Treating Every Child as a Unique Individual
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.
The author is Teacher III at Arenas Elementary School, Arayat West