Essentially learning is emotional as well as cognitive. When you bring in the emotionally friendly zone in teaching, each child has a chance to grow to his or her best in the subject area. I believe.
On a holiday in rural Orchha, a kid asks for maths lesson
"I am a math teacher". This is how i generally introduce myself. What i am unable to express is the wealth of creativity that lies underneath it! I am not a mathematician...I am a teacher of math..somewhere on the borderline. The entire spring of creativity comes through this channel of 'teaching math' making life an enriching experience rather than a mechanical mundane existence. Thus I begin a series of sharings...lesson plans, plans gone great, thoughts on math and its teaching, and most important why the fear and anxiety for math and how i have faced it and overcome in many children, making them happier human beings...if you find anything helpful...do share.