Educators are constantly inventing methods to increase attention span for students for making the class interactions productive & beneficial. Learning & teaching mechanisms had to undergo evolution to be fit for the dynamic & ever-changing human-brain development process.
Methods Of Engagement In The Classroom
Let us see some of the proven & few innovative methods, which might help educators to accomplish superior engagement from students.
Informal & Irrelevant Initial Discussions
Teachers should start the session with a discussion of some current topic, which doesn’t have a direct connection with the subject. This method enhances the level of interest in what the teacher is saying. Also, one benefit of these discussions is to improvise upon student’s awareness of current affairs & happenings in their surroundings. This trick will also be helpful in breaking the monotony of the sessions & bring back the lost attention of the students in what the teacher is saying.
Switch the places
Teachers can encourage students to prepare on any particular subject or project & present the same on their own. It would be ideal if at this point they sit among the students & give honor to student’s efforts of self-learning. Teachers have to make these sessions little lighter in terms of complexity of topic for allocation & take it forward in a gradual manner. Educators have to conduct this session in such a manner that they cover even the most introverts of all for developing their interpersonal & social skills.
Keep changing teaching methods
Teachers need to innovate & experiment with the methods they adopt for dissemination knowledge. A logical inclusion of audio-visual aid with the conventional writing & verbal method will surely add spice for the students. Thus, making these methodical changes will help in grabbing superior attention from students as it will make learning much more fun & an activity beyond books.
Give adequate time for Q&A
An accomplished teacher has to give utmost importance to address student’s queries & issues. The best way is to conduct these sessions at the immediate end of the sessions & in front of the entire class. Addressing one student’s doubt may help another ignorant student’s confusion during the session. Teachers also encourage students to ask questions in order to make their understanding of the subject more profound. A more rigorous approach would be to form groups & assigning the task of preparing questions for another group to answer.
Nothing can be more exciting than having a classroom at an unconventional spot. Teachers can accomplish sensory stimulations by conducting sessions at different places. Imagine having a botany class in a botanical garden. Thus, students will have better visibility of the subject & achieve greater focus on the concepts.
Use Games & Stories
Here teachers can use two different tools for making learning more interesting. Using educational quizzes or bingo will surely get the teachers in a more empowering position. By bringing competition into these games will make them even more exciting for the students. Stories are the best way to tell a fact of any manner. Have we ever noticed why we nicely remember the entire story of the movie? Well, the answer is that they use the medium of a story to register details in our mind.
Efforts made by KIS to make classroom teaching interesting
It is moral & social responsibility of the educator to ensure that the knowledge & teaching, which is intended has reached to the student’s mind. Looking to the example of Kiran International School using tools like language labs, out-door sessions, library along with traditional classroom learning has garnered superior learning results from students. Thus, these conscious efforts by the school keep the students & teachers motivated to break the monotony & make learning more meaningful with greater concentration from students.