There is nothing mysterious about improving teaching. To learn to teach better teachers should: (a) be prepared and motivated to learn; (b) consider their needs and interests in order to specify whay they want to learn; (c) secure feedback and information in relation to the performance or skill they want to learn; and (d) try new teaching methods suggested by the feedback.
Re: How can I improve my Teaching?
By:Dr. Yanni Zack- ESL Teaching Tips and St
Date: 1 June 2006
The best advice I can give is to always be open to new ideas, strategies, and concepts involving how to teach. Remember that teaching strategies are always changing. It is important to be aware of these changes and to keep abreast of new techniques to use in the classroom.
Many years ago, a close friend of mine in education told me that those teachers who last for twenty plus years in the field have three unique qualities:
one, they are flexibile in how they teach; two, they are adaptable and open to learning new strategies; and three, they are receptive to new ideas from colleagues and willing to engage in collaborative sharing of ideas from others and then using these ideas to improve their classroom and teaching skills.
improve their learning.
The message of these projects is that the techniques or formulae are rarely enough to ensure real deep
learning. Pupils need to develop a more aware and strategic approach to their learning, based on key ideas,
processes and principles which provide continuity. Learning that is grounded in this way takes less time.
Learners with appropriate tools for problem-solving do not have to memorise information which becomes
meaningless or is forgotten.
Learning to spell: the role of morphemes
The English language uses units of meaning called morphemes to form words. The word ‘magician’ consists
of two morphemes, the stem, ‘magic’, and a suffix, ‘ian’. This research project showed... [continues]
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