For effective and fruitful teaching by the facilitators in a good school is the key to rise to the expectation of student, teachers as well parents / clients.
The norms that a good teacher to keep in mind are as follows –
- Explore their own knowledge that teachers need to teach effectively.
- Look at teachers’ own decision-making and how this is informed by their knowledge.
- Examine how teachers’ actions are influenced by their knowledge and by the decision they make.
- look at the qualities needed to teach effectively in the primary school.
The facilitators who are charged with the difficult and demanding task of educating our children and young people must be clear about what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how they will know if it is successful.
To be effective as a teacher one needs to think about what one doe and why.
Knowledge: compns1ng the teacher’s knowledge about the subject, pupils, curriculum, teaching methods, the influence on teaching and learning
Decision-making: comprising the thinking and decision-making which occurs before, during and after a lesson.
Representation of facts, concepts and methods in the subject, using metaphors and analogies to connect with more general knowledge.
- Tasksthat is productive for learning, including the relevant resources, their organization, and health and safety issues. We must always keep in mind the safety of students as priority in every aspect of our curriculum.
Examples of key ideas, rules and problems which link the particular to the general and thus promote understanding;
- Students and their existing levels of understanding and skill in the subject, including common misconceptions and errors;
- How understanding in the subject typically advances from one level to another;
- Productive locations for out-of-school work;
- Knowledge of research that supports teaching and learning in the subject
Teacher will need to give far less attention to explaining the first three items in the bullet list, which, on the whole, remain constant. Teaching reading, highly important part of the curriculum is a matter for constant debate and frequent change of emphasis.
Knowledge for the teacher is not restricted to the curriculum. It is vital that you know and understand your pupils and are able to differentiate your teaching to meet their needs.
There are children’s special needs, which must be identified and acted upon. Good teachers will know a range of strategies for supporting students and will regularly seek counselling, development of knowledge to increase their understanding.
The needs of children with English as an additional language (EAL), various physical disabilities or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.
The single biggest school’s influence on students’ outcomes is high-quality, learner-focused teaching, the second biggest is the quality and capability of school leadership.
Effective teachers have a clear vision of the transformation they wish to bring about, identifying what the key skills and learning that will best equip their students for their future.
The six principles that are followed are:
- Learners at the centre – Child centric learning methodology. The teacher deigns curriculum understanding the need of the age group.
- Emotions are integral part of learning – This is a very important point. Teachers often overlook this and more keen on teaching. Emotional quotient (EQ) is equally important as intelligent quotient (IQ). Today’s world pays more importance to emotional part. Why is this so important? To connect with the small kids is the foremost important action of a good teacher. We try to get into the child’s deep core heart and help develop them in total.
- Recognising individual differences – Individual teaching is an art. It helps the student a powerful grasping and understanding ability, in turn for them to show better performance.
- Stretching all students – Along with paying individual attention it is also mandatory to stretch out to all the students of the class. Students should not feel left out. They all are eager to reach out to the teacher and draw attention towards them.
- Assessment for learning–To evaluate and to understand their adaptability of a particular concept regular assessment is held in form of worksheet, term exams, oral and vocabulary tests in a manner where children do not develop fear of exam.
- Building horizontal connections – When a skill is taught, practiced and tested helps a child’s brain to retain for long time..
We always have to keep in mind that when a child moves into a new class, he/she needs to be given a space to understand the new class room environment, the new faces and teachers. Recapitulation of previous class is must. Music develops a child’s brain and enhances personality.
It is very important to bring about the total development of a student for that the team work of the teachers is very important, which is religiously followed in our section.