Principal Desk

From the layman’s point of view, learning is acquiring information, knowledge or skill from some source.  But in fact, it is permanent modification of mental structure.  It is a process of developing structure through activity.  Every experience leaves behind impressions on the mind in the form of engrams.  Learning is a reorganization of experience.  But teaching also is not a mechanical activity as it is generally understood and practiced.  We cannot thrust some facts in the mind of an individual with any teaching device working mechanically.  Teaching is never effective without active learning.  Therefore, mere teaching is useless and mere learning is vague and worthless. In fact we need teaching learning process for desirable modification and development of children.

Teaching and learning are complements to each other.  Teaching is sharing of experience by the teacher and the learner.  Children learn through both kinds of experiences, direct as well as indirect.  Direct experience is very effective.  It gives first-hand experience.  Indirect experience motivates the child to plunge into direct experience.  The child sees his teacher constructing something.  He is influenced by the experience.  He is motivated to repeat it personally.  In this way indirect experience leads to direct experience.

Greatness in life comes by being an inspirational human being.  We need to uplift students by our attitude and our very presence.  The best way to lead and elevate a student is to model the behaviour you wish to see.  The best way to influence others is to lead by example.  We can preach a better sermon with our life than with our words.  We need to guide the students that failure is an essential ingredient for a high achievement.  You can’t win without leaving your safety zone and taking some calculated risks.  If you keep doing what you have been doing you will keep getting what you have been getting.  Einstein defined insanity as doing the same things but expecting different results.  The most successful people on the planet have failed more than ordinary ones.  The only failure is the failure to try and dream and dare.  The real risk lies in riskless living.  Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.

I believe senses are the gateways of knowledge.  All the sense organs helps us in understanding the environment about us  and in getting knowledge but the organs of hearing and seeing are the most important this aspect.  Audio-visual aids make the learning situations as real as possible and give us first-hand knowledge through the organs of seeing and learning.

At the end I would like to quote Adam, “Education is a deliberate and conscious process in which one personality acts upon another in order to modify the development of the other by the communication and manipulation of knowledge”.


(Manish Panwar)