Treat­ing Every Child as a Unique In­di­vid­ual

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! -

JAIME G. TUAZON

Every child is a spe­cial. They have their own dif­fer­ences when it comes to needs, in­ter­ests, strengths and chal­lenges. No two in­di­vid­u­als are ex­actly alike, maybe in phys­i­cal but not in emo­tional, so­cial, and in­tel­lec­tual. Teach­ers must have to dis­cover, nur­ture and de­velop these qual­i­ties in or­der to make every child a re­silient and re­warded in­di­vid­ual.

Thus, teach­ers have a big role and re­spon­si­bil­ity on how to make or break a child; to­gether, teach­ers serve as an in­stru­ment to pro­duce pro­duc­tive and wor­thy lead­ers of the na­tion. It is the job of the teacher to fos­ter highly in­di­vid­u­al­ized learn­ing in re­sponse to the stu­dents’need and in­ter­ests.

Sub­se­quently, let us help our chil­dren de­velop their per­son­al­i­ties, tal­ents and abil­i­ties, cul­ture, learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties, dis­abil­i­ties and gen­der. This may help them im­prove their full po­ten­tials, char­ac­ter and skills by treat­ing them equally and fairly in every as­pect of their life. It would also help them be­come more re­spon­si­ble on their ac­tions; boost their morale, and con­fi­dence in such a way it may also im­prove their so­cial­iza­tion skills.

Fur­ther­more, it is also im­por­tant to prac­tice anti-dis­crim­i­na­tion among our clien­tele. It is to en­sure that every child re­ceives equal rights in school. Ev­ery­one has the op­por­tu­nity to fully ac­cess any ar­eas of learn­ing within the cur­ricu­lum. Show­ing them that they are equally val­ued, re­spected, loved and trusted would in turn de­velop them a sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity, teamwork, and sense of be­long­ing­ness.

There­fore, teach­ers and schools should pro­vide a well safe and friendly learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment to in­flu­ence pos­i­tively on the ar­eas of child’s de­vel­op­ment: phys­i­cal, so­cial, emo­tional, moral, and men­tal.

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The au­thor is Teacher III at Are­nas El­e­men­tary School, Arayat West

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