Articles in the Notes from a Teacher’s Diary Category
Ashokan N V
The scope of a teacher’s role is much broader and goes beyond that of just teaching. A teacher is also an evaluator–someone who makes the effort to understand his/her students’ abilities and draw out their strengths while working on their weaknesses.
Here is a passionate appeal from a renowned educator to all teachers to introspect about the new education policy that may come into being. It is an appeal to teachers to fight the government’s move to scrap the ‘no detention policy’.
Student feedback is the most important tool that a teacher can use to know where he/she stands as a teacher.
Teachers abusing children in school seems to have become an everyday occurrence so much so that society is beginning to look upon teachers with suspicion. But let us not brand the entire teaching community negatively. Let us not punish the entire community for the terrible crimes that a few people commit. Let us remember that most teachers are caring and understanding, people who want the best for our children.
Children’s development happens through observation, imitation and the environment in which they grow up. So, how can teachers and parents ensure that children grow up appreciating gender differences and equality? These are some questions raised in this simple article.
Inclusive education is about helping all learners to learn at their pace and together with others. Teachers need to structure their teaching strategies in response to student needs so that the learner has the advantage. Here are some tips on how to be a more inclusive teacher.
The unprecedented floods that Chennai witnessed in December 2015 affected every person in the country in some way. Here is a teacher’s account from Chennai on how her school and children dealt with the tragedy.
‘Special children’ are often considered difficult and a burden. But treat them with love and care and see how much you can teach each other.
With more and more children being diagnosed with learning difficulties at the primary level, it is time that teachers in mainstream schools equipped themselves with the skills needed to identify the symptoms and provide intervention whenever it is needed.