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Using Stories in a Classroom: Workshop by ‘iDesign Skills’

May 1, 2014 • Posted in: News, Workshops

In April, the E-Base had new students. This time the students weren’t the school children from villages around, but instead, their teachers. An insightful workshop with ‘iDesign Skills’ put into perspective the impact of the teaching skills and tools chosen in a classroom.

Starting off with how to break up a text into different components depending on their function.

Starting off with how to break up a text into different components depending on their function.

The teachers learnt about how to break up every part of a text to fit a certain function it will fulfill and treat it accordingly. Every part, be it facts, principles or the likes, has a separate teaching method involved. The teachers experienced a wonderful and extremely interactive session with Punam Medh of ‘iDesign Skills’ who left them with ideas and the motivation to make class more delightful for our young students.

The teachers working in their groups on their texts.

The teachers working in their groups on their texts.

Trying their hand at storytelling in the classroom.

Trying their hand at storytelling in the classroom.

The focus of the workshop was using stories in the classroom. Stories are a malleable medium in the classroom. Right from teaching morals to helping students remember principles in perhaps a science class, stories make things stick. The teachers experimented with a few of their own stories for their classes and the results were absolutely fantastic!

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