The Bollywood Movie “Taare Zameen Par” Tells Us About Learning and Teaching

It’s quite obvious and known that our education industry has altered a lot in recent years. Teachers are using modern classroom methods to teach students and make their learning process an interesting activity.

Using technology in the classroom is inducing a positive response in students. Parent Communication Portals are influential in bringing a constructive connection between teachers and parents. A lot of movies have discussed the need to address the problems of children via proper parent – teacher communication.

Despite the fact that many movies portrayed different problems of children, the 2007 Aamir Khan’s movie, Taare Zameen Par, ought to have a special admiration for discovering the life and thoughts of an 8 year old dyslexic child, Ishaan.

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability in reading. Kids with dyslexia have trouble reading correctly and confidently. They may also have trouble with reading comprehension, spelling and writing.

As the movie deals with undistinguished issues of a child, it tells us something very important about teaching and learning.

Every child is special in their own way

In reality, Taare Zameen Par is an eye opener for every teacher and parents as well. The movie shows that every child has some special quality and talent which is God gifted. The talent of children will always stay as a secret until and unless you discover them. They need your support to grow. It is a responsibility of teachers and parents to explore the hidden talent of students like that art teacher Nikumbh did in the movie. You must keep in mind; that may be there are many Ishaans around you needing your help.

Good parenting can identify the root cause of all problems

As we all are aware of this thing that good parenting is very significant for the overall growth of a child, it’s important for education as well. A lot of people think that providing good facilities to a child is the only responsibility of parents. Actually, there’s a lot more to it than that. You should always know the problems of your child and what are they suffering through. If you’ll know about these issues, you will be able to help them in the the most effective of ways.  Every child is unique. Moreover, they need different requirements to develop their skills. The life of Ishaan in the movie shows us a clear picture of poor parenting skills and how it affects a child’s future.

Chasing your dreams gives you satisfaction

We all have read the inspirational and motivational stories about successful people. All of them recommend us one thing which is to follow our passion. There’s no doubt that children are happy only when they do things that they are good at. We need to compel them to go after something that is their passion or dream. In fact, forcing they aren’t made for will make them think they’re a failure and not capable of doing anything.

The struggles of Ishaan to deal with his studies give us much verification for this situation. In the movie, Ishaan is essentially an artist, but resists following his passion due to personal reasons. It’s his art teacher who finds out his learning problems and gives him self-confidence to chase his dreams.

Listen to what you student says

If you’re a teacher, you should know this well that how a student’s response can improve your teaching style. If you get an constructive feedback from your students, you should change your teaching methods. Like that, you should be aware of the issues going on with every child in a class. If a student barely responds to your corrective measures or teaching methods, it’s highly possible that he/she has issues with it. Sometimes, silence is also a response! Try to understand that silence.

However, Taare Zameen Par presents a dyslexic central character; it’s really not like that. The movie has nothing to tell about any disorders. It’s about nothing but the stress parents put on their children. It’s a must watch movie for parents and teachers too.

Cheers to Aamir Khan for being the best teacher and for winning the hearts of children. Every student deserves a teacher like Aamir Khan in once in their life.


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