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Jun 19, 2016

Outstanding Teaching: a myth or a reality?


So we had our training on Friday 3rd of June. It was a small and intimate group. We were able to discuss, teach, impact, share, network and socialize.

 

Category:Education and Training 

So we had our training on Friday 3rd of June. It was a small and intimate group. We were able to discuss, teach, impact, share, network and socialize.

Outstanding Teaching: a myth or a reality?

Here are some of our top tips on how to be an outstanding teacher.

1. Teaching is ultimately about self-confidence and self esteem. If you lack both, your expectations with your children will be low. The ability to teach with confidence comes with time and experience. High expectations and the ability to maintain a safe class-room starts from within the teacher. If a teacher believes they can teach well, they can teach and outstanding too.

Outstanding Teaching: a myth or a reality?

2. Planning: a teacher who fails to plan, plans to fail. It is hard to plan every lesson if you have twelve groups of thirty or more. But without some preparation before your lesson, the lesson will fail. Planning lessons must include a mixture of different learning styles: visual, kinesthetic and auditory. The teacher should also teach from the top, rather than from the middle or the bottom. Teaching from the top ensures that high ability students are well catered for in the lesson.

Outstanding Teaching: a myth or a reality?

3. A teacher must be engaging and have a sense of humor: Without a sense of humor, or the ability to laugh at one’s self with the class, the teacher may run out of steam and his sparkle. Have a joke to share with your pupils and groups. Relate with your pupils, find out what they like, their hobbies and what they read and see if you can link this up with your planning. Effective teaching relates to your learners.

Outstanding Teaching: a myth or a reality?

4. A teacher must have set routines: Meet and greet, starters, checking understanding, the ability to demonstrate progress are some ideas.

5. Finally read, read and read: A teacher that fails to read or train begins to die slowly. Here are some recommended books:
• Outstanding Teaching: Engaging Learners Andy Griffiths and Mark Burns.
• The Teacher’s Toolkit: Raise Classroom Achievement with Strategies for Every Learner: Paul Ginnis.
• Mike Garston’s How to Use Assessment for Learning in the Classroom. The Complete Guide.

@TundunAdeyemo co-ordinates the training at www.diamondteacherstraining.com.

Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely

This song encouraging Nigerians to “ChooseWisely” in the upcoming elections was sung by sisters, Dinachi and Chibundu Onuzo.

“Making a difference begins with you and me and with our leaders, officials and every Nigerian citizen.”

The song bears a very important message and melodious, which is why it had racked up nearly 1000 views on Youtube within 48 hours of its release.

Book Promotion

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Responsible: a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

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Responsible

A poem by Benjamin Zephaniah
Responsible: a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah is one of my favourite poets. You only need to listen to him to know why he is one of the greatest black poets that ever lived.

Responsible: a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

African Literary Evening

The African Literary Evening was an evening of spoken word, poetry recitations, book readings and networking. It was also an evening designed to bring together emerging and successful authors under the same platform to share ideas and interact. There are many events across London that bring men and women in print together, but not many that gather African authors. Read more!

Responsible: a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

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