Thursday Pedagogy 17.11.16

Chanakya Neeti 12

It is useless to educate an uninterested pupil, if you plant a bamboo and sandal tree in the same pit, the bamboo does not grow up to become a sandal tree.

Quite true, anyone who has taught kids know the veracity of these words, how true they are! I remember a pair or two, who finally made me realize that teaching tuitions is not my line of job, even though I would have loved it.
Amongst the half dozen kids I have taught, only one was interested in studies, and that girl, I don’t think she needed my tuitions! She was really bright and rarely needed my guidance.

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Chanakya was the mentor, guide and prime minister of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya. His words were very wise when it came to explaining human nature and ways of actual world.

As I am too engrossed with my twins ( and check them out guys, my twin Ezines Agnishatdal and Agnijaat) I will use him as my own and your teacher for at least a couple of months. Hope you will benefit too.




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