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Let’s recall Italian educator Maria Montessori’s meaningful words: “The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, the children are now working as if I did not exist” .

Dear kindergarten teacher, are you really proud of your job? We should be; we do a wonderful job. It is a great opportunity. Kindergarteners are the keystone of every school under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Kids are like a piece of clay, which we can mould to any shape. If you are a successful or inspiring teacher, you will mould them in such a way that they lead a wonderful life. They will then cherish you all their life.

Innocence of a child

Have you ever observed a child’s activity without his notice? What a wonderful experience it is! We have a lot to learn from them. They are not at all tricky. They do not know what to hide or not to hide. They are brutally honest about everything.

Every parent faces much anxiety when their little ones first enter kindergarten.

This where the tough job of the kindergarten teacher begins. Us teachers have two roles to play here: as a teacher, and as a mother. How will you handle such situations?

Here are some tips:

Allow them to play more.

Teach them without making it feel like teaching.

Take them out of the classrooms, and sit together under a tree or any other shady place. Everybody needs freedom; let our smaller ones also enjoy that.

Children enjoy celebrations. We can conduct small celebrations at school, for instance, a ‘doll show’, where each child can contribute one doll each to the show.

In these ways, we can make them fond of school. Please remember, parents trust us and send them to school. It is our duty to love and care for them. We can be strict but loving too.

Geeta S, Sony, Lini S, Bindhu and Sarita are KG teachers at Anand Bhavan Central School, Anchal, Kerala


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