We have great teachers and teachers with who we don’t get along no matter how hard we try. Every student has his own criteria for teachers some teachers are their best friends and role models while others they always see as their enemies (a harsh thing to say about teachers, but yes, we have all been there at some point in our student life).
Although there are no set rules that make the teachers ‘a great teacher’, but researchers have lain out some effective strategies that can definitely help the teachers to become one.
Be it traditional on-campus classes or online Quran classes for kids, teachers need to be well prepared about what they are going to teach to their students and how to keep a good relationship with their students.
In this article, we will discuss some of the effective teaching strategies that you must consider if you are a teacher.
Know Your Subject
One of the most important elements that a teacher must not overlook is the knowledge about the subject he or she is going to teach the students.
If students are not satisfied by how you deliver the content, or if the knowledge you are delivering to your students is not sufficient, you cannot become a great teacher because your students will never be content.
A knowledgeable teacher will have a knowledgeable class. So it does matter!
Wrong Praise Can Be Harmful!
There are some things that impose more harm than good no matter how good your intentions are if something is going to end up putting a bad effect on your students what is the point of it anyway.
The same goes for the wrong praise. Praising your students can be a good way of boosting them up and motivating them, but sometimes it can prove that the teachers have low expectations, and that can be harmful.
Sympathizing with your student is good, but if a student is under-performing and you being a teacher are dealing with it with sympathy the student might get the idea that he lacks the ability to perform the task.
Teaching cannot get effective without the assessments and regular questioning from all the students so that they stay focused throughout the lessons.
By questioning teachers actually unveils new skills of learning things that make the students learn easily and steadily. As we know, not all students are fast learners, and not all are good learners.
Proper learning strategies and instructions from the teachers are necessary to fasten the learning process for all the students of the class.
Teachers’ Beliefs Matter Too!
A teacher conveys what he believes, so the beliefs of the teachers matter a lot and tell a lot about his students. So, a teacher should pay more attention to what he is conveying to the students and what the students perceive.
The relationship between a teacher and his students has a significant impact on the learning and the overall environment of the classroom.
A teacher should develop such a relationship with the students where all the students find it easy and comfortable to communicate their problems with their teaching while remaining within the boundaries set by the teacher.
How a teacher deal with certain kind of behavior of students is very important. A teacher should know how to utilize the class time, how to convey the lesson in that given time, and in the meantime how to manage the behavior of the students.
All these things hold significant importance in the lives of both the teacher and the students. A teacher is someone with whom children spend most of their time and plays a great role in their lives.