Our teaching methodology focuses on conceptual understanding through the mode of experimentation and practical knowledge sessions. This can be reflected from our collaborations with expert & specialized educators such as Jodo Gyan for Mathematics through special teaching kits, Sparkle Sciences for teaching science in a fun and practical manner and Rocket Readers which help students learn the language of English with the best levels of proficiency to excel in life.
About Rocket Readers
Rocket Readers is one of our important collaboration which offers different programs for children between 1.5 – 13 years. They bring the best research-based strategies and help a young child to become a strong reader. Their goal is to spread the love for reading. Children should be able to understand and use what they learn. They go far deeper than facts, figures or features. And by creating a story-based experience, one can make children walk away with an impression of the story.
They believe that learning to read is about listening and understanding. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a rich and wide vocabulary. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work as well. Even if the child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words, and phrases, which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.
Rocket Readers introduces the best possible language, social and literacy skills in young children
About Sparkles Science
One of our collaboration partners Sparkle Science conducts workshops for the students at Gyan Peethika. They intertwine various disciplines such as science, maths, arts, culture, and more, through creative, fun-to-do, project-based workshops.
In these interdisciplinary workshops, they weave stories, games, and activities around different concepts. Examples of such concepts include Ancient Civilization of Egypt, Disparities in India, Patterns in Nature – Math Art, Science in Daily Life, and much more thereby reinforcing the thought of practical learning.
About Jodo Gyan
Jodo Gyan has developed innovative methods and materials for developing Number Sense, the teaching of fractions and decimals, integers and other mathematical concepts and reasoning. In the area of early numbers, these methods focus on the development of Number Sense. In this approach, the connection of the number with a quantity is kept alive which helps to connect to the lived experiences and intuitions of the child. This quantity aspect of Number Sense has been seen to be powerful in the learning of fractions and algebra in later stages. This method also strongly focuses on counting and then structured counting which follows the natural and flexible ways of mental addition and subtractions. This approach also involves the use of the empty number line as a very powerful tool to support thinking and reasoning about numbers.
Areas of Improvement
Speech & Communication Arts and Speech & Drama focus on presentation and communication skills of students and moving on challenge students using good performance skills such as articulation, body movements, and emotion. Content includes poetry speaking, sight reading, storytelling, and improvisation. As the students move on to higher grades it concentrates on the performance of verse and prose, allows for the development of interpretation and presentation skills. Ideal for students who are preparing for interviews or are entering verse speaking competitions.
Communication Skills focus on presentation, public speaking, problem-solving and feedback and discussion. Initial and Foundation levels, the students will employ an appropriate range of verbal and non-verbal skills in contrasting contexts, to interact and converse on a one-to-one basis, describe an event or object, present information verbally and opinions coherently.
Phonics classes use Letters and Sounds as our framework for teaching phonics. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic program for teaching phonic skills for children starting at the age of four, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.