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keith at ela

Location: England UK and Philippines

Positions: Parent, Classroom Teacher Boy who could not read

Boys, all children learn what they live, learn as they live.

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condem.

If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.

If a child live with shame, he learns to feel guilty.


If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encoragement, he learns confidence.

If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.

If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.

If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.

It is our duty, as parents and teachers to ensure all children live with: tolerance, encouragement, praise, acceptance, even if they are a slow learner.

It is our duty as parents and teachers to be patient and to appreciate any problems they have.

It is our duty as parents and teachers, to show them fairness, justice and security.

It is our duty as parents and teachers, not to criticise, not to condemn, not to show hostility or ridicule.

Before we do criticise, condemn or show hostility to a child who will not or can’t read, we must take a step back and look at ourselves, look at our teaching, look at our example.

More often than not it is the teacher and or parent at fault, not the child, we must always empathise with the child/learner, not criticise or condemn.

I lernt this the hard way, think now and be a help to your child.




Location: Philippines

Parents and teachers play a big role in what the children might learn. Always set to be a good example in what ever you do.



Location: philippines

Position: Classroom Teacher

children tend to believe what they hear from adults.

If they are constantly been praised and hear positive things around them… they will be more productive and motivated to give their best to whatever endeavor. They often have self confidence and faith in their capabilities.

For kids who are always exposed to hostilities from adults, who will always receive bad comments and are surrounded with bad influences will tend to be one of those people in the near future. With lack of self- esteem, no trust, and no future. They always think negative every time.

Thus, as elders around these kids, always be guarded with the words that we have to say to those kids. Words has unimaginable power. It can make or break the child’s future.



Location: Setif, Algeria

Positions: Classroom Teacher Administrator, English Teacher

I think you just used some of my post :) , I hope every one read this post and understand what are you trying to send us;



keith (not verified)

I think you just used some of my post mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Dear Fancy Pants,

I used none of your post, in fact I have read very little of what you have written on this site, eventhough you seem to have a lot to say.

If we think the same then maybe this is a good thing.

I think a bases of our idea originated from an English source and neither of us can say it is fully our idea.

My contribution is from my own experience as a child,

Thank you very much.

Have a nice day

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