Would you believe it if we told you that a teacher received 40 different answers for one question? It is the story of Open Door's Thinking Classroom workbooks at Sri Venkateshwar International School, Delhi.
Sri Venkateshwar International School is one of the best schools in Delhi. They made these workbooks a part of their booklist 3 years ago. Over years, with Thinking Classrooms, this school has driven more thinking, more exploration and more discussions in its classrooms.
According to Mrs Nita Arora, Principal of Sri Venkateshwar International School, "When children start reading these books, they can charge themselves".
What is a Thinking Classroom?
Thinking Classrooms are a set of workbooks for grades 6-8 from open Door. With Thinking Classroom, teaching begins with a question and ends with a question. Here, teachers speaks less and allows students to think on their own.
What has changed with Thinking Classroom in Sri Venkateshwar International School?
1. Children have started to enjoy Science and Math
2. Children have started to think deeper
3. Teachers have developed a better appreciation for concepts that they had been teaching for many years
Here is an example of a question that led to a lot of thinking at the school:
Sri Venkateshwar International School, Delhi is using Thinking Classroom workbooks from 3 years. The have seen that now children have started questioning more. They are actively participating in classroom discussions. The teachers have also developed a better appreciation for concepts that they had been teaching for many years.
Mrs Nita Arora, principal of Sri Venkateshwar International School, suggests:
Students should start reading these books to take charge of their learnings.
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