What values are we imparting to our children? That success is everything and that once they achieve it, everything is roses and bliss? But life has a lot of ups and downs and the values we impart to them should help children carry on through the good and the bad.
It is true that children sometimes consider their teachers to be their enemies. This probably is because most teachers believe that if children have to respect them and listen to what they say then they have to appear strict. But teachers and students can and should be friends.
Mothers have amazing teachers called children.
Gender stereotypes are perpetuated in every social institution and schools are no exceptions. It is important for teachers to consciously treat their boy and girl students alike and develop gender neutral teaching material and encourage girls and boys to be high achievers.
Most of us have met someone in the course of our school lives who has made us feel bad about ourselves. For some, it could have been a teacher or a headmaster.
V R Devika
Dance? Bharathanatyam…? What are you going to do with it…? Are you not too old to learn it…? Etc., etc., etc.
Reading as an activity is not really encouraged in the average Indian school. Various organizations working in the field of education including governments are attempting to change this. But are they doing it the right way?
Raise your hand, if you think the movie Taare Zameen Par showed parents in poor light.
I have a vivid memory of the last time I got marks. It was in the 8th class. We had a special course on technical drawing.
That there is a need for moral education in school there is no doubt. But despite all the years of value education and moral science classes we have failed to instill morality in our children. Why? Because all these years the focus was on teaching moral values rather than on supporting the moral development of children.