Advantages & Disadvantages Of Active Learning

pros and cons of active learning

Life and its challenges, they say, come in all forms and sizes. Then why shouldn’t the classroom, which is supposed to prepare one for life, also emulate these characteristics? Active learning does just that and looks at learning as a skill-developing activity instead of an information-rote memorization one. Active learning strategies can be seen as … Read more

Geoboard Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages and disadvantages of geoboard

Teachers use a wide variety of manipulatives in the classroom to teach and help students learn. One of the lot is a geoboard. It is a simple mathematical manipulative used in classrooms to allow students to practice and explore basic math concepts. Educators have been using geoboards for a long time, and their application and … Read more

Advantages & Disadvantages of Verbal And Non-Verbal Communication

verbal & non verbal

When knowledge is successfully transmitted from one person, group, or place to another through writing, speaking, or using a means that facilitates meaningful learning, it is called communication. Every communication includes at least one sender, receiver, and message in every transaction. These include thoughts, the surrounding environment, the mode of communication, and even geographic area. … Read more

Pros and Cons of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Pros and cons of UDL

‘Flexible learning methods that complement the needs of students with diversities and difficulties’ – a lot has been said about the importance of this. And, the institutes are going through a transformation too. Universal Design for Learning is one such conscious step that institutes adopt to make their classrooms suitable for all. A non-profit research … Read more

Pros & Cons of Cursive Handwriting

Pros & Cons of cursive handwriting

Cursive handwriting is one of the eminent writing styles that students and adults can choose from. While some people choose it as it is aesthetically pleasing, others use it to improve their handwriting. Moreover, many experts have listed the benefits it has to offer, but people often miss out on a few drawbacks. Our list … Read more

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Flashcards

Pros and cons of flashcards

In a world of smartphones and iPads, are flashcards relevant enough? As we know, children have got the hang of visual learning more than ever. Thus, flashcards, also known as index cards, help in stimulating and motivating kids by helping them learn and retain easily.  They are small note cards, typically two-sided with a prompt … Read more

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Abacus

Pros & Cons of abacus

It is indeed not a rare sight to find young children struggling with numbers or getting vexed at even the simplest of math operations. The fact that mathematics continues to be an integral part of not just every school’s curriculum but a child’s overall brain development since time immemorial brings us to a very notable … Read more

Advantages, Disadvantages, And Examples Of Multisensory Approach

Examples of Multisensory Approach

Kids or anybody normally use visual and auditory senses to gain knowledge. But, these are not the only two senses we have. There are senses of balance (vestibular), smell (Olfactory), Touch (tactile), and Kinesthetics (bodily movements done to attain a goal), etc. too. Due to neurological shortcomings, if the visual and auditory senses are compromised, … Read more

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rote Learning

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Rote Learning

Children need to adopt a variety of ways to internalize basic skills. One of the ways commonly adopted by children is rote learning. Rote learning is basically learning by repetition. Children repeat alphabets and learn to rote count in the prescribed sequence, and further, the multiplication tables too. They are made to do so until … Read more