Early Childhood Education

Since the last four years our school is practising different forms of art, providing time for it in our school time table. However, in the academic year 2016-2017 all of us teachers felt that we should try an art form from the basic level to its next level. We all sat together and discussed what type of art form we could try and practise it from the scratch. In this discussion two main ideas came up. One was carpentry and the other was clay modelling.

I was in a state of confusion when we started thinking about how we can bring the thought of freedom with responsibility into the school. As our organisation (where I am serving) believes in a culture where the children will enjoy free, fearless and fair environment, which can be more effective in establishing a real relationship between children and teachers, children can get freedom to speak/ ask questions that lead to inculcating rational thinking with any content.

My students have passed the second grade and are in third grade this year. I have been working with them since they were in the final term of grade one. Government schools of Delhi follow NCERT textbooks in classes 1 and 2 for Mathematics, English and Hindi. In class 3, two more text books are added as a part of curriculum which are ‘Aas- Paas’ for EVS and ‘Meri Dilli’ for social studies.

When I first started to work with children with special needs, I was passionate and loved my subject area. As an Occupational Therapist, I had to observe the students in classroom and also while doing other co-curricular activities like sports, art and self-care, etc. Despite this, I was clueless when it came to classroom management with special needs children. I went into the classroom thinking that a well-planned lesson plan would take care of itself. But I found that it wasn’t so!

All of us are.....all good teachers are ones who are good students....always on the lookout to learn new facts and new ways of handling students. That’s what keeps them on their toes and makes their job interesting.

Actor. Performer. Director. Guide. Counsellor. Facilitator. Role model. Mentor. Guru. Multi-tasker. Life coach. Mediator. Manager. Leader. Agony aunt. Communication skills, convincing skills, oratory skills and so on. The list is endless, and we are talking about just one person – A teacher.

Science can be made a lot more engaging if we incorporate elements of storytelling. But, how do you actually get started with a story? The answer lies in using the universal narrative template of “and, but, therefore” or the ABT.

When lazy Raghu Mama claims he can go on wild adventures without leaving his chair, Amish and Soni are amazed. How does he do it? Can Amish and Soni go on these adventures too?

Explore and understand virtual reality in a fun way through this story of Lazy Mama. Whether you like it or not but there are lots of thing in education and learning which is possible through the application of Virtual Reality. And it is too simple to get or make a Virtual Reality headset too.

This article talks of the diversity among schools in India and how schools should collaborate in order to make a difference which is sustainable.

 

It's all about the different learning style of the students. The idiom slow and steady wins the race.....is true.... explore it in this article

Meet the different wild cats of India in our latest #PhoneStory Wild Cat! Wild Cat!

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