“Your children are not your children.
     They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
     They come through you but not from you,
     And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
     For they have their own thoughts.
     You may house their bodies but not their souls,
     For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
     For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.”

Khalil Gibran

There can’t be more apt and sensible words speaking about education.

Knowledge is everyone’s right. Knowing one’s own favourite subjects and studying those according to his own learning style is his right too.

There are various types of intelligence – Logical, Verbal, Visual, Naturalistic etc. Every child possesses a unique type of intelligence or combinations of those. Here lies the answer of why some students appear to be smarter than others in some subjects. Those subjects are taught in their unique learning style. That happens inadvertently most of the time. It’s a coincidence that some teachers’ teaching styles match with some students’ intelligence-type, and naturally those students excel in those subjects. And this is a positive news. If we can incorporate a teaching system that caters to every student’s learning style or type of intelligence; or to be precise, a system that incorporates all learning styles of students of all types of intelligence, that can’t fail in nourishing a thirst in every student to learn every subject with passion.

Bonny’s Classroom aims at this revolutionary shift in the field of education.

Taking Khalil Gibran’s words into account, what to learn is a child’s desire and decision, not of elders. Parents and teachers may help them choose but can’t take decision as to what the child must learn, For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

We aim at learning becomes fun, not a burden; thrilling, not tedious; a game, not a race.

Bonny Joseph