With Google acknowledged as a relevant source of information and knowledge provider, is the traditional teacher still necessary? Of course she is. Only her role has changed from that of a knowledge provider to that of a nurturer, inspirer and a guide.
The idea that the school is a safe haven is fast turning utopian. From the moment a child leaves for school until he gets back home safely, a parent is more often than not anxious. Transport mishaps, accidents on the playground, physical and mental abuse, infrastructural lapses, danger seems to be lurking everywhere and all the time. Let us work to make schools safe again.
There are exceptionally brilliant students and there are those who believe that they are not good at anything. Why are there these different kinds of students? What leads them to believe what they are? Can we, as adults, make the students who say ‘I cannot…’ say ‘I can…’?
Variety is the spice of life and therefore when new teachers teach you every year, there are new expectations, excitements, and a much necessary freshness. And yet with a constant teacher comes a thorough understanding, a strong bond, and honest effort. The author recounts her experience of teaching one student for 10 long years.