Teacher Training & Student Engagement for Teachers in Kerala

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Used to expose college teachers in Kerala, India to alternative teaching methods and engagement strategies for success.

Jennifer Kumar, though specializing in corporate training, also works with select college faculty and students on soft-skills topics as appropriate. Contact her through her website at - http://www.authenticjourneys.info/contact-jennifer-kumar.php

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Teacher Training & Student Engagement for Teachers in Kerala

  1. 1. TEACHER’S ORIENTATION 1
  2. 2. Agenda Morning Teacher / Student Engagement Topics • Listening • Qualities of Good Teachers After Lunch Motivation and Goal Setting • Learning Styles • Setting Teaching Goals with Learning Styles 2
  3. 3. Listening 3
  4. 4. Objectives of Module: To understand our personal listening habits. Mechanics of listening. How Student’s Listen & Engage in Class 4
  5. 5. Listening Self-Assessment 5
  6. 6. True or False? 1. I answer phone calls, text messages, and do other things when people are talking to me. – True – False 1. I often interrupt those speaking to me. I finish their sentences or change the topic. – True – False 6
  7. 7. True or False? 3. I am able to paraphrase (summarize another person’s message in my own words). – True – False 3. I understand other’s body and non-verbal language. – True – False 7
  8. 8. True or False? 5. I listen with more importance only to particular people. – True – False 6. In e-mails, I avoid answering questions or I do not answer all the questions. – True – False 8
  9. 9. Mechanics of Listening 9
  10. 10. Listening vs. Hearing? Are they one in the same? 10
  11. 11. A Definition of Listening “Process that consists of hearing, attending, understanding, responding, and remembering an aural message.” Chart: c1993, Looking Out, Looking In 11
  12. 12. Steps of Listening 1. 2. 3. 4. Hearing Interpreting / Attending Evaluating / Understanding Responding Remembering* 12
  13. 13. Listening Statistics How much of our communication is comprised of listening? Take a wild guess! Reading, 17 Mass listening, 21 Speaking, 16 Face-to-face, 32 Writing, 14 Chart: c1993, Looking Out, Looking In 13
  14. 14. Listening is comprised of more than just words! Body Language: Facial Expressions & Gestures Non-Verbal: Sounds, accents, word choices Feelings and thoughts behind the words …..and there are two more things to think about! 14
  15. 15. Why is good listening important? • To fix misunderstandings • To avoid mistakes • To solve conflict 15
  16. 16. Why is good listening important with students? • Let’s answer this with some interactive group activities. 16
  17. 17. Importance of Listening to Students for Optimal Student Engagement Group Activity & Discussion 17
  18. 18. Agree or Disagree? 1. It is hard for students to listen to all teachers with the same attention and dedication. – Agree – Disagree Why do you think so? Share some stories. 18
  19. 19. Agree or Disagree? 2. When teachers use different methods of teaching (lecture, video, hands-on, group activities, etc.) it’s easier for different students to listen and pay attention longer. – Agree – Disagree Why do you think so? Share some stories or personal experiences. 19
  20. 20. Agree or Disagree? 3. I think students hear what teachers say, and even take notes, but do not understand it. – Agree – Disagree Why do you think so? Is understanding an important element of listening? Why or why not? Share some stories or personal experiences. 20
  21. 21. Agree or Disagree? 4. When the teacher talks too much, or for too long, it’s hard for students to pay attention (listen). – Agree – Disagree Why do you think so? Share some stories or personal experiences. 21
  22. 22. Agree or Disagree? 5. The teacher may leave the class during the lecture without finishing it. – Agree – Disagree How does this impact a student’s attention span or ability to listen to the lecture? Share some stories or personal experiences. 22
  23. 23. Agree or Disagree? 6. Students listen better to teachers who set rules for the classroom. – Agree – Disagree Why do you think so? Share some stories or personal experiences. 23
  24. 24. Agree or Disagree? 7. Students learn from listening to the teacher, but also from listening to each other during group discussions and group work. – Agree – Disagree Why do you think so? Share some stories or personal experiences. 24
  25. 25. Talking About Listening Assessments • What makes me a good listener? • How can I improve my listening skills? • How can I listen better to students to engage them better in class? 25
  26. 26. Qualities of a Good Teacher 26
  27. 27. Objectives of Module: Identify and adapting qualities of good teachers. 27
  28. 28. Qualities of Good Teachers Group Discussion Show & Tell 28
  29. 29. After Lunch: Learning Styles Setting Lesson Planning Goals 29
  30. 30. Understanding Learning Styles. 30
  31. 31. The Three Learning Styles • Visual • Auditory • Kinesthetic 31
  32. 32. Learning Style Self-Assessment • Take a few moments to fill out the selfassessment. • No right or wrong answers. Not everyone should have the same answers. 32
  33. 33. The Three Learning Styles • Most As? • Most Bs? • Most Cs? 33
  34. 34. The Three Learning Styles • Most As - Visual • Most Bs - Auditory • Most Cs - Kinesthetic 34
  35. 35. Video on Learning Styles 35
  36. 36. Kinesthetic Learners What are the best ways to teach? • Hands- on & Demonstrations • Real-life simulation • Involve the students physically (role play) • Highlighting key words 36
  37. 37. Kinesthetic Learners What methods to avoid? • Sitting and listening for long periods of time • Reflection and a lot of thinking 37
  38. 38. Visual Learners What are the best ways to teach? • Through written materials • They like to read and write • They can record stuff • Videos, Powerpoints, Images work well 38
  39. 39. Auditory Learners What are the best ways to teach? • They like to listen to things • Best way is to TALK about it • Lecturing & Group Discussion • Question & Answer 39
  40. 40. Goal Setting for Lesson Planning Group Activity 40
  41. 41. Feedback 1. What was your favorite activity performed during the training? What did you learn from it? 2. What was your least favorite activity performed during the training? Why? 3. Which lessons can you apply to your work? 4. Other feedback or thoughts? 5. Optional- Name & E-mail ID. Thank you! 41
  42. 42. Thank You! 42

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