What is it? How is it done? Have you ever used it?
By splitting the students up into small groups, you will instantly increase communication, interaction and engagement because they will have to work with each other to complete the task. Once they have finished their group work, they may feel more comfortable sharing with the entire class because the spotlight will be distributed to three or four of them, instead of resting solely on the shoulders of one student.
Use of appropriately designed teaching aids makes the teaching-learning process highly effective. Each teacher may make a wise choice of the aids depending on factors such as availability of infrastructure, cost effectiveness, reusability, student achievement levels etc.The web is a very rich resource for ready-to-use teaching aids. However, be warned that it is a dense jungle where you may easily get lost, if you do not predetermine your exact needs.Activity: Which ones do you prefer and why?
• Strengths as a Teacher
• Achievements as a Teacher
• Goals as a Teacher
• Speak to a colleague (2 + 2 minutes)
21st Century Teacher Roles
Are Teachers Born or Made?
Teaching is a
Skills need retraining & refreshing.
Full Class Interaction
Student Initiated Questioning
Pair Work (Collaboration)
demonstration streaming video
Classroom Management Tools
1. Pair work
2. Group work
3. Good instructions
5. Thought provoking questions
6. Activities, Games & Technology
Recall Activity -2
Discuss advantages of group work
Arrive at consensus
Share with class
Group Work - Advantages
More student participation time
More listening time
Exchange of ideas
Seeing others‟ points of view
Improved social skills
Improved problem solving skills
Group Work - Review
Explain the activity
Arrange the groups
Set time limit
Move & Monitor
Discuss the activity
Good Instructions are . . .
Easy to follow
Follow the Instructions!
READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS AND FOLLOW THEM CAREFULLY
BEFORE BEGINNING ANSWERING.
Max Time: 2 minutes
Write your name in capital letters at the top of the sheet.
What is the full form of “GDC”?
How long have you been a teacher?
Make a small hole at the bottom with the tip of your pen.
If you are “male”, write “Not F”; if you are female, write “Not M”.
Say loudly the name of the subject that you teach.
How many zeroes are there in a million?
8. If you have finished reading all the instructions,
answer only item 1 and ignore the rest.
Yes / No
Inferential / Hypothetical
Objective / Impersonal
Subjective / Experiential
LOT / Clarification
HOT / Provocative
Essential, Empowering, Selection, Problem-solving, Identification, Tag,
Avoid routine questions
Test application of learning
Promote further learning
Responding to Questions
Never ask just for the sake of it
Ask only if you are prepared to listen and respond
Avoid big words
Involve the audience
(do you think that?, have you considered?)
Go narrow first, then broaden
Follow up with „why‟ or „how‟
Accept “I don‟t know” as an answer
Have you got any other good tip?
Video Clips, Multimedia
“Don‟t limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.”
- Rabindranath Tagore
Current Classroom Technologies
Blogs, Podcasts, Webinars
Use videos, audios, animation (www.goanimate.com)
Use wikipedia etc; Create your own website
What you learn TODAY
ALL YOUR TOMORROWS
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