We all have been students at one point in our lives. As students, we have at least one memory of a teacher doing something out of their way for us that influenced us in a deep way, sometimes even changing how we look at things forever.
Here’s Ankit sharing his story about how his maths teacher did something so insightful that it still influences his thoughts and actions today. “I was a Maths geek. I was obsessed with my books and solving sums. This one time, I realised that a particular theorem is not right for a particular case. I went to my teacher all confused and told her about my doubt. She asked me why I thought that the theorem is not correct.
So, I solved the entire sum and showed her how the theorem did not make sense if we take it the way that was in the book. So, ma’am saw it and she went saying she will look into it. Two days later, she called her to the staff room and told me that, “Ankit, you were right. The theorem is not correct. So, I am going to write to CBSE and NCERT to get the theorem corrected.
And that incident stayed with me forever. I understood how being a good teacher also means listening to your students and acknowledging that things can be wrong sometimes. Even today, when I am trying something new, I always remember her.”
📰 Educational News Around the World
Kerala, India: Kerala government to create awareness about body shaming among school children Kerala state general education minister, V Sivankutty announced that the government will create awareness among school children about body shaming and also make it a part of the education curriculum.
UAE: Schools will teach students about blockchain, crypto to prepare them for future jobs markets Schools in UAE are including lessons in blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and the metaverse to help students prepare for the future job market and to create awareness about the pros and cons of these technologies.
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi launches e-Green platform for public and private schools Environment Agency Abu Dhabi has launched a collaborative e-learning tool for private and public school students to create awareness about the environment and boost conservation.
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❔ Question of the Week
Q. How can I become the favourite teacher of my students
Ans: Students love teachers who understand what they're experiencing at their current stage in life. They look up to teachers who take extraordinary measures to help them learn and develop as individuals. Here’s how a few students described their favorite teachers:
She introduced me to many of my favorite books and sparked a love of reading in me.
My fondest memories in her class are Fridays where we would listen to Shakira in Spanish
She was a great listener and was always there for me when I needed someone to talk to or needed advice.
If you look carefully at these examples, in order to become a student’s favourite–you need to take steps for their overall development and move beyond the textbooks.
Socio-emotional needs of students must be looked after in the classroom to ensure their holistic development. Read this newsletter to find out some ways how teachers can cater to such needs in the classroom.