St. Ann’s college for Women takes utmost care to ensure the progress of the students. A review of the academic performance of students of every department is done by the faculty through class room lecture and discussion, laboratory practical, unit tests and class seminars. These students are supported separately depending upon their needs.
We give special attention to the slow learners through special tutorial classes. They are motivated to clarify their doubts and personal difficulties regarding the subject. At the beginning of the academic year the new comers are explained about the syllabus and prepared mentally to cope with the subjects so that they are able to adjust to the higher educational demands. The teachers are taking extra effort to complete the syllabus as early as possible and start the revision of the entire syllabus so that concept which could not grasp is repeated. Counselling is being done by the respective department faculties to support the students.
The identified slow learners are given remedial classes. The teachers try to find out the main reason behind the learner’s weak performance and try to interact with them to feel ease with the subject. Special attention is paid to slow learners in class during teaching. Arrangement of special learning resources is provided to the students.
The Advanced Learners:
Career counselling and competitive exam preparation are provided to the advanced learners. They are encouraged to help the weaker students in the group discussions in the class rooms. They do participate in seminars and present papers. They also get chance to be the leaders and class representatives and cultural coordinators. The extra talented students get an opportunity to participate in the inter-college, state, National and International level competitions.
1. For every 45 minutes of instruction we allow the students 5 minutes to process and response instruction. In which they write what they have learned, questions they may ask which they have, or by discussing the content with a fellow student.
2. Incorporate movement into the lessons. The students are allowed to respond to a particular question by moving to a certain spot in the class room or writing on the black board.
3. Pick up the pace. One misconception is that we go slowly for students to really understand and engage in a lesson. There is a lot of evidence that shows that when teaching is at a brisk instructional pace, students have more opportunities to engage, respond, and move on to the next concept.
4. We provide frequent and effective feedback.
5. We allow students 5-7 seconds of ‘think time’ when asking a question. At the end of the time to draw a random name to answer the question.
6. At the end of a lesson to make sure the following: Have the students use the 3-2-1 method of summarizing.
Student centric methods for Teaching
The traditional lecture method of teaching is replaced by participatory method. Participatory approach helps the students to improve their class room and experimental learning. Students are encouraged by teacher to bring out their own innovative ideas and their view points in order to ensure the participation of all students. Students are asked to prepare charts, models, paper presentation and projects for learning as well as to display on the notice board. This process helps students and they are motivated to be more creative and obtain more information and inspire other students to get better ideas for their presentations. They are encouraged to attend seminars, present papers, participate in various competitions. Students are involved in the major committees of the college to contribute and to obtain leadership qualities. They are given responsibilities to organize cultural activities like sports meet and seminars.