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    Teaching methodology in school is changing my daughter behaviour

    Iam a mother of 6.5yrs old. I believe a child should learn to write and read by their own. They should learn concepts and not memorize grammar, maths and science. I don't see those happening at my daughter's school. They have a syllabus to complete and it has to be completed. This method is just killing the creativity of my child. My daughter is an excellent observer and likes to learn everything in an activity basis which is actually not followed by many cbse schools. She gets frustrated and sometimes behaves very cranky after she comes home. She likes to study but not with this kind of methodology. I Can't think of shifting the school as it's very difficult to get admission these days. Any tips or suggestions.. ... more

    • Radhika kalaichelvan
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    • Jan 11 2018

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    Devi Jan 11 2018

    I can completely understand your concern, as it is my goal too to change the teacher centered learning to student centered learning, since I am doing my educational psychology. Rote memorization kills the creativity and the imagination of the kid. The schools are producing the products to do a mechanical and routine job, the education system needs a shift for the new knowledge era. No more knowledge is the guru, knowledge is readily available by a touch of a button, but the dispositions of the kids, and their unique creativity and imagination is the most crucial. The education board need to attend to this as this will damage the entire generation. For your query, as a parent you have two prime responsibility choosing the right school and be the advocate for your child. Please look for the emergent curriculum based schools, inquiry based learning instead of the case schools. The new schools are emerging with various pedagogical methods, pls look for other options.

    Devi Jan 11 2018

    @Devi I totally agree with you Devi. Thank you so much .

    Devi Jan 11 2018

    @Devi a couple years back I was doing a workshop for a 100 college faculty on how to teach better and connect with students.

    My first question to them was - How many of you wanted to become teachers from young ?

    3 hands went up. I asked the rest as to why they choose teaching. most of them said - because we didn't get a better job.

    I don't think this live example needs any explanation. the day the system has exams that test teachers just like they test kids every year + there is a fair compensation structure for our teachers, there will be good minds that will teach. it is only after this must the focus be on WHAT and HOW to teach.

    you can have the best content and a mediocre teacher and your result will be mediocre. you can have a brilliant passionate teacher and ok content and you can have brilliant students.

    Devi Jan 11 2018

    @Devi Yes, teaching profession must be chosen with passion and with freedom not without choice. Thus the teachers profession is the most noble and need to be paid and recruited accordingly. The mindset of all the stakeholders must be addressed to bring a change.

    Chakradhari Jan 11 2018

    Precisely the reason why I plan to home school my kid. I've accepted the fact that education today is more about resume building and not character building. And these resumes are for sale at very cheap prices with little or no professional satisfaction.

    However, I believe there are some schools with alternative teaching methodologies. you could surely find them on Google. Also depends what city you are in.

    Chakradhari Jan 11 2018

    @Chakradhari Thank you chakradhari

    Arundhati Swamy Jan 11 2018

    Hi. I can imagine how hard it must be for you to see your child's keen observation and other learning skills being crushed by a rigid syllabus and teaching methodology. And yes, it's not easy to get school admissions these days. However, its something you need to think about seriously. There are in fact a growing number of new schools that use a broad curriculum and the teachers adopt newer methods of teaching. Its easier to get admission in a fairly new school which is just growing. Shortlist some of those schools, based on the type of curriculum they offer. Talk to a few parents from those schools to get feedback. Do not rely on just one person's feedback. Now that you are clear about your child's learning abilities, choose a school that will suit her natural abilities. The change will be worth it in the long run. Else, your child will ultimately slip into the system of her present school and get used to it after sometime. As a parent, you must choose what would benefit your daughter the most.

    Arundhati Swamy Jan 11 2018

    @Arundhati Swamy Incredibly informative and well said arundhati. Thank you so much.