Teacher’s Day: The time has come for educators to be gender sensitive now
What does it mean to be a gender sensitive teacher? Read this to find out if you as a teacher, responsible for the holistic development of hundreds of children during the course of your career, need to change: 1.Transform yourself: Being a teacher automatically puts you in a dual role of teaching and role modelling. If you are a female teacher- do you consider yourself to be the weaker sex? If you are a male teacher- do you consider yourself to be the stronger sex? If your answer is a “yes” to the above, then that’s where you should begin to transform yourself. 2.Reflect, challenge and change gender power dynamics within your family: Transforming oneself is seldom an act in isolation, as our beliefs, values, attitudes and actions translate into the lives of our families and friends as well. Thus, by being mindful of the way we engage and interact with them and being intentional in our actions and words, we bring about gender equality in everyday life of our families - no discrimination and equal opportunities always.