26 Where There Is No Dentist 2012
MAKING LEARNING EXCITING, VISUAL, AND FUN
Here are some ideas to help students see what you are teaching, and to
have fun while they learn. Students can also show these things to others.
Teaching others is an excellent way to learn.
Tell a story about food or teeth. For example, tell a story about why a wild
cat’s teeth are different in shape from a goat’s teeth (page 40). Stories are
an excellent way to learn, both for the storyteller and for those listening.
Leave time at the end to discuss the story and to introduce new information.
See the example of storytelling on pages 15 to 16.
Make up a play or drama about good food or clean teeth. Show it later to
The play should be about looking for an answer to a real problem. If the
children invent the play, they will have to think, plan, and solve problems. A
play also helps children learn how to talk with and teach others.
These school children in Nicaragua are doing a play about cavities. On
the left, germs and sweet food are combining and trying to make a hole
in the ‘tooth’. But a giant toothbrush (right) beats them away!
Do a demonstration using local resources.
Try, for example, the
‘tooth in the Coca-Cola’
test on page 48.