Once there was a forum at the Pedagogical Council, in which there were many different topics for communication between teachers

Once there was a forum at the Pedagogical Council, in which there were many different topics for communication between teachers

You can even run a competition for the best reproduction of a LEGO-style painting. During the lesson, tell them about Kazemir Malevich, and perhaps during the assembly they will understand that drawing such pictures is not as easy as it seems at first glance.


These are just a few of the ideas that can serve as a starting point for your imagination and creativity (possibly shared with students). Such lessons, where the individuality and enthusiasm of the teacher is felt, simply cannot leave children indifferent. By using such playful and practice-oriented elements in your online classes, you will make learning more flexible, and students will have more opportunity to express themselves, and therefore to experience positive emotions – curiosity, pride in a good result, self-confidence and joy.

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This is how the forums looked in 2009. Screenshot from the Internet archive.

Once upon a time there was a forum at the Pedagogical Council, in which there were many different topics for communication between teachers. Our resource, one might say, began with this. We closed the forums because social networks took over the agenda, and most people preferred to communicate, both on personal and professional topics in them. Well, it is not easy to moderate and maintain forums, when, unfortunately, there are not enough responsible volunteers and moderators for everything.

I see that in the comments, and in the rare private conversations in person, the old-timers of the Pedagogical Council from time to time feel nostalgic about the old days. Therefore, we decided to create a new platform for communication in our two popular publics – "In contact with" and "Facebook", across the entire range of topics of the Pedagogical Council.

We invite you to professional clubs, where you can chat, place your teacher’s chips and find like-minded people.

What do you do if you see that some club is missing? Write in the comments, we will discuss and create it!


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Give freedom to a child or drive him into the rigid framework of someone invented norms? Allow to prove yourself or crush with authority? Allow you to feel pakistan national hero essay like the master of your life or control everything and always? The answers to these and other questions have long since become myths. Let’s try to debunk some of them.

1. If you don’t teach it now, then it will be so

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The formula “works” for any age from birth.

If you teach the baby to hand now, then he will not get off his hands to school. If now you do not teach braids to braid, then until retirement shaggy will walk. If now you do not teach to write beautifully, then later it will be like that in your notebooks. 

The list goes on and on, changing the variables depending on how old your child is. Of course, instilling good habits in children is very beneficial. But it is equally important to listen to your own child more carefully than resorting to abstract advice. Better study books on the psychophysiology of the child in order to understand when and what habit is better to form. Do not forget, a person develops to the end of his life, there is no limit to perfection.

2. You are stricter with him there, otherwise he will sit on his neck and hang his legs

No one wants someone to sit on his neck, and even dangle their legs. Probably, this is where the parents’ active prevention of this unpleasant phenomenon comes from. Perhaps the parent feels that the more barriers and restraining forces separate their child from their neck, the safer. 

“We have been afraid of teachers since childhood, but these are not afraid of anything.” “It is necessary to educate while the child lies across the bench.” “The teacher is always right!”

Such attitudes limit the child in everything: in the ability not to be afraid and to make decisions, to protect his personal boundaries. It will be difficult for a person with low self-esteem to feel happy later.

Perhaps it will be much more useful to show the child the diversity of the world and relationships in it, to tell that not only he, but other people also have feelings, and that in the same situation different people can react differently. Teach him to distinguish and name emotions, this will help him to further regulate them. It is imperative that children be given the opportunity to break some rules so that they can see the consequences and learn responsibility. 

We replace strictness with a sequence. If an adult is consistent in his requirements, and these requirements are transparent, understandable, reasonable and correspond to those generally accepted in society, then the child perceives them adequately and discipline ceases to be a problem.

3. There were toys and entertainments in the garden. School is serious

Sounds like a sentence. Especially when the game is still a leading activity. 

Astrid Lindgren said: “The worst thing is when a child does not know how to play. Such a child is like a little boring old man, from which an adult old man grows over time, deprived, however, of the main advantage of old age – wisdom, because she has nowhere to come from when imagination and nobility are not developed in a person, which means that there are no bold ideas or deep thoughts, no feelings. “

Think of play as a way to motivate your child to learn. She will help the child learn to a certain point. Gradually, educational activity will replace play. But don’t rush the time. Everything is in its turn.

4. The teacher is always right!

If the teacher is wrong, then see point one. This principle is promoted by some parents.

But let’s look at the situation from the outside. Should a child be taught to respect himself, to his boundaries? Does the teacher have the right to encroach on them?

My friend had such a case. The first-graders dabbled in class, and the teacher, as a punishment, left them at the big break to stand near their desks. One boy ran to the toilet without getting permission. The teacher was outraged. The story received publicity, but the attitude of the parents towards it turned out to be different. Some were outraged by the teacher’s behavior, while others, including the boy’s parents, believed that the teacher was right. Always right. Even when wrong. The boy was punished at home. What conclusions should he draw from this story? Should he have described himself, but obey the teacher? The one who is stronger and more powerful is always right? 

Among younger students, the authority of the teacher is already quite high, but it is worth supporting it only in ethical ways. But the task of parents is to be protection and support for their children. The child should always feel a confident hand of parental support. You will be happy with the result: your child will learn to respect both himself and other people.

5. The child should be loaded with useful activities as much as possible so that there is less free time

Let it develop and have less time for stupidity. This is how many parents will count throughout the school period, especially during adolescence. It seems to them that the time that the child spends in his room, not doing anything “useful”: – not reading, not studying anything, not communicating with anyone – wasted time. But the child must be given the opportunity to be alone with himself, he must have a personal space. This will help him learn to make plans, dream, enjoy the silence, find interesting activities for himself, without waiting for recommendations from adults.

In the summer, children from other preschool institutions came to the private kindergarten where I worked. They constantly followed me, the teachers and asked what they should do? They were bored. This happened because in the mode of our garden, in addition to classes, games and regime moments, a lot of time was devoted to free play. The new guys did not know what they wanted, or rather were afraid to want, but gradually a transformation took place. The children understood that valuable free time can be spent on what they really want, and they began to listen to themselves – what do I want? Even felting with a friend in a mountain of pillows in this case was the case.