Until the last few decades, people have always considered the traditional chalk and board method as best for learning. However, recent developments and research have proven otherwise. Looking around and coming up with activities within the classroom will make the children smile and have fun while learning. This induces a positive outlook towards learning which shapes the child’s perspective positively for the future. Here are some of the best school activities that help children learn better.
Debates and Discussions
It is essential to learn to share ideas and perspectives in a healthy, civil manner. Discussions and 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 a good activity that encourages learning. Children also learn how to present themselves, gain in-depth knowledge, and gain confidence, self-esteem, understand the importance of research and critical thinking.
Quizzes are a fun way to create an enjoyable learning environment for children. These not only help students to be better prepared in their academics but also promotes healthy competition. Quizzes encourage children to put more effort into studying as well as help in boosting their memory power.
Storytelling can be a fun learning activity for children. Children learn a lot through the endings and the morals of stories owing to the various characters and colors. Storytelling also helps in encouraging children to be more creative, sharpens memories and fosters imagination. This helps in developing good social skills too.
While trips are fun, they are no harm in learning something from them. Educational trips are a practical way of teaching students something. Through these trips, children usually learn more and eagerly. Their worldview, as well as their thinking horizon, slowly expands. Here is where experimental learning takes place. Children also learn practical things such as how to behave and present themselves or how to react to situations outside the classroom boundaries.
Gone are the days when the teacher-student teaching method was the only relationship formed. Studies prove that group projects help students to solve and brainstorm complex ideas together and bring in more sense of responsibility. Various perspectives are brought forth in a group assignment helping the children learn the importance of working together in a group. Apart from the academic perspective, children also understand the importance of delegating responsibilities and team effort.
It is safe to say that these various school activities give the children a better chance of learning and grasping. Most importantly though these small activities, there is a much healthier environment of learning that is created for the students to get motivated to study, learn and explore the world beyond just their textbooks.
We, being a playschool and primary school, strongly believe that learning happens best when a child’s mind is relaxed and stress-free. We ever since our inception have been following this. Our constant endeavor has been to teach and educate the children through various activities rather than limiting them to the classrooms and textbooks.
With the scenario changing due to the Covid Pandemic and long lock down, teaching and learning beyond the classroom has become more relevant. Schools have had to go online and slowly but steadily students have adjusted to online learning, so have the parents accepted it, though very reluctantly. The enterprising schools like Mastermind School understood and took proactive steps to train their teachers to deliver online. They took up the responsibility of educating the parents and students for enabling them to use the new technology to the optimum level and ensure that at Mastermind School learning continues. Under these circumstances except for Educational trips, all other activities are being practiced online as they would be in the normal schooling days.
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