Get kids interested in learning with some very simple techniques. Being interesting and getting the attention of your students can be difficult after practicing the same teaching methods time and time again.
In Jonathon Eckerts article ” 3 Ways to be Less Boring” he explores three uncommon methods to add a new flair and challenge to your daily teaching style.
Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I be less boring to my students?”
The first new method is the Wait Time Two Method, which is simply adding more time allotted after listening to a student’s initial answer. Though it may seem awkward and lead to blank stares from the students, it actually increases student responses and predictive thinking from students.
Next, he recommends trying to establish new “Do Not Call On Me Signals”, such as smiling and making eye contact when the students do not know or want to answer a question. This is an excellent way to keep the students engaged in the lecture and calm their anxiety if they don’t want to raise their hands and answer questions.
Finding pleasure in teaching is necessary if you want to be more interesting. Students can be never-ending entertainment for teachers. Just maintain your sense of humor, focus on making lectures fun and engaging, and your students will never be bored.
For more easy techniques that will get kids interested in learning, read the original article here:
3 Ways to Be Less Boring