It is time to break free from the daily routine of getting up early, getting ready, doing house chores and then reaching school at the right time, talking and standing tall, teaching children all day long, checking homework and monitoring behaviors, and reporting and this and that…. Phew! Yes, we are talking about teachers here,… Continue reading Ways All Teachers Can Rock In This Summer Break
Summer camps in the vacation are one part of the entire academic session, which students look forward to. Schools conduct summer camps for their students, offering them unforgettable experiences in the month long vacations. Summer camps are the best time for any child (irrespective of their age.) They provide children, communities of caring mentors who… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons: Kids Should Go to Summer Camps Conducted by the Schools
How to improve your writing, without actually writing? How often do you write? Ask yourself this simple question, and answer win honesty. Writing is an important skill, and if you don’t believe this – consider it again. We write every single day in our lives. Be it posting something on our Facebook account, or tweet… Continue reading How To Improve Your Writing Without Actually Writing
Positive notes homes are one of the best classroom management strategies. However, they are not really used much by the teachers. It takes about one or two minutes of your precious time to write notes and send them with the students who have done a really commendable job. Why you should try sending positive notes… Continue reading Why You Should Try Sending Positive Notes Home
Teachers have the power to motivate their students. They have the full control of getting attention from their students. Teachers are the key influencers of any student’s life. Think about of the teacher whose wise words and way of teaching simply changed you. You became more aware of your classes. As an individual, you… Continue reading How To Motivate Students
Mae Jemison, an astronaut, a doctor and an art collector, spoke her heart out about why science and arts should be taught as a joint discipline. She says, “To create bold thinkers for tomorrow; we need to teach science and arts as one subject.”
According to her in one of the Ted Talks, she brings attention to the subject and says, “The world has started to see science and arts as two different subjects. However, they are not. They are basically the two sides of the same coin.” These days, people think an art as in subject is only about creativity and science is about logic. This is how both the subjects have always been taught to us. There are subjects where we have to make logic and solve problems. There are also the subjects where we have to creatively think and be with the flow.
Jemison brought a strong point that, in a classroom, learning science and arts as a joint discipline will create a bold thinker who thinks everything creatively and makes sense too. It will help the students be good at logic and be better at the creative aspects too. Giving her own life example, she mentions how a scientist has to desperately think creatively in order to solve the problem. The same goes for any artist, they have to consistently problem-solve in order to create a great work of art.
This idea is new, and many schools are nowadays, implementing the idea to creatively enhance the learning process for the students. It is definitely a long shot but a worthy one. Students need to be taught to think creatively in all subjects, not just in science or mathematics. They simply have to believe that they just don’t need to fit in a specific category. They have to try new things every day. And every day is full of challenges. To come out as a successor in life, these students need to learn how to think boldly and creatively to outdo their best.
Education will never cease to change and grow. There is no second thought about this statement. Teachers have already started to see the connection between both arts and science as an inter-related subject. Mae Jemison believes that unless we try new things in our lives, we will not know how successful it will be for us.
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