An effective teacher is someone who can explain a subject with ease while incorporating different studying styles and the need of their audience. It is important to remember who, where, and how you are teaching as one formula doesn’t work for everyone. A good teacher must keep in mind the following strategies while teaching, and be observant of when and where to use these strategies for an effective and efficient lesson.
- Listen – A teacher must acknowledge what the child has to say, and give him/her positive attention. This allows the child to trust you.
- Encourage – It is important for a teacher to encourage children to put effort in their work along with evaluation. Evaluation is a part of the teaching process, however encouragement goes a long way.
- Constructive Feedback – Instead of giving a child a generic*generic*
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- Examples – Children learn faster from example than just by telling. For example if a teacher wants to teach children disciple he/she should make sure that they themselves use correct language and model good behavior. A teacher must practice what they preach.
- Demonstrate – Some lessons require practical demonstration in order to grasps the concept better. For example a lab test is better taught by carrying out that test in front of the students than by just talking about how the test is carried out.
- Challenge – Keep pushing the child’s learning capacity, so that he/she is willing to push beyond their current knowledge competence.
- Ask Questions – Provoke and test the child’s knowledge often. Also ask about how he/she feels about the lessons, teaching process, and learning in general – this will help you modulate*modulate*
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Adding one or more of these strategies can help children learn better, and improve your teaching style according to the needs of your student. These simple, and common strategies can go a long way helping children even for parents.