THE I CAN MINDSET EQUIPS CHILDREN TO BE AWARE OF THE WORLD AROUND THEM, ENABLED WITH THE SKILLS TO TAKE ACTION, AND EMPOWERED TO DESIGN A MORE DESIRABLE AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE - TODAY!VIEW THE I CAN MINDSET IN ACTION
Over the last 20 years, Riverside has designed, implemented and shared a unique user centered curriculum that is providing schools with an alternative model which focuses on quality of learning AND student well being.
We have curated a set of videos that highlight the processes and practices we follow to intentionally build the I Can mindset in every child. You can also visit our YouTube channel for more inspiration!
Panel discussion during the Catalysing Change Week -May 10th - Towards a Learning Team Model of Teaching and Learning
Elizabeth King, Brookings Institute
Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring, UNESCO
Kiran Bir Sethi, Founder the Riverside School and Design for Change
Lucy Lake, Co-Founder and CEO, CAMFED
Urvashi Sahni, Founder and CEO, Study Hall Educational Foundation
Education is at the heart of achieving the Global Goals. Everyone deserves a quality education, but what does 'quality' mean in the 21st century? How are our children being taught, what are they being taught and who has access to it? To tackle Goal 4, Gail and Loyiso travel to India, Sierra Leone and the UK to meet the education reformers trying to make our schools more accessible, more inclusive and more empowering.
Kiran Sethi, Founder and Director of The Riverside School and Founder of “Design for Change”.
Lavinya Stennett, Founder of The Black Curriculum.
David Moinina Sengeh, Sierra Leone’s Education Minister and Chief Innovation Officer.
On 7th April, 2022, Kiran Sethi was the Ignite Keynote Speaker at the ECIS Leadership Conference 2022, presented in collaboration with NEASC, London. The theme of the Conference was "Refocus - Think".
Kiran Sethi and our Grade 7 student Alisa Chatterjee were Speakers at Teach for India's InspirED Conference on Redefining Education, hosted by TFI on 5th April, 2022.
Delighted to share with you that Kiran was a Keynote Speaker at a Conference - "The Covid Generation: Children and Youth in and after the Pandemic - Responding to the World Crisis", organised by the The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Vatican City, Rome. The Pontifical Academy has now come out with a Final Statement on the Conference, which will shortly be shared with President Joe Biden of U.S.A. and President Alberto Fernández of Argentia, among other luminaries across the Globe. This Final Statement can be accessed via this link :READ MORE
"Riverside school is outstanding in terms of its philosophy, facilities, faculty, its family and most importantly its students".Dr Howard Gardner
Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard
"Riverside is an apt demonstration that you can design a school system which can achieve academic excellence and puts the needs and well being of each student at the heart of its education.A system which elevates Ethics, Empathy and sets them along with Excellence as critical components. "Stavros Yiannouka
" Whenever I hear of Riverside, the biggest message is of 'I CAN'. Thank you for giving me and people around the world this word"Yaacov Hecht
CEO, Education Cities
" Your approach for fostering leadership and preparing children to shape a better future has impacted so many lives".Wendy Kopp
Founder of Teach for America
"Riverside carries an important message which deserves to be told, shared and repeated, especially in China, where Cultural Value and Visual Success are different. Riverside brings awareness, duty and action towards society."Jack Hsu
CEO, IVY Group
"Riverside is one of the best schools I have seen - both in India and abroad. It uses a lot of real-life applications in the work and projects that students do. At Riverside, learning is about fun, about understanding and "Making Learning Visible". Although there is no visible focus on assessment, they do consider assessment as important and use the outcomes for planning."Sridhar Rajgopalan
Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, Education Initiatives
"It is heartening to be in a school where children know why they are there and why they are being asked to learn things that they are learning. The most important thing for a child to get from school is the habit of being curious and learning, and wanting to use that understanding to make the world a better place."Dr. Mary Catherine Bateson
Reflective Guide, Writer and Cultural Anthropologist