Reciprocal teaching refers to an instructional activity in which students become the teacher in small group reading sessions. Teachers model, then help students learn to guide group discussions using four strategies: summarizing, question generating, clarifying, and predicting. Once students have learned the strategies, they take turns assuming the role of teacher in leading a dialogue about what has been read.
Reciprocal Teaching in Mathematics was used for Grade 10 students which will be extremely helpful for them in order express and explore new ideas.
Why use reciprocal teaching?
- It encourages students to think about their own thought process during reading.
- It helps students learn to be actively involved and monitor their comprehension as they read.
- It teaches students to ask questions during reading and helps make the text more comprehensible.
Raksha Bandhan Celebration
Life is all about the love we share and the bond and relations we have and make throughout.
There are many different relationships which we establish in our life and we have different ways to show our love and affection towards everyone.
One such important relationship is between siblings, which is extraordinary and is given importance in every part of the world.
The bonding between a brother and a sister is simply unique and is beyond description in words. In India, the relationship becomes all the more important as there is a festival called "Raksha Bandhan" dedicated to sibling love.
Raksha Bandhan is made up of two words – ‘Raksha’ means protection and ‘Bandhan’ signifies the verb – to tie. So, on this occasion – ‘Raakhi’ or ‘the knot of protection’ is tied among siblings specially by a sister to her brother.
Our Primary students, under the guidance of their Art teacher, worked really enthusiastically to make beautiful Raakhis for their siblings in their Art class.
Using various kinds of materials like rice, pulses, coloured papers, ribbon, bangle, pencil shavings, beads, wool and thread, they prepared some really mesmerising raakhis.
Preparing the raakhis thus, also helped in developing the motor skills of the young ones.
They were very excited to showcase their final work to everyone so here we have some of the beautiful handmade Raakhis by our very own kiddos.
Knowledge Exchange Program
Education without co-curricular activities is like educating the mind without educating the soul.
Co-curricular activities have always been an integral part of the education system which breaks the monotony of the traditional and instructional methods of teaching.
Students learn to connect the learning of their classroom with the real world.
Taurian World School organized an " Information Exchange Program " in collaboration with Delhi Public Elementary School, Indore.
This program provided a big platform to our young learners to spark their innate skills of creativity and innovation. These activities not only give an equal footage to the students but also boost their confidence, make them learn to be independent and broaden their spectrum of knowledge.
Students learn to contribute, manage and organize themselves both individually as well as a team.
Taurian Equestrian Centre has a new Brumby
We are proud to announce that our Equestrian Family got bigger with the addition of a new colt who was born to our two premier horses - Hercules and Jasmine.
These horses have represented Jharkhand in Kolkata Race Course too.
This is a historical event in Ranchi City and most probably in the State of Jharkhand that is the first time a thoroughbred horse has taken birth here and we are pleased to inform you that this is the first time we have started Horse Breeding in Jharkhand.
This little brumby has been keeping us on our toes since he was born.
The little fellow is now being kept with his mom Jasmine in one shed. Everything went fine with the birth and Juno bonded with Jasmine very well. We are monitoring this family closely every day.
It is EXTREMELY important that the kid is not stressed or harassed in any way.
The little one is very strong! He was running all over when he was only a couple hours old, is nursing like a champ when he can, and has figured out how those long legs work.
Some photos have been attached herewith.
Seminar on Biodiversity
On 15th May 2021, students of Classes VI to VIII attended a seminar on Biodiversity where they interacted with the speaker, Mrs. Silvi Peters from South Carolina, USA.
The objective of the session was to make the students aware about the ways through which biodiversity boosts the ecosystem and its productivity, where each and every species has a diverse role to play.
The children learnt about the importance of the existence of ecosystems, the various types of biodiversity, namely, ecological, genetic and species.
They also learned about the threats to biodiversity like, deforestation, climate change, pollution, desertification and over exploitation.
A lot of thought-provoking questions were posed to the students and the young learners came up with brilliant answers to save the environment and strategies for alternative uses of resources.
The children also learnt that whether plants, animals, or microscopic organisms, all are integral to regulating a variety of ecosystem processes and functions, which in turn sustain goods and services that humans rely on.
These include providing clean air, food and pollination of crops, all of which are imperative for human standards of living and well-being.
The session was very interactive as both the Speaker and the students shared their views and opinions based on saving the various species of animals and saving the mother earth from degenerating.