The School Weekly - 30th May 2016

Mera Bali
Bali is a town which is situated on the left of the banks of Mithari River. As Bali witnesses less rainfall we do not find much vegetation around the place. The flora of Bali includes that type of vegetation which is found in desert areas. Modad, khair, dhavado, saledi, kadaya, timru, khakhara, bor, desi bavalia, bili, dudhi, golar, karanj, arjun sadad, jamun, behda etc. are some local names for common species found here. The common species found here are - Aam (Magnifera Indica), Imli (Tamarindicus indica), Babul (Accasia nilotica), Banyan (Ficus benghalensis), Ber (Zizyphus mauritania), Dhak or Chila (flame of the forest), Jamun (Syzygium cumini), Kadam (Authocephalus cadamba), Khajur (Phoenix sylvestris), Khair (Accacia catechu), Karel (Capparis decidua), Khejda (Prosopis specigera), Kakera (Flacourtia indica), Mohua (Madhuca indica), Neem (Azadirachta indica), etc. The area around Bali is the hub of Leopards. The Jawai Leopard Conservation Zone is where we can experience the close encounter with this beautiful animal from the cat family.
The other common animals that you may see are the sheep, goats, cows, buffaloes, wild boar, wolf, jackal, monkeys, blue bull, python and black buck. The most common birds of the area are the bulbul, grey hornbill, woodpecker, Indian roller, peafowl, shrikes, barbets and many raptors.
The nearest Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Ranakpur 30 kilometers from Bali. It is an attraction for those people who love to hike and trek.
People are mostly farmers and mostly grow crops like maize, gram, bajra, cotton and mustard. They are also indulged in dairy farming.
Teachers for the PDP Session are divided into five groups. With their group leaders teachers had their PDP session last week in which they had discussed on Sensitivity. They shared their experiences with their teammates. Some of the experiences shared were published in the last edition of the news weekly. The experiences that were left to be published are as follows:
Group 2
Sensitivity for Teachers.
Sensitivity is a quality related to feelings of a person. It is what a person feels for another person and is present in each person. It includes feeling like love, care, compassion and respect for others. It also includes anger, jealousy and hatred.
A teacher must be sensitive towards students. If a child gets an environment of love and care they will be able to learn quickly and in a better way. They will solve their difficulties by clearing their doubts with the help of a teacher. But if teacher is harsh and scolds the students, they will never be able to clear their doubts. And the result will be students getting less marks in tests and exams. A teacher-student relation must be of trust, love and care. If students have any difficulty they can freely speak to their teacher and clear their doubts.  Each teacher must be sensitive to their students.-PRD
Difference between Sensitivity and Empathy
Empathy is the ability to pick up on another’s feeling, or even senses. Empathy allows the person to have a first hand experience of what another person is feeling as that person "feels" similar feelings. It’s a shared sensation. Empathy sometimes has trouble differentiating between his/her feelings and that of others.
Being sensitive is similar but different. One can be sensitive to another’s feelings and through facial expression, body language etc, can interpret what the other person is feeling, but unlike an empathy, they don't actually share the same emotions.-UGI
Cultural Sensitivity
I am talking about classroom practice for a teacher. A culturally sensitive teacher is one who is aware and addresses the student’s cultural and ethnic needs as well their social, emotional and cognitive needs in order to obtain the students’ cooperation.This will be done in such a ways:
Oral presentation of students’ native and regional cultural programme
Discussing current event from student multicultural view point.
Regional places history, development, value chart should be display.
Display all legends person of native and country, their responsibility through their sensitiveness.
Awareness of socio-cultural differences between students.
Use good and proper language in class room.
Involvement of students with events and activity should be freely and sensitively through the respect of    their cultural value.
Teacher will be good and polite with students.
Communication and interaction needs for individual students.
So classroom practice is more important for our education, nation, culture and society.   That’s why culturally responsible for all person specially a Teacher, because teacher is a backbone of society.-HSR
Easily upset by the things people say or do or causing people to be upset, embarrassed, or angry. Sensitivity can be described by the feeling of heart.It may be good or bad. When people say something bad, we get upset and when people say something good we become happy. This feeling of good or bad is related to sensitivity. -UPR
This is an incident which shows sensitively of a child. Some student was playing on the ground. While playing, one student fell down and he got hurt. Others students started to laugh on him and nobody came to help him then one day from the group helped the boy. He took him to the office. This shows the boys sensitivity similarly teacher’s teachers should be sensitive while dealing in a class. If all students do the homework in the class and one has not done, the teacher should not punish him but try to find the reason for not doing homework. Empathy is necessary to be sensitive without empathy there is no sensitivity.-KDE
Sensitivity towards children
I was surfing my face book account and suddenly one of my friend sent me a link, I opened that link and read a letter which was written by a kid to his teacher. I want to show that letter to all my colleague and sensitive person to know that kid and feel his sensitivity .Personally I feel that  these days kids are going to be more sensitive behind the picture, so my question to all teacher that, are you ready to handle that kind of kids? You should be more sensitive for caring these new generation kids.
I will show you that letter which is important to us who are directly or indirectly connected with kids. To the Teacher of “That Kid”
“Teacher, I need you !
I know I am hard to handle, and I take everything you have. I know I push your buttons in all the right ways that make you second guess what you are doing. But I need you. I need you to keep pushing me. I need you to set limits and help me understand them.
I know you don’t know me. I know if you did, we would get a long a lot better. But, please, teacher, I need you to fight to get to know me. I can’t tell you with my words what I need you to know, so I might act out instead. Take that as my sign that I need you. You might be all I have.
I know you have 30 other kids in class. I know they need you too. But, teacher, I need you. I need you to find my good qualities because those other kids don’t see them. My teacher last year didn’t see them, and most days, if not all, I don’t even see them.
I know I throw fits. I know I disrupt your class and what you had on your agenda for the day. But teacher, I need you to believe in me. I need you to believe that my actions are a cry for help, not an act against you. Please don’t take it personally. I need you to believe that I want to fit in, but just don’t know how.
I know I make it hard, but please, I need you. I need you to see me. I need you to see beyond that behaviour, that meltdown, that action and I need you to see the kid behind all “that”. You might be the only one that can get to the real me. It might take time, It might take patience. You know, it might even take learning about something you know nothing about. But, teacher, I need you! I need you to give it your all to see me.
I know you went into teaching to make a difference. I am here to tell you, I am that difference. I am the one that needs you! I promise, if you reach me, you will change my life.
You will make a difference like no test can measure.
You might not see the difference today or tomorrow, but I promise, if you see that I need you, you will make a difference.
Please! ~ signed “That Kid
So I will request all teacher be kind and be sensitive with all kids to know their view point and to know about their feeling, their thoughts. One day they will make different. Please help them to make their dreams.  Here Sensitivity is the only key to make them success. So think about it now, because it is the time to change with sensitivity.-PGN
While writing this down, I had utter confusion of how to differentiate them. Being very similar and correlated this is how I came up with, with context to sensitivity and empathy.
Sensitivity for me means seeing more details, being easily affected by others behaviour. For example, understanding the LYRICS of the song and not just the music, feeling emotional currents, observing people's reactions, being affected by whatever is going on in the surrounding, and in the society. Being sensitive means reacting to situations and surrounding by facial expressions, body language but not actually feeling the feel of those moments as in empathy. It means we can feel others pain, happiness, anger but we are not adapting them into our own emotion.
Empathy means feeling each and every thing that's going around us, as if we were the one in that situation. It means trying to feel the pain, the problems, the happiness of others by stepping in their shoes. For example, getting depressed by seeing others depressed. Being sad, because the person near us is sad.
Being sensitive has positives and negatives too. When we are able to understand someone's situation, when we know how others are actually feeling, it allows us to deal with them in a better way. The communication becomes easy.
When we are sensitive, we behave more friendly and politely with people because we understand their situation.
Sensitivity helps us in teaching too. Teaching with sensitivity has  positive impact on a child. The child is encouraged as the teacher guides him, motivates him, understands the child's emotional behavior. In a classroom with a sensitive teacher, students learn to see that teacher as a source of support, guidance, and reassurance. Students responds to that teacher well.-PPL
Sensitivity towards children
In recess break, a child was rushing towards his seat with a lunch box in his hand and all his food fell down, scattered on the floor. He became so sad. Tears were flowing from his eyes. His heart was broken. He sat on his seat with a sad face. I as a teacher could feel his pain, I went to him, shared my lunch with him. I told his classmates also to share the lunch. Again a smile was there on his face. As a teacher, we should be sensitive towards our students. We should empathize with them. These are the most vital skills a teacher should possess.-ATK
Sensitivity amongst children
As usual I was teaching in class. And all of a sudden one child hit another with a bottle and the child got hurt and started bleeding he was wounded so badly and was taken to the hospital immediately I was crying a child from my class came to me and told me – “Ma’am why are you crying. Aryan (the child who got hurt) will be fine.” I was surprised by his words .He was able to feel what I was going through He gave me strength that was a lesson for me - even kids are sensitive to our feelings.-KDI
Sensitivity is the quality which helps a person to be helpful to react and respond to others feelings. It helps a child to be more responsive towards their class and schoolmates. In school it is necessary for teachers to be sensitive and listen to them so that the students can freely approach their teacher during the time of difficulty. Students and teachers should show a positive attitude and help each other.-DRO
All living things have sensitivity. Sensitivity related to sense organs in living things. In human beings sensitivity is a stimulation according situations. Sensitivity is feelings for others. If we have sensitivity, we can understand others problems. Sensitivity is responsible for sympathy and empathy.-SSH
In my music classes I found one child was very interested in playing musical instrument and was brilliant in singing. Due to his family circumstances he had to leave his music classes. When I came to know about this I personally called him and assured him that I will not charge tuition fees for him. After that he joined the classes back regularly. Now he is master in playing Casio.-PDI

One afternoon during lunch break suddenly a girl came running telling that a bee had stung her. So she started crying. I told her not to worry it will be alright within no time and took out the stinger with my fingernails. After that I held her finger and took her near the door latch and rubbed her finger on that. Like this in many ways we can be sensitive towards children.
Even parents should continue to respond to toddlers and older children with sensitivity as well. A parent's role is to comfort and empower the child, not to stifle the emotions by becoming angry or punishing the child.
At every stage of a child's life, parents who respond with sensitivity approach behaviour by looking at the needs and wants underlying the behaviour. -KDA
Monday, 23rd May- Saturday, 28th May: Everyday teachers attended a three hour session in the school. For the first hour they had revision of the English Proficiency Training which they had attended last summer under the mentorship of Mr. Mithlesh Patro. Every alternate day they had test to see how much they remembered. Mostly all of them fared well in their written test.
In the second hour teachers made Lesson plans for the Academic Year 2016-17.
In the third hour teachers had PDP session where they read chapters allotted to them from the novel ‘Wanted Back Bencher and Last Ranker Teacher’ by Kavita Bhupta Ghosh. They had discussions and gave their views and opinions on the chapter and are trying to relate it with their classroom situations.
Thursday, 25th May- Saturday, 28th May: Students of Class XII(Science) who were having extra classes were tested to evaluate how much they gained through these extra classes.
Staff News
28th May: The Staff wishes Mr Kanik Goyal a very him Happy Birthday and a prosperous future.
Note: The School is closed for Summer Vacations from 31st May’16 to 27th June’16. The School reopens on 28th June’2016. We will meet our readers with more news and views on 4th July 2016.

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