Gone are the days when teachers used to be in the centre of education but now the focus is on the students. Now, teachers cannot carry out punishments and act with extreme strictness. Today, there is no co-relation between age and knowledge. With the explosion of facts and information nobody can claim that by virtue of age or by the mere fact that they were born earlier, they know more. Now, the things will move with courtesy and humbleness. The present teacher cannot be student’s father. He should prepare himself to play the role of an elder brother/sister or of a friend who will facilitate and encourage the child. The knowledge acquired in this environment will travel long distance with the student. Teachers will develop shared understanding with which knowledge will be created.
For the holistic development of a child, it is imperative to develop a book which not only deals with the principles and innovations but also throws light on the practical approach of teaching skills. Such a book should emphasise on the importance of learning skills rather than memorising by rote mechanism. If a child is unable to develop learning skills then we would have to reorient our teaching techniques.