Innocent no more

When you think of children, you think of happy smiling faces. But in today’s times you realize that despite those smiles and innocent eyes, children are growing up faster than you’d like them to and are learning to be cunning and conniving, shedding their innocence sooner rather than later.

Need for two-teacher classrooms

The new method of assessment, CCE, requires that a teacher be not only well informed but also be able to document annecdotes in class. With overcrowded Indian classrooms, this is perhaps a bit too demanding on the teacher. A solution to this problem is to have two teachers in every classroom.

Juvenile blues

Almost everyday there is news of young children and adolescents attempting to commit suicide and sometimes even succeeding. Increasing cases of depression among children are being reported. It is necessary that as adults we keep a look out for signs of depression among children and help them combat it.

Connection versus separation

As teachers it is important that we teach our students to perform for themselves and not to compete with others. When we perform for ourselves we actually make a contribution to society but when we perfom to compete we only end up furthering enmity and hatred.

Are teachers allowed an ego?

Every individual has an ego. Teachers do too. But more than any other professional, teachers, in particular, have to ensure that their egos don’t get in the way of their work because the consequences could be disastrous.