In my school on parents teachers meeting or report day, one thing teachers never forgot to tell..
Where we lack and where we need to improve
Every year for all the years I was in school
I used to hear this “she needs to improve….”
Not just about me
No matter how brilliant the student is…. All the teacher would say was – “she needs to get better at…..”
Sometimes they also used to congratulate on specific achievement the child has earned
But mostly the message was – You need to work on this
Then after going to college
Same system continued with a slight difference
Teachers didn’t care much, they needed their work to be submitted on time… Some discussions about projects.. but never more than that
Then few weeks ago
I read about a fascinating concept called – Positive Education
It is basically application of positive psychology at school level
They focus on what the child is good at
Not where she lacks, but what she already has
Cultivating strengths, building on strengths…
What a fascinating concept
I really wish I studied in such school
I wonder how different my life would have been then
How different I would have been now
On parents-teachers meeting teachers are talking about what’s good in that particular child!
Imagine the spark in child’s n parents’ eyes…
How proud.. how happy would they be….