(N.K.Bagrodiya Public School)
The belief that students require twenty first century skills to succeed in today’s world has gathered great momentum but the basic skills will always be the same as were in the previous century such as critical thinking, innovative thinking and problem solving.
The other important life skills for success and survival in today’s competitive times are grit, perseverance, endurance, compassion, kindness, digital literacy etc..Social media has largely changed the way we communicate today.
A class of 2017 needs to possess a diverse set of skills to succeed in the world and life beyond school. Every teacher should have some vital trait to become an ideal teacher. They should be a blend of great motivator, story teller and should have love and empathy for the students.
Besides possessing good teaching skills with thorough knowledge of the subject, a teacher should always be an easily approachable person. Every teacher should try to leave an indelible mark in the lives of young learners through his/her compassion and commitment for work. “Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness but direct them to it by what amuses their mind so that you may be better able to find with accuracy the peculiar bent of genius of each” –Plato