A first- person account of two teachers— one who labelled a child as ‘not capable’ and another, who probed deeper to find out what was wrong with the child. It is your guess as to which teacher won the confidence of the child.
Ideally, teachers should be able to discuss (over a cup of tea, maybe?) several academic as well as classroom management issues in the staff room. However, we know that this is seldom possible due to the rush-rush-rush of a teacher’s day. Therefore, we felt that the sort of discussion which should ideally take place in the staff room (but perhaps doesn’t, as often as it should,) could easily happen in the leisurely pages of Teacher Plus.
Children do not discriminate. Rather, it is we who do so in finding it difficult to accept such differences...writes Aruna V. Prasad who is currently with the Schools Central team at Azim Premji Foundation, Bangalore.
Of the many problems faced by teachers – especially new teachers, the maintenance of discipline in the classroom seems to be the most pressing. This article looks at 'discipline' and ways in which teachers can guide their students towards constructive behaviour.
‘Inclusion’ is a much talked about word these days. While a lot of people are at least coming to terms with the fact that the disabled are also human beings like us with emotions and feelings, there is still a long way to go if we are to see true inclusion of the disabled into our society. We have made a beginning by declaring that ‘special’ children should not be denied education in regular schools, but have we thought about how a teacher who is ill equipped to handle such children will manage?