A lot is being discussed about values at various levels in the society. Are values deteriorating only among youngsters? Even if that is the case, are they not just mirrors- reflecting the behaviour pattern of the elders around them?
Let me share our school’s efforts in inculcating good values in students. Each month in the academic year we highlight and discuss about one specific value. Truthfulness, fairness, tolerance, self-discipline, self-esteem, respect, friendliness, helpful nature, caring and independence are the values taken up for discussion this year.
Teachers talk about the value of the month in the daily assembly sessions. Students also write, direct and stage plays based on the value of the month. A group discussion is held every month. So much of repetition is done consciously in the hope of creating strong impact in children’s thought process. But, ultimately parents and teachers must emulate a behaviour that they expectfrom youngsters. let us walk the talk which is the only concrete way to build and sustain a society with individuals with good values.
The author is Principal of Kanchi Sri Sankara Martriculation Hr.Sec.School, West Tiruchendur