How To Be A Highly Effective Teacher
Childhood education plays an integral part of their success in life. The question of what makes a great teacher isn't a novel one. It is, however, one that has failed to bring a definitive answer, simply because there's no one set recipe that makes for success.
Many of you will know of the book 'The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People' which has sold millions and millions of copies across the globe but what makes a highly effective teacher?
We round up the 5 most noteworthy habits of teaching effectively...
1. Nurturing Your Student/Teacher Relationship
Affirming students self-worth can be the difference between constant disruption and abiding attention.
Student/teacher relationships, both inside the classroom and outside the classroom can make a significant difference to the workings of the entire classroom.
2. Praise Can Do More Harm Than Good
If you get praise wrong, it can have long-lasting harmful effects for your students. Instead of praising with generic comments such as 'nice work' 'good writing', try and be a little more specific about the positive thing they have done.
3. Recognising That learning Is Hard
Short-term approaches that stretch the student's ability can benefit a students progress rather than hinder them. One way this can be done is by varying and personalising the types of tasks students participate in; it may be initially met with a lot of groans, but it will soon pay off.
4. Knowing Your Subject
It may seem completely obvious, but having detailed knowledge of a particular subject will have a greater impact on your students learning.
5. Time & Class Management
Great classroom management is a great way to make effective use of your classroom but also a way to manage your students. Effective classroom management is clear and decisive without being demanding.
Make use of our tips and you'll be sure to see a difference in your students, yourself, and your classroom in no time.
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