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‚ÄčThis is a wiki dedicated to student- teachers venturing into the world of clasroom teaching.

Some dos and donts:
  • Enter the class with confidence.
  • Greet the students and ensure that they have all been seated before you begin.
  • Only necessary books, material should be on their desks. Let all unnnecessary things be put away.
  • Ensure that you have the attention of the class before you start.
  • Plan for some really novel introduction. Think in terms of games, sharing of experiences, anecdotes, a video clip.
  • Think in terms of Advance Organisers like KWHL charts, a web diagram....
  • After you have introduced the lesson/ unit, put the name of the unit on the chalk board.
  • For the actual lesson, include a lot of interaction. Think in terms of constructivist learning.
  • Put down main points on the chalkboard at the right time
  • Include a lot of questions. Develop the art of probing.
  • Plan for some co-operative Learning activities.
  • Include classroom games to sustain interest. See pushpanjaligames.blogspot.com
  • Use HAM(humour, Anecdotes, metaphors)
  • Look at the whole class when you teach.
  • Encourage questions from students.
  • Keep a check on those students likely to dominate the class. Spread your questions to the whole class.
  • Always give time to students to think before they answer.
  • Summarize what has been learnt.
  • For evaluation use a variety of techniques.
  • Use learning experiences suited to various learning styles and catering to different Multiple Intelligences.
  • Plan for correlation with other subjects, with life and life skills.
  • Use relevant teaching aids. But be sure you have checked the working condition of the same.
  • Do not be in a hurry to begin. If you beginin chaos, you are likely to continue in chaos and end in chaos.
  • Do not face just one section of the class
  • Do not direct your questions to just a few students.
  • Do not speak when you face the chalkboard
  • Never bring in teaching aids that are tattered or in non working condition.
  • Never insult any child.
  • If a lesson is not going as you had planned, do not panic. Think of alternatives.
  • If you are corrected by a student and the student is right, accept your mistake graciously.
  • Keep adequate time for recapitulation of the topic. Plan for meaningful evaluation.
  • Include activities that keep the students involved.
  • Use vocabulary that the students will understand. You are not here to show off how much you know.
  • Include motivational examples wherever possible. for eg: a lesson on "Women Empowerment" may include examples of empowered women or when dealing with deforestation, do speak about the Chipko movement.
  • Do plenty of reference work before you enter the class.
  • Perfect planning is the key to good teaching.
  • Sites that could help you when you plan: www.**lessonplans**page.com www.**lessonplans**.com www.for**lessonplans**.com
www.e-learningforkids.org www.**teachers**.net/**lesson**s
So Happy Planning and have a nice time when you teach.