Classroom practices

Introduction

What happens within the classroom has the power to change lives - for the better or for the worse. We ourselves know from our own school experiences of transactions which empowered or disabled or left us unmoved, according to the atmosphere in the classroom. This is not quite the same as the relationship between teacher and student, vital as that is.

Are approaches to teaching Biology determined and constrained by its origins as a ‘science’? Or, would an approach that incorporates ‘art’ into its teaching practice enhance student learning? The author attempts to answer this question through some classroom examples from his own practice.

What's the story of a humble beginner to become a good and happy teacher?

A practice of education must enable its beneficiaries to attain the balance of mind by which we become also mindful of needs of others.

This quote has been a huge inspiration for me to get up and walk on this profound journey of Teaching-learning. It has been 8 such months since I started helping children to learn.

By teaching grammar rules in a meaningful context, children would certainly enjoy learning it and thereby acquire a new language spontaneously. Nabanita Deshmukh invites you to try it out.

 By teaching grammar rules in a meaningful context, children would certainly enjoy learning it and thereby acquire a new language spontaneously. Nabanita Deshmukh invites you to try it out.

The four themes taken up in this discussion are Syllabus, Text books, Classroom practices & Examination.

Initiator
I am picking up a sentence from the NCF position paper on Teaching of Science…
“In science education, the main problem has been the large gap that separates the curricular objectives and their implementation through syllabus, textbooks, classroom practices and examinations.”

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