Simplicity and Trust - Nikita Rajpurohit

Simplicity refers to the quality of being simple. It means to be yourself, to be natural without any show-offs.  When we talk about simplicity, it can be living a comfortable life in a simple way like a simple lifestyle, simple dressing sense, simple food, etc. When we are simple, people feel comfortable to talk to us and it automatically generates trust.

Trust means to believe in oneself, others, etc. Where there is trust, there is no need to prove yourself right. It means to believe other’s words without asking for any evidence or proof. It is rightly said, " Trust is like a vase, once it is broken, it can never be the same again".To maintain every relationship, trust is required.  Trust can be built only when we listen to people, understand them without judging them. We need to inculcate these values in our students as it plays a major role in our life. 

We, as educators, need to interact with students, understand them to build a good rapport. In the classroom, we need to use simple strategies to make students understand, like using simple language, converting theory into practice, play way methods, fun learning, etc. It has been a proven fact that these strategies help students to remember things for a long time. We can inculcate trust among students by giving them responsibilities. When they will be assigned some work, they will try their best to fulfil their duties and responsibilities and will maintain that trust which the teacher has shown on them.

I will share one classroom incident where simplicity and trust is depicted. When I joined the school and was made class teacher of VIII B, I appointed a monitor. But I observed that students were not listening to him. Then I kept changing monitors but still no change could I see. Then slowly with time, I observed a boy who was well-liked by all his classmates. He was, of course, naughty also. But still, I appointed him as the monitor.

I saw a change that in the absence of a teacher, he managed the class very well and carried out all his duties properly. I was really very happy to see him managing class so well that I appreciated him. As I showed trust in him and gave responsibilities, he also maintained that trust. So this is how we can build trust in a simplified manner.

Nikita Rajpurohit
The Fabindia School

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