Principal, Ryan International School, Greater Noida
Teacher has to innovate to be more effective inside the classroom
There cannot be any denying about the important role that teachers play in the education process. A teacher inspires a child to develop a new kind of outlook and even connectivity with the society.
We believe that a teacher has to be very well prepared before he or she enters into a school for teaching. Keeping in mind that today there has been a paradigm shift in the way we approach education, a teacher has to innovate to be more effective inside the classroom. The teacher has to encourage the children to explore and discover answers on their own.
After the normal school hours, the children usually have some extra classes for doing homework, or for mastering arts like guitar playing, etc. The teacher must understand that the child has to undergo lot of stress in the classroom, so he or she might not be able to focus. Teachers should be trained to do brain mapping or mind mapping. If the teacher is well aware of mind mapping, probably she would handle her class very well. She will be able to tell what are the likes and dislikes of the student. She will be able to deliver her lecture on each topic in a proper manner.
In India, due to infrastructure related constraints, we can’t avoid the situation where there is only one teacher for forty students. It is very important for a teacher to grab the attention of each and every child. This can only be done with micro level planning. Every level needs a different teaching and learning style. We need to make sure that the teacher understands the different learning styles of children.