The classroom is a space where minds are nurtured and nourished. Devising creative and innovative ways to teach concepts and consolidate knowledge is one of the primary goals of a teacher. In light of this fact, fun and games can come into play to accomplish a set goal. Games help children to think strategically, solve problems creatively and develop social skills which require them to follow rules, and await their turn.
Education in the early part of the 20th century tended to focus on the acquisition of basic skills and content knowledge, like reading, writing, calculation, history or science. Many experts believe that success in the 21st century depends on education that treats higher order skills, like the ability to think, solve complex problems or interact critically through language and media.
In our quest for developing well-rounded learners we strive to apply innovative ideas to solidify skills and ignite a creative edge in our students. Last year our Grade 6 students developed their very own original games to play with the students of Grades 1 and 2. It was rewarding to watch the students of different ages and grade levels interact with each other and cooperate with ease, following rules and taking turns to solve word problems in Math. The younger students showed no fear of failing when the answer was incorrect. The older students who lead the activity displayed patience and dedication in their efforts to help their younger peers to succeed.
Incorporating creative games into everyday learning strengthens students’ focus and keeps them consistently involved in the learning process. Seeking innovative ways that will spark a passion for learning is an ongoing goal that Rowntree Montessori Schools is proudly committed to accomplishing.
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