Student Leader: Mentor or Monitor - Rishona Chopra


A class monitor. It is one of the most exciting things for me. The best day is when the teacher announces you as the class monitor. It's a feeling that you could lead the class. Writing names on the board is not a monitor, but helping students correct their mistakes is being a monitor. A monitor is not someone who brings a list of complaints to the teacher but finds out tricks to make other students listen to them. 
Monitors are supervisors ad set an example. 

A monitor is a young mentor. Imagine your teacher running in the corridors and not solving problems but even for the most minor mistakes giving their names to the Principal, won't that be odd? In the same way, we have to be the example for the class when the teacher is away.  As said, " When the cat's away, the mice are out to play". In the same way, when the teacher goes out of the class, the children start to play! We, as young mentors, should be able to handle the class in the similar way a teacher does.

A monitor is not supposed to be bossy but sweet, kind, and helpful. After all, a monitor in a classroom is a monitor for life. 

Rishona Chopra
Grade VI
Gyanshree School

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  1. A good monitor is a great mentor. A mentor is someone who can guide another to be the best version of herself/ himself. To be able to do that, a monitor must develop, cultivate and maintain skill sets and values throughout her/ his lifetime.
    And i can see many great mentors in this group of youngsters who are ready to challenge themselves and raise the bar! Kudos to all of you.

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