Chandrayaan 2 – what can we learn from it?

So much information, so many emotions, people sat glued to their televisions in utter suspense…..eager to learn some news. And… oh no, a collective cry of disappointment. Many people were sad.

The country had lost its reputation in the list of superpowers.

The country had failed.

Do you agree? First let’s see what the hue and cry is about.

What and why

What was the mission about? Why was it important?

The first Indian mission to the moon, Chandrayaan 1 had provided evidence of water molecules on the moon. Chandrayaan 2 was to further study the extent of water distribution on the moon. The process was expected to increase our understanding of space and allow for more collaboration with other nations. In short, this was an exploratory mission designed to learn and instigate further missions.

A space mission involves more than a decade of groundwork, understanding the conditions through which the vehicle must operate,  simulations and finally, take-off. Sounds a bit like school work, doesn’t it? As students, you have the initial groundwork of understanding the subject. Knowing and managing the distractions that will certainly come in the way. Regular practise sessions and finally, the test.

Collaboration

Did you know that the orbiter wasn’t all Indian? The lander was originally supposed to be from Russia, but they backed out and finally, India went ahead with the design of Vikram Lander. Two instruments were from NASA. 

In a project of this size and complexity, expertise and resources are sought from across the world. Do you know why? Because no one person can claim to have all the knowledge. It’s as simple as that. 

Similarly, when you have a project to complete or face a subject that just won’t go into your head, collaborate. When concepts are fuzzy and you are losing the will to practise, collaborate. Usually collaboration works by finding someone who has understood and is good at teaching.

Resources are everywhere, don’t limit yourself to your friends and the few other people you know. It is possible that the person who doesn’t talk to you, ever, can actually teach you.

Keep trying

There have been many missions to the moon. A hundred and nine.

Only sixty-one have been successful. Only forty-six of the missions were meant to land on the moon and return samples of rock to earth. Twenty-one did.

The idea of success varies. At first, the question was, can we land a man on the moon? Yes! And that was success. For one country, the purpose was just to achieve flyby. Once the first question was answered, the question changed. With that, what constituted success changed.

What is success?

Success then is about identifying the question only you want to answer, nobody else.

As you grow older, let your mind travel. And don’t forget the basics, understand well, practise to perfection.

What does this tell us? There is a group that refuses to sit back and say, ‘Oh, they did it already. There is nothing left to be done.’ Instead it asks, ‘What can I do?’

They keep asking, exploring, seeking, finding answers, dropping some, fixing on others.

The scientists at ISRO are the best in the country. Why would a group of scientists put their effort into sending an orbiter to the moon? Failure can appear at any moment. There are far easier, less risky options available.

Do they do it to please someone at home? Because they will get a bigger car or house? Or are they motivated by being a part of an exercise that goes beyond themselves?

What is success for a student?

When you, as a student get tired of the study and regular practice or limit free time to learn for an immediate test, do you think of what you are doing and why?

Why should you streamline your day so that you can enjoy both work and play?

We often ask children what they would like to do when they grow up. Become an artist? Mathematician, maybe? Haven’t really thought so far ahead? Oh, then try medicine, or engineering. And the young person doesn’t like those options either.

Sometimes, the answer doesn’t lie there.

Would you like to ask instead, what question do I want to answer? And let your mind wander. The questions may arise from the world around us, from within a circle of people you know. Clouds, trees, birds, computer games, machines at home, anywhere. You might land up with many questions from different sources and decide, oh, that one is what really interests me.

So…..was Chandrayaan 2 a failure? What did we learn from it?

Let’s talk about what’s not working. The lander reached the ground at a higher than desirable speed. There may be some damage. It was tasked with directing and relaying the findings of the Pragyan rover, and it may not be able to play its part. The area it occupies offers harsh temperatures and a rocky terrain.

Let’s see what’s working. The orbiter is relaying high resolution images back to earth. Can it answer the question about water? Maybe it can. Maybe the evidence will be inconclusive.

Time will tell

So how can anyone label the mission a failure or success?

We must realise that the view of the world is limited. Celebrating only success takes away from all that we can learn from the journey.

This question will come up in your mind, am I successful? Maybe you cleared a tough exam but are unsure of the future, maybe you got accepted at a prestigious institute. The answer is  – time will tell. A lot depends on your adaptability to a challenging, unknown environment.

 

– Contributed by aspiring author, Shobna S. Iyer

Distracted while studying!! What’s the stress about?

Oh my god, I have so much to do, Arun looks at the books on his table.  He’s 13, tall and sturdy and surely knows everything. Yet, there’s a younger child in his mind, easily distracted, happy to run as far from the table as possible. He decides, this is a good time to have a glass of water.

He goes to the kitchen, his mother watches as he opens the frigde door, takes out the water, decides it is too cold, adds a little warm water until the glass in his hand holds absolutely the right temperature. He looks out of the window and starts a minor dissertation on a lizard that is sunning itself.

And mothers, well, they see through these things, when it is time to study, the legs want to run, the hands want to paint, the mouth wants to eat or drink or just talk and the mind, it wants to wander.

What’s the stress about?

Arun is stressed and distracted. The Physics test is two days away, he doesn’t care, he doesn’t want to care.

It doesn’t really matter how old Arun is. If his reaction to the table and books is one of wanting to run away, it’s going to be the same whether he is five or twenty. His connection with work is affected. Unnecessary emotions come into the fray and pull him away.

Look at stress as you would look at boiling water. If you put a lid on boiling water, the water continues to boil. In fact, the pressure of the steam is enough to move the lid. The only way to remove the stress is to switch off the source of heat.

What should Arun’s mother do? Send her distracted kid back to work, maybe? Get fed up and shout, possibly? Unfortunately, that isn’t effective. She smiles to herself as she thinks back to this article she read recently and decides to try out a new method.

HUMOUR

Arun’s mother watches as he takes the water and asks, ‘How would you eat the world’s largest dinosaur?’ He blinks. ‘I don’t know.’

She smiles, ‘Bit by bit.’

Arun laughs out loud.

Humour works well as a means to relieve runaway instincts. It also momentarily frees the mind of the immediate.

PHYSICAL CONTACT

She laughs while extending her hand to stroke Arun’s head. The reassurance works to relieve Arun of his mental state, and he is amenable to a conversation. ‘Mummy, there’s just too much to do! I can’t do all of it. Yes, I know you said bit by bit but it doesn’t work like that. There’s really so much…’

That’s true, it doesn’t matter what grade Arun is at, the principles of study are much the same. First, is the introduction to the subject, a preliminary reading. Then there’s the actual task of studying, understanding concepts, using visual or aural tools, making connections and revising.

Practise takes time, of course there’s work… and feels like a lot.

IT’S JUST WORK

You can get stressed by things beyond your control, for instance if the road caves in underfoot, or a tsunami arises within inches of us or maybe a 10-foot bear turned up behind you, that would be something to get stressed about. But the work of studying, that isn’t something you should get stressed about any more than you should about, say, breathing or playing. Everything we do in our waking moments is work. Whether we are adding information to ourselves or breathing, it is all real work.

Oh, okay, Arun sits listlessly. His face and body reflecting an almost compete rejection of his mother’s words. 

LET’S PLAN THIS TOGETHER

Well, yes, of course, planning is fun. Arun likes it the most, in fact, he wants to set up a colourful time table, with differently coloured stripes. In the past two weeks, he has made three new colourful time-tables that have since migrated to the back corner of the drawer. Nobody’s fooled, least of all his mother. Enough time-table making, she decides.

Besides, she believes in eating full dinosaurs, bit by bit.  ‘Here, let’s take this Physics chapter. I’m putting a timer for twenty minutes, let us see if you can complete reading two pages, without getting distracted’, she says.

She gets up to finish some of her own work. When she is back, Arun has completed two pages, memorised and written three definitions and has moved into ‘study mode’. Mother quietly switches off the timer.

Then, slowly, his leg twitches, he looks up. Stupid timer doesn’t work or what? It’s been half an hour! So much time! And he didnt even get distracted !

PLAN SHORT BREAKS

Arun loves to do certain things, Lego toy building, cycling, sketching, colouring and football.

Now that the overwhelming half hour is over, Arun wanders back to his mother’s room. Instead of nagging him or advising him, she has donned a new hat. The ‘What are you making for me with your lego?’ hat.

Since Ganesh Chaturthi is a few days away, Arun wants to make a mandap. He is going to be priest and idol and eater of prasad. He has so many roles to play, it promises to be a busy day. Some negotiations are in order.

His mother agrees, ‘Fine, you be the idol for ten minutes, just sit still in whatever pose you want. Then return to Physics, finish the chapter.’

Ten minutes of sitting with hands in mudra proves a little boring, but Arun wades through the effort. The return to finishing the chapter is a lot less difficult after sitting still.

Yes, little by little, by day’s end, the chapter gets done. That’s not all, an hour’s Math practise and English homework, and a game of football have been accomplished. The Lego mandap will have to wait another day.

– Contributed by aspiring author, Shobna S. Iyer

Daily Practice – The Key to Stress-Free Education

Can daily practice really be the key to stress-free education? Let us analyze. 

Today, children feel the burden of education weighing down on them, and it is more than just their school bags. Students are finding portions larger, lessons lengthier, and are forced to study harder. The end result of this is nothing but stress.

Stress has become a common word in the dictionary of even young children. Today, even middle-school children complain of stress! However, it doesn’t have to be this way. 

6 Reasons Why Daily Practice Makes Education Stress-Free

Parent talk of yearning for a stress-free education for their children. Is there a solution in sight? Yes, there is and that is daily practice!

  1. Daily Practice Establishes a Daily Routine

What most children lack is a daily routine. Practising daily helps to establish this. It becomes a habit and second nature to them. Children learn to draw up a time table, allocate lessons on an hourly basis and try to follow it religiously. They can go about their work in a structured manner. Daily practice helps children to focus, conserve time, and manage their resources effectively.

  1. Daily Practice Instills Good Habits

One of the core activities that great personalities attribute their success to is practising, and practising on a regular basis. Daily practice instills good habits in children like waking up early, studying every day, completing homework and assignments on a regular basis, etc. 

As it is a part of their routine, it helps children achieve consistency in their efforts and build their character. Now, the child learns something new every single day. It also builds their confidence and brings clarity and vision in their thinking.

  1. Daily Practice Helps Recollect and Retain the Portions Learnt in Class

Children attend school daily but unfortunately tend to forget what they learnt yesterday. This happens because they do not brush up on what they learn in class on the same day. Plus, their mind turns to distractions such as video games, TV, social media, and other events which end up replacing their classroom lessons. 

With daily practice, this problem is resolved. Now, your child will pick up their book for their daily practice and go through their lesson learnt that day. This refreshes his or her memory and helps them to remember and retain the academic portions dealt with in class.

  1. Daily Practice Immediately Resolves Doubts

Only when you know your weaknesses can you work to improve them. Children only understand the whole length of a lesson when they go through it patiently and properly. In class, this might not be possible due to want of time. With daily practice, children are made to thoroughly peruse the lesson. This is when doubts tend to arise and they can be solved then and there.

If this is not done, the doubts linger or arise only at the final moments. Rather than waiting until the last minute or during exam time to raise questions, doubts that are unearthed get cleared the very next day. Daily practice enables the complete comprehension of the lesson by giving an opportunity to clarify everything and make it crystal clear.

  1. Daily Practice Helps to Quickly Master the Subject

Once the habit of daily practice is ingrained, your child will find it easy to master academic effortlessly. They can work out problems, worksheets and question papers daily and easily gain mastery over the subjects. This kind of daily practice is especially invaluable for maths and physics. 

Even languages such as Hindi can be mastered by practising on a daily basis. This is because such subjects require being written down multiple times and cannot simply be memorised and regurgitated. Every equation, sum, and word is different, but daily practice helps to increase knowledge and understanding.

  1. Daily Practice Eliminates Exam Fear

When children undertake daily practice, they are able to cover all the academic portions well before the exam. This eliminates exam fear and gives them the strength to face the exam. As they have already practiced frequently and covered a wide range of topics, the exam questions won’t seem alien to them. 

Practice helps them be prepared for the exams. All that’s needed before the exam is a revision of the subject rather than diving in-depth into everything. Children no longer need to spend sleepless nights worrying about their exams and can relax and remain stress-free.

  1. Daily Practice Builds Confidence

When daily practice is followed by students, they become more systematic, organized and punctual. They get the courage and belief that they can conquer not only the exams, but life as well. 

There is absolutely no shame in developing traits such as hard work and dedication, which is what daily practice does. This builds the personality and integrity of the students.

The Role of Daily Practice in Making Education Stress-Free

Daily practice is a tool to master academics and make education stress-free. There is so much to be gained if children pick up their books to study on a daily basis. Practice daily and your child can be free of stress. This is accomplished in the following ways by using expert online practice learning sites such as LetsPractise.

  1. Lessons are covered and revised on a day-to-day basis through worksheets.
  2. Grey areas where doubts arise are easily identified by attempting practice tests.
  3. Children can relax and remain stress-free as they are thorough with the lessons.
  4. Parents are free from worrying about the student’s academics since the daily practice has set in as a routine habit.
  5. Children can analyze their own strengths and weaknesses in the subject by attempting various extra questions that may be found on the online practice learning site but not in the book.
  6. All types of questions are addressed in the online practice learning sites like let’s practise through mock tests and practice tests.
  7. Questions for all types of syllabi like State Board, CBSE, ICSE, etc are handled separately lesson-wise.
  8. Children learn to manage time for the exam by attempting the timed tests on the online practice learning sites.

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Daily practice is a pivotal tool that alters the academic skills of the students and moulds their personality with its healthy habit. Teach your children the importance of daily practice and its role in making education stress-free. Introduce your children to reliable online practice learning sites like LetsPractise that are committed towards the progress and productivity of your child. Let’s Practise every day so you can get through education in a stress-free manner!

Values Children Can Learn from Sporting Events Like Cricket World Cup 2019

The World Cup is over at last! England has won the ICC Cricket World Cup  2019 after huge drama involving a tie and a Super Over that also ended with scores level! In fact, this was the first time that England has won the cricket World Cup. Although it was England who organized the first World Cup match for cricket in 1975, the team has never won the Cup until now, in 2019.

The top four teams of the tournament were England, New Zealand, India, and Australia, but the final points table does not tell the whole story.

Cricket World Cup 2019 – Entertaining Galore

The 2019 ICC World Cup has been an astonishing one with surprising results. India managed to win 7 matches in a row but lost only 2 matches, becoming the team with the least number of lost matches. Yet, India lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals and made an unexpected and disheartening exit. 

Despite rain disrupting proceedings and one-sided matches during the first 2 weeks, the second half of the tournament was truly exciting, with nearly every team fighting for a place in the top four. Like India, defending champions and five-time winners Australia also made a strong showing in the Round Robin only to get eliminated in the knockout stage.

Youngsters such as Rashid Khan for Afghanistan, Rishabh Pant for India, Oshane Thomas for West Indies, Avishka Fernando for Sri Lanka, and Shaheen Afridi for Pakistan all made contributions to their respective sides, proving that age is not a factor. 

Captains such as New Zealand’s Kane Williamson and Australia’s Aaron Finch did their best to marshall whatever resources they had to scrape out wins. 

The tournament was watched by fans of all ages as well, and the World Cup 2019 was an eye-opener. Strategy, tactics, and schemes were abound. School children have a lot to learn from the ICC World Cup 2019.

What Can Sporting Events Like Cricket World Cup 2019 Teach Our Children?

Whether your child is a fan of cricket or not, children have a lot to learn from sporting events like Cricket World Cup 2019. Sports events like cricket are not just about winning and losing, but involve a lot of other values like team spirit, coordination, leadership, sacrifice, sportsmanship, and more which children should imbibe. 

Here are some value-lessons that children can pick up from the Cricket World Cup 2019.

1. Expect the Unexpected

Sports, like life, is full of unpredictability. It would be an understatement to say that the Cricket World Cup 2019 was full of surprises. The poor showing and capitulation of the giants South Africa, the sudden winning run of the mercurial 2017 Champions Trophy winners Pakistan after they seemed to be down and out, a resurgent West Indies side punching above their weight, Afghanistan nearly pulling off the impossible against India and Pakistan, and Sri Lanka turning heads and turning the whole tournament on its head by defeating England.   

There was no shortage of action. Mohammed Shami and Trent Boult both picked up hat-tricks that left the opposition batsmen stunned. When people thought even 500 could be scored, scores as low as 201 were defended successfully.

No one expected Dhawan to get injured or for our very own Rohit Sharma to score 5 centuries in a row while Virat Kohli could not even manage one. India’s loss to New Zealand in the semifinals, and that too chasing 240 was a shocking defeat to us all. In fact, even former West Indian cricket legend Brian Lara predicted that the finalists for the ICC World Cup 2019 in semi-finals would be India and England. In the end, it was a heart-wrenching defeat for India in the semifinals in the hands of New Zealand. 

Not everything will proceed as you have foreseen. Life is unpredictable and doesn’t always go the way people expect it to, and so it is with exams. Questions will show up that your child may not be prepared for, but they should be fearless and expect the unexpected.

Lesson #1

School children must learn to be prepared for any eventuality during life, school, and exams. Paying attention in class and daily practice will help them face exams without fear.

2. Never Underestimate Anyone

Afghanistan was the weakest team in the ICC World Cup 2019 yet they put up a brave show and lost by a small margin to both Pakistan and India. Bangladesh also put up a fight, even defeating South Africa and chasing down 300+ against West Indies. With the teams reduced to just 10 compared to 14 from the last World Cup, all teams demonstrated that they just weren’t there to make up the numbers.

Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan managed to beat the hosts and eventual champions England. Sri Lanka and West Indies also came close to toppling Australia, both going down fighting. Similarly, New Zealand made it all the way to The Final even though many would have counted them out before the event started. 

Never underestimate anyone in life. Today’s losers can be tomorrow’s winners and vice versa.

Lesson #2

Children must be taught to show respect to their competitors. No one should be underestimated as with hard work and perseverance, anyone can succeed.

3. Don’t Blame Others For Failures

When India lost their semifinal match to New Zealand, there were thousands of people ready to point fingers at players on the Indian team for failing to chase down the required total. Captain Virat Kohli, former captain MS Dhoni, bowler Yuzvendra Chahal, openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, coach Ravi Shastri, the selection board, and more. 

Some even blamed the weather, the pitch and even astrology for the loss as the match had been extended to a second day on account of the rain. 

Bear in mind, one individual can’t take the blame for a team event like this. Each player has to understand where he went wrong and work to improve. Bowling, batting, and fielding are all team efforts. Just like winning is a team achievement, so is losing. 

After scoring low marks on the exam, children often blame the teacher, paper correctors, tough paper, lack of time, pressure, etc. However, the simple fact is that they did not practice enough. Knowing and identifying your faults is half the battle.

It is easy to blame others for failures. It is time to accept responsibility for your actions and take the blame if you wish to improve.

Lesson #3

Children must be taught not to play the blame-game but instead introspect, analyze, and correct their mistakes with practice to improve in life and exams. Never look down on people and don’t forget those that helped you along the way.

4.  Always Appreciate the Contribution of Others

During India’s match against Australia, a lot of people in the stands began jeering and booing Steve Smith. Virat Kohli came up to them and requested them to cheer the opposing player instead. Kohli could have kept quiet, but he stood up against wrong in a graceful manner. Smith later thanked Kohli. Despite being bitter rivals on the pitch, both knew that it was just a match and nothing more.

After India lost the semifinals in ICC World Cup 2019, everyone blamed Dhoni for not saving them at the crucial hour. Despite his team reeling after losing 4 wickets, Dhoni did his best and battled valiantly, scoring 50 runs until he was run out. Everyone started blaming Dhoni for his poor performance. While doing so, no one cared to recall the matches he won for India till date. 

India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, all under M.S. Dhoni’s captaincy. In fact, it was Dhoni that scored the match-winning runs in the 2011 World Cup and that six will be etched into people’s minds forever.

Even England themselves were mocked relentlessly for their premature exit in the 2015 World Cup, having failed to even make the quarterfinals. They also lost the T20 World Cup Final in 2016 because Ben Stokes conceded 24 runs in the final over against the West Indies. Now, Ben Stokes has helped lead England to victory in a World Cup at home and helped them lift the trophy for the first time.

Everyone has ups and downs. You may be down now but your time will come. One bad outcome does not diminish prior achievements. Neither does today’s failure determine your entire future. Never get disheartened and don’t forget anyone’s earlier contributions just because they are not performing well today.

Lesson #4

Children must be taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect. They must learn to live with the shortcomings of others and appreciate their effort. Only then will they become leaders.

5. Always Do Your Best 

Despite not being the captain, M.S. Dhoni guided his teammates, motivated and inspired them. His consistent efforts to the game have always been appreciated by one and all. Even Adam Gilchrist has showered praise on Dhoni and has declared that Dhoni has contributed much to the game and that he admires his calmness and self-belief. No matter how much pressure we face, we should remain calm and approach the situation with a cool head.

Kane Williamson stepped up and led his New Zealand Black Caps all the way to the Final, and the New Zealand team gave their all. For his efforts, Kane was still given the Player of the Tournament award ahead of Bangladesh’s one-man army in Shakib Al-Hasan or the hitman Rohit Sharma.

No matter what people say or how much they badmouth you, you should always keep showing up and do your best. There will always be those who hate. You should ignore such people, focus on your goals, and keep moving forward. Hard work and dedication will never go unnoticed. You may not always be victorious, but you can still earn the respect and admiration of others along the way.

One must do our best in all circumstances and we will be richly rewarded. We cannot always be the best, but we can always do our best.

Lesson #5

Children must learn to perform consistently and practice well irrespective of the circumstances. This will reap them the rewards in everything, be it sports, academics, or life.

Practice Leads to Success

At the end of it all, we were all treated to unbelievable catches, powerfully struck sixes, unplayable deliveries, and though India didn’t win it all, no one can deny that this was a very enjoyable World Cup. The period from 30th May to 14th July was an unforgettable time, and the excitement will undoubtedly return in 4 years as the 2023 World Cup is set to be hosted in India. 

Parents and teachers must involve children in discussions of such sporting events and highlight the values to be learned from them. This is a good way to develop a child’s personality. 

Athletes train and practice day in and day out to become the best at what they do. Likewise, students must also practice in order to improve their knowledge and understanding of the subject. Online practice learning sites like LetsPractise help you teach your child the value of practice in academics. We offer a host of online practice tests and exercises to help your child perform better in academics and excel in life. 

We offer worksheets and practice sheets for students from Class I to X for all Boards, including CBSE, ICSE, SSC, IGCSE, etc. Take a look at the practice plans that we have listed on our site and contact us for more information.

Remember, just because you didn’t win the toss doesn’t mean you can’t win the match!

How Can Teachers Ease the First Day at School for Students?

The first day of school is a big one not only for students. It is also important for teachers, as it is their prime responsibility to ensure that the day goes on without any hitch. In working toward this, teachers have to meticulously plan and seamlessly execute tasks in fine fashion.

6 Tips for Teachers to Ease the First Day of School for Students

Here are some tips that can help teachers ease the first day of school for students.

1. Keep calm and focussed

Although you have probably been teaching for a long time, it is the first day of that particular standard for the students. Remember your first day at school and how you felt? The students probably feel the same way. You should also be aware of what students expect of you.  

More than anything, students expect their class teachers to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in class. The first day sets the tone for the rest of the school year. So, take a deep breath, relax, meditate, and be focussed

2. Arrive to class first

A teacher’s job is to mould children and guide them in the right direction. This can be one only by inculcating students with good values and leading by example. To begin with, arrive early and be the first one in class. 

Students will be impressed by your sense of punctuality and try to emulate you. Arriving first also gives you time to plan out the day’s activities. You also get some much needed alone time before the big day.

3. Write a welcome message on the board

Students must have a warm and welcoming feeling when they enter the class on the first day. This will help school start on a positive note and give good vibes for the students throughout the year.

Write an inspiring, funny, or interesting welcome message on the board. add your name to it to help the students get acquainted with you. You can even draw some cartoons, pictures, or graphics to grab the attention of the students and make them feel interested in the class.

4. Look at the student roster and time table

Acquaint yourself with the students. This can be done by reading their names from the class student register or student roster. Also, have a look at the timetable for the day to see which classrooms and subjects the students are coming from.

5. Have a class orientation

A class orientation will help establish the ground rules and tell the students what you expect from them. In turn, ask the students what they expect from you in terms of class and academic support. This will help ease the students with the transition to a higher standard, familiarise them with the teacher, and foster a friendly relationship.

6. Other tips for the first day

Apart from these above tasks, please bear in mind the following suggestions while dealing with students on the first day.

  • Be polite and friendly
  • Be patient in your interaction
  • Allow students to open up and ask questions in class
  • Some students might have some fear of attending school. Deal with those students with extra care and kindness.
  • Some students might be belligerent or difficult to handle. Try laying down the rules of discipline firmly yet politely to them.
  • Try to identify if there are students with special needs in the class. They might need extra help.
  • Treat all students equally without bias. Give everyone a fair chance.
  • Make the students feel that they are part of the family.
  • Develop “class spirit” along with competitiveness and sportsmanship by earmarking some daily goal.
  • Try to make the first day as fun and enjoyable as possible for both your and the students. You could instersepe games, songs, dance, theater etc. depending on your subject.

The first day of school is a big event for students and they love to feel welcome. Make this day a memorable one by following the above tips. 

Teach students the importance of practice in academics and daily life. Bring awareness to the students of the benefit of online practice learning sites and how they can help students excel in academic by using them.

One such top site for online worksheets is LetsPractise. We have practice papers, revision notes, and academic information on a multitude of subjects ranging from math to languages. We also provide these for CBSE, ICSE, SSC, IGCSE, State Board, and more. Take a look at the variety of subscription plans that are on offer. Contact our team for additional information.

Make the first day at school the best day for students at school, Practice these simple steps to make student-teacher interaction on the first day at school a grand success.