Teaching is the field of Liberal Arts and its the most demandable profession in todays world. So, in order to keep you up-to-date, it's highly recommended for all the dedicated teachers and for all the upcoming teachers to learn from others experiences. Once again I am sharing my experience with you in this article.
Always be punctual. Be on time and never be late. If you come late due to any valid reason, say Sorry.
Never try to punish any student physically. This is not in the ethics of teaching. If you really want the children to learn from their mistakes, give them warning; Teach them to say sorry; Make them realize so that they can learn from their mistakes.
Always try to negate your point through good eye contact. Treat every individual as a "UNIQUE CHILD, so that your students would feel respect for themselves within.
Never mix your family riots and never take any revenge from your students because of your mishaps with their families.
Remember that in school, your students are your responsibility and you are like their parents. So care them with affectionate.
Have a plan to go for outing with your students at least once a month in order to create a healthy atmosphere in your class.
"WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR LOVE. Stick one chart in your class and before starting class, try to ask one student to say what he/she can do for love today and then take promise from every one to implement it in their lives. This statement should be written in the chart regularly. This will teach your students ethical perspective of life.
Know each an individual childs capabilities and abilities.
Give them time to relax in class.
If they regularly feel bore when you teach them, try to arrange educational activity for them as an alternative resource to complete your curriculum.
Treat your students like your friend.
Give them incentives or reward when they perform good work. The reward could be a gift, star, stamp or just a good verbal slogan like Bravo! Keep it up! thats like a good student; One of the best student of my class; Great efforts etc etc. This positive gesture is very necessary especially in Primary Classes.
Try to teach according to the mentality of your child. Don't try to use jargons or high profile theories in your lesson plans which a child could not understand.
Try to integrate your lesson plan with Audio Visual Aid. Use video, computers, charts, tape recorder, CD player, overhead projector, slide projector etc. It'll support your teaching.
To maintain discipline in your class, make a cartoon named as "Mimi". For that, take a chart, cut it in circle and stick an ice cream stick to hold that chart properly. Now make smiley face on one side and sad face on another side. Sad face represents that you are angry with your students and smiley face side represents that you are happy with your students. Place this "Mimi" on the side of your white board and change the side according to the situation.
This era is totally different so please don't emphasize on rote learning. Teaching means to teach, to develop skills in your students. So try to accept the view of your students and develop their skills to write independently using their intellect on the specific topic you have taught them.
Be true and be Natural. I never try to act artificial in my 7 years of teaching till date. Share yourself, your happy moments and events with your students. Itll make them realize that you trust them and might they also share their problems, their moments with you openly. For the realistic sharing concept you can read my Moral story for children available on all the famous websites soon.
Munir Moosa Sewani is one of the prominent and creative teacher since 7 years.His vast experience at this early age has made him more active to work socially for teachers too. He is a Master Trainer In Special Education, Double Masters student, Teacher Educator and a Teacher. He is a Freelance Writer and Photographer too. He is an author of the famous self published story book for children named as "The MORAL STORIES FOR CHILDREN" and 3 Pakistans most demanded published book for the students of secondary on Biology and Pakistan Studies.He is written almost more than 20 articles on social, educational and cultural issues.
His future plan is to work for media also in order to develop the sense of understanding many dimensions of life through his creativity.