The world is changing, and to prepare our children for this new world we need to change the way we educate them. In the 21st century educators must create a curriculum that will help students connect with the world and understand the issues that our world faces. Schools in the 21st century will become nerve centers, a place for teachers and students to connect with those around them and their community. Teachers in this new environment will become less of instructors and more orchestrators of information, giving children the ability to turn knowledge into wisdom. To educate in the 21st century, teachers and administrators need to cultivate and maintain the student’s interest in the material by showing how this knowledge applies in the real world. They must also try to increase their student’s curiosity, which will help them become lifelong learners. Next, they should be flexible with how they teach and give learners the resources to, continue learning outside of school.

In Podar Schools, the curriculum in the classroom is designed to incorporate many skills and intelligence levels, and makes use of technology and multimedia. The lessons are not based on textbooks, instead they are project based. Skills and content are learned through their research and projects, and textbooks are provided as one of many possible resources.

Our aspirations to achievement are the soul aphorism in nurturing the true persona, of the children of today for a better tomorrow. Holistic growth is a corresponding requirement that every individual partakes to pursue till he reaches the desired destination. We at Podar International School, Ludhiana, inculcate strong character building processes like life skill based activities, value driven exercises, patriotic edifices with a strong sense of association, underlining with persuasive aim of holistic growth for all. Our mission is "To develop and equip the children of India for the challenges of the 21st century” and we stride with a strong belief that "Great men were children one day and children can be great men some day.” We offer our students opportunities, blended within academics, planned meticulously over the academic year.

Harneet Singh
Principal, Podar International School - Ludhiana