effective way of teaching

@asliah (11148)
Philippines
March 27, 2013 6:47am CST
what do you think is or are the best way or effective way of teaching to teach students to learn more or even having interest to learn?every teacher used different kind of motivation to cope the interest of the student from learning,and one of my motivation before is giving them a load for their cellphones,so that everyone of them competing just to have that load.how about you,if you are the teacher what do you think the motivation will you use to make your student learn.
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18 responses
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
21 Apr 13
Hi, I think the methods of teaching should be so simple and understandable that any hard subject is made easy for the students. You should not be very strict. If any student is unable to understand some subject you should try to teach calmly and kindly without being angry. Such teachers become ideal teachers.
• China
30 Apr 13
Hello roshigo. To make the students understand the knowledge to be taught to them, the teachers should teach it to them in an easy-to-understand way so that they students may keep on their keen interest in studying the subject. Based on my personal experience, if a teacher is too strict or too lenient, it is not so good. A better way is to be mild when it is related to teaching.
@marguicha (106331)
• Chile
27 Mar 13
THere are many techniques to motivate people to learn, but to begin with, the teach has to try to know his students. Different groups of people have different needs and accorsing to them is the kind of activities that will motivate them.
@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
28 Mar 13
Definitely, knowing the capacity of your students is very important. I usually forget this part when I assume that my students know stuff just because I know them. And worse, I often assume that they will read books like me. I forgot that when I was a student like them, I didn't have good study habits as well.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
30 Apr 13
Hello asliah. Every single teacher may have his unique way of teaching and making his student learn in an effective way. To begin with, the inner desire for the students to pursue knowledge is the most important. If he has a strong motivation to learn knowledge, whatever method the teacher may adopt, he will be keen on learning more from the teacher. Secondly, the teacher needs to know about the students' interest and try to think of ways to make them feel interested in the subject they are learning. Like we say, interest is the greatest teacher. A student without interest in study is hard to get motivated in study. Thus we have the saying, "You may take the horse to the river, but you cannot make him drink." Thanks for your nice discussion. I appreciate it.
• India
21 Apr 13
I know there are standard answers like make it fun, make it interesting, give real life examples etc. However, the reason I left maths and science after high school is that even the best teachers could not teach me difficult concepts. OK, I could probably understand the beginnings of things like differentiation, integration, log table. My motivation has never been external, rather my motivation has been the inability to accept that I don't understand something. When I was in class VII I read about "irrational number". I also read a statement by Socrates or Plato (don't remember who) that said, anyone who doesn't understand irrational numbers is not a rational person. I was internally pained because I didn't understand the lesson on irrational number. I now understand as researches into education indicate that we have different kinds of intelligence. So, each learner is unique and they learn accordingly. However, the interesting methods of teaching can help a child learn better.
• Poland
5 Apr 13
You should show students, how subject they are learning can be beautiful and useful. Remember that human learns by all of the senses, so they should see, hear, touch, smell and taste what they are learning.
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
Teaching can be effective if the teacher can start an interesting way of discussing his or her topic to the student so as not to make them feel bored, disinterested or become out of focus on the subject matter. Students today are more inclined to actual learning in the sense that a student actually performs a certain task in order to acquire the thought or knowledge being discussed by the teacher. Through participation, the student and the teacher can share thoughts and knowledge on the subject on hand thus eliminating boredom and making the subject more interesting thus resulting to a faster way of understanding what the topic is all about. This kind of teaching strategy encourages expounding of reserve knowledge from the studens themselves.
@Kmz059 (654)
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
I remember my favorite teacher when Im in high school, outside the classroom he is funny and he seem to be a student. But if we are having a class he is strict, but he teaches well. He will discuss first first after he discussed we will have an activity of what he discuss, so that we will know better what he already discussed.
@hushi22 (4940)
30 Mar 13
I have experienced teaching people from different ages and I would say it depends on their age and their type of learning. I have taught conventional and students with special needs and the motivations have always been different. In my last work, the latest motivation I made was reward - daily stickers, and certificates and prized every end of term.
@jiiiiin (569)
• Philippines
29 Mar 13
I like those kind of teachers that is kind to their students but strict in teaching. Those teachers that have care about their students and help them to learn more in the parts of the lessons they have difficulty to understand. Threatening students wont motivate them.
@maximax8 (29032)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 13
I trained as a primary school teacher. I think that learning must be enjoyable and interesting for the children. The children deserve much praise so this raises their self esteem. On a Friday afternoon it is common to have golden time. Then the children can have an afternoon or hour of free play. Once I had a plastic jar and when all the class were great I put in a marble. As soon as we got 20 marbles we had a class treat like a teddy bears picnic.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
28 Mar 13
Uhm... I've never been a teacher type, so I haven't really been thinking about that. I would also think about a competition with a little but exciting prize. It could even be in a boardgame style. Also, cool outside programs could be nice as well.
@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
28 Mar 13
A well-prepared lesson plan is the first thing you need in order to teach effectively especially a lesson plan with well-defined learning outcomes. Of course, I'm not B.S. Ed. graduate so I'm mostly unprepared in my classes. Thank goodness I'm only teaching computer applications in my larger classes so I have enough stock knowledge to keep my students occupied. Anyway, I've learned a lot during the semester while experimenting with certain techniques. Now, that I have a lot of free time, I think I'll design a better courseware.
• India
28 Mar 13
Thats good idea to give a load in cell phone, it is kind of indirect money gift, i have taught for over 3 decades, have taught the kids of my students too, usually i used to take them for sight seeing on festive occasions
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
28 Mar 13
Hi, Giving cellphone load is good motivation if he students are allowed to have mobile phones in school. There are schools that discourage such practice because it can interfere with learning, the student is preoccupied with the electronic gadgets at their disposal. The problem is pronounced when the unit has wi-fi connectivity, there more distractions in the internet awaits, games, chat, surf, all kinds they have it there.
• Lenox, Georgia
27 Mar 13
I know for myself I use a fun method of teaching. I relate boring material into interesting lessons and fun lessons. It makes people want to learn if they are enjoying themselves... Also, if you can relate to it you can learn it.
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
27 Mar 13
There are many resources available. Some teach rote-learning, some suggest creative visualisations, some even ask you to create a game out of the learning material. There shouldn't be any shortage of expert materials to guide your research. I am just thinking out loud...have you asked the children how they want to be taught?
• United States
27 Mar 13
every child is different so trying to find one solution for an entire classroom isn't realistic and i also think that bribing them to do there work with load cards or anything else is more of a way for the teacher to make there job easier with out having to apply themselfs to there students needs while encourageing more cheating and less learning just to get there prize.
• Philippines
27 Mar 13
I believe that there is no best strategy in teaching in order to motivate students in learning. Only that, you may choose what will best fit for the lesson. For me,I don't think that giving a load for the students may be the best motivation, since they will be use to it. There are alternative motivation we can give for a students like giving a little incentives to the efforts they will give. Another, competition is good in a class, but too much of it will not be good enough. Just teach them with all your heart and treat them as your friend so that you can build camaraderie with your students. In that way, I guess they will be motivated.