Teachers are sometimes referred to as second parents, it’s because children spend half of their day in the company of teachers. Since the advancement of technology, new teaching techniques and methods have also come to surface; teachers must employ those in classroom settings to bring out the best in their students; whether they are in kindergarten or in college.
1. Student Involvement
In a classroom setting, the teacher is in command and students usually take instructions positively from the teacher. Therefore, it is the teacher’s responsibility to use the authoritative position to help students develop skills and expertise. Student involvement is essential at all levels throughout school years to college. This enhances and boosts self esteem. Involving students in tasks and asking their opinion about the topic being studied can make the student respond promptly and make him or her feel appreciated and important. This feeling can greatly help students throughout school and college years and even later in life when they enter the corporate world.
2. Acknowledge Differences
Each student has his or her way of learning and understanding things. The background and early childhood experiences count a lot to the pace of learning of a student. Another thing that can be different about students is the proximity of his or her abilities with the topic being discussed. A student, who is good at math, may be slow at social sciences such as psychology and literature and vice versa. An educator who understands these differences can help his or her students work around a way to learn the same thing differently, in order to optimize the learning experience for each student.
3. Interactive Sessions
With technology right, left and centre, it is not hard to use technology in classrooms. Webinars, power point presentations, Skype Sessions, are great ways to create student interaction and keep the students involved. Using visual and audio aids used together can exponentially increase the learning experience and help students remain focused for longer. Teachers can develop content appropriate to the course and ask questions to students individually or in groups.
Teachers who make use of these tips can help students develop into responsible, smart and confident individuals who are able to make smart decisions for themselves and have a balanced life. The importance of teachers in bring out the best in students throughout school and college years is sometimes underestimated; it is important that the teachers act as a positive role model for students and be a leader rather than a controlling authority. Montessori schools in NJ provide a flexible and healthy learning environment for children to help them develop and explore the various areas of interest and capabilities in a nurturing environment.
Our book:The Caring Professor: A Guide to Effective, Rewarding, and Rigorous Teaching, was written with feedback from many educators and students, which was our plan all along. We began by outlining our thoughts on a series of topics, then we recorded them to share with the world. From the feedback we received, we were informed about the needs of the student caring community. We need your feedback so we may continue to fulfill our mission statement and help students, the world over.
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