For over 8 years now Mentor has been consistently trying to add value to the educational leadership by its thought provoking articles and concepts. We have made a conscious effort to share best practices from across the world that could provide valuable learning to our readers. Today Mentor is respected tremendously in school circles and hailed as a benchmark for publications. The feedback we get from our readers and the fact that almost all principals ensure that the magazine is passed on to the teachers after they have read it is a testimony by itself. In fact most schools have a section in their libraries that house Mentor. We today have a tremendous responsibility as we set a benchmark for magazines in India.
Going forward we will be making two big changes in the manner in which we present Mentor Magazine to our readers. Firstly we will be launching an all-new online version of Mentor that will enable us to reach out to audiences globally. Secondly we have categories and classified both our online and print magazine into 4 segments – School Leadership, School Governance, Pedagogy and Innovation.
School Leadership: This is the most critical area that needs improvement in the Indian context. We will be making a genuine attempt to share best practices relevant to education from leaders of all industries. In addition to featuring thoughts and practices we will also be sharing new age challenges and experiments that various leaders are carrying out to address them.
School Governance: The challenges posed by regulatory authorities to parents to media to society are immense in schools today. Leaders take a brunt of that stress and handle issues on a daily basis. With this segment of Mentor we strive to unravel the various facets of governance and help our readers handle real life governance challenges better.
Pedagogy: The dramatically changing world is altering the expectations our society has on what children need to learn, the dynamics of this is reflected in the tremendous changes both psychologically and socially that our children are undergoing. Today the way children learn, the way we need to teach and what we need to teach is a big mystery the world is trying to solve. This question will become a bigger challenge tomorrow. We at Mentor will attempt to understand these changes and bring forth learning, experiences and experiments from schools and teachers.
Innovation: There is a lot that is changing around us; we need to make a conscious and constant effort to keep pace with these changes. Technology, infrastructure, industry et al are all in a constant state of change. Education needs to keep pace with these changes by learning and understanding the innovations that are taking place globally. This segment of Mentor will try to keep pace with these changes and share cutting edge ideas.
We have carefully chosen these four segments based on our experience and in future all articles will reflect these themes.
This year the Mentor Conclave is scheduled to take place on the 1st & 2nd of December in Bengaluru. The Conclave will feature School Leadership, School Governance, Pedagogy and Innovation as its theme. All the sessions, topics and speakers will revolve around this theme. It is time for you to book your seat in what promises to be a very exciting event that will bring together passionate people who want to make a difference to education in India.