Teaching is a very noble profession. To direct students on the right path for their academic, social and professional development, teaching effectively is very important. Every teacher aims to impart students with quality education, grow in their profession, and achieve success.
After filling out an application for a teaching job, effectively giving the interviews, and becoming a successful teacher, you need to follow some skills. Let us discuss the C’s all teachers must follow to become effective teachers.
How to teach effectively: four C’s for teachers to follow
To become an effective teacher, having good communication skills such as active listening and speaking are very important. With teachers being active speakers, impart students with quality subject knowledge and proper academic understanding. Active listening skills make teachers listen to the student’s thoughts, perspectives, and problems and further guide them properly. Along with this, good communication skills help teachers to interact well with parents and the educational authorities too.
In a classroom full of students, all have different behavioral aspects. Understanding child psychology, students’ problems, behavioral issues and changing them for the better can be done with compassion.
Compassionate teachers are those who understand the emotional states of the students and help them to reduce the problems and become more positive in life. By receiving compassion and kindness from the teachers, students feel safe, valued, and taken care of. This develops an effective and positive learning environment that promotes the academic, emotional, behavioral, and social growth and development of students.
For teaching effectively and ensuring the academic and professional success of the students, being collaborative and conducting collaborative activities in the classroom is very important. Collaboration means working together to achieve shared goals. With teachers being collaborative with each other, students also grab the same skills. Promoting collaborative learning in the classroom helps teachers to teach effectively and make students develop skills like teamwork, communication, active listening, cooperation, and more.
For effective teaching, being creative in the classroom is very important. The monotonous teaching practices, that is only using textbooks and guides and making students sit as mere listeners won’t work for the classroom. This makes students feel bored and easily diverted. To avoid this with your students you need to have creative thinking skills.
Being creative means coming up with ideas and teaching approaches that help to make the classroom more interesting, dynamic, unique, and effective for the learners. With creative techniques of teaching, you can be impressive at the teaching interviews and can grab the best teaching positions. Using technology to teach, having collaborative activities, making interesting lesson plans are a few examples of being creative.
How to enhance these teaching skills: tips to follow
- Watch inspiring teaching videos
We all have someone in our lives who are role model figures to us. The same happens with the teachers too. To adapt these skills in you, watching the inspiring teaching videos will help. On YouTube, and other networking platforms you can watch the videos of many professors and speakers who can enhance your teaching skills. Also, several YouTube channels produce regular videos on how teachers can communicate, collaborate, and can be more creative. All these can be watched to enhance these teaching skills.
- Attend programs, workshops, and seminars
Several workshops, programs, and workshops are organized that teachers can attend to learn more and enhance their teaching abilities. For example, you can register on the CBSE training portal to be a part of online programs that are conducted to enhance the teaching skills of teachers so that they continue to provide students with a quality education. Other than these online programs, offline workshops and seminars are also launched at different places. You can stay updated about all these and must attend.
- Interact with peer teachers
At the workplace, there are more experienced teachers as well. Other than experience, all teachers have different teaching strategies for becoming successful. To enhance one’s teaching abilities, interacting with peer teachers will surely help. This will help you to have a better exchange of ideas and have more knowledge to teach better.
- Take feedback from students
Along with interacting with peer teachers, taking feedback from students is very beneficial too. You can ask students what more you can do as a teacher or what more students need to achieve a proper academic understanding and other knowledge. By seeking feedback from students, teachers can make necessary additions and improvements.
To become an effective and successful teacher, following a set of certain skills is very important. By following the above-mentioned skills that are communication, collaboration, creativeness, and compassion, teachers can teach students effectively and can ensure their academic, social, emotional, and professional growth and development. We also discussed a few tips that teachers can follow to enhance these teaching skills.