blind spot. In the not...
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As we reflect on 2019 and usher in 2020, I am sharing some of the highlights of the year gone by and the year coming up. It is a privilege to work with all my team members at Vega Schools, undoubtedly the most talented and committed people I’ve ever worked with. A big toast to...
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A child should not feel like its an effort to go to school every day. Learning should be fun and not limited to merely curriculum content. Teaching children how to be imaginative in dealing with complex problems is necessary in order to make them successful and relevant for the workforce of the future. Let’s all...
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Children are active participants and not just passive receivers in the educational process. In a traditional classroom setup, children are considered as vessels to be filled with knowledge. Problem Based Learning a.k.a. PBL is the optimal educational pedagogy for the 21st century. Today’s generation of PBL learners is tomorrow’s change-makers in their countries as well...
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College-dropouts-in-India
What do Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Ralph Lauren, Larry Page, Larry Elison and Steve Jobs have in common? Apart from the fact that they are creative geniuses and successful founders of billion-dollar companies, they are also college dropouts. Similarly in India, we have a list of incredibly successful entrepreneurs who don’t have any...
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young-leaders
Empathy is the ability to put one’s self in the shoes of another. Most of the problems in the world are caused when people do not care for each other, and cannot see the other’s point of view. The inability to see things from others’ perspectives creates unending cause and effect cycles of negativity and...
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impact-of-pbl-on-childs-future
In my interactions with parents, I (Sandy Hooda, Co-Founder — VEGA SCHOOLS) often find they do not yet know about the power of PBL, or problem-based learning. Parents and sometimes even educators view PBL with curiosity, however, the reality is that PBL is the optimal educational pedagogy for the 21st century, and is changing education the world....
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