Every generation has a way of absorbing information and applying it in their lives. However, no one teaching method fits all. Every couple of years it is necessary to evaluate the teaching methods as an educator.
The Classic Approach
An adage goes that you can take a horse to the river, but you cannot coerce it to drink. The same way, most educators still hold dear the classic ‘About the Topic’ method of teaching. The problem is that students in the modern age have a reduced attention span, out of the need to get to the next interesting thing.
The aim is to hold the attention of the student, captivate them, and inspire them to learn more. The era of force-feeding information down and a cane in hand is long gone, and it is time to adopt teaching methods that will work to prepare the next generation of leaders.
Let us look at some of the latest and efficient teaching methods today.
A proven solution is the desired method of teaching. It works by rousing interest in the student beforehand, so that they understand the benefits of whatever you are about to teach. By showing the benefit, you create a desire in the student, and you will have their undivided attention.
The aim of this strategy is to create a level of anticipation for your students before the commencement of a lesson or curriculum. Educators can step off the podium and let the students in the class have a discussion of how the curriculum will shape their lives depending on their career and life goals.
Through the facilitation of a discussion, you will be able to build up the value, benefits, as well as the pains of the course. At the end of the study period, summarize the views from the students and give a preview of the curriculum and watch as the anticipation grow for them to take the curriculum.
By providing the student t the power to organize through planning and monitoring their work and direct their learning, you are bound to have a more attentive student body. There are three kinds of students, and they fall under the acronym of ‘VAK.’ This means Visual, Audio, and Kinesthetic. This is to suggest that they learn through seeing of the materials, hearing, and listening to the materials, and feeling of the material.
This has seen the introduction of technology in classrooms where educators are using PowerPoint presentation and videos as the latest medium for transferring information. By adopting the above teaching methods, your curriculum will make more sense to your students, hence achieving the effectiveness desired.