Until the last few decades people have always considered the traditional chalk and board method as the best for learning . However, recent developments and researches have proven otherwise. Looking around and coming up with activities within the classroom is sure to make the children smile and have fun while learning. This inculcates a positive outlook towards learning which automatically shapes the child’s perspective in a positive way for the future. Here are some of the best school activities that help in children learning better.
Debates and Discussions
It is essential to learn how to share ideas and perspectives with one another in a healthy, civil manner and discussions as well as debates help in this aspect. Each child is different and would naturally have a different view on various aspects. Having an open, safe environment for children to raise opinions and counter argue is good activity that encourages learning. Children also learn how to present themselves, gain in-depth knowledge, as well as learn the importance of confidence, self-esteem, research and critical thinking.
Quizzes are a fun way to create an enjoyable learning environment for children. This activity not only helps students to be better prepared in their academics but also inculcates and promotes a healthy competition. Quizzes encourage people to put in more efforts into studying as well as help in boosting children’s memory power.
Storytelling can also be turned into a fun learning activity for children. Children learn a lot through the endings and the morals of stories due to the presence of various characters and colors. Storytelling also helps in encouraging children to be more creative, sharpens memories and fosters imagination as well. This can also help in social skills too.
While trips are fun, they is no harm in learning something from a trip as well. Educational trips are a practical way of teaching students something. Through these trips, children are usually more eager to learn and the student’s worldview as well as their thinking horizons slowly expands. This is where experimental learning takes place. Children also learn practical things such as how to behave and present themselves as well as how to react to situations outside the classroom boundaries.
Gone are the days when the teacher-student teaching method was the only relationship that could be formed. Studies have proven that group projects among students not only help in solving and brainstorming on complex ideas together but also bring in more sense of responsibility. Various perspectives are brought forth in a group assignment and children learn the importance working together as a group. Apart from the academic perspective, children also learn the importance of delegating responsibilities and team effort.
Thus, it is safe to say that, through these various school activities, children have a better chance at learning and grasping better. Most importantly through these small activities there is a much healthier environment of learning that is created for the students to actually get motivated to study, learn and explore the world beyond just their textbooks.
We at Mastermind School strongly also believe that learning is best when the child’s mind is relaxed and stress free. We ever since our inception have been following this and our constant endeavor has been to teach and educate the children through various activities rather than limiting them to the classrooms and text books.