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Teaching and Learning

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Most ‘good’ teachers:

  • ‘explain’ very well
  • modulate their voice
  • speak slowly
  • repeat themselves
  • show demonstrations
  • do theatrics

They are so engrossed in ‘teaching’ that they forget to see if children are ‘learning’. They forget to make children think on their own.

In which of these pictures do you think children are learning? A or B?

The answer is: ‘in whichever picture children are thinking‘. Whether children are doing an activity or answering a worksheet, if they are not thinking they are not learning.

When you are watching a teacher teach, ask yourself:

  • Do you relate with it?
  • Can you look for more applications?
  • Do you agree?

Otherwise, you’re just staring at the theatrics of a wonderful teacher.

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