Children feel the need to be stimulated and intrigued. But the sad reality is that most of the times they are not even given the chance to think. Let them draw the conclusion for a change. Give them the time to wonder why and seek for answers.
Teaching can be so much fun when using the appropriate method. And when it comes to humanities, the resources are endless. What I strongly recommend is using creative writing in the classroom. Don?t be afraid to step out of the box. Do not limit your children to class books. Use any chance you?ve got to make them think, create, invent, discover. Make learning an experience.
Starting with the young ones and up to mature adolescents, writing can be a key in stimulating one?s intellect, for it combines creativity and thought. Thus, they become involved, they question things, they find a way to clarify their thoughts. Moreover, they get to taste that glorious feeling of achievement.
Creative writing can mean anything, from short compositions based on the key words of the day, to interpreting pictures or symbols, to imaginary dialogues in a given situation, debates, play-writing, interviews etc. What my students enjoy most is play-writing because we act out what they?ve written. Therefore, do remember that the outcome is the most important aspect in writing and it should be strongly emphasized.
Feed your children?s desire to know, let them ask, stir their imagination. Be the path but let them choose the way, their way.