Every child has two worlds – the home and the school. It is widely agreed that when these two worlds come together, the child benefits immensely. Parent-teacher meetings are the time when the parents and the school usually come together. But these meetings are not very effective in building relationships. So how else can schools involve the parents?
Dahunlyne Shylla, Kavita V. Jangam, Preeti Jacob
Bullying is a widely prevalent problem in schools and yet there are no robust solutions in place to tackle it. The first step towards handling bullying is for schools to acknowledge its existence and then work as a unit to find comprehensive, holistic and inclusive solutions.
It takes a lot to keep a school running smoothly. All the cogs in the wheel have to work properly to help the wheel move in the right direction. A look at some of the things that can go wrong in the running of the school and how we can take care of these problems.
As educators and teachers, our duty to our students does not end with us fulfilling our academic responsibilities. In these highly volatile times with adolescents, especially, becoming more and more vulnerable and succumbing to outside pressures, we have to be on the alert and provide them with the care and support they need to fight adversities and stress.
Absentiesm is a chronic problem, especially in rural schools whose students often have to decide between going to school and working to earn a living. Can we think of innovative solutions to help such students stay in school?
It is not just the role of the teacher but also that of the principal that is changing. Meet the new-age principal.
A sense of responsibility comes with ownership. If schools want their teachers to give them their best, then schools have to create a feeling of “mine-ness” among their staff. And how can they do that? Here are a few suggestions.
E T Arasu
There are some problems common to most schools. Three such problems and their possible solutions have been discussed here.
A dog is man’s best friend, but can it also become his teacher? Schools in Germany are finding out how much dogs can teach children in terms of responsibility, coordination, concern and care giving by having school dogs. While Indian schools are yet to adopt dogs, we are slowly warming up to the idea of therapy dogs to work with the differently-abled children in schools.
The most harrowing time for any school is the end of the day when it is time for children to go home. If we keep a few simple things in mind, this stressful time can be made a lot less harried.