There is a makeover in the methods of the teaching-learning process for our students in the Secondary school level, as we understand the difference in the physical and psychological development of both boys and girls, the teachers are continuously trained to handle the students who are in the adolescence period along with the preparation of board exams and viewing the world outside in a broader perspective.
It is very important to make students of this age about the ability to avoid risky behaviour like smoking, drugs, premarital sex, addictions etc.but channelizing their minds and energy to enjoy regular and active physical exercise/sports/games/meditation/music/art etc.
To understand that each of them have their own special talents and accept weaknesses. And at the same time to respect other’s talents and weaknesses. Students are given opportunities to explore and respect own rights and responsibilities in class, at home and during conflict situations/or other episodes. Expression of own opinions, ideas and perceptions without offending others.
Among this group of students it is important that they are aware of the importance of adopting positive attitudes, values and behavior. Conscious of the rationale to follow rules and disciplinary practices and know the importance of expressing gratitude and respect for school, teachers and staff. The students are made comfortable to discuss personal concerns regarding home, achievements with teachers, also their own aspirations, fears, weakness and seek help and support from others.
They are made conscious of personal responsibility for resolving conflicts with others, willing to join in school initiatives to help poor and needy students in school and community. Accept responsibility for peers and junior students as well as classmates.
Teachers use various techniques to boost the vertical learning curve. Teachers and students explain and learn concepts through digital board and Power Point presentations. Students are taken to separate laboratories for various subjects such as Computer, English, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Library periods are a time to develop their reading and listening skills. By the time a student reaches secondary school he/she is expert in using a dictionary regularly.
Students are also encouraged to perform role-plays, carry out small scale surveys, make projects, conduct debates, group discussion, grasp the practical knowledge of the subject, read journals and articles and explain their view and contrast the view of other students, express creativity through prose and poetry pieces. Concepts taught in class are reinforced through activity sheets and question banks prepared by teachers. Teachers assign projects based on the chapter which require students to explore the world of internet to find more information. This helps students to be updated and informed. All aspects of the learning experience are geared towards preparing students for competitive exams at the next level.
Counselling is given to parents along with the students as they prepare their students for the board exams and assessing the aptitudes of their own students. Mental health and physical health is given priority as these students must be fit and active.