TEACHERS create all other professions. We value, empower and prepare outstanding teachers through constant support and mentorship. Through constant teacher evaluation from peers, trainer and students we select best teacher of the year. This year's best teacher award is received by Shamima Miss, who never fails to talk with a smile and effortlessly uses the most creative, interactive and engaging teaching techniques.
We have developed 20 such amazing teachers this year who are acting as a catalyst of change in their communities.
To encourage greater involvement of the mothers (who are mainly factory/ RMG workers) we AWARDED AND CELEBRATED THE BEST MOTHERS OF OUR SCHOOL.
The children are not only the winners with parental involvement, parents also gain from it. With an increase in interaction and discussion with their children and teachers parents become more responsive and sensitive to their children's social, emotional and intellectual development.
The students at Alokito Hridoy School engineered ROBOTIC CARS and operated it using CODING.
As they learn to code it teaches them problem solving, analytical skills and it makes them think outside of the box.
According to Mitchel Resnick, Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, “Coding is the new literacy. To thrive in tomorrow’s society, young people must learn to design, create and express themselves with digital technologies.” What once was a luxury, has since become a necessity for staying afloat during the age of technology.
Reimagining greener roads, cities, schools and classrooms, the students of Alokito Hridoy School designed their project for this year's Science Fair
Hands-on workbooks and other assessment tools
We have designed workbooks that act as proof of learning for the various pedagogic approaches used in class and reflect the gradual progress of the students. The link between using each pedagogic approach and the 21st-century skills is also established through these formative assessment tools.
Our teaching methods are about curiosity, critical thinking, creativity and moral value – not rote repetition and memorization. To do this, we have translated textbooks from grade 1-3 into animated cartoons and then added morals to the story. As the students watch these cartoons they naturally learn several textbook content and social issues very delightfully. We have also created two characters called Alo and Hridoy the storyline revolves around them as they break social taboos and teach the children age appropriate, curriculum based content.
Programming and Robotics:
Dynamic times have produced new trends in education. One of the promising tools often mentioned in the context of developing these competencies is learning how to code. Kids at our school learn to code from a very young age. They are given various challenges emulating real world context and overcoming those challenges allows them to learn different stages of coding.
Children learn so much through play. It allows them to explore, discover, negotiate, take risks, create meaning and solve problems- all the important foundations for developing literacy, numeracy and 21st century skills. Through Game based learning, trained teachers can introduce and reinforce concepts in a way that engages each student’s interests.
Problem-based Learning or Project-based Learning (PbL) is a teaching approach in which complex real-world problems are used as the vehicle to promote students’ learning. PbL can promote the development of critical thinking skills, problem solving abilities and communication skills. It can also provide opportunities for working in groups, finding and evaluating research materials and life-long learning.
Reading and writing skills provide us with the opportunity to navigate the world. To improve these skills among the students of our school we have introduced a concept of Radio station where students collect news from the newspapers, magazines around them; they record and report it. Each week the most sensational news is selected to be read by the students at the radio station, which is just a microphone placed on a desk in the teachers' room. As the students compete to have their news heard on the radio they also break out of shyness, learn new vocabulary and gradually learn to articulate stories and articles.
Kindness tree focuses on creating empathetic relationship among children. Each child is asked to write what they have done that shows kindness, these kindnesses may vary from helping a friend to cleaning the classroom to helping a teacher. Each act of kindness varies from one child to another. The importance of placing the kindness tree in our school is to teach student how to be kind and to appreciate each child for their act of kindness.
Teacher’s Aptitude test:
As a way to keep the teachers up-to-date with the contemporary knowledge they prepare and sit for aptitude tests twice a year. This gives them an opportunity to assess and improve their knowledge of the curriculum and the subject they teach.