24 May - COFFEE MORNING WITH MAYA THIAGARAJAN
A 35+-strong crowd gathered on Tuesday morning May 24th to hear a talk and discussion led by educator and author Maya. Drawing on her own experience as a mother and educator, her research, and the material from her book “Beyond The Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age”, Maya started the session by posing this question to the audience “what do you want your child to learn / what do you want for them in their education” - and the discussion took off from there. She structured most of her presentation on the two basic skills of reading and math; on how to supplement what is done at school in the home and had very practical pointers of application to create a positive and supportive environment in the home; for both young children and older children alike.
As quote from Mark Twain: “He who does not read good books has no advantage over he who cannot read them” - Maya’s message of how to create the love and curiosity for learning resonated deeply with the audience.