Developments in Literacy (DIL) supports 30 schools in the remote regions of Pakistan. These community schools enroll over 1,500 students, mostly girls, many of who are the first in their family to attend school. Here are some inspirational stories of quality teaching and learning in one of the most neglected corners of the world:
* In Zarbaig School, students learn math through hands on activities. In order to teach place values, the teacher was observed handing out base ten materials, breaking the children into groups and allowing them time to manipulate the materials and and make observations in their notebooks.There was clearly more clarity and understandingof the content taught.
* InKhushmuqam School, teachers are very expressive at story time, and students follow their teacher in mimicing expressions while reading. In one session that was observed, children from Grade 2 read aloud the story “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”. The teacher paused and asked questions, which the students answered with great enthusiasm. They enjoy and learn from this method of story reading.
* In Wara Banda School, preschool students are very hands on in circle time. In one session that was observed, the Kindergarten teacher taught the names of fruits with the help of colorful charts. This was an interactive session where children responded well to the teacher when she asked questions. By the end, the children could name and identify fruits and shapes.To celebrate Environment Day, the children of Wara Banda participated in garbage collection from in and around the school grounds. Teachers report that that these activities are important for awareness raising and modeling to students to keep their environment clean.
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