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Note for a Chennai High School


January 21,  2004

  • The performance of a school can always be raised. The higher the easier. High performing schools are already aware of the value of performance. Receptivity is from awareness. Therefore we don't have to create receptivity. It is like making a losing concern earn. According to how a school has used its potentials, it performs. They have the right attitude. No need to create an attitude of accomplishment. A motive also is present.
  • Now that awareness, attitude and motive are present, a better performance requires better utilization of these faculties.

- The above attributes are in the pupils, the teacher and the management.

- There are literally a thousand details to be attended to in these areas. As the school has a performance level, it is apparent that they have handled some of these attitudes rightly.

- For example: Performance can be achieved by authority, discipline, and motivation. Each can be of varying versions - scores, career, subject, understanding. Private tuitions will achieve this result in some places. Raising the level of school performances will remove the tuition income that teachers get from the students. Teachers maybe disappointed, not knowing a greater career will be open to them when the whole school is better. The parent may respond more if tuition can be dispensed with.

We have the Right answers to all problems.

  •  In any organisation there are thousands of links, points of contact - pupil and the subject, subject and the teacher, parent and student, point of understanding a map and the facilities to secure a map and so on. Forging any link improves the efficiency. Whatever the present performance, to start with a hundred new links can be proposed. It will energise the school. The goal is to forge all links at the highest level.
  • A certain professor compelled his students to write the subtitles of the answers on top of the answers and to write it in red ink or to underline the subtitles, in the answer sheets of examinations. This enables the examiner to know the value of the answer and it secures better scores. This is simple. Handwriting is another aspect. The opening sentence in the answer is yet another. These are at the physical, mechanical level.
  • To ensure 100 % attendance is possible in the best school for 75 % of the days. In the poorest of schools when the students were motivated to come to the class, it enabled 100% attendance on 4 days of the week.
  • Students writing down the answers every day after the class guarantees their memory of comprehension one hundred percent.
  • Instead of the teacher directly teaching, if he switches over to the method of making the students participate in the teaching process, the energy level of the class will be high.
  • Let us look at the school at the level of their present performance. I don't think they will be doing more than 20 % of what I have in mind. There is a long way to go. Greater heights are achieved by greater attitudes and wider freedom.


story | by Dr. Radut