How to Improve Learning Potential in School (India)

This article explains how to improve learning potential and not hinder it.

Steps

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    Provide plenty of library and reference books. Teaching doesn't mean to spoon feed information. Teach enough that the student is then compelled to find out the rest of the answers through using the access to reference books to help to sort out remaining ambiguities alone.
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    Lessen the time a student has to travel to and from school. This precious time should be used for play, homework, and study. It should be no more than 15 minutes of travel.
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    Provide ample learning space.
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    Provide good transport facility.
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    Include physical education. Include essential sports like swimming, skating, cycling.Encourage your students to take part in sports competition.Other school sports would be Volleyball, Throwball and Kho-Kho.
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    Include other activities such as agriculture, house chores, repairs and maintenance and many other skills that one must pick up right in young age.
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    Divert the student’s curiosity to create interest in learning. Have students asking why they are learning what they are learning. Things students need to learn include:
    • planning the steps,
    • executing the flow chart and
    • satiating the journey from abstract to real.
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    Create many clubs which promote learning in a fun way.Have language clubs and subject clubs.
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    Initiate the students to take part in other activities such as scouts and voluntary work.This improves their discipline and their helping tendency.
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    Include the study of the environment. Children have an innate fascination for environment; air, water, animals, plants, sky... They respect principles of nature and their behavior is impressed by nature. The environment is a rich, effective teaching tool. Nature captures the imagination and curiosity and engenders thinking.
    • Educational aids, demonstrative models, retained nearer to natural forms catch better perception.
    • Nature is a way to correct unwanted behavior to bring out the best by modifying the way students interact with environment.
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    Promote freedom of thinking and action. Freedom of thinking and action is most essential for mental growth. While working on a project, ensure that the student is free to try, check and relate the outcome to what he has learnt in formal lessons.
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    Include half days, holidays and vacations. Rest is essential.
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    Use language wisely. Language is an effective tool of instruction. A language rich in words and grammar and communicable between learner and educator is good. Help those whose first language is not the one used for teaching.
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    Change the pace. Once in a week, initiate a change in schooling time, change of place, change in subjects like drawing, student as teacher or visit to industry refreshes learning activity.
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    Encourage the teachers' passion. Passionate teachers will make learning more interesting.
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    Relate the lesson to the students' experiences.
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    Ensure a good teacher to student ratio. The number of students in a class should not be so high so as to lose contact with his students.
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    Don't fuss with uniforms. The uniform has nothing to do with learning. It may be a political or social economic symbol or may be used as a tool for social security. A simple and atmosphere friendly dressing in class is enough for learning.
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    Encourage the parents’ participation in the student’s studies.
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    Focus should change from imparting education to imparting knowledge that helps students not just in finding a good job but helps them contribute in their own way to the betterment of the society.
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    Teachers play a very crucial role in ensuring that students understand and learn what they are being taught in the school.Keeping that in mind enrichment programs should be conducted to make them aware of the latest tools and techniques of imparting knowledge.
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    The profession of teaching at school level should be given its due respect in the society by ensuring better pay and facilities for teachers.
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    Incentives should be given in form of scholarships,financial assistance for studies, assured teaching positions for students who want to take up teaching as their profession.

Tips

  • Organize many celebrations like school day, sports meet, etc.. where the child's talent can further bloom.
  • Initiate your students to take part in social activities like donating clothes to an orphanage, etc.
  • Select good teachers with high qualifications to help you make a better school.

Warning

  • Never run your school for your self-interest and profit.
  • Provide good quality education.
  • Never show partiality.

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