The Free Teacher’s Training Program can be taken up by anybody who is interested in teaching or is a parent. It will certainly help you to understand the best for your child or your student. Ultimately the goal should be to nurture the young minds in the best way possible and in the right direction. 51+ minutes of comprehensive training video. Along with the voice-over video the slides have also been listed one-by-one so that you could go over one by one at your convenience. Don’t forget to comment and tell us how you found the training program. If you are interested to request for the assessment so as to initiate the certificate for this program do click here. Welcome to the Ekam free teacher training program WHAT TO EXPECT IN THIS TRAINING PROGRAM? ROLE OF EDUCATION AND EDUCATORS IN THE coming years PARADIGM SHIFT FUTURE OF LEARNING ENHANCE YOUR TEACHING LEARNING CURVES THE SPIRITUAL WAY…. BE A GREAT TEACHER 32+ TIPS TO BE A GREAT TEACHER WHY LEARN FROM OUR CRAFT? ABOUT TEACHING TOOLS… HIGHLIGHTS OF BRAIN MAPPING THE BEST WAY… ONLINE/DISTANCE EDUCATION Bad teacher… or Good teacher… or Great teacher Salute to you… More to it… ROLE OF EDUCATION AND EDUCATORS IN THE coming years PARADIGM SHIFT Examination to Education to Learning PARADIGM SHIFT School teachers to education leaders FUTURE OF LEARNING 20% In SCHOOL 80% In Informal WayS ENHANCE YOUR TEACHING IMBIBE THE GURUKUL SYSTEM THE GURUKUL SYSTEM GURUKUL’S – LEARNING OUTCOME WAS INDIGENOUS GURUS USED DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES GURUS USED DIFFERENT TOOLS GURUS FOLLOWED LITTLE OR NO SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT- ALL FORMATIVE IN NATURE SINGLE STUDENT TRACKING SYSTEM- COLLECT, COLLATE AND MONITOR DATA ERROR ANALYSIS DEFINED LEARNING GOALS FOR EACH STUDENT LEARNING CURVES CHOICE- WE ARE WIRED FOR FREE WILL COLLABORATION- WE ARE WIRED TO BE IN SOCIAL CULTURE COMMUNICATION CRITICAL THINKING CREATIVITY The 21st Century Learner – globally aware, a communicator, a self-directed learner, an innovator, civically engaged, a problem-solver, financially and economically literate, information and media literate, a collaborator, and a critical thinker Before diving into the attributes of teaching I would like to talk about the virtues of life. Things that we usually neglect. This is a spiritual talk. As all of us know that all human beings are made up of the mind, body, and soul. Each one of which has its virtues. Find below the virtues or sanskaras of each: I always ask my teachers to do a short prayer and meditate before starting the class as I feel teaching is a respectful and a responsible job and the children adapt the most from their teachers. Teachers are their role models and apart from imparting education you have the responsibility to train them to act correctly. Teach them empathy over fear. Teach them why honesty is important? Reward them for being honest… Such soft skills can be taught only by a teacher. Always remember that the virtues of the mind, body and soul that we had talked about can be brought out more powerfully in children and show them the right path. All this is possible through educating them rightly. Be a Great Teacher A study has proven that a great teacher must possess the following skills Leadership. … Communication. … Teamwork. … Problem Solving. … Social and Emotional Intelligence. … Cultural Competence. … Nine-Tenths of education is encouragement — Anatole France A good teacher must not only be smart and an approachable scholar, but also a dramatic success. Like actors, teachers can develop specific skills to enhance their communication of ideas. As a teacher you do need to perform. This means becoming a salesperson, a performance artist, and an enthusiastic passionate person in the classroom. Following are some skills that a teacher must have to be successful and be in the right path of teaching SUBJECT MATTER MASTERY Subject knowledge has a very important role to play because high-quality teaching rests on teachers understanding the subjects they are teaching, knowing the structure and sequencing of concepts, developing factual knowledge essential to each subject and guiding their pupils properly. They can simplify the topic into main points that can easily be understood by the learners. You should know the material well before you can deliver the message effectively. The classroom performance can be improved to a greater extent by better preparation. Develop your own curriculum, lessons and teaching method Of course to some extent you should depend on the organization to give you a standard curriculum. But the best parts of the course are the parts you could not possibly standardize. Don’t be afraid to be creative! Vocal Animation Varying the pitch, volume, quality, and rate of your voice enhances your expressiveness and overall style. The professional actors you hear doing cartoon voices make it sound easy which in hand enhances your teaching and interests the learners. Physical Animation Physical gestures – such as sweeping the air with hands – help you clarify, describe, and emphasize points. Gesturing and moving about the room can help constructively use up some of your nervous energy. Classroom Space Be sure that you can be seen and heard by students seated at various points in the classroom. Break away from the podium, desk, or chalkboard. Humor Try to use constructive (i.e. non-hostile) humor, you can show cartoons or tell funny stories that relate a point, put stickers that say, “Good job!” on assignments well done. Students learn more when they are having fun. Surprise and Suspense The use of suspense makes the material more intriguing for students. They tend to concentrate more on the subject. Try developing an “anticipatory set” at the beginning of a class, a question which you will answer at the end of the class. Preparation Of course, to have the self confidence and energy to use surprising behaviors, jokes, and other techniques, you must prepare. In order to be enthused in the classroom, you must capture the passion for the subject matter and for the teaching-learning process. Classroom Management Your dramatic skills will also help you manage uncomfortable situations in the classroom. You can prepare some props and keep them handy to identify what behavior you are expecting. Patience My best teachers were those who were willing to keep explaining, knowing that eventually it would make sense. They were willing to wait until a distraction calmed students down, or abandon a lesson entirely if it needed to be revisited. Research has shown that each child is unique and has different learning styles and capabilities. A child can be a slow learner and some can be very fast learners. Also learning styles may differ, some may want to read and learn, some may want to listen and learn while others may want to write and learn. Keeping all this in mind helps bring out the patience in you. Confidence The best teachers laugh off their mistakes. Where some teachers get frustrated, good teachers leave the mess, even joking about the mess up, and go on about the lesson. Compassion for Students Teaching with humor, compassion, and conviction are the attributes of a good teacher. The best teachers have a sixth sense when a student needed extra attention and gave it gladly. They take time to discuss subjects outside their teaching, knowing that sometimes lessons can still be taught without following the textbook. Good teachers are willing to speak up for the children, if need be. Understanding Good teachers have understanding – not only the sixth sense as mentioned earlier, but a true understanding of how to teach. They don’t have a rigid technique that they insist on using even if it doesn’t help the students learn. Dedication to excellence The best teachers encourage the sharing of ideas and offer incentives (like not having to do homework for a day) to get students to think outside the box. They don’t tolerate students badmouthing other teachers, doing their best to point out that other teachers are human too. They encourage students to be good people, not just good memorizers of text. Unwavering Support – Willingness to help student achieve The best teachers know that everyone can do well if they have the right teacher. They don’t accept that a student is a lost cause. They encourage if you are frustrated and provide true belief that you can get the material. Pride in student’s Accomplishments The best teachers are those who don’t stop teaching when the bell rings. They know that some need extra attention or assistance and they don’t act like its not their job. They take that job seriously and know they aren’t just employed to get students to be able to do higher math, but to do well in life. Passion for Life The best teachers aren’t just interested in their subject, they are passionate about it. They are also passionate about many other things. They praise good weather and smile when they take a few minutes to discuss something out of the topic. Determine your Philosophy Many classroom management plans begin with the teacher’s philosophy of teaching, controlling and motivating. Understand what a classroom management plan is used for A classroom management plan is designed to help you get and maintain control of the classroom. It helps instructors know how to deal with unwanted behavior such as showing up late, a rude attitude, or incomplete assignments. Be Detailed and Specific Be as specific and detailed as possible. Write down the points so that students can be able to take note as required. Incorporate School Policies and Procedures Every organization has its own set of guidelines for classroom management, such as number of absences allowed, when late work needs to be turned in, and the deadline for dropping a class. Build off these to create a positive classroom environment for your students. Consider preventive methods of classroom management Classroom management is not just punishing students who behave poorly. It is also about practicing preventative measures that help you get control of a classroom before someone misbehaves. Define classroom rules It is important that you follow these rules, too. Set the example for students and let them know they can trust you to keep your word. Explain the consequences for breaking the classroom rules Communicate consequences upfront so students know what to expect when they behave inappropriately. These can be explained on the first day of class, put a poster in the classroom, or include it in the course syllabus. Be as specific as possible. Then be sure to follow through. You could also go a step ahead and show the consequences to obey the rules. Always be in control of the classroom Being vigilant in the classroom is the best way not only to catch students cheating, but to prevent cheating from happening in the first place. Always greet students as they come into the classroom. Look at their hands/arms to make sure they didn’t turn them into cheat sheets… Stand Out You need to stand out, catch their attention and hold it. Be vocal. Have an opinion and make sure you submit it at an appropriate time. Avoid talking too much and/or being too opinionated. Be passionate about what you are teaching. Wide eyes, a grin, and barely suppressed enthusiasm does wonders for a student. Go that extra mile….Do more than the average teacher is expected to do. If students fail to do the work on time, call them after class and go through the entire assignment with them. Put an effort into your appearance. You need to make a good impression, make sure you walk into the class looking good. Try to dress a little better or differently than the average person. Pay Attention If a student looks unwell call them out after the class and ask them if they are alright. Try to keep yourself semi-occupied when you do this. Look at them when you ask but don’t keep staring at them until they answer you. Make a difference If you see a problem or issue worth tackling, bring it up. Tell the students you want to do something about it and ask them what you think. Deal with the problem together and you’ll make a difference together. Make your expectations clear Tell your entire class what you expect of them. What you want them to become. What kind of contributions you want them to make in their studies and in the world. Be passionate and be genuine. Make sure not to deliver it at the beginning of the class as it may bring about the opposite motivation. Do it gradually. Take pride in being as good a teacher as you can If you can’t bring yourself to care enough to really bring an outstanding effort to your teaching, in terms of planning, preparation, and delivery, there is nothing I or anyone else can tell you that can make you a good teacher. Love the subject you are teaching If you can’t bring yourself to come in excited and enthusiastic for your lesson and love it like it’s the greatest thing in the world your students will know. Don’t fall into the trap of having to cover everything It’s much better to do the best you can in the time you have to do it, and to choose what you think is most important, than it is to expose the students to every little detail. Teach the right way for your own style Teaching is as much about learning what works for students (just remind yourself of when you were once a student) as it is about learning what works for you. Jump out of the box Do not talk slowly and deliberately. If you are generally a slow speaker try speaking faster than usual. Don’t put yourself out as a ‘friend not teacher’. You need to respect the boundary here. You are a teacher, just a really good and different one. If you are having a bad day, don’t let it show. If you are upset or angry, don’t let it show. You need to be a superhero figure here. Make your involvement seem effortless. Whether you’re teaching, talking, listening, clearing up your desk, reading something, etc. Remember that in all your acts you are imparting education to the young minds. After all you are the role model. Do not be over-attentive. Do not smile too much and don’t smile at the whole class. Smile occasionally and to a specific person. Jump out of the box You are fallible and you should admit to your students when you have done something that you wished you had done better. Model what you expect them to do. If you expect them to solve problems, solve some similar examples for them in class. Give them practice. Your evaluation or tests should be based on the original objective. It should evaluate how the students met the objectives you set out when planning your lessons. You should be at least 1-2 weeks ahead in terms of your lesson plan. It is never too late to start and implement these tips and ideas. Why learn from our craft? As any good teacher knows, each student is unique and students do not learn in the same way. It is common for a class of students to be at a variety of levels in any particular subject. Teachers need to use different teaching methods in order to reach all students effectively. A variety of teaching strategies are available like brain-targeted teaching, the discovery approach, conceptual approach, process approach, inquiry approach, integrated methods etc. There are also certain tools like the multiple intelligence assessment tool. This assessment can be done for anyone above two years of age. What entails in the Multiple Intelligence Assessment Tool? It is a unique, scientific & revolutionary technology to identify the inborn potential, skills, abilities, and talents of a person. It is also known as Brain Mapping. It gives a better understanding of child a better compatibility with family and teachers stress-free lifestyle satisfaction in education and daily life It helps in shaping a balanced, happy, amazing, and a successful individual. It helps you understand the personal strengths and weaknesses of exploration and remedies for improvement. It helps you unwind the genius in you. How Brain Mapping can help? Gives parenting tips on personality, for example, you may be a kinesthetic learner but assumed as hyperactive. Enhance learning by identifying learning and acquiring style. Personalize academic and extracurricular activities, for example, under pressure we might have joined taekwondo class while interested in learning music. Boost confidence and make socialization earlier, for example, low inter-personal intelligence makes it hard to mix up with people. Benefits of timely Talent identification Understanding ASPIRATION vs REALITY Understanding “NEED” of an individual Pursue Right hobbies based on best abilities RIGHT stream and career SELECTION for SUCCESS Understand the STRENGTH & WEAKNESS Understand Learning Obstacles to handle it justly MINIMIZE TIME & Financial expenses on unnecessary courses The best way… Whatever may be the teaching strategies, techniques, tactics, tools or approach overemphasizing skills and neglecting knowledge truly denies how a child learns. Cognitive skills are not acquired without context. Even with entertainment one does not cycle through different movies. Instead one watches a movie from beginning to end. ONLINE/DISTANCE EDUCATION Distance education or distance learning, is a field of education that focuses on teaching methods and technology with the aim of delivering teaching to students who are not physically present in a traditional educational setting such as a classroom. It can be synchronous (when all students are present at the same time but may be at different locations) and asynchronous mode of delivery gives more flexibility to the students and they can access the course material on their own schedule. If as a teacher, I present the same lessons in the same manner that I have used in the past, I seek no feedback from my students I do not analyze and evaluate their work in a manner that changes my own emphasis, and timing, I do not visit or observe other adults as they teach, I do not share the work of my students with colleagues for feedback, suggestions, and critiques, I do not visit other schools or attend particular workshops or seminars or read professional literature on aspects of my teaching, I do not welcome visitors with experience and expertise to observe and provide feedback to me on my classroom practice, I have no yearly individualized professional development plan focused on classroom changes to improve student learning I have no systemic evaluation of my teaching I spend most of the time either criticizing the students, their work and potential or criticizing the other teachers and criticizing the organization, managers and heads. Then I have absolutely no way to become better as a teacher. Salute to you… Top 10 signs that you are a great teacher 1.You see each child as a child and understand that each child is unique. You see your class as individuals, not as a drawer full of case files. 2.You find something good in each child. 3.You keep your sense of humor against all odds, even on rough days. 4.You deal with upset kids, clueless administrators, and pushy parents with grace and dignity. 5.You’re not afraid to be flexible and creative. 6.You set boundaries and follow through. 7.You see parents as allies, not enemies. 8.You always strive to give your best. 9.You love your job, and it shows. You are happy when you think about the difference you make in the lives of children. 10.Your students love you too. THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT TEACHER There is much more to a teacher and learning how to teach than we have been able to cover in this training program. Do take up our other training programs. 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