How to avoid Ineffective Teaching
WHAT IS INEFFECTIVE TEACHING?
Teachers often play an important part in the life of kids. You could be wondering how? A student, especially kindergartners often look up to teachers. As it’s their first time learning out of the house, first time meeting new people on their own. The first experience leaves a very strong impact on a child’s mind. Ineffective teaching which includes poor communication between students and teachers affects a child negatively. Thus, it could be possible that the tone of an ineffective teacher is discouraging, or else the pressure is causing the student to feel uncomfortable. Moreover, ineffective teaching highly affects a child mentally.
HOW INEFFECTIVE TEACHING EFFECTS A CHILD?
A student-teacher relation involves respect, feeling comfortable, and believe. Ineffective teaching can sabotage this relation. If a teacher is an empath or has strong communication skills. A student always feels comfortable asking questions to the teacher or engaging in conversations. Not only it makes them feel comfortable it also encourages a child to speak up, which finishes hesitance in them. It boosts their confidence and supports them morally. More importantly, it could affect the whole personality of a child. However, If a teacher lacks in managing class, friendly attitude, and good disciplining skills. A child would feel negative about studying. Studying would be the hardest thing for them. Moreover, in some cases, it could lead to a child losing respect for teachers. A child cant learn enthusiastically if they don’t respect a person giving them knowledge.
HOW TO AVOID INEFFECTIVE TEACHING?
We have written several interesting and effective ways that could help any teacher avoid ineffective teaching. Not only it’s good for kids, but it can also guide any young teacher, who has just started teaching kindergartners, or ineffective teachers.
1.ASK AND LISTEN WELL
A friendly conversation helps any child feel confident. It could be a small question like how is your day or which games you like? Children love talking about new or interesting activities. Showing interest while they are speaking. Also interrupting them while they are excited and talking or criticizing is a trait of an ineffective teacher. It can make a child avoid healthy conversations with teachers. Moreover, it contributes to the holding in their queries instead of asking a question.
2. WRONG USE OF SCARY TACTICS
If a child misbehaves, what would a teacher do? Call home, tell their parents. However, if a child for any reason, could be house issues or a new environment effect or they aren’t interested in studying. Thus, they engage less in class and have poor performance. In some cases, an unproductive teacher would call home which further lowers a student-teacher relation. Instead of being hard on the child, a teacher can simply be patient and ask a child gently.
3. FUN CHILD ACTIVITIES
Sitting all the time can tire any human. Kids are energetic. Making kids sit and learn could be a tough job, forcing them to sit and study can cause them to feel frustrated with their studies. Avoid this characteristic of an ineffective teacher. You can reward kids by teaching through fun games. It could be any simple game at the end of the day, throw a ball to each child and ask questions. These activities are often so impactable on students. It is a quick and effective way to make any child feel interested in studying.
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