Category: Teacher Diaries

Why Teens Do Not Understand Analogue Clocks

Why Teens Do Not Understand Analogue Clocks

Recently, I read a surprising news article in The Telegraph that the UK is getting rid of analogue clocks in school because kids are no longer understand and tell the time. Is it something alarming, or I am just exaggerating my thoughts that kids these days might be good at placing new examples in from new gun laws or inventing new and cheap environmental ideas. Still, they can’t read time from analogue clocks or hold a pencil? According to Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders, “The current generation isn’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations.” Somehow, the situation is similar in most parts of the world, including India and Pakistan, where kids under the age of 12 still find it hard to understand and tell time from analogue clocks. Is it essential to know how to read the time on analogue clocks for children? Continue reading “Why Teens Do Not Understand Analogue Clocks”

Why Kids Lie, and Why It’s Difficult to Detect their Lies

  1. Why Kids Lie, and why it’s difficult to detect their lies
    By Ahmad Amirali

‘Sir, I will not come to school because I am not feeling well’, ‘Sir, my monthly evaluations are going to start so I will not come in today’s class’, ‘Sir, my aunt, passed away, I will not come today’. These are the messages which I normally received by an absentee. Although, I eventually find out that all these were excuses (lies) when the absent students’ deceased aunt called me to inform about her nephew’s (my student) cello classes. The cello sessions were the reason behind his skipping my classes but why he lied about it? Instead, he can share the real reason and we might sort out the middle way. What makes him think that I would rather lie to my sir instead of being truthful. Continue reading “Why Kids Lie, and Why It’s Difficult to Detect their Lies”

Reflection Diaries: Am I Indeed a Bad Teacher?

Reflection Diaries: Am I Indeed a Bad Teacher?
By Ahmad Amirali

Today, when I finished teaching my classes, a thought struck my mind, am I truly a good teacher? What makes me a good teacher? I started my reality checklist; are my lessons plans submitted on time? Are my students happy with me and my teaching? Are students’ parents satisfied with me? Is my school management confident with me? However, this checklist unable to prove that I am a good teacher? I always think that if my students love my teaching and engage in my planned activities and lessons, then it means I achieve my goals to become a good teacher. Today, the question is not how good I am in my teaching; the problem is how bad I am in the eyes of my students? But why my students would see me as a bad teacher? Continue reading “Reflection Diaries: Am I Indeed a Bad Teacher?”