EFFECTIVE TEACHING GUIDE

Prof. Dr. Madhavan PhD.,
profmadhavan@yahoo.com

One day Training workshop on

Effective Teaching Motivation / Communication

Faculty Team Lead

Prof. Dr. Madhavan
Bangalore

Content
Page no. 1. Introduction and course objective 2. Teaching is divine 3. Self-evaluation 4. Philosophy of teaching 5. Learning Modalities 6. Brain dynamics 7. Secrets of Teaching Psychology 8.Teaching Resources 9. Ten Points for Teaching 10. Seven Habits of Effective Teaching 11.Teaching Competencies 12. Education Path 13. Responsibilities 14.Time management 2 2 3 4 5 6 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 13

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Introduction
Having sufficient knowledge in the subject, cannot make one a Good Teacher. Teaching is an art, science and a skill that can be developed by proper training in addition to having sufficient knowledge. This Training workshop is designed to provide some insights and practices in this direction. Your efforts to contemplate,assimilate, innovate and involve in the most positive manner will sure bring proportionate results.

Teaching is Divine
Divinity comes when you are in contact. Just checkout right now your contacts. It will be either having your physical contacts or mental contacts or both. In this world, two professions are known to be Divine; they are Teaching and Medical healing. Both involve contacts with other human beings. The key point here is, both have total faith in each other and it becomes divine when one remove the ignorance or pain of the other/s. Teaching is considered to be more divine than medical healing, because one teacher is able to attend many students at the same time, while one medical doctor can attend only one patient at a time. Therefore Teaching is a God given opportunity. Let us make the Best out of it.
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Teaching Questionnaire
The following reflect some of the ways Teachers can be described. Please indicate (tick mark) the number to which it mostly fits your way of teaching. This is a rough assessment only. 1 Scarcely In 1. 2. 3. teaching, I : Discuss others view points also. Discuss recent development in the field/subject. Give references for more interesting and involved points. 2 Sometimes 3 Always

4. Emphasis conceptual understanding. 5. Take Time to explain clearly. 6. Am well prepared. 7. Structure the lectures that are easy & logical to grasp. 8. Summarise major points. 9. Identify what is important. 10. Encourage class discussions. 11. Invite students to share their knowledge and experience. 12. Invite criticism. 13. Know if the class is understanding or not. 14. Have students apply concepts to demonstrate understanding. 15. Give personal help to students having difficulties in course. 16. Relate to students as individuals. 17. Have an interesting style of presentation. 18. Vary the speed and tone of my voice. 19. Motivate students to do their best work. 20. Give interesting and stimulating assignments. 21. Give examinations permitting students to show understanding. 22. Keep students informed of their progress. Total No. of Tick Marks Score Score: > 55 - Smart > 45 - Moving towards Smart < 45 - Change for improvement Total

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Philosophy of Good Teaching
‘Learning’ and ‘Teaching’ are both sides of same coin. They go together, hand-in-hand. Learning is the foundation on which Teaching is built. Learning is finding out, what you already know. Doing is what you know. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you know. 1. Teaching is a Noble profession. Teachers to posses Noble characters. Teaching is a personal relationship. If you want to teach Physics to Paul, it is not sufficient you know Physics very well, but you should also know Paul equally well. Teaching is an Art. You cannot fathom the dimensions of art. It is most expansive, has a wide range, very fine, has great appeal to the students, continuously changing, gets refined with more and more practice. Teaching is an explorative rediscovery. Nothing is new or original to teach. All were existing since ages for you to rediscover and refresh to others. Teaching is a dance of all six senses. All senses are to study, feel, register and correlate for new creative, innovative concepts.
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Learning Modalities
Visual
Learning through seeing
Do you doodle when you talk on the phone ? Do you speak quickly ? Would you rather see a map than hear directions ?

Auditory
Learning through hearing
Do you talk to yourself ? Do you prefer a lecture or seminar to reading a book ? Do you like talking more than writing ?

Kinesthetic
Learning through moving, doing & touching
Do you think better when you are moving & walking around ? Do you gesture a lot while speaking ? Do you find it hard to sit still ?

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Brain Dynamics
Understanding the working of the Brain is fundamental to appreciate our ability to learn & to enhance our capabilities. • 3 kinds of Brain • 2 sides of Brain • 8 kinds of Intelligence's • 4 types of Brain waves • 5 kinds of Memory 3 kinds of Brain

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Reptilian Brain (Brain stem)

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Mammalian Brain (Central part)

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Thinking Brain (Outer part)

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Brain Dynamics
2 sides of the Brain Left side is Logical & linear. Right side Creative & Global. When some one speaks, the left watches content of words and the right watches the Emotion with which it is spoken. It is natural when words are combined with pictures, colours, music & emotion then it is learnt faster. 8 Types of Intelligence

Sculptor Botanist & Biologist

Read & Write

Scientific Self analysing Introvert Architect Socialising Extrovert

Singer
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Brain Dynamics
4 Types of Waves Brain generates tiny electrical impulses as thought travels. EEG measures 4 kinds of waves Beta : Conscious 14 - 40 cps. Awake, Attentive, Alert Day dream, Relax, Meditate, Agna

Alpha

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Relaxed

8 - 13

cps.

Theta

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Early sleep

4-7 cps. Twilight zone Flashes of inspiration, Thuriya 0.5 - 3 cps. Active subconscious, Thuriyatheeth

Delta

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Deep sleep

5 Kinds of Memories

W-I-R- E-S : Connectivity for the Brain Working Memory : Short term remember beginning of sentence till it is completed. It allows several functions simultaneously. Reduces after 40 years of age. Implicit Memory : Cycling, Car driving, Swimming. You will never forget. Muscle Memory, Remote Memory : Wide verity of topics. Winners in quiz contest. Loss with respect to age. Episodic Memory : Specific personal experiences. Food, games, movies. Where you parked your car. Usually well remembered. Semantic Memory : Memory for words & symbols. Corporate trade marks, religious symbols. Distinguish cat from dog. General knowledge of working world.
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Secrets of Teaching Psychology
You learn better, when you know you can't fail. Learning is an exploratory excitement. Learning is not schooling, because schooling becomes imposition & no excitement. Child is a good & fast learner. Become a child like, supporting playful environment. Teaching is a Passion, and not a well paid, pension job. Become a child like, supporting playful environment. Teaching is Holistic; to the Heads, Hearts and Hands with feeling and faith more than knowledge

Teaching Resources
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Time Budget Learning environment Learning tools / Equipment Trainers skills Updating possibilities Opportunities to integrate with other programs Thrust of driving force to achieve results
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10 Point program for Teaching
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Focus: Transfer of Knowledge Regard and Respect: All Students Environment: Conducive and Positive High Standards of Quality: Establish & Support Motivate: Active learning & Group sharing Feedback: Obtain & Attend Be a Role Model: Practice what you preach Generate : Self Thinking Process Continuous Improvement: Only way to survive Be Accountable: Own the Results

7 Habits of an effective Teacher
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Market the Subject Know well & update Subject Use variety Teaching Styles Build on real life experiences Involve Students as Learning Partners Collaborate with parents, peers and society Make sure that Students know that are cared about.

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Teaching Competencies (UNI)
1. Knowledge of Content and Skills Areas 2. Knowledge of Learners and the Learning Process 3. Instructional Planning 4. Use of Instructional Strategies 5. Learning Environment and Classroom Management 6. Use of Communication Strategies 7. Assessing/Diagnosing/Evaluating Strategies 8. Use of Motivation Strategies 9. Use of Problem Solving/Decision Making Strategies 10. Home-School-Community Relations 11. Use of Technology 12. Use of Multicultural Gender Fair (MCGF) Strategies 13. Human Relations Skills 14. Professional Characteristics/Personal Qualities

Education Path
Highly Dependant Towards Independent Learn Interdependent

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Takes Help from Others

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Science &

Professional

General Knowledge Know. & Training

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Gives Help to Others

Learning

Loving Play & Fun

Understanding Knowledgeable Fun & Think Think & Decide Higher Sec. Adolescent College Adult

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Primary Child
Growth

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Teacher/Parent/Student Responsibilities
Students 1. Have Self Confidence 2. Take keen Interest 3. Develop Good Habits Parents 1. Friendly loveable approach 2. Do not compare with others 3. Create and give them better opportunities 4. Discuss Problems 5. Do not impose your views Teachers 1.Inspiring approach 2. Interesting Class room sessions 3. Cooperative and Participative learning process 4. Discuss answer sheets 5. Have Mock conference, seminars & Exams 6. Use computer Educational Aids 7. Give pictorial, graphical, mapping notes

4. Get rid of bad friends 5. Understand / Respect Parents and Teachers 6. Make the best use opportunities 7. Be attentive in classes

6. Give freedom of choice 7. Adopt consultative process in decision making

8. Put in the best efforts
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Time Management
Make It Personal • What I want to do….. • Why I want to do that….. • How I will do it • When I will do it • How I will analyse / review it • What will really make it happen • Have Annual / Quarterly / Monthly / Weekly / Daily Action Plan URGENT I IMPORTANT Crises Pressing Problems Deadlines II Preparation Prevention Planning Relationship Building NOT URGENT

DO IT NOW 20% of Time
III Interruptions Some mail/reports Some meetings Some “pressing matters” IV

PLAN & DO 70% of Time
Acting Busy Time wasters “Escape” activities

NOT IMPORTANT

DELEGATE 10% of Time

FORGET IT 0% of Time

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