Susan wrote:Don't be so harsh on yourself.
A good way to introduce an activity is to demonstrate it, possibly with another student. this will help you cut back on lengthy instructions.
I would aim to use a variety of styles from the first lessons onwards; just to give options to students with varying learning styles.
They may be tired for another reason, not your teaching style. Keep an open mind and don't just think it is you.
ayanonline wrote:Thank you for sharing your experience. You surely is doing a great work . It is really impressive to know that you teach your students through fun activity. Activities or games always helps learners in better learning and retain it for a longer period. As you mentioned you face difficulty in retaining students' attention, I would suggest you to bring new elements to the the activity you are presenting in class. First and foremost as a teacher it is very important for you to understand your students. A classroom usualy is consist of mixed group of students abd thus it is important for a teacher to know his or her class well. Secondly, you may beging the class with warmer followed by contextualization. As warmer you may play name game or a song or something interesting that will help you to build the rapport with the students. Since its your known class it is obvious that you a;ready have that bonding with your students. However, such acytivities also helps to bring back students attention in class. You may conduct quiz or picture description or some interaction to set the context, instead of straight away informing the students about the topic of discussion. It is also suggested not to repeat similar activities in class as it can be monotonous for the students. bring some twist and turns to make the class interesting. You may apply peer teaching techniques that is also very effective. To know more about classroom management skills and techniques to make the class more interesting you may upgrade your classroom management skills. Second, could you give me some advice on how I should improve my instructions? I feel like I can literally ruin every great activity just because I can't get the rules and the purposes through to my students and make the activities sound interesting. The best way is 1st you as a teacher need to set the objective and the purpose of the activity being conducted in class. Then you plan the instructions. Here your instructions will be the footsteps to meet the actual goal. I think this will help you to give better instruction and meet the purpose of the activity.
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