time

Ten events spanning the history of the universe organized by powers of ten.

Children get exposure to the concept of time organically, well before they come to school. Yet the teaching and learning of time poses peculiar challenges. Time is an abstract concept. It involves measurement of something that is invisible and intangible. Consequently, challenges arise in understanding the concept of time. Learning the mechanics of reading time can also be a difficult task. It is therefore important to build the scaffolding carefully and match the activities to the children’s level of understanding.

When we talk about time in a classroom, we often refer to a 40 minute class or the weekly schedule or the annual event of the school. History teachers are fortunate to engage their learners with data, evidence and records of few centuries & millenia before. Geographers & evolutionary biology teachers have the disciplinary advantage of pushing that boundary further to a much bigger timescale.

How can children at the primary level be taught life skills and study skills that will guide them throughout their lives? Most of the concepts related to these skills need to be taught in a way that children will understand and appreciate. This can be best done through games and activities and not through abstract lectures. A few games are shared here.

What can a teacher do to handle students who come to class late repeatedly? Manaswini gives you some suggestions...

Every now and then we seem to need a reminder of what we ought to be doing with our time. Rajkishore shares with us a resource that does just that...an inspiring Zen Pencils comic strip that talks about making the most of the time we have learning as much as we possibly can.

Wondering how to plan a lesson for an effective interaction in class? This presentation shows you how...

Time is precious and so is money, we are told. In this book "Happy Maths - 4", written by Mala Kumar and illustrated by Angie and Upesh, we spend some time learning about time and money.

Go on a journey through Time and discover how telling time evolved from observing the planetary bodies and shadows in the early days to using quartz and atomic clocks.

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