Building a Teacher-force
"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. - Margret Mead"
Children of today do not need parents as friends nor do children of the present generation need a teacher who can only teach using textbooks and black board. They need someone with an open mind, multicultural orientation, independent global outlook, multiple intelligence and abilities to accept and adapt to the changing times. Children need somebody who can take the place of a friend and at the same time an individual who can set rules and follow them, so that they can look upto somebody to guide them.
Children do not need gadgets which give them a bundle of information, some of which corrupt the unpretentious mind. They need two balancing forces that can mould their plastic mind into a beautiful civilized entity. The two forces that can facilitate this are parents and teachers. Children of this generation are quite sensitive, sometimes fragile, owing to a good sense of self-worth and the role of the parents and teachers is to strengthen this feeling of self-worth in their children. By encouraging them to connect with them and, by supporting, nurturing and motivating them to evolve, children are most likely to develop their inherent potential and achieve academic success.
A teacher must not only teach the syllabus content, but must instill values and skills that has its roots in the culture and civilization of our land. We, at Glentree Academy, Kanakapura assure that children spend quality time in a pollution free environment away from the hustle and bustle of the city and develop multifaceted abilities to face challenges of the world. Our teachers are trained to arouse curiosity in the child’s mind, thereby allowing them to explore, and seek a positive quest to understand themselves. I believe that once the child understands his abilities, his weakness and strengths he will be able to plan his life, better. We strive to train the child to connect to his/her roots.