How to Achieve Self-Discipline
Following measures are considered to in of great significance in achieving the goal of self-discipline and social discipline.
This is considered to be a very effective way of securing the willing co-operation of the students. The students get opportunities to govern themselves; to make their own rules and to enforce them. By participating in various committees formed to govern themselves they realize that rules and regulations and their enforcement are very essential. They learn that no society can function smoothly if the members do not obey its rules. They get opportunities to understand and appreciate the significance of tolerance, open-mindedness, co-operation and fellow-feeling. They learn to appreciate that rights and responsibilities go together. They get occasions to make use of their right of vote and realize the wisdom of casting vote in an intelligent manner. They remain busy in organising various activities which divert their idle brains from thinking of anti-social acts and engage them in doing creative work. In this way, the students develop creative and constructive discipline.
Games by Pre Primary Teacher Training
Students learn that for the success of a team, they must co-operate with each other and also must subordinate their individual interests. Every player knows that the rules of the game must be obeyed if he wants to participate in it. Thus the students learn to discipline themselves. The Secondary Education Commission has suggested that another important method of bringing home to the pupils the value of discipline is through group games.
Co-operation among the Staff Members
Children are imitative and suggestive by nature. They acquire many habits simply by imitating their teachers. Lack of cooperation among the members of the staff and between the staff and the Head is sure to develop attitudes of non-cooperation in the students. This unhealthy aspect of the life of the institution has a great demoralizing effect on the minds of the students.
Methods of Teaching
Good methods of teaching facilitate learning. Use of audio-visual aids, black-boards, story-telling etc., brings life in the dull-matter of various subjects. Methods like Dalton Plan, Project, the Heuristic and the Basic Scheme develop habits of constant work among the students, besides sharpening their power of thinking. Learning by doing is a device which keeps the students busy. The students make mischief only when they are passive listeners. Rightly it is said that the best method of keeping the students disciplined is to fill the time with work.
Sympathetic Attitude by Teacher Training Courses
Love the child and the child will love you, hate him and he will hate you’ is an old saying. A sympathetic teacher is sure to win the hearts of his pupils. Once this is done, there is no reason why they should go astray. Quite a large number of troubles arise due to the harsh and unsympathetic behaviour of the authorities towards the students.
Loss of personal relationship between the teacher and the taught is fatal for creative education. Without it, we cannot think of students developing ideals of a creative citizen.