date_rangeMay 01, 2020
Coding Elements has taught over 2000 students from all across the globe with a dedicated and experienced faculty of 40 members who deliver live coding lessons to kids. Our kids have brought laurels to our institute and have been accepted into the top Computer Science programs of the world.
Bouncing back to the actual topic, the most important aspects are:
1) PROBLEM SOLVING (IQ- INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT)
Life is full of ups and downs with problems at every stage of life. We don't know what career the kid might take up in the future, but the essence of life remains the same, and so do the problems. So to keep them prepared from the start is the most important goal. This can be achieved by having them work on real-life issues so that they develop a habit of recognizing the crucial issues and also build the appropriate solutions for it.
For instance, one of our students of 11th grade built an app that could monitor water pollution in Indian lakes using his high school Chemistry skills and our Coding classes.
2) SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS (EQ- EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT)
From looking counter-intuitive at first, to being the most effective way, mobile apps have served as the best way to practice social and emotional skills. We intend to teach kids Lean Startup Principles that encourage them to communicate with prospective users and learn about their lifestyles.
Kids create a feedback loop involving hypothesis -> testing -> learning
For example, Kids must learn customer empathy to understand the cause of a problem from another perspective and hence be able to create effective solutions.
Kids also must learn human behavior in order to make their products go viral.
3) PERSEVERANCE AND GROWTH MINDSET (AQ- ADAPTABILITY QUOTIENT)
"Try- try until you succeed" is our mantra for success, and that's exactly what we preach. Our faculty is consistent in providing positive reinforcements to kids, which keeps them enthusiastic. We make changes in just the way we interact by altering our language.
For example, from saying, "you are smart" (fixed mindset), we tend to say, "you worked hard" (growth mindset).
Back in the day, we used to think that teaching the 7-year-old kids will be such a task. But slowly and gradually, over time, our mindset changes when we realized that kids actually became more engaged when they knew they were solving a real problem. Not only were they determined, but they also spent extra hours on a problem when they realized that their solutions might help someone. This, to date, keeps us going on and on, and our constant quench for helping the kids and motivating them just increases.
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