Problem-solving skills are the keys that unlock the doors to opportunity and innovation. 

Students must develop problem-solving skills not just for academic purposes but to live in the real world too! 

In schools, the second home of students, it is important that the staff and faculty work together to help students develop problem-solving skills.

Here are some strategies to help develop these skills:

  • Encourage critical thinking

Encourage students to think critically by asking open-ended questions.  At Nalanda we let students discover different perspectives.

  • Real-world challenges:

Don’t be all about the textbook. Give them real-world problems and challenges to solve. Nalanda makes the classes more interactive and relevant by making sure to provide students with real-world issues to solve. 

  • Promote healthy collaboration:

Let students interact with their peers and discover new perspectives that will help them step into the real world with knowledge and perspective on different topics. At Nalanda, we encourage group discussions, brainstorming sessions, and peer-to-peer learning to promote teamwork and communication skills.

  • Teach problem-solving strategies:

Little tricks and tips can help students a lot. Explicitly teach problem-solving strategies such as breaking down problems into smaller steps, identifying patterns and similarities, and testing possible solutions. Provide examples and demonstrations to illustrate these strategies in action.

  • Persistence is the key – teach that: 

Let them fail and fall. Let them get up and learn again. This is the formula we follow at Nalanda. 

  • Provide feedback:

Teachers can provide valuable feedback that will help students become better at understanding their weaknesses. At Nalanda we focus on the process rather than just the outcome, highlighting areas for improvement and offering guidance on how to approach similar problems in the future.

  • Encourage creativity:

Creativity can foster problem-solving skills. Let them express and emote their feelings and explore their creative side. At Nalanda, we arrange activities that bring out the most creative side of the students.

  • Be a model:

Be a role model for problem-solving behavior by demonstrating curiosity, flexibility, and persistence in your problem-solving efforts. Share your thought process and strategies with students to help them learn by example.

With these tips and strategies, you can help students gain better problem-solving skills.

 At Nalanda, we understand the importance of these skills and foster an environment where students can develop these skills effectively.

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