Love Learning Vs Hate Learning - Shilpi Chakraborty

To help a class overcome the fear of few subjects while focusing on slow learners, a teacher can take several strategic steps:

1. Create an Inclusive Environment-:

  • The teacher should encourage all students by celebrating small successes and providing positive feedback.
  • The teacher should foster an environment where students feel comfortable for asking questions without fear of judgment.
  • The teacher should play smart by pairing the students with buddies or creating small groups so they can help each other.

2. Use varied teaching Methodology-:

  • The teacher must incorporate hands-on activities, interactive software,   and practical exercises.
  • The teacher must make more and more use of diagrams, videos, and demonstrations to explain concepts.
  • The teacher must Introduce educational games that make learning more fun and engaging.

3. Focus on individual needs-:

  • The teacher must adapt lessons to meet the needs of different learners.  
  • Offer more challenging tasks for advanced students and additional support for those who struggle.
  • The teacher must closely observe each child and prepare holistic progress reports so that she can determine the child's progress and where the teacher has to work. 

4. Build Confidence-:

  • The teacher should always encourage students to experiment and learn from mistakes without fear of failure.
  • The teacher should regularly show students how much they’ve improved, even in small increments.
  • The teacher should always try to connect lessons to students' interests and real-world applications to make them more relatable and less intimidating.

5. Professional Development-:

  •  Teachers should stay updated with the latest teaching strategies and technologies.
  •  Teachers should share strategies and resources with other teachers to find the most effective methods.

 6. Engage Parents and Guardians-:

  • Teachers must keep updating the parents about their child’s progress and encourage them to support learning at home.
  • Schools should organize workshops or informational sessions for parents to understand the curriculum and how they can help.
By implementing these strategies, teachers can encourage students to learn better with good progress especially those who are slower learners or initially fearful of the subject.

Shilpi Chakraborty 
Sunbeam School Indiranagar 

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