How much will you score if the students were to evaluate you as a teacher? Many teachers are often dissatisfied with their own performance and the respect they command in the children’s eyes. But some others become darlings of the students, and their classes are eagerly looked forward to. This is achieved not through any inherent genius, but a practical understanding of the psychological needs of children. What is required is a simple change of attitude.
Drawing on her long experience as a counsellor, Meera Ravi guides you through simple, yet immensely effective and rewarding process of image-transformation. Her action plan of introspection and self-examination, detailed in this book, will help you become a motivating teacher through a new understanding of both your students and yourself.
About The Author Meera Ravi is a qualified family counsellor, and she runs the Prerana Academy for Growth and Guidance, Bangalore. She conducts workshops for children, parents and teachers. She has an in-depth knowledge about children’s behaviour from her percipient interaction with them. This book aims at reaching out to them keeping their psychological issues in mind. She is the author of A Guide to Study Skills, also published by Viva.
Table of Contents Introduction A Special Message to Teachers Relation with Oneself It All Begins with Awareness Self-Awareness Questions Self-Awareness and Role of Emotion Why Emotions Are Important Self-Esteem Self-Esteem Quiz A Message to the Teacher The Man in the Glass Suggestions for Increasing Self-Esteem Value Yourself Relation with Students Message from Students Some Introspection Effective Teaching Students Are Human Beings The True Teacher Accepts All Students Significance of Learning Ten Principles of Learning Students and Motivation Helping Students Become Motivated Learning Off-the-Syllabus Activity A Potpourrie of Ideas Meet the Teacher with a Difference A Student’s Experience Significance of Body Language Children Speak Out Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Learning Disabilities Handling Difficult Students Behaviour: Aggressiveness Behaviour: Bullying Behaviour: Dreaming Behaviour: Showing Off Behaviour: Talking An Adolescent’s Plea To Adults Why Punishment Does Not Work A Personal Note Anger AsAn Emotion Managing Your Anger Anger Consequence Questionnaire Coping With Angry Students Responding To An Angry Students Activities To Help Students Know And Deal With Anger Teacher Is Human What Is Stress? Teachers And Stress Symptoms Of Stress A Request Of Teachers Stress Management Strategy Conclusion A Touching Story Action Plan For Teachers What Are you Going To Do Now?