I would like to present two scenarios that will hopefully lead the reader to the answer this question.

Discipline is necessary for children, but we need to teach them to self-discipline, not bribe them to be good.



This is perhaps a very common situation that most teachers have to go through—having a fellow teacher’s child in your classroom. A situation like this can sometimes upset the dynamics of a class. How should you as a teacher treat your colleague’s child so as not to seem biased in anyway? What should you do to allow the child to handle the situation rationally?

How can children at the primary level be taught life skills and study skills that will guide them throughout their lives? Most of the concepts related to these skills need to be taught in a way that children will understand and appreciate. This can be best done through games and activities and not through abstract lectures. A few games are shared here.

What can a teacher do to handle students who come to class late repeatedly? Manaswini gives you some suggestions...

Conflict situations abound in the school, in the classroom, among teachers, and between parents and teachers and within ourselves. How can we negotiate all these differences peacefully? Can children be taught that compromise is the most effective way to end conflicts? These are some of the questions raised in this article.

As a new teacher, on the first day at school one tends to be nervous. You know how hyperactive children, especially the tiny tots, can be. How do you control them without seeming to police them? Manaswini suggests some ways to do this...

Getting "shy" students to open up is a common issue that teachers face. The author suggests ways in which teachers can go about doing this.

As teachers, you often come across students who are distracted in the classroom. These students who are often intelligent, but are unable to retain their focus for more than 10 minutes. What can a teacher  do to keep them from getting distracted and disturbing the whole class? Manaswini shares with us how teachers can deal with such situations...

This story looks at behaviour through questions and answers and is written by Madhav Chavan and illustrated by Rijuta Ghate.


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