Make it fun, interactive and applicable to them. Ask them what they would like to learn and they will tell you.
First you need to know about the age you will be teaching, teens, 9 years, kindergarten, etc, then you will need to have a lot of love, when you love kids it is easy, if you do not love them, learn it. And I agree make it fun, do not be silly all the time, but break the ice, talk about things you do sometimes so they will realize you are a human like them too and they love to know about personal stuff from the teachers, like which team do you like, your favorite dish, but nothing too personal or too private. Learn about many things so when they ask you will be prepared and always create some kind of fun things during teaching like contests, prizes, pizza day, pajama day, etc, like I said depends of the ages of the children. Love is fundamental!
I am currently observing teachers from across the nation. The single key ingredient in "good teaching" is a teacher's ability to listen. Many people can disseminate information. Very few can listen long enough to take that information (from the kids), process it, and roll it into the new knowledge needed.
All of the above comments are very important. The tone, inflections, and energy of your voice, body language, and facial expressions will contribute to the reactions of your pupils. Make them feel valued even under stressful conditions or situations.
One of greatest teaching tools is our own life. Kids learn so much more by our actions than we realize. This is especially true for parents.
Even as a teacher in a classroom- how you treat the kids, how you conduct yourself, how you act...all speaks louder than words.
bayareagreatthing is so right about children copying our own behaviour. I'm a ballet teacher. If I scratch my nose in class the kids copy me. I also agree with Paula that different methods work for different age groups. When I ask a child to "point your toes!" the child asks "Why?" and is not bothered pointing toes. But if I say: "It's a very hot day and we are going swimming in the lake, but let us dip our toes into the water to see if it isn't too cold," then all the children immediately point their toes. Kids are more intelligent than we think. They need to be motivated by a good reason for following instructions.
There is a problem found almost
every where that for teaching old typical methods had been used till last few
years. Yet we have many countries where old traditional methods are used in
education system. This is something that does not bring up... read more
When teaching kids, young and old, I think the key factor is to make it fun and engage the learner. With younger kids, keep lessons short and simple and be sure to provide lots of positive feedback, rather than negative feedback. With older kids, it may be a little more difficult to keep their interest, so it's important to ask them for their opinion, and encourage participation. Making things more enjoyable and upbeat will keep them motivated. Remember if kids are having fun, they won't get bored as quickly and they will remember all the fun they had while they were "learning".
by Shil1978 6 years ago
How to teach kids to save money?
by klarawieck 8 years ago
I was assigned to teach elementary music to three self-contained classes of autistic children. I'm new at this and it seems like they've gone through three music teachers in the last three years because none of them have had the patience to work with them. There are about 5 children per class and...
by NGRIA Bassett 8 years ago
We demonstrate and teach our kids to maintain physical health, how well do we model the importance of boundaries, balance etc.
by Victoria Lynn 5 years ago
What are the best tools for helping kids learn to read?Hooked on Phonics? Dr. Seuss books? Reading groups? Online websites? What are some helpful tips you can share?
by Kim Lam 6 years ago
How do you teach kids to share?How to teach kids to share their toys and games?
by CapriCookie 6 years ago
What is an easy spell to teach your kids?My son has become interested in my pagan path, and wants to know what sort of magick he can do. I've already taught him meditation, visualization and easy steps such as those. He's not quiet ready for any detailed rituals or mature enough for anything with a...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|