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I Discovered New Teaching Techniques

‘What do you want to do now?’ I asked senior students in a proxy class. I gave them three options, i.e., ask me curiosity, hold a quiz contest and take a rest. They liked to chose to take a rest. Then I asked all of them a funny question, ‘Why do students choose entertainment or rest instead of study?' They gave some childish answers. Ultimately I told them, ‘It’s because they think learning is obligation. It’s because all the time their teachers and parents force them to learn. So learning is not a part of entertainment for them’.

One of my poor students told me one day, ‘Sir I don't like to come to school because all of my friends and teachers dominate me saying dull guy. I think, I am leaving study’. I told him, ‘Don't worry, just labor hard, you can beat your friends if you read more than them’. ‘No, I can’t’. ‘Why?’ ‘Because I can’t remember what I learn’. ‘OK how many movies have you watched till now?’ ‘Many.’ ‘Do you remember all those stories?’ ‘Yes, most of them’. ‘Then how can you say that you can’t remember? Take learning interesting as those of movies, you can definitely remember’.

Students can’t learn well till they think learning is obligation. Learning is not obligation. Learning is entertainment. There are hundred and perhaps thousands of teaching methodologies discovered in the world that prove that learning is entertainment. However, some parents and teachers still scold, punish and force children to learn which in the long term teaches students that learning is just the antonym of entertainment. As a result students think study is complex and it's  nothing more than burden of their life.

After researching some institutions for about three years, I discovered some entertaining new teaching techniques which are listed and explained below:

Games Theory
Most of the children are crazy about games. The learning process is very attractive for them if the lessons are taught through games. See some examples of games on learning:
1. Cricket: Some pieces of papers consisting of at least one problem will be given to a group whereas the solution pieces are distributed among the next group. When a problem is read by a student the student having solution of that problem should stand and read the solution. If it is correct the teacher gives score secretly without exposing. After saying all the problems now it is turn of another group for batting by with solutions.
2. Musical Chair: The students learn some points related to the chapter. Now both groups pass a pen to another by saying one of the points. Then the other students should say the point serial wise. In this process whoever hesitates to say will be out and his group gets -5. Now again this process is continued. Remaining last person gets +10 and his group wins.
3. Badminton: A question related to the lesson will be written on the board. Then the students turn by turn answer the questions point wise. Which group hesitates will get -1.

TFT Theory
The full form of TFT is tit for tat. You may have been teaching kids about the spelling and meaning of apple. What about if you show them an apple, tell it as apple and let them eat, and finally ask them what they are eating. This type of theory is TFT theory.
See some examples:
1. Election: If you are going to teach about election. Declare an election in the class. Let the children hold it.
2. General assembly: Convert the class into general assembly. Make the students representatives and see how they do it.

Observational Theory
This theory lets students learn by direct observing whatever they are going to learn. Educational tour, Using multimedia, etc come under this category.

Sharing theory
In this theory students learn by sharing their experience, culture and real events.

Attentive Theory
In this theory the programs like quiz, debate, speech etc are declared. Then teacher starts explaining chapter. After explanation the program will be held.

Motivational Theory
In this theory the students are motivated to do self study. They are given some tasks that motivate them to learn. See examples:
1. Teaching class: tell the students to be prepared to teach their own class on a topic. Then they collect information for teaching friends.
2. Drama: a topic for a drama will be given to the students. Then will make a group and prepare a drama and act it out.

Happy Teaching!
Discovered by +Don Prince

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