Volunteering at district schools by collaborating with Teach For
The entire curriculum is divided based on the language used.
I volunteered in Hyderabad in a school in New Bowenapally, every grade is divided into 3 modes:
Each class usually consists of 60 odd kids.
I taught English and Science to Grade VII kids. On average a Grade VII child is about 14 years old, kids in these schools are older than the average due to constant dropping out of school and re-admission in another one.
I taught English by engaging the class in healthy competitive activities. Participation in class rose as everyone wanted to chip in. This helped most of the students be engaged and enjoy the class. Later, I started tailoring my approach to student's individual needs. Science inherently is an experimental subject.
With the help of youtube videos and quizzes, I taught science by linking instances from their daily life to the concepts being taught.
Overall development of the child is of utmost importance. Most kids are shy and easily hold back on trusting a volunteer, who teaches a few subjects for a couple of days and leaves.
I experimented with the help of a camera, capturing their classroom activities and extracurricular talents. They were quick to get comfortable, as we all connected on the common grounds of social media- Instagram and Tik Tok. This quickly graduated to classroom teachings, where examples and fun activities like quizzes were planned using instagram and tik tok as mediums.