Quizzing – How can we encourage quizzing in schools

Quizzing – SNBP International School, Pune

Quizzing is one of the most positive addictions and great fun. People who quiz regularly become more observant over a period of time. Quizzers analyse, observe and remember trivia, data, figures and facts. Any child exposed to joys of quizzing should go on to possess an inquisitive brain and a powerful memory. This post is about how we can develop quizzing at the school level. Here are some of the ideas and some are still to be put into practice –

(1) Start a Quiz Club
Just like Maths Club, English Literature Club, Painting or Music. Quizzing should be treated as a hobby. A couple of classes on any given day of the week should be dedicated to quizzing. Students can be divided into groups and one group should take the responsibility of conducting the quiz. Teachers should make sure to tell them what goes into making good quiz questions, type of rounds, Negative marking rules, etc. Make sure the class is equipped with various multimedia devices for the question to become interesting.

(2) A question a day
The class teacher can share with students one trivia every day. This could be from any sphere ranging from economics, business, politics, academics or movies etc. The teacher can further go on to write the question on the board or the bulletin board within the classroom.

(3) The Quiz Box
We have tried this at our school at SNBP International School. A DROP-BOX could be erected on the wall, with the provision of space on the box or around the box where the question could be displayed. The positioning of the box should be at the most visited corner of the school for maximum visibility. The students who know the answer can drop in their answers with their names and classes mention on the paper chit. After screening the answers, one lucky winner could be awarded by a draw of luck method during the school assembly.

(4) Quiz Competitions
This is a no-brainer and is oft used method to encourage quizzing. One could make this interesting by giving a hint about the topics a few days before the quiz.

(5) The Thesaurus Quiz Board
Though a little outdated in the world of Google, but a bulletin board in the school could be put up where students can pin any question which they could not find an answer to. The teacher will collect those and will find answers and answer the same during the school assembly.

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