Journaling as reflection : diary of a teacher

Dewangan, Gajendra Kumar (2020) Journaling as reflection : diary of a teacher. Learning Curve (6). pp. 30-32. ISSN 2582-1644

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26 July 2019 Today’s work started with some physical activities. After about ten minutes of activity, we were tired and sat down in a circle. Twenty-five children were present, out of which sixteen were new admissions. I was introduced to some children yesterday, but it was not possible to remember their names in just a day. Today many new faces were also there, so it was necessary to know their names and have their introduction first. I introduced myself by stating my name and told them that they can call me ‘Gajendra teacher’. Then I said, ‘You know my name but if I want to call you, how shall I call you? So, if you tell me your name, then I can call you by your name’. I said these things very naturally. So many children felt the need to tell their names. I could not believe that on the very first day something like this would happen, I did not even finish my sentence and the children stood up and started telling their names one by one. All these children had come to this school just today. I was quite surprised; it was for the first time in my teaching career that so many children were telling their names by themselves without any coercion.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Dewangan, Gajendra Kumar
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Elementary Education, Government schools, Early Childhood Education (ECE), Curriculum, Classroom, Classroom learning
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Elementary education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
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