Resource books on seven disciplines for first grades – ‘Teaching literacy’, ‘Native language’, ‘Reading’, ‘Mathematics’, ‘World around us’, ‘Russian language’ and ‘Reading book’ are actively used by teachers in primary schools.
They not only facilitate the work of teachers, but also caught fancy of children. Now, to the usual notebooks and pens have been added TV monitors or computers.
Young teachers at primary schools undergo the proficiency school in order to advance their skills. The proficiency schools pilot several technologies, including ‘Technology of the problem of education’, ‘Design and experimental technology’, and ‘Technology of cooperation’, which are aimed at developing the skills of independent research and learning by schoolchildren.
“Every Thursday throughout the school year, we meet with the young teachers at the seminars of the proficiency school,” says the top-rank teacher Flyura Afleeva. “Today’s children are not like before. They know a lot and may even teach us. Therefore, special approach to lessons is a burning issue. To be able to interest the child and to surprise him is the main task. Multimedia applications to textbooks for first classes are so interesting that the only thing teachers should do is appropriate presentation of them to children.
Currently, creative groups are working on the creation of the resource books for second-grades - ‘Native language’, ‘Reading’, ‘Mathematics’, ‘World around us’, ‘Russian language’, and ‘Reading book’, as well as multimedia applications to them.