Who should participate in Samvaad workshops?
Any adult who wants to improve communication skills by channelizing EI
Any adult who wants to learn EI
Anybody needing help to have a healthy and constructive dialogue with children.
How do I enrol myself in Samvaad workshops?
If you are new to the Samvaad family, you may simply call us to know the details and give us your contact nos. Whenever any workshop that suits your needs is scheduled, you will receive a notification from us through email, Whatsapp or SMS.
If you are already a part of Samvaad family, you receive notifications of all parent workshops and information on relevant labs for your children.
Is there any follow-up after the workshops?
Yes. You can call Mithila Dalvi from Monday to Friday between 9:00pm to 10:00pm to discuss your experiences of trying out certain concepts from the workshops and/or for any questions you may subsequently have
Or drop her a message to set up a mutually convenient time to connect.
Participants who attend Vaad Samvaad get a free appointment for 60 mins with Mithila to fine tune the skills learned in these workshops. (Conditions apply)
You can also set up a personal appointment to fine-tune the skills you have learnt in the workshop.
How often do you conduct workshops for adults?
We conduct public workshops for adults throughout the year. Once you are a part of ‘Samvaad’ family, you will receive intimation when workshops of your interest are scheduled.
We conduct in-house workshops on invitation.
What is a lab?
A lab is a short and focussed course for children, with the sole aim of improving their understanding of a concept.
A lab employs various tools and techniques to suit the learning style of each participant child.
Last 15 to 20 minutes of every lab are dedicated to play-time. We have a variety of toys and equipment which they can explore and enjoy.
Why the emphasis on play time ?
Children love to play. They deserve it after all the hard work they put in.
Children learn to manage their time to get the play-time
The trainer gets an opportunity to silently observe each child during play time and know more about the child.
The trainer may use this time to suggest certain activities to suit the specific needs of a child.
If required, the trainer may use this time for one–on-one interaction with any child.
What is the duration of a lab?
Depending upon the subject, a lab typically may consist of 5 to 10 sessions, each session lasting for about 2 or 3 hours.
Mutual convenience of parents and children attending the lab is taken into consideration, while deciding the specific days for the lab.
Why labs of short duration and not regular classes or tuitions?
After interacting with many parents/teachers and actually working in some of the schools, the one common thing that emerged was – some concepts are not grasped well by children. These concepts remain weak while our children keep progressing to the next standard under the relentless pressure of our education system. This poses a great risk in understanding certain subjects in the higher standards. Children then start slipping in grades, start hating these subjects and get into a vicious cycle.
This is typically noticed in the case of Maths, Science, Geography, Grammar, Reading and Writing.
A lab focuses more on what is not covered in tuitions/classes.
How often do you conduct labs for children?
We conduct labs for children mainly during vacations.