When you stay in education for a long period of time you come to know the swings in the pendulum. The trend in education keeps changing.
Today for teachers diversity has become an important concept. It is necessary for teachers to receive quality professional development courses to enhance and improve student learning.
A lot of reading and writing material is available online and taken for granted as an educational tool. The Internet is a great advantage. There are so many lesson plans designed for reading and writing.
Many individuals who join the teaching institution for the first time become overwhelmed after seeing a class size of 35 students or more. Well this is the reality of teaching. You cannot rely on the school to provide you with everything.
Strategies Available on the Internet
To overcome all these problems, think of strategies which you can get easily on the Internet. Without strategies and techniques you will get blank stares from your students every day. Always try to connect with your students. It applies to teachers at every level and in different learning situations.
Connecting with students is the most important strategy for teachers. The goal of teachers is to inspire their students.
• Show science demonstrations in your classroom.
• Provide alternate explanations to understand concepts.
• Guide students with additional homework problems.
Reading and Writing Strategies
Everyday people go through an incredible amount of text via paper, mail, etc. Remember the way you read the paper, recall the front page headline and the caption, and try to recall the details in the text. When you finish summarizing all the details then start writing.
According to the International Reading Association, teachers who are excellent at reading and writing share a quality of knowledge and practice and believe all children can learn to read and write. They access individual progress. They know how and when to use different methods for reading/writing and also offer a variety of texts.
Humor is also one of the techniques which a teacher should apply while in class because humor in the classroom enhances interest in the subject and also motivates the student to perform better.
Originally posted 2009-07-31 04:00:04.