The classroom is a dynamic environment, bringing together students from different backgrounds with various abilities and personalities. Being an effective teacher, therefore, requires the implementation of creative and innovative teaching strategies in order to meet students’ individual needs.
Bring dull academic concepts to life with visual and practical learning experiences, helping the students to understand how their schooling applies in the real-world. Examples include using the interactive whiteboard to display photos, audio clips, and videos, as well as encouraging the students to get out of their seats with classroom experiments and local field trips.
Encourage students of mixed abilities to work together by promoting a small group or whole class activities. Through verbally expressing their ideas and responding to others your students will develop their self-confidence, as well as enhance their communication and critical thinking skills which are vital throughout life. Solving mathematical puzzles, conducting scientific experiments and acting out short drama sketches are just a few examples of how cooperative learning can be incorporated into classroom lessons.