We evolved with time, and we can see many changes have occurred since the previous era, but the position of teacher no one can replace. We know the importance of teachers in our life. “Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.”― Albert Einstein
Teaching is a profession where they have to upgrade themselves from time to time. Every year, it appears like teaching is becoming more advanced with challenges. This is due to generational changes in children and societal adaptations. The current status of the world has also made teaching more challenging. Multiple lock downs have been imposed around the world as a result of the pandemic, causing some schools to switch to at-home study. You can make teaching easier for yourself by employing innovative methods and approaches. There are several instructional strategies to attempt.
Learning in Four Directions
These learning provide the students with the opportunity to sharpen their analytical problem-solving skills. Teachers are helping to develop these skills in students by using group or individual projects, problem-solving exercises, and thought-based activities. The teacher must also pay attention to each student's unique abilities and assist them in further developing them. This teaching method helps to promote the students' overall growth and prepares them for the future.
Individualised and personalised learning
One of the first things to remember while establishing teaching tactics is that each learner is unique. "Everyone is a genius," Albert Einstein is quoted as saying. If you assess a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will believe it is stupid for the rest of its life." While Professor Einstein may or may not have stated that, the sentiment is accurate. Each student is unique in terms of their skills and shortcomings.
Lessons and learning activities that are as personalised as possible can have a major positive impact on students' academic progress.
Using Advanced Teaching Methods
These current teaching methods are aimed at assisting students in the development of a variety of abilities. Cognitive thinking, social skills, communication skills, interpersonal skills, working in a team and independently, and a variety of other abilities are among them. Rather than spoon-feeding children, these strategies inspire them to investigate new topics on their own, think outside the box, and come up with creative solutions to the problems they face today. Furthermore, rather than focusing on academic knowledge, it is more focused on assisting students in obtaining practical competence. To succeed in the professional world, you'll need all of these skills and qualities.
Students in flipped classrooms are expected to do reading, preparation, and introduction work at home. The students then practice questions that they would normally do for homework during class time.
The teacher can unload direct instruction components of education such as introductions and homework with flipped instruction. This frees up time for teachers to focus on student-centred differentiated support.
Assign assignment to a video that introduces a concept.
Spend the first ten minutes of class evaluating students' understanding of the video.
Start with student-centred practice projects right away.
For the remainder of the lecture, walk around the classroom assisting students who require further assistance.
Students learn about concepts in real-life (or near-real-life) situations, which is known as authentic learning. A learner will understand the significance of a task outside of the classroom if they learn it in its context. Students may be more engaged in a task if they comprehend the task's actual applicability rather than merely the theoretical goal.
Learning via Exploration
Allowing students the greatest amount of freedom in a resource-rich environment to 'find' solutions to problems is what discovery learning is all about. It necessitates students to build on existing knowledge and utilise resources available in the environment to further their education.
Students are not 'told' information; rather, they must discover knowledge for themselves. Discovery learning is typically contrasted with teacher-centred techniques since students are not 'told' information.
Rather than being instructed on what is right and wrong, students generate knowledge for themselves. Students will have a better understanding of the reasons behind why something is true through exploring truths.
Methods: I Do, We Do, and You Do
The I Do, We Do, You Do approach is a scaffolding mechanism that allows the teacher to gradually transfer responsibility to the student. There are three steps to it:
(1) I Do: The teacher models the assignment;
(2) We Do: The student and the teacher work together to finish the task;
(3) You Do: The student tries to complete the task on their own.
Six Thinking Hats by De Bono
Students are asked to consider a topic from different angles using De Bono's 6 thinking hats technique. It can be applied by individuals or groups. Students must think from a different perspective depending on the hat they are given.
The Six Hats are a group of six people.
White hat: Provide the facts
Yellow hat: Look for the good in everything.
Black hat: Investigate the drawbacks.
Red hat: Feelings and intuitions should be expressed including your concerns, dislikes, and preferences.
Green hat: Use your imagination. Come up with new concepts and options.
Blue hat: The manager ensures that all of the hats stay in their designated lane.
Create Mistakes Intentionally
In order to: Check students' depth of knowledge, Make memorable teaching moments, or Keep students critically engaged, the instructor adds purposeful mistakes into their teaching materials (such as misspellings in their presentations) or their speech.
Graphics are classroom visual aides that help students understand and conceptualize ideas as well as their links with other ideas. Flowcharts, mind maps, and Venn diagrams are examples of graphics. Use them to encourage students to think about topics more deeply.
Examples: Flow charts, Mind maps, Venn diagrams, Maps of concepts, Family trees or networks, web diagrams, Graphs of characters.
When students are asked to brainstorm, they are asked to come up with their initial thoughts on a topic. It is not necessary to refine or correct the thoughts. Instead, students should use brainstorming time to get their creative juices flowing and the conversation started. This activity is usually done using a flip chart or butcher's paper. This is a fantastic technique to get kids talking, especially if they don't know each other well or are shy.
Case studies are in-depth illustrations of a topic under investigation. A case study should demonstrate how a problem or theory appears in real life. Case studies can be presented in a variety of ways, including films, newspaper articles, magazine articles, and visitors to the classroom.
Making a mystery
Teachers can create a sense of mystery in their classrooms by planning classes that provide 'clues' to a puzzle that students must solve. Assign the children the role of detectives, and have them lay clues throughout the classroom (like a gallery walk). As students wander about the classroom, they should take notes on the mystery, which will be solved after a comprehensive investigation.
Gamification of education is a technique for improving participation in an educational setting by introducing gaming aspects. The idea is to achieve levels of engagement compared to those found in games. Gamification's key goals are to improve certain abilities, present learning objectives, engage students, optimise learning, assist behaviour change, and socialise.
Wisechamps uses all these strategies to make learning easy, engaging, and understandable. Our only motto is to make children learn in a more friendly environment without burdening themselves.
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