Storytelling and Subject Interactionby Indu Punj
In a classroom, it isn’t always possible for a teacher to handle various levels in the same class, to give equal care and attention to each child, every day. Thus, some students keep shrinking their visibility in order to cover their insecurities. The focus of my workshop is to help teachers understand how their actions can either build or damage a child’s self-esteem, confidence, and a child’s ability to tackle life head-on.
Teaching through stories ensures the holistic development of a child. It doesn’t differentiate between higher- or lower-order thinking skills. It is a skill-based method to enhance overall knowledge. Storytelling also helps in teaching better ways of socializing and connecting with our history. In these modules, I also equip teachers with the knowledge needed for teaching through stories. The focus here is to integrate all subjects–languages, math, science–with the story.
The workshop module comprises of demo lessons, material building for teachers, understanding the benefits of an integrated lesson plan and how to make one. My endeavour is to create positive stories for each child by creating an everlasting impact on teachers.