A classroom is where every individual starts their journey of learning and this continues to remain so for their entire lifetime. It is hence essential that every educator learns to begin their classroom sessions on a positive note as it’s this quality that will ensure that the students learn efficiently. Teachers can hence implement a variety of activities to kick start their classes in a fun manner and wake every child’s interest in it.
Meditation – The competitive atmosphere around the learners today may tend to stress them out and the best way to get rid of it is through meditation. Starting off each day with a brief session of breathing and positive affirmations can keep a person fresh all day and help them work efficiently as well.
Podcast – Students upon entering the classrooms tend to feel the burden of the day instantly which may reduce their interest in the entire day as well. The unique concept of podcasts has taken the world by a storm. Various artists, authors and motivational speakers are all turning to record their voices and posting them onto the plenty of applications available. A few minutes of playing them and then giving the students a couple of moments to think over what was said can make a huge difference in how they shape their day.
Book Reading Sessions – Books are a great source of knowledge and life lessons which can help enhance an individual’s perspectives. Reading out at least one inspirational paragraph every day to the students can build up their personality while giving them a lot of things to learn. Authors usually manifest their life experiences into their books which makes it an interesting start of the students’ day with stories of multiple adventures.
Sharing a Real Life Incident
Today, being relatable to the students is extremely essential as it helps them understand the reason behind something said to them. Hence, another refreshing way to start off the classes can be the teachers sharing instances from their own lives. It can, in the end, be connected to the topic to be taught on that particular day. This can gradually build up interest among the students while making it a fun initiation to the day.
Poetry is one creative element that is known to give a pathway to everyone’s words in a sing-song manner. Every poet that has existed in this world has given a stanza or two for everyone to remember. Every student has at least one in mind that turns their day around and helps them open up to concepts more. Hence, having the students recite their favorite piece of poetry or the teacher picking one can make a huge difference in how students respond to the rest of their workday.
Informational Video Playbacks
Another interesting way to start off the students’ day would be to play an interesting video that can get them engrossed into the day. It can be about any general topic or about some interesting facts about the world. Videos about interesting historical occurrences are also another concept that can be used. Children can also be shown short video stories which have a moral at the end and this helps in giving a positive start to their day.
The start of the day usually does bring with it a lot of questions and students are indeed a curious lot. This can be utilized as an advantage with the help of a question-answer session among students. It can help in giving the students the chance to clear their minds and focus better on the rest of the day. But one thing to be kept in mind is that it is ideal to allow the students to ask any question. It doesn’t necessarily have to be related to the subject that the teacher is going to handle but any random questions can also be entertained. This can also give rise to various discussions among the students as well as teachers.