We take the help of creative tools to stimulate creativity. Include playful games or forms of visual exercises that will excite the young minds and capture their interest. This is a time tested method to identify young student's creative abilities and encourage creative contributions. Bring aspects of creativity into all your subjects, be it mathematics, science, or history. We think of ways to develop their creative ideas, encourage different ideas and give them freedom to explore in the classroom and beyond.
Go beyond Books
Some lessons are best learnt, when they are taught outside the classroom. Organize field trips that are relevant to the lessons or just simply take students for a walk outside the classroom. The children will find this fresh and exciting and will learn and remember the things taught faster. Role play is most effective for students of almost any age group. You just need to customize depending on the age group.
Teaching through role play is a great way to make children step out of their comfort zone and develop their interpersonal skills. This method comes in handy, especially when we are teaching literature, history or current events. The role play approach will help the student understand how the academic material will be relevant to his everyday tasks.
We make time for brainstorming sessions into the classrooms. These sessions are a great way to get the creative juices flowing. When we have multiple brains focusing on one single idea, we are sure to get numerous ideas and will also involve everyone into the discussion. These sessions will be a great platform for students to voice their thoughts without having to worry about right or wrong. Set some ground rules before starting the program.
Real world learning
Rudyard Kipling rightly said, "If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten." Storyboarding is a great way to teach any subject which requires step-by-step memorization or visualization of highly-conceptual ideas. History teachers can use a storyboard to recreate a famous event. Such visually stimulating activity will ensure that even complex ideas are easily put across to students.
Katha Sudha is the concept that SSSV adopted for character building, allow children to explore their own cultural roots, experience diverse cultures, to enable children to empathize with unfamiliar people/places/situations, to offer insights into different traditions and values, to help children understand how wisdom is common to all peoples/all cultures, to help children consider new ideas reveal differences and commonalities around, to promote a feeling of well-being and relaxation, to Increase children's willingness.
Welcome New Ideas
An open- minded attitude can help in innovating new teaching methods. Though open- minded, sometimes most of us show reluctance to new ideas. If you're a teacher never do this. Always try to accept new ideas even if it looks like strange at the beginning.
We incorporate audio-visual materials in the teaching sessions. Supplement textbooks with models, filmstrips, digital content and pictorial material. Use info graphics or other mind mapping and brain mapping tools that will help their imagination thrive and grow. These methods will not only develop their ability to listen, but will also help them understand the concepts better. For example, we can get some oral history materials, conduct live online discussions or playback recordings of public lectures, etc.,