In this system of education or when used to support kids by additional tutoring at home , needs lot of preparation and back effort to work for best interest of child with focused attention and working on their weak areas needing more efforts and practice. Being ready with a proper plan based on subjects , … Continue reading Home Schooling / Home Teaching – Teaching Techniques
Indirect questions is a good way of getting response at the same time being polite and showing curiosity. When you want a build a connect , get attention to what you are speaking or give an introductory start to a question. This also brings one as a less confronting trying to make a connection or … Continue reading Practical Ways 16 . – Indirect Questions
Solving Story or word problems of maths operations for kids Math's basic operations addition , subtraction , multiplication and division get introduced from L kg and are introduced in more details with greater numbers with tens and hundreds value till 2 nd grade. First they begin with basic understanding of the concept , then learning … Continue reading Practical Ways 15 – Solving Math’s Stories
Its important to keep kids attention to what you talk at the same time help the understand and connect to what is being taught .Something that helps very much is giving a pictorial representation or hands on activities to do see themselves .But when you are teaching concepts or language some symbols or hand gestures … Continue reading Practical Ways – 11. Hand gestures and Vocal Expressions for Learning
With changes in education system policy there is a more shift to MCQ pattern from primary education. Many schools have even started with the implementation and shift in current scenario to prepare children for this new pattern. Are objectives a better idea at younger stages will it effect development or bias it on focusing on … Continue reading Preparing for MCQ pattern
This is the term which clearly explains the meaning of How teaching is a customized process for every child. How inclusive education is still a distant goal. How training and resources form the heart of equal education for all. How teaching takes the responsibility irrespective of the different needs of the child. How equal opportunity … Continue reading Child Centered Pedagogy
Measurement basics are introduced in grade1 discussion of measurements around us, how we are to use and how it makes things easy to evaluate , estimate , various ways and instruments , measurement system, learning to make comparisons and choices. Yes its too much information to process presented totally from a formal point of view. … Continue reading Practical ways – 8. Measurements and Comparisons
Covering depths, spaces and angles while teaching When a topic is being taught , there are always area that may require depth, there will always be gaps of how much the child knows as he still is in learning phase and every child has different exposure, there will be angles that need to initiated or … Continue reading Pages from Life parenting -4
Teaching and explaination followed by self study , reading , understanding , memorising is incomplete without actual practise or hands on exercise time alone. This hands on exercises gives them chance to make mistakes and learn from them.Let them make their mistakes and then highlight their problematic areas or common errors.This approach develops an understanding … Continue reading Hands On Practise and Insights from It
Time plays an important aspect when teaching a difficult child: understanding all these aspects helps us to maintain the confidence , patience and perseverance when teaching the child. Time shouldn't be measured in terms of milestones achieved but the process to be used to reach the milestone. Some children may require more efforts to get … Continue reading The Process not the Point in Progress
This is the toughest part as this will decide how the child will relate to this subject Maths through the school years. Introducing numbers begins with just reading and recogninsing them in the order( sometimes just as repeat and learn poem) but doesn't stop there, that's when all facets to this basic numbers the child … Continue reading Practical Ways – 3.Introducing Numbers.
There have been times when we sit through a long lecture , the speaker a well known or established person in the field of topic, not a single point gets through even after it ended. This reminds of a famous dialogue from 3 idiots where Rancho gives a demo lecture to the principal and when … Continue reading Difference between Knowledgeable and able to transfer Knowledge
Expecting a child to answer questions or bombarding the children just after completion of a teachers class, is like expecting knowledge transfer at the speed of light. This reminds of two scenes from two famous Bollywood movies 1.Bahubali - Where Baahubali teaches his ladylove Devasena how to defend herself from enemy soldiers and shoot 3 arrows within few … Continue reading Knowledge Transfer and Question time
Textbook not a great tool for younger student most of which are struggling to develop reading and again the contents and description are difficult to interpret and connect to. Yes visuals do have added advantage .In many schools or institution teachers are told not to carry textbooks as part of their regular lecture though they … Continue reading Text Book reading is not a Complete Teaching in itself
Its important to develop a continuous learning pattern among children. But the challenges lies in getting the child to get to study everyday. There is a way out by including study as a part of daily routine that does not require the child to get specially prepared for study time. Also haven taken into consideration … Continue reading How to make Learning a continuous Process, Never a crash course for kids
The biggest blunder most of them as parents make while teaching is using their time tested methods or their vision about a subject or topic and forcing the child to follow same. If the child fails to response or is looking for another way to get to the same topic the parent is irritated of … Continue reading The way you get to the answer need not be same for the child too..
Children are not always ready to take something new, their childhood issues. So it becomes our responsibility to draw a way to teach them when it will get the best into them. Timing plays an important role. They are at their best just fresh after a sleep , stomach full , contended play time. These … Continue reading Timing is of utmost importance, When Teaching at Home
Yes,the answer to the question is what will get you to the point .Its not difficulty in the child its the time of childhood, if not taken care will pass on to teens to rest of the life. When they dont get it perhaps there are areas that needs to be reconsidered in your teaching. … Continue reading Is teaching at fault ,if children don t get it?