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How to Prepare for a Creative Class; Tips for Teachers

Updated on January 29, 2016
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IRSHAD CV has completed his graduation in economics. Education and related affairs is one of his favorite areas

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Learning is one of the greatest abilities of human beings. This peculiar ability encourage them to become a perfect human being. Generally people are beginning their academic learning processes from their elementary classes or fourth year age onwards. No doubt that, each person is different from others. So their attitude towards learning will be also different. Someone may like in legal studies, some others choose social sciences, and some others choose natural sciences, technology, and medicine and so on. Here an interesting question may arise that, how to enrich the strength of each students by inculcating their attitudes and passions? It is a complicated question. But we can answer to this question. The main role of the educational system should be based on imparting students and it should be capable of finding the right interests of students. Then only a successful educational system can be functioned properly.

Role of Creative Classrooms

Each student has their own identity, potentiality, strength etc. But, a classroom may consists of students with different ideology, attitudes, behavior etc. Unfortunately in our today’s educational system, students are forcefully doing activities, which most of them doesn't like. This is because teachers are teaching students by sticking on syllabus. But the net output may be big zero. This is the failure or drawbacks of today’s educational system. Here the creative educational system plays an important role.

A creative educational system is one which creates an opportunity for the students to grow and develop themselves according to their attitudes or strengths. A creative educational system should be students’ friendly with dynamic characteristics. It should also encourage the students to do better things in their life. So creative educational system is beyond syllabus focused one. More than a syllabus oriented learning, it should focus on the value system, capacity building, higher ability, encouragement to find new things etc among the students.

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How to Make a Creative Classroom

A person can become a successful teacher only when he/she can able to find out the strengths and weakness of each student. But it is not an easy task. So to find out the strengths of students, a teacher can use different applicable methods by making a creative atmosphere in the classroom. When a teacher uses innovative or varieties of teaching methods with proper study materials, naturally students will give their undivided attention to the class. The most common reason among students to fail to attend the instructions is the boring teaching methods. So teaching should be attractive, interesting, funny, and creative and more than that it should be easy for learning. Anyhow, following are the few methods about to make a creative classroom.

1# Warming up the Students

No human being can perform undivided attention to a class for a longer time. So the beginning of the class must be in an attracting mode. This can be by warm upping the class or students. A good beginning will be the half of a successful class. So the teacher can begin classes with stories, fun, music even jokes related to the topic which the teacher is going to teach. Another point is that, the warm upping activity should be capable of involving each and every student in the classroom. Then only a creative classroom can be created.

2# Using of Study Materials

Study materials are very important to make a classroom creative, particularly for those of theoretical classes. Suppose a teacher is teaching mathematics. In mathematics, most of the lessons are testable theories, equations, formulas etc. So, it will be better to use some interesting study materials instead of doing a complete theory oriented class. For instance a teacher can teach geometry by using models and tools for reducing the complexity of lessons. Similarly, each subject has their own study materials. A teacher can succeed and attract the students only when he/she can use proper study materials in time.

3# Practical Learning

Practical learning will be more effective in the learning processes. It can create a wide impact in the minds of students about the entire lessons. Practical learning is also an experienced based learning. It will be more effective in classes like sciences, technology, computer and even history and archeology. Suppose a teacher is going to take lessons about sea. The teacher can conduct a trip to seashore and by they can know know the things. It will be very interesting and funny too. No doubt that, no single student will get bored from the such learning processes. Using of experimental labs is one of the effective methods of practical learning. Further, practical learning may help the students to grow their interests in the subjects which may lead to create great minds of the future.

4# Use Puzzles, Jokes and Fun

It is natural that, people may lost their concentration in the classroom after few minutes. Generally, it will be better to use some tips in the class in between 20 minutes to keep the attention of the students. So to do a long class, the teacher must be aware of this. The recalling of students’ attention may be by saying some jokes and fun, using of puzzles etc. When the this jokes or funny methods are related to the lessons, it will be more effective. In fact, a teacher must know numerous tips to practice in the classroom in appropriate time.

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      srsddn 23 months ago from Dehra Dun, India

      Nicely described, Irshad. Creative classroom is a need of the day for engaging students in the process of learning and bring out best in them. Thanks for sharing these beautiful ideas. Voted up and useful!

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      Larry Rankin 23 months ago from Oklahoma

      Very useful tips. Great hub!

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      IRSHAD CV 23 months ago from India, Kerala

      Thanks Larry Rankin for reading and sharing your view

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      Dana Tate 23 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      This was a very thought provoking hub. I also feel more attention should be devoted to finding the strengths and weaknesses of the children. It may appear like a hard thing to do if the teacher has lots of children in their class. However, if the passion for teaching is a desire to ensure each child enters the world as a full-functioning, confident adult, this can be done.

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      IRSHAD CV 23 months ago from India, Kerala

      Thanks srsddn for your positive comments.

      Thanks Dana Tate, we need some enthusiastic and passionate teachers to build a better society. Thanks for sharing and commenting your views

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      Reynold Jay 22 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Well done thought provoking article. Keep these gems coming. I did write a book about my 33 years as a special education teacher in the US. Called it Lean against the Wind. Thanks for following me too.

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      IRSHAD CV 22 months ago from India, Kerala

      Thanks Reynold Jay for your valuable words.... We must argue for education every time to prodper humanity...

      Thanks again!

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      stella vadakin 22 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Icy , I agree with you the teachers need the kids to be interested in what they are learning. The parent can also help and find out what the child wants to learn. I had one child come for guitar lessons twice, his mother was making him. I told the mother finally the boy is not interested, he wants piano lessons. The interest has to come from the child. Great Hub.

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      IRSHAD CV 22 months ago from India, Kerala

      Thanks ladyguitarpicker ... Students should have freedom to explore with their interests.... Then only they can do better things in their favorite areas...

      Thanks for your comment

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      athira 15 months ago

      good

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      Dr Anisha SK Deepesh 10 months ago from Southern India ,southern Kerala

      Interesting..This is how every child like their classes to be, unfortunately they dont get ... The syllabus oriented classes really make the education a burdon..Hope if the kids get this kind of class rooms, things will be so different. .great work Irshad

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      IRSHAD CV 10 months ago from India, Kerala

      Thanks Madam Dr Anisha skd. It is a great pleasure to get a comment from you. See syllabus is a part of academia. But we have to change the syllabi with appropriate methods to improve the conditions of children and their learning processes. This is our main challenge. But, we can beat the issue by doing right and strategic steps...

      Thanks for reading and your comments.

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