TTA – Manners and Etiquette Training Session

"Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot," as wisely stated by Mr. Clarence Thomas, the esteemed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. His words underscore the profound significance of good manners in shaping one's worth, emphasizing that a person's character is better measured by their manners and etiquette than by their material possessions.

In line with this timeless wisdom, Team TTA recently conducted an insightful session on the importance of good manners and etiquette for the educators of National Public School and the Global Montessori Centre in Rajajinagar. At the outset of the session, emphasis was placed on instilling the importance of good manners and etiquette in children from as early as the age of two. Formality in greetings and behaviour is paramount within educational environments, where the distinction between formal and informal conduct must be consistently upheld.

Through illustrative examples, the differentiation between manners and etiquette was elucidated, supplemented by a group-based activity aimed at categorizing behavioural instances into manners and etiquette, thereby solidifying comprehension. While etiquette may vary across cultures, the universality of manners was underscored as a fundamental observance. A collaborative "think-pair-share" activity allowed teachers to assess each other's interpretation and application of manners and etiquette.

Following a refreshing coffee break, participants engaged in another group activity focused on designing posters illustrating the rules of etiquette in various settings, such as elevators and the use of mobile phones in public spaces.

The session culminated with insightful remarks from the chairman, underscoring the vital role of teachers as exemplars of humility, mindful body language, and thoughtful speech. Indeed, teachers serve as role models for students, where the essence of manners and etiquette is more aptly caught than taught.

In essence, the overarching message resonates: "Manners Maketh Man."