Recently I stumbled upon a news about a Texas based teacher who allowed 580 of her students to draw freely on a plain white dress she bought for her from Amazon. Students aging between 3-11 were encouraged to use sharpies and markers for free hand drawing on the cloth and the teacher than wore it happily, not once but twice.
The photo got viral on Twitter
Teachers Of Today:
It is being observed that the teacher-student relationship has shaped into a genial one now with no longer the grumpy strictness and sore attitude coming midway. Teachers now encourage their students to pursue their dreams and lend a helping hand to polish their skills of interest. Students are not only taught at schools but are also counseled by teachers to confide in and share their problems in areas of lacking.
Couple of days ago, there was a spring celebration at my child’s school with time slots for parents to visit and make their kid feel important and pleased. We arrived a bit late and I was amazed to see how the class teacher was continuously attending my child solely and keeping him engaged throughout until we showed up and then she handed him over to us saying “I didn’t let him get bored at all”.
Three decades ago and even before, teachers were strict with only one aim and that was to impart knowledge and educate the pupils. We have been hearing the stories of their rigidity and aloofness from our parents and grandparents. How they used to be punished and not allowed to do more than learn what was taught. How they were not allowed to question more than that was necessary.
With the times changing and dynamics taking a new turn, there has been a visible change in teachers attitudes as well as teaching methodologies. The environment at schools is now more student friendly with teachers showing interest in every single student. They like to engage with parents and now about their student’s progress at homes while discussing ideas about healthy snack boxes.
This change has been great in boosting the students behaviors and uplifting their spirits to be regular at school and engage in all activities being held.