Teaching young buds is an ever evolving task.It took me a few years to realize that education system is in ruins with rote learning playing a pivotal role in it.As a teacher though I wholeheartedly believed that education in school is a two way process I often used to come across the fact that basically it is not so in conventional and traditional methods of learning. The teacher is like a sage on the stage with all the befitting and required information apropos to the grade level and classroom demands. Little or almost no importance given to the students’ interest which should technically be the most significant matter of concern. No single suit fits all .Students and their interests can never be tailor made.If that is something we conform to,then why do we expect a teacher educator follow the same teaching strategies with the same content with same assessment standard for years to be followed?I don’t want to digress from my point by giving a sidewalk on differentiation. I am not trying to talk about that. Students’ interest is my point of concern. Suppose, the cook at our home asks us about the dish he/she should prepare for lunch. We try to suggest a meal keeping our taste buds in account.We love and savour the food that is served accordingly. Can we be a combination of a nutritionist and the cook who would prepare the curriculum in such a way that it interests the students while watering the necessery skill and knowledge that we want the students to imbibe and practise? Schools can think about framing the curriculum with students as memebers of the curriculum committee (along with able facilitators) who would represent the entire student fraternity However , the opinion of the students while building the curriculum should be taken into account because they are the ones we have to work for,work with and pass the baton on.We as teachers should inspire the learners on deep thinking related to a particular philosophy that is grade appropriate that can serve as a purpose to move one step further to something that they already know.This practice can ensure a better result if we start practising it in the later half of the academic session while asking them , which and what would be the next best thing to think about before going to bed. I would like to collaborate and listen from teachers around the world about this concept.
When everyone was looking for success I decided to follow my passion to make the path intriguing,interesting,innovative and evolving.What I received in return was,an all new planet of knowledge in front of me, that only requires observation and working on the same.Be the central character of the story you create till you have time.Universe is infinite,resources are not.Select, imbibe , assimilate,change. View all posts by Sangeeta