Play and learn science

Science is a subject that easily lends itself to practical teaching. And learning by doing is the best way to learn science.

A slanted look at straight lines

While children tend to form their own ideas on certain mathematical concepts thereby giving rise to misconceptions, little effort is made to set them right. A sample study carried out in a school in Jamnagar showed that children failed to identify slanting lines as ‘straight’. This was however set right with several activities , a few of which are highlighted in this article.

Taking history teaching forward

History is often synonymous with boredom for most students. Here are suggestions that will help you introudce the subject in an interactive and fun way.

Using leaves, seeds, and tyres

There is no better way of teaching little children than by playing games. Teacher Plus presents you a few games you can play using everyday things like seed, leaves, and tyres to teach children basic concepts of shapes and colours and vocabulary, even while they have fun.

Learning phonetically

Learning to speak and perhaps even write a language like English becomes easy if we are familiar with the phonetics of the language. This article share a few phonic games, which you can use as is in the classroom or as a springboard to develop games of your own.

Play is tough work!

With children leading hurried and stressful lives, minor changes in classroom practices can swing the learning curve. As a first step, schools must inject large doses of playful learning. This can be in the form of games, imaginative use of learning materials and hands-on activities with everyday objects.

Inculcating thinking skills in the young mind

A child today is overloaded with information and his intelligence is determined based on his reproducing that information. Such a system of education does not consider the child’s ability to process the information as important. Developing a child’s thinking skills deserves more attention than we are currently giving it

As addictive as chocolate

Book clubs in schools help children engage with the world and themselves more deeply. Through creative activities, children can be made to ask questions, make connections with a text and their own lives, infer an author’s message, visualize a description and glean the gist of a book. Any teacher who has a passion for reading can conduct a book club. Cultivating lifelong readers is the greatest gift a teacher can bestow.