What is ABC of Good Teaching?

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What is ABC of Good Teaching?

  1. 1. WHAT IS A B C OF GOOD TEACHING? Dr.T.V.Rao MD Can anyone be a great teacher?Quite simply,no.There are certainattributesapersonmustembody inorder to be a great teacher.Nextquestion — Are greatteachersbornand notmade?Though some people definitelypossessaninnate “gift”forteaching,mostgreatteacherswere notborn. Theywere made!The teachermakesa difference tothe studentsfromthe textbookstheyreadand whattheysee inthe Internet,Teachingisage oldtraditionnotknow toowell tomanyof us, everythinginlifeof ateacherisa newexperience,andIbelievenoone canbe tooconfidentwith everything,Irealizedlife isamatterof learningandconstantup gradationof knowledge,and transferthe bestof us to the Students,inthe bestof my experience onlythe artof makingmatters simple,isthe onlyexpectationsinthe worldaseverysubjectisgetting,more andmore complicated. My bestlovedteachersare mostsimple andhumble people whoneverassumedassomethinggreat and theyeducateduswithbestof the traditionswithhumanvalues.Allteacherswanttobe better, don’tthey?Andsince noone has everfinishedlearningtoteach,continuedimprovementisa priorityof any effective teacher.Ialwayswishestobe teacherwithmanyideals,howeverall may not workhoweverIalwaysmore whenIused,ShortwordsShort sentencesShortparagraphsNo jargon's,Cut all clichés Preferactive topassive tense.Donotbe too muchimposing,“Studentswon’t care howmuch youknowuntil theyknow how muchyou care” isas true todayas it has alwaysbeen. The simple actof greetingwithaffectionandsinceritymakesthe difference whichmade usto near to the heart.Appearhappyand enthusiasticandinterested.Asteachers,asrole models,we are oftenactors ona stage.Iseverythingwe teachthe mostexcitingandinterestingthingwe've ever taught?No. Butthe studentsshouldn'tknow that.Butthe studentscan’tknow that.If students don’tbelievethatyou’re happytobe teachingthemandenthusiasticaboutwhatyou’re teaching, theywon’tbuyintoyour lessons.Youcan’texpectthemtobe any more enthusiasticthanYOUare. Unenthusiasticteachershave classroomsof studentswhoare everybitasunenthusiastic.Many yearsof experience proves,Aseducatorswe mustteachouryoungoneswithPASSION.We all medical teachersshouldtryourbestof teachingpracticable andimprovingthe skillsof ourpupil. Make lessonsmeaningful.Studentsdon’twanttolearnwhattheycan’trelate to.Period!Youdon’t have to change your content.Justchange the wayyou teachyour content.Whenteachinganything, simplyaskyourself,“Whyisthisskill importanttothe students?”Thenteachthatway.Do not share your personal problemsinlifewithstudentsitwill make amanof noprivacy.Great teachersdonot allowtheirpersonal problemstobleedintotheirteaching.Insimplestterms,theydon’timpose their moodson theirstudents.Be aman of humor Great teachershave a sense of humor,andtheyshare it dailywiththeirstudents.Greatteacherscontinuallystrivetomake learningfun,relevant, interesting,challengingandengaging.Inthe classroomsof greatteachers,studentsare encouraged to question, discuss,debate,experiment,inventandmake lotsof mistakes.Whenwe make a mistake,donottry to hide the mistakesGreatteachersare not perfectteachers.Whentheymake mistakes,theyactas goodrole modelsdo,admittingtheirmistakes,learningfromthese mistakes and offeringapologiesif necessary.Notsurprisingly,greatteachersare alsosome of the most humble peopleyouwill evermeet.Theyare the real difference-makersineducation.Manyof them do notevenrealize justhowexceptional they reallyare.Orif theydo,they’re justtooeagerand humble toadmitit.Neverforgetlife isamatterof learningandteachingbetterskillstoourstudents BertrandRussell saysthatman has outdone animalsbecausehe has'acquired'skills.Itisso interestingtonotice thatthe physical evolutionhasplayedsuchanimportantrole.The manwill be reallyevolvedwhenthisextendstohisinnerworld.The trulygreatteacheristhe one whowill help the Studentstoknowhimself andacceptwhateverhe knowsandthenmotivateshimtopursue his
  2. 2. strengthsandlearnmodestytotake helpinhisweaknesses.Be agood actor inlife Greatteachers understandthattheyare actors ona stage.Yes,actors. Theyare performerscapable of entertaining, capturingand enrapturingtheiraudienceseveryday.Theirenthusiasmiscontagious,andtheyactas thougheverythingtheyteachistheir favourite thingtoteach.Today'seducational systemisfor rapidchange everyone cannotbe a teacherespeciallywheneducational systemsare comingup majorchanges.Onlyteacherswithskillsandcompetencywillsurvive andrestare forgottensooner than Later? Dr.T.V.RaoMD Professorof MicrobiologyFreelance writer

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