How to develop your teaching skills
Teaching a class of students is much harder than most people imagine, Not only do you need the knowledge of different subjects in order to pass it on, but a wide range of other skills is also necessary to keep control over a large group, and engage them - even when the topic isn't the most exciting. However, if you have a unique teaching skill and techniques, teaching is pretty easy for you. This article will tell you how to develop your teaching skills and teach efficiency.
Teaching skills are very important to make students love you and enjoy your class, even in some schools in China, teachers' teaching skills and character is used to attract new students to the school.Improving your skills as a teacher takes effort, but once you begin to gain a better understanding of the skills, you will find teaching to be your dream job.
One of the areas where most people slip up when it comes to being a success in the teaching industry is time management. Organizing yourself in the right way actually saves time in the long run. There is a saying in China: time is money. Create yourself an easy-to-follow, realistic schedule; make full use of every minute in class. You can ensure you complete all of your tasks in advance - something which benefits both you and your students.
For instance, it may be a good idea to save a couple of hours per week to prepare for any practical activities you plan to carry out with your class in the coming days, with some additional time allocated to talking with students about any concepts they didn't quite understand. Remember: your teaching skills will often be measured by the success of your students; are they meeting their targets? If not, why?
Another simple measure you can take to enhance your skill collection is through analyzing all of the work you do. Look at all the activities you have done with a class, do the students like them or do they learn knowledge from them. Note what went well, and what could have done better. If you refer to this next time you do something similar, you can incorporate the bits which seemed to have a positive effect and try something else in place of the things that needed to be improved. Every time after teaching, you reflect the class and continue to summary your teaching skills, you will gain lots of experience and cultivate a good habit, which other teachers don’t have.
Share your skills
Being resourceful is essential to teach in training centers. Don't be afraid to ask others with experience what approach they take with their classes, about activities that they think were very successful, or for details on any courses or books they read that helped them understand the classroom environment more than before hand. Share your knowledge with some one, you will improve quicker. “Two heads are better than one” “keep the good, forget the bad” are famous proverbs in China.
Knowledgeable and personal ability
By combining these easy suggestions with your own personal knowledge and experience, you could well start to bank more and more teaching skills straight away. Hopefully, you can implement these in your classroom, simply adapting them for different age and ability groups. Personal ability and character also a part of reasons to improve your teaching skills. With all those skills, Students enjoying themselves and learn effectively, achieving their anticipated targets that is one of the most accurate signs in telling you that your teaching is going well.
Date: 29/04/2014 08:23
Author: Jody Zhou
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