Tips For Teachers
Some Principles Proven to Enhance Teaching and Learning1. Seize the moment
• Teachers should make every effort to teach the student when he or she asks.
• The student is ready to learn.
• Satisfy that immediate need for information now, and augment your teaching with more information later
2. Involve the student in planning
• For learning to occur, teacher will need to get the student involved in identifying his learning needs and outcomes
• As the teaching process continues, you can furher engage him or her by selecting
strategies and materials that require the student’s direct involvement, such as
role playing and return demonstration.
• Regardless of the teaching strategy you choose, giving the student the chance to test his or her ideas, to take risks, and to be creative will promote learning.
3. Begin with what the student knows
• You will find that learning moves faster when it build on what the students already knows.
• Teaching that begins by comparing the old, known information or process and the new,unknown one allows the students to grasp ne information more quickly.
4. Move from simple to complex
• The student will find learning more rewarding if he has the opportunity to master simple conceptss first and then apply these concepts to more complex ones.
• However, remember that what one student finds simple, another may find complex.
• A careful assessment takes diferences into account and helps you plan the teaching starting point
5. Accommodate the students’s preferred learning style
• How quickly and well a student learns depends not only on his or her intteligence and prior education, but also on the student’s learning style preference.
• visual learners gain knowledge best by seeing or reading what you are trying to teach; auditory, by listening ; and tactile or psychomotor learnners, by doing.
• Assess your student’s prefered learning style.
• Then plan teaching actiivities and use taching tools approopriate to that style.
• To assess a students learning style, observe the student , administer a learning style inventory, or simply ask the student how he or she learns best.
• You also experiment teaching tools, such as printed material, illustrations, videotaps, comis, and actual equipment, to asess learning style.
• Never assume, though, that your student can read well or even read at all
6. Sorts goals by learning domain
• Combine your knowledge of the the student’s prefered learning style with your knowledge of learning of domains.
• Categorising what the students need to learn into proper domains helps identify and evaluate the behaviors you expect them to show.
Learning behavior fall in three domain: To be continued
7. Make material meaningful
• Relate material to the student’s lifestyle an to recognize incompatibilities.
• The more meaningful material is to a student, the quicker and easier it will be
8. Allow immediate application of knowledge
9. Plan for periodic rest
10. Tell your students how the are progressinng
11. Reward desired learning with praise