Jalandhar June 23 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Dr. Manisha Sharma, a professor in the PG Department of Commerce at Apeejay College of Fine Arts, discussed the topic of ‘Strong Teacher-Student Relationships‘ with the students. She stated that there is a growing concern about the lack of respect for teachers among students today. She attributed this change in behaviour due to the influence of social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Snapchat. Additionally, the inability of parents to dedicate sufficient time to their children and the anxiety among students about their future have led to significant changes in their nature.
She emphasized that the responsibility for this does not lie solely with the students but also with their parents. Teachers should not only consider their responsibility to complete the syllabus but also establish a personal connection with each student. This would enable them to understand the student’s family background and provide appropriate guidance. Classroom teaching alone is not enough for the overall development of students. They need to be taken out occasionally and their hearts should also be heard.
Principal Dr. Neerja Dhingra sharing her thoughts on this subject, stated that, teachers today have a great responsibility to build friendly relationships with students. This would allow students to share their inner conflicts with them and seek guidance during difficult times. She said that the teacher-student relationship in the guru-shishya tradition represents the ideal of such relationships. If we, as teachers, contribute to the development of students’ personalities by understanding all the qualities and flaws of their character, then undoubtedly students will be able to prepare themselves for leading successful lives and make significant contributions in the nation-building process.