1st CLASSROOM OBSERVATION: CHILD’S HAPPINESS AT SCHOOL

A HAPPY FRAME OF MIND WILL SUPPORT HEALTHY LEARNING AND GROWING. OUR FAVOURITE REMINISCENCES OF SCHOOL ARE THE HAPPY MOMENTS WHICH ARE MORE THAN ALL OF THE INTELLECTUAL LEARNING COMBINED. THEREFORE, TEACHERS, THE VERY FIRST OBSERVATION SHOULD BE WHETHER THE CHILD IS HAPPY COMING TO SCHOOL.

It is quite normal for children to be somewhat unsettled during the initial few days of school. A week should he sufficient for most children to settle down comfortably. However, there are some who might still be unsettled over prolonged periods; in some cases this discomfort begins well into the school term. Unless the child is communicative or unless the reasons are obvious, it is quite tricky to find out the exact reason/cluster of reasons why the child might be unhappy coming to school. These maps will be helpful (though not exhaustive) for teachers to determine what might be disturbing the child. Here is the first map (answering Question A) which talks about the child that cries while arriving at school:

seven key 1A

This very first point of observation has other areas too which will be mapped and posted soon on this blog.

The map above can be downloaded and printed out for reference and training purposes.

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