Kids of today’s generation are living on a brand of new technologies and constantly adapting and updating to the current trends. They have access to Ipads, octa core powered processor devices and a lot more. With these students developing at such exponential rates the teachers should also evolve and adapt and change their teaching methodologies in such a way that they co-exist within the Student-Teacher Eco system and help understand the students better.
Engaging students in the class room!
Bryan Fiese’s rules have transformed the way teachers now interact with the student and how they mingle with them. Bryan Fiese techniques and methodologies have shaped a new trend in this field.
As the saying goes, “The first impression is the best impression” Welcome the students with a hearty smile which makes them comfortable and creates an instant connection. This helps you have a strong bond and develop further on this.
Long gone is the traditional row by row, end to end setup. A semi-circle seating approach allows the teacher to easily interact with all the students, thereby allowing them to concentrate on each individual. A healthy communication and dialogue is maintained in the classroom.
Start striking a good conversation with the students; ask questions which evoke a healthy debate, share stories from your experiences which help the students understand the concepts better.
You need to be self-confident and have an authoritative use of voice patterns, shift notes and adapt yourself according to the situation. The Body language should evoke a sense of confidence which help to connect easily with the student crowd.
Make use of supporting technique 55% of the time. This helps the students understand better and progress well through the course.
This is a revolutionary technique which involves a student talking 80% of the time. This helps in a substantial increase in student level interaction. It helps their analytical and verbal skills. Since they talk and explain the topics, it helps them understand the topics better and help them grow.
Deliver the same concepts using Audio –visual mode of explanation. Since more senses are involved like listening, viewing and perceiving this helps the students to gather more information and relate it examples. These kinds of techniques help students’ analytical and sensing abilities.
A remarkable and trend setting methodology which help the students to make use of specific brain functionalities, helping them achieve more focus and concentration. Full Brain functionality helps them gain more knowledge and garner more sensory abilities.
There is no point in setting goals which are impossible for to attain in a short span of time. Like 5 different fingers on our hands, each student is different, his or her individual subject grasping abilities differ from others. We need to device a work plan and set attainable and achievable goals for individual students. As these students succeed on this goal, it helps them to gain confidence and grow further. With each successive goal they progress on their skill and abilities.
Keeping things monotonous doesn’t serve any purpose. We need to constantly keep changing the way things work. Keep the students guessing on what is going to happen next? The element of surprise always helps in keeping the students engaged and more interactive.
Teachers are student’s role models, guidance and form a stepping stone towards success. They need to develop and mold themselves to help students achieve their maximum potential.
- Understanding how to teach to this generation.
- How to create a facilitated learning environment that is engaging.
- Effective listening skills.
Connecting with students through:
- Verbal patterns.
- Brain functions.
- Personality modeling.
- Creating an engaging classroom setting.
- Empowerment techniques for disciplining (scripting techniques).
- Handling conflict.
- Providing intrinsic and extrinsic motivators.
- Delivering your lesson with pizzazz.
- Balancing technology and creating visual stimuli.
- Sustaining a “Flow Environment”