Before we give any punishment to any child ,we should give them an opportunity to express themselves . Most of the time we start giving them punishment without listening their point of view . Some children don’t write , some children don’t read , some children cannot sit in one place quietly ,yes true just ask to yourself how you were at their age. This we all teachers know . We have studied child psychology . But our studies were only for getting degree , we cannot bring our teacher’s education in to real class room teaching ,Why ?
We also studied just for exam . Some teachers are such that they cannot keep quiet even for a single minute but from children they expect pin drop of silence .
When some one give us punishment without listening us , how do we feel ? Same with students .
One day I found a student eating something . I called him and said,”Open your mouth …” The boy afraid . I told him ,” Please go out and spit , it is dangerous , don’t swallow ..” The boy obeyed me . He was eating paper pieces . I asked him ,” Have not eaten food in recess ?”
He said ,” Today , Mummy had given less food .”
There was a boy who was roaming in side the class , he told me,” Sir, I want black pen.”
Some children are very active , they play inside the classroom . Yes , it is harmful but we don’t send them to the playground in recess . Some schools have no playground . We don’t allow them to go out . Sometime they feel school is like jail , teachers as jailers .We should remember our childhood and consider them as innocent as we were .
Think them as your friend and if possible make them agree with your views , don’t force them to follow you . Let them think critically . Let them decide . Yes , this is their age give them a room for the ventilation of their mischievousness ! Enjoy and let them enjoy .
Most of the great scientists and philosophers were notorious in their childhood. If you read the autobiographies of great people you will come to know about their childhood and then you will realize that they all had great teachers in their childhood, so while teaching, as a teacher should always keep in mind there are many great people studying in your class.