This issue of Learning Curve focuses on 'Innovative teaching-learning practices' - recipes that have been tried and tested and found to be efficacious, not methods recommended by textbooks. They are practical and completely doable in the most ordinary circumstances, as most classrooms in India find themselves in. No special equipment is required to try out these ways of teaching and the common thread running through them is just the desire to make a difference.
Of the many problems faced by teachers – especially new teachers, the maintenance of discipline in the classroom seems to be the most pressing. This article looks at 'discipline' and ways in which teachers can guide their students towards constructive behaviour.
Food is an important aspect of festivals. But how much do we know about the traditional dishes associated with each festival? Here is a crossword puzzle with some popular delicacies from across the globe.
Poetry is more to be savoured than learnt. This makes the teaching of poetry in the classroom very challenging. The various rhyming patterns, variety of content and different moods of poems allow for an exploration of poetry itself. This article introduces limericks as a genre, characterized by humour and a typical rhyming pattern. Students could even construct or illustrate them in the classroom.
Limericks are usually five line poems in which the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and have eight syllables each. To illustrate what a limerick is, read the following poem:
There are different ways to bring value education into our school and classroom. This article shares with you approaches on how to go about doing so...
If you believe that Value Education is a must in today’s world but don’t know how to go about it then here are three major approaches to Value Education/ Character Education/ Moral Education which are used globally, and could give you some ideas.
The Direct Approach- To teach values during planned VE classes