Saif Omar and Faiza Khan
There is a lot that you learn while travelling. Not only do you learn about the history and geography of a place but you also learn about and gain respect for another culture, people and the environment. You learn to accept your responsibility towards preserving and maintaining nature’s balance.
What is the best way to learn about the world around you? By living it every day. We bring you a mother’s learning journey with her son, as they travel the world and experience and imbibe what it has to offer.
The more experiences you gain, the more you grow. Both as a person and in your profession. The author shares with her readers how her experiences of teaching in different parts of the world helped her progress as a teacher.
Shreya Prabhu Jindal
What is it like if you are a teacher on the move? How different are your experiences from those of a teacher that teaches the same set of students in the same classroom? According to the author, while you see new students in new settings, a teacher constantly on the move has experiences very similar to any other teacher.
As a teacher, your job is to bring the world to your children, give them experiences beyond their textbooks. So don’t let the walls of your classroom confine you or your daily routine limit you. Whenever you can, take the time to travel and teach your children what you learn.
What is the best way to teach students? When given the opportunity, this teacher travelled to China to find out. While she didn’t get an answer to her question, the trip helped her reflect on her own teaching methods and understand where and how she could improve them.
One of the best ways to grow professionally is to observe how someone else handles situations similar to yours. When she got the opportunity, this teacher from the US travelled to South Korea not just to learn about that country but also to visit schools there and to observe Korean classrooms and teachers.
On a trip to Rundu in Africa, these teachers and students while carrying out their social responsibilities came away with a fresh outlook on life and an appreciation for the things that life has given them.
What can take you several years to learn in a classroom, a single excursion can help you achieve the same results. At the Hooppya camp that this school took its students to every year, children learnt to bond, share, respect and appreciate one another; always coming back home wiser than they left it.
With technology having advanced so much, we are all practically living inside boxes—whether they be our computers, mobile phones or classrooms. It is time that we came out of these boxes and experienced the real world. A teacher talks about a trip he took with his students to an island close to their city.