Gone are the days when teaching was confined between books, blackboard, chalk and duster. Interactions were minimal between the teacher and students. However, the mode of imparting education has evolved over time and the teachers are embracing new & Effective Teaching Methods. Experiential teaching is the keyword; therefore Government and the educationists across the world are emphasizing on adopting new Effective Teaching Technique.
Let’s take a look at how the teachers of Haryana are innovating new ways to provide a wholesome learning experience to their students. Out of the numerous unique Effective Teaching Technique solutions by the teachers of the state, some of them definitely need a special mention here. Have a read:
Don’t be surprised if you hear the names of the days every morning in a school in Dhanora, Ambala. Hari Om, a teacher from Haryana has innovated an interesting and joyful way to ensure his students learn their lessons easily. Therefore, he has instructed his students to revert with the names of the days during attendance every day.
“I do not encourage rote learning which is a memorization technique based on repetition. I wanted to start my class every day in a joyful way with enthusiastic students. That is why I came up with this idea of taking attendance through days’ names.”
Teachers have realized that learning through seeing is a pedagogical strategy that engages students in the classroom. Visuals/ pictures leave a long-lasting impression on the minds of children. An appropriate picture can work as a catalyst paving way for endless creative thoughts and production of thousands of words. Keeping this view in mind, Poonam, a teacher from Haryana uses placards for teaching English to her students.
Being a teacher of primary class students, Poonam was aware of the problems faced by the teachers. She knew that most students belong to non-English speaking background and reading-talking in English was alien to them. Even their guardians did not pay enough heed to the importance and usage of the English language. With no guidance and motivation behind, most children struggled with the language. Forget about writing or reading a simple sentence in English, the children were unable to recognize the alphabets or make a word with a given alphabet.
Puppets are an excellent mode of transferring information to young students for whom these are engaging toys that helps in enhancing communication skills and personality development. These hand-made toys have been a part of Indian culture & traditions and are elementary in stimulating the imagination of the students and develop the motor skills of the small children.
Pinky, a Government school teacher from Haryana understands the importance of joyful learning and hence advocates the same in her school. She herself grew up playing with puppets and dolls; therefore, she is well aware of how puppets leave a mark on young minds.
She explains, “Children come up with interesting imaginative stories about their dolls and toys. We often hear the little ones giving specific names to their favourite toys, talking about their activities and how dear those toys are to them. Puppets add even more personalized touch to the kids’ behaviour. With puppets, the children get the freedom to move their head and limbs. The ability to play with puppets and mimic the different voices of the puppets attracts kids and adults too.”