Teacher’s Diary: A Teacher Who Focuses On Co-curricular Activities To Boost Students’ Confidence
Anurag Sharma is a teacher in an upper primary school in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra. He is sharing his experience of boosting his student’ confidence by motivating him to participate in co-curricular activities.
Dr Anurag Sharma 24 July 2023 2:02 PM GMT
I have been teaching students since 2006. As far as I understand people think that children do not want to come to school and run away from school but I feel that is not the case. We should try to give them the right environment and ensure that they participate in extracurricular activities.
Parents should encourage their children to learn different skills and never underestimate their ability to excel at co-curricular activities.
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Rajeev, a student of class 6 used to be a quiet boy who is also a little weak at academics. Once we were all working on a project based on environment conservation in which we needed some pictures and Rajeev proved to be of great help. He brought some beautiful pictures for the project which were used in the project later.
To be honest, those pictures turned out good and because of those pictures we got an opportunity to qualify for a state level competition.
Everyone was pleased to see this, as Rajeev used to be quiet and barely talked to anybody at all but when he pushed his limits and ventured out of his bubble, he was able to find his new transformed self.
Following the recognition he received after contributing photographs for the project, his personality and confidence grew multifold.
I strongly believe that if children are given the platform and right guidance then they can perform really well.