Teaching is not easy – especially when it comes to preschool children. This can be ascribed to more than a few reasons. For some of the children it is the first time they interact with peers, pedagogical practices that work well with elder children may not work here, visuals are crucial and so on. So, what works with these children aged 3 to 6?
Learning the multiplication tables is an important ritual in the math classroom. After all it is one of the necessary tools to crack math problems! So teachers leave no stone unturned to ensure that their students can sing the tables at least up to 20. But why are we limiting the multiplication tables to simply by hearting them? Here is a fresh perspective on the much loved multiplication tables.
Flat teeth, sharp teeth, crooked teeth, teeth with gaps in between. What do our teeth look like? Why are our teeth shaped the way they are? How many teeth do we have in our mouth? Here’s how this teacher introduced teeth in her classroom.
The human body is an amazing thing and how it works makes for an interesting topic and a fascinating lesson. However, when it comes to teaching children about the human body, it is important to check their prior knowledge. Most children may be aware of the organ systems as a whole but they may not know how the systems are connected and how they work to keep us healthy. Through a drawing-based classroom activity, teachers can get an idea of any pre-conceived notions that children may have and it will also help children stay motivated and excited.
Board games are a popular pastime for children and adults alike. What if we device board games that will also help us learn? It will certainly add some fun to learning.
How can teachers come up with a strategy to engage children in the learning process, specifically with math? Math teaching lends itself to an inquiry- based approach which involves investigating a problem, making conjectures and arriving at a solution. In this approach, learners ask questions, explore their own curiosity and are able to connect their learning to the real world. A teacher shares her experience.
The place and face value of numbers is a confusing concept for little children. Try these simple ideas in the classroom to help them understand the concept.
Listening to music has many benefits. While it is primarily considered a tool for entertainment, music can also help one relax, stimulate the mind and perk you up. Have you considered using music in your classroom?
Getting children into the habit of reading and helping them sustain it is an extremely difficult task these days. The benefits of reading are immense and that is why we share with you a few simple games to help you and your children get started on the reading path.
There are many concepts of study where the scope for confusion is large. One such is fractions in mathematics. A teacher shares how she taught her students addition and subtraction of fractions in a simple manner, leaving no room for confusion.