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Do teachers recognize the different gifts that are naturally arising in children

  1. pennyofheaven profile image78
    pennyofheavenposted 7 years ago

    Do teachers recognize the different gifts that are naturally arising in children?

    In the days of our ancestors our elders often recognized gifts that were naturally arising in children. Some were gifted in the creative arts, some in the intellectual fields, then there were those that had different gifts that didn't quite fall in either of those categories. Each were taught according to their natural gifts. Since that might be not possible nowadays how do teachers manage teaching children with a diverse range of gifts? Can it be done? Is it being done?

  2. bulalo profile image58
    bulaloposted 7 years ago

    Hi!

    Ma'am, we have to understand that teachers are humans like us. They have personal lives, they have priorities, they have to earn a living for themselves and their families.

    Even at their most "regular" level, teachers are already doing superhuman stuff. And there are those who really rise above the ordinary who deserve our utmost respects.

    But the thing is, kids are the parents' responsibility (I'm a parent myself and I'm doing my damdest for my kids). We can demand that teachers teach our kids the basics of language, science, and arithmetic but discovering what our kids are capable of and supporting them all the way to attain and exploit their potentials, well, only us parents are capable of it.

    I have 2 kids at home, my elder daughter's teacher has 40 kids in the classroom. Who is more capable of looking out for my daughter? I am.

    I take responsibility for my kids and how they will turn out as adults.

    Teachers nowadays can't actually hope to teach children of diverse abilities to achieve their potential, unless it's a one-on-one session for a particular talent, like that piano teacher teaching piano lessons to my daughter.

    Peace to all! smile

  3. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Some do, some don't, it is the difference between good and bad teachers.

  4. pennyofheaven profile image78
    pennyofheavenposted 7 years ago

    Hi bulalo,

    Whilst I agree with much of what you say, I still wonder if there are teachers out there who recognize these naturally arising gifts.

    For sure the ultimate responsibility lies with the parents, yet when a child spends around 6 hours a day with a teacher, these gifts must become evident in one way or other?

    So within the established curriculum/system of teaching of any school is at all possible to teach a creative child for instance how to grasp what only logic can grasp? Or vice versa?

    Many children who slip through the school system because they lacked "intelligence" often had awesome creative gifts that were not nurtured.

    Surely there must be a way?

    Hi Mick,

    Do you think it is the teachers or the system?

 
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