5 Teaching Techniques That Work
Teaching is my passion. But it is not what I got when I went to college. Instead, I completed my Commerce course and got a job at the local bank in our place. I worked in the bank for 5 years.
Since I love teaching, I pursued. I went to College after my work in the afternoon. Until I completed the Education subjects. I graduated and right away took the Teacher’s Exams and passed.
I resigned from the Bank and applied in the Division where I lived and I was hired. I taught for 7 years in the elementary grades. Due to my efficient in teaching and management skill, I was promoted to School Principal. My experience as a school principal had reached to 18 years until I retire.
STAIR to Success
I applied these 5 teaching techniques when I was a classroom teacher. These could also be an effective management approaches. I used them in handling the teachers who were under my supervision in stint as a school principal.
These sound so simple especially when you are going to use them. I may call these techniques as the S.T.A.I.R. way to success.
The first technique is Show. As a teacher before, when I start teaching a new lesson to my students. I show them something to get their attention. These visual materials ease learning. You ought to prepare them with a trivial value or important bearing to your lesson to be taught.
You may say something about those visual aids or you ask for ask for ideas from your students. That is to determine whether they have already the background or knowledge about the objects presented. Then, it is easy for you where to begin. But if it is not familiar with them, then it is time to tell them its significance, value or purpose why you are presenting them in connection with your lesson presentation.
This is where a question-and-answer should take place. It should be an intelligent way of discussion. You as a teacher would just facilitate the discussion and let the students do the asking, do the questioning. In short, the teacher moderates the flow of the discussion, leading to attainment of the lesson or skill.
What has been learned, what has been studied, what has been discussed should be applied. The values should be integrated to their way of life and it should be in the form an assignment or a project and when they come back to school, it should be reported.
After integration, through a test or evaluation when majority of the students don’t assimilate to themselves what is the lesson all about, it should be retaught. It should go in a different approach but yet following the STAIR technique. Once they master the subject matter or the skill for them to get, recognize them by giving a good grades or accolade for them to be proud of.
Basically these are only guides or process of making things done. Teachers may adapt these or they may change them, depending on their style or way teaching. They have to remember that teaching is an art.