Homework Replaced With ‘Acts Of Kindness’ To Help Children Grow Better
11What is the motive behind it?
When asked about the motive behind this teaching technique the teachers and organizers said that they wanted to instill responsibilities in the students. Many times schools and colleges come under fire because they do not teach their students how to help others or about being kind. But, there is a time and place for those teachings and primary school is the best place and time to do it.
12What do the students get from it?
Not only do they not have homework for a whole month and can spend a lot of time with their families over the holiday period they also learn about kindness and other good deeds. This is a great way to teach children about life and why we should help others and making them learn this from now will help them later in life.
13The positive reaction
Parents reacted positively to this and praised the school for coming up with it. There is no negative side to teaching children to be kind and grateful to others. This all goes into them growing up to be good people of society. Parents do teach their kids to do the right thing but if the school helps then it’s a win-win for both sides.
14The mental health part was important
The main part of this exercise was teaching children to be able to write down how they feel and freely discuss it. Mental health is something that is often ignored by parents and teachers and in most cases, things only come into light when they get too out of hand which no one wants. So teaching kids about good mental health at a young age is a good thing.
15Such initiatives are very good
The reaction for the parents and the society was mostly positive with many praising the initiative taken by the school. We do send our children to schools to learn and get an education but if they’re taught about life and kindness then it is only good for them and no one else.