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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan – a teacher to remember

A famous teacher who later became the first Vice President and the second President of India is Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. A philosopher, an idealist, a teacher, an eminent author and then the role of the Executive Head of India , a man of vision , a man of mission and a man of principles are few outlines of this personality. His birthday is celebrated as the Teacher’s day in India. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5th September 1888 in a poor Brahmin family at Tirutani, Madras. The financial condition of the family was not stable and so Radhakrishnan decided to study hard and support his education through scholarships. He was an intelligent student.  The early education that Radhakrishnan received was at Gowdie High school in Tiruvalur followed by Lutheran Mission School at Tirupati. He then joined the Voorhee’s college … Continue reading

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Let us learn about Isocrates

Evidence and records reveal that Isocrates was the first teacher of writing. Isocrates is believed to have been born way back in 436 BCE in Greece and died in 338 BCE. It is clearly stated in the records that Isocrates had opened a rhetoric school in Athens in the year 393 that precedes the school of Plato. Plato was further followed by Aristotle and both were successful in establishing their respective schools. Most of the schools in the earlier times were rhetoric schools and were taught by sophists with a few exceptions like Isocrates. “Against the Sophists” was the first book written by Isocrates that depicts his beliefs. This work was followed by another two called “Antidosis” and “Helen”. Isocrates and Aristotle had a common purpose. Both believed that the rhetoric and the speech must be reserved for moral purpose. … Continue reading

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How to deal with a child with Poor Hygiene?

Hygiene is one of the most sensitive issues which cannot be easily ignored by a teacher. In most of the cases the peers tend to reject these students as they re ridiculed with the unhygienic habits of this particular student. The consequences of poor hygiene can be traced through dirty clothes, body odor and disheveled hair. The child has to learn this habit and as a teacher you have to be direct and honest in telling the child about the poor hygiene that he/ she has. Tips for dealing with a child with poor hygiene: There are a few things to do to induce the students to follow a healthy lifestyle with healthy habits: 1. Hygiene should be included in the health curriculum: There are various tools and techniques available to teach the students about hygiene. Tell the students about … Continue reading

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How to deal with a student who is a perfectionist?

A perfectionist student is the one who is never satisfied with his/ her performance. Such a student keeps on doing the same assignments many times as he/ she feels that it was not a perfect paper as per the expectations. Despite redoing the work, there are chances that the student is still not satisfied with the final output. The code of perfectionists is based on a rule that there is no option for failure. These students are over possessive about their high performance standard levels that they set for themselves. This is the reason that the perfectionist students often feel frustrated when they are unable to reach their targets. If the child is focuses on being the best in everything then it can be very dangerous as the drive to excel in every field can make the child feel disappointed … Continue reading

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Poroporoaki- the ancient tradition of saying goodbye

Every vacation passed and I felt that I missed something very important. Various attempts to trace the element failed. I often felt my teaching lacked a special touch. It was only a few years ago that I figured out the actual missing element that gave me a contendness of being a teacher and a guide. It was then when I realized that there were many things left undone and many communications that were left unspoken between me and mu past students.  A deep wave of concern and regret swept my mind as I had not completed a few classroom projects nor I ever found any quality time to connect to the students nor ever had the opportunity to speak a few kind words with my students though they were in  the final term. Then somehow I came across the experience … Continue reading

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Say “No” to Face-book- A guiding principle for teacher student relationship

Social networking seems to have given a different dimension to communication worldwide. The evolution of the resulted into formation of new behavioral rules and guidelines that people are adapting to. So, here arises the actual need of a question about the guiding principle for the teacher student relationship. We can sum up this issue in the form of a question – Should there be a connectivity between the teacher and the student through Face-book? This question left me with a saturated head and I wondered is it wrong for a teacher to be a friend of her student? Teachers on their part can also begin to feel friendlier to the students but at the same time there are various threats associated with it. The USB of Face-book is that it lets you to stay connected at all times. On the … Continue reading

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