Field visits are wonderful learning opportunities. However, if the students are not aware of what to expect during the visit, there will be little or no learning. Here are a few things you should keep in mind before planning a field trip for your students.
Mohit K. Sharma and Gaurav Sikka
In order to implement a progressive approach in today’s teaching-learning milieu, the shackle of a traditional and mundane teaching approach needs to be broken. This can be done by including adventure learning or explorative learning. This article focuses on a trip to Milam Glacier in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
The reading habit has always been the bone of contention between children and parents/teachers. The adults want the children to develop one and the children believe there are better ways of spending time. Here are a few tried and tested suggestions for you to try and turn your students into readers.
Here is a wonderful story about the solar eclipse narrated in a simple way to help children know about eclipses.
Chintan Girish Modi
Here is a first hand account of the author’s visit to Santiniketan and how he came away totally refreshed, and taken in by the peaceful atmosphere.
Eighty one participants from 26 countries went on a mission to Antarctica to learn about leadership, climate change and the Antarctic environment. The author who was part of this team which comprised mostly educators, pens his experiences in this simple article which both inspires and encourages. Read on for some fulfillment.
A curious and experimenting teacher shares her experience of having used a novel method of painting, called ‘Play of Paininting’ with her students. These painting sessions became a learning experience for both the teacher herself and her students.
The author shares here his exhilarating experience of presenting a talk to a group of school children. Perhaps we could borrow a leaf from this experience on how we too can make our presentations in class fun for our students.
Chemistry deals with chemical symbols and formulae and often children find them difficult to memorise. Here is a game for students of class VII and VIII that will help them learn the valencies of the different elements easily without trying to learn them by rote.
Neha Pradhan Arora
Going beyond the textbook and experiencing real learning reinforces concepts . Experiential learning is an approach that leaves a strong impression in students’ minds. Children learn to see, feel and touch and this makes the subject more interesting. Read about how these travel- based learning programmes are helping children.