Teaching with analogies

Do you find the teaching of a concept, particularly an abstract concept difficult? Why not try using analogies? Here’s how and why using an analogy will make concepts a lot easier to teach and learn.

Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering is the thorough examination of a device or a product to understand its mechanism and the way it functions. It can be used in different fields. By using this principle in the classroom, children’s curiosity is increased and they learn to grow holistically. An important point to keep in mind is to ensure that teachers create working models of the curriculum and relate them to real life applications.

All-in-one classrooms

This article explores multi-grade teaching as an effective teaching- learning strategy.

Making CCE Meaningful

Kirti Munjal

Wondering how to implement CCE in the secondary classes? Circle time is a wonderful way to do it. Read here some games that will nurture values and cooperation among children besides teaching them math, science, and language.

How to begin a class?

The firs few minutes in a classroom usually sets the pace for the teacher to start the class. These few minutes are crucial in establishing a routine and will enhance the students’ ability to take in lessons and understand their goals.

Diversity: the spice of life

We all know that no two fingerprints can be the same. Similarly we need to imprint in our minds that no two children are the same. So how can one teaching method fit all?

Straws: those wonder tubes

Simple materials can be used to teach different concepts. Read how a bunch of drinking straws can be used to teach complex concepts.

Olympics and learning

Sporting events can be used in different ways to enhance the teaching-learning process. The recent London Olympics is one such example. Articles in newspapers, magazines and on the internet can prove to be a handy tool.Whether it is Math, Social Sciences or Language, information gathered from these sources can be the starting point and then classroom integration can happen. Read on to get an idea.

Connecting to everyday reality

Students need to apply what they are learning to what is happening in the world outside the school walls, especially when talking about concepts in science. Therefore real life connects need to be included as and when possible. This helps teachers to convey information and inspire students as well.

The art of brainstorming

Brainstorming in a classroom is an effective way to get all students to participate in the activity. It will help students to expand on their knowledge about a particular topic and share other students’ ideas as well. This article gets into the ‘how’ of brainstorming and also has some exercises that will prove helpful.