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10 Top Methods to Teach Primary School Students

Which is the best method to teach primary students?

Which is the best method to teach primary students?

Teaching is an art. In deed, teaching at any level demands a number of teaching skills to become a good teacher.

The best technique till date can be ——

  1. When a teacher connects himself with students
  2. When a teacher ensures learners’ engagement in the classroom
  3. When a teacher ensures 100% learners involvement in the classroom
  4. When teacher allows students to raise questions in the classroom
  5. When teacher welcomes student’s error in the classroom
  6. When teacher provides personal as well as social security for each student of the classroom without making any distinction with caste, creed and social status
  7. When teachers prepares and plans for each and every student present in the classroom
  8. When teacher works for academically weak learners in the classroom without putting stamp on his/her in-capabilities of learning
  9. When teacher caters the need and learning demand of individual learner in a mixed group of students in a classroom
  10. When teacher develops rapport and empathy with students
  11. When teacher works like a catalyst, motivator and generation creation for the self, society and nation

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Classroom Management-What are reasons for ineffective classroom management strategies

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What classroom management strategies do you find ineffective?

Teacher’s expertise lies in managing a mix group of students smartly for ensuring the best learning outcome. Teacher’s subject expertise, well advanced proper planning before entering in the classroom, his ideas to integrate technology, his better time management skill and his better communication skill enhance students’ learning experience in the classroom.

When teacher fails to plan a lesson properly, having poor self image, unable to understand the learning nature of learners and unable to communicate properly to clear the teaching topic clearly. There may be different reasons but these are basic reasons for ineffective classroom management skills….

Classroom management skill —-teacher fails when —

  1. does not plan lesson well in advanced
  2. does not plan lesson according to the age of learners
  3. does not plan lesson according to learner’s level
  4. when a lesson plan becomes teacher centred
  5. when a teacher does not know how to handle the classroom
  6. when a teacher fails to understand the pulse of students
  7. when a teacher fails to generate curiosity in the learners
  8. when teacher’s teaching becomes in one direction
  9. when teacher fails to open two way communication in the classroom
  10. when teacher fails to illustrate the topics logically
  11. when teacher fails to connect textual learning to student’s day to day life learning experience
  12. when teacher fails to provide experiential learning
  13. when teacher fails to cater the needs of different types of learners in the classroom
  14. when teacher fails to provide positive learning environment for weak students
  15. when teacher fails to sensitize the learners-importance of the lesson topics
  16. when teacher fails to develop a positive rapport with students
  17. when teacher fails to understand student—student as a human being -with so many positive and negative flaws
  18. when teacher fails to give proper respect, care and love for one and all in the classroom
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Classroom Management-Top 10 Principles of Effective Teaching

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What are the top 10 principles of effective teaching?

Teaching is an art. Classroom management demands teaching learning skills. Teaching skills consist of proper planning, and execution of planning by keeping essential things in mind—Men. Method, Material,

Effective Teaching Includes-

  1. Subject knowledge of Teacher
  2. Preparation and planning of teacher
  3. Execution of planning in the classroom
  4. Caters the need of mixed group of learners in the classroom
  5. Caters the need of Good Academic Performers of the classroom
  6. Caters the need of Weak Academic Performance in the classroom
  7. Ensures involvement/ensures partnership of student in the classroom
  8. Integrates Technology in the classroom
  9. Develop the best assessment and evaluation tools and techniques in the classroom to evaluate different types of learners
  10. Having a fine human being to understand the emotion, passion, learning styles, learning nature of individual student and consider students as fine human being not a learning machine “ Input = Output

Teacher’s expertise lies in managing a mix group of students smartly for ensuring the best learning outcome. Teacher’s subject expertise, well advanced proper planning before entering in the classroom, his ideas to integrate technology, his better time management skill and his better communication skill enhance students’ learning experience in the classroom.

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What is the best way to motivate a child to study-15 Best Ways to Motivate Your Child-Students


What is the best way to motivate a child to study?

What is the best way to motivate a child to study?
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Learning is a complex phenomena. Indeed, motivation does work —-however different level and layers of motivation need at different age group—-so we need to think ——-Age- Surrounding- Nature of learner——Learning nature of students—-i firmly believe, “ Teaching is an art”…No one can teach —wise educator and wise parent create learning sparks in students—-they minutely observe the overall nature of learners and develop strategies according to learning nature of learners— nurtures students’ learning nature in purely and pious environment………

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15 Best Ways-Ideas to Motivate students

First and foremost- provide homely learning environment for learners

Provide student a sense of safe and secure learning environment

Create opportunity of learning for the students

Welcome student’s error as an opportunity for an initiative of learning

Sensitize student’s error as natural process of learning

Develop partnership with students during learning

Develop a sense of inquiry and inquisitiveness among students

Create interest among learners for learning a new topic/key concept

Lead students from easy to complex

Provide achievable tasks and challenge for learners

Develop a sense of achievement among students

Let the child’s learning nature grooms with time reference

Avoid overloading students with high performance expectation

Let the student to live a normal live

Treat your child as a child not learning—-recording—instrument

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Child becomes an experimental learning laboratory for parent, teacher and educational institutions. We should treat child as child not as learning machine or a recording instrument where we expect input is equal to output. We forget human nature of forgetfulness. A child is not at all a high resolution camera to whom we expect perfect recording with good picture quality, good sound quality and many more— we forget that even a good recorded film with good camera needs a good editor to edit before its final production. Learning is a process— it takes time — keep patience—love your child —-treat your child as a child— will be the best intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for a student.

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Peer Assessment- Importance and Benefits for Effective Learning and Scoring Good Marks/Grades in Exam

Peer Assessment- Importance and Benefits for Effective Learning and Scoring Good Marks/Grades in Examination

What a wonderful moment! Nothing can be more effective than “Peer Assessment” in the classroom. Students were evaluating solved sample paper answer sheet of their classmates.  Each student evaluated other student’s answer sheet in true sprite. In fact, teacher hesitates to share different level of student’s mistakes directly with him. As teachers, we fear to share hard truth with student. We fear that our open, and direct feedback can have adverse effect on students.  Peer feedback has not adverse effect on students; it has positive effect on students and they take as a challenge to correct themselves for getting better score in the examination.

Peer assessment is an effective tool to impart quality learning in the classroom. Students solved ‘Sample Paper of Social Science as practice in the classroom. Students solved their question paper in 3 hours. They exchanged their answer sheet and evaluated all the answer for 1 hour. It was wonderful experience. They evaluated their peers answer sheets.  Student’s observation was minute and precise. Student gave feedback on widely covered mistakes i.e. from spelling mistakes to sentence formation, and from   formatting problems to quality content (a) Richa has written 2 answer while question consists of 1 mark. (b) Shreya has not given proper space between two words. (3) Anjali has written two much answers for 3 marks question. (d) Anju has written repeatedly same points.

Students minutely assessed their peer answer sheets. Ripunjay has written wrong answer. Question no 23 was from economics (role of education and women empowerment in economic development of a country) but she has written answer from Political Science. We found out several points during “Peer Assessment” Session. An alert learner will convert these shortcomings into great outcome which will surely help board examinee to score good marks in Social Science and other subjects. Students pointed out several mistakes of their classmates during “Peer Assessment Session” which can be corrected and implemented in other subjects also, since so many students committed very common mistakes in their answer sheet.

Key points of Peer Assessment in Social Science:-

  • Language Problems- Accuracy & Fluency
  • Grammatical mistakes
  • Problem in sentence formation
  • Incomplete sentence
  • Meaningless sentence
  • Habit of writing long sentence i.e. without punctuation marks
  • Spelling mistakes
  • Habit of writing either /or while writing answer
    Lack  of understanding the question language
  • Words limits (More than need/Very less content)
  • Either very less words 
  • Or over the limit words

  • Habit of not  writing precise answer
  • Inappropriate points in paragraph
  • Points written but without explanation ( however explanation required)
  • Lack of examples/Irrelevant examples/illustrations

 Benefits of Peer Assessment in Scoring Good Marks/Grades in Exam

Identifying Mistakes in Others Answer sheet and sharing with same age group of learners, motivates all students to set a benchmark for themselves and for improving their past mistakes in next attempt.

While listening to other mistakes from the same age group of learners help them to indentify one’s own mistake. Peer assessment alerts all learners towards all possible mistakes. Peer feedback awakes other learners that these types of mistakes may be or may not be occurred by them during examination.

Students learn a lot when s/he finds his classmates has written appropriate answer of a particular question. Peer gives feedback on all positive and negatives aspects. Peer assessment provides learner an opportunity to learn from mistakes as well as learn from quality content based answer. They can learn following points – (a)  What is parameter of writing a good answer? (b) What are the common mistakes which happen during examination? (c)  What are the basic mistakes which they can avoid during the examination? (d) How to write a good answer?

Peer teaching and peer assessment impart impactful learning experience in the classroom. Peer assessment makes himself alerts and aware while finding out the loopholes/mistakes in other’ answer sheet. Suppose, Mr. Sameer checked Ms. Garima answer sheet and pointed out that Ms. Garima has not written appropriate example in question number 7 and in question number 24, she wrote irrelevant points.  Will this observation help Mr. Sameer/Garima and other classmates in writing correct answer? Of course, it does not only help Garima but also whenever Sameer will attempt to write answer of question type (24), she will try to write relevant points. 

Peer assessment provides learning platform in a friendly environment. Students can laugh on other student’s silly mistake but at inner core student also understands that s/he may also commit same mistake. Generally it is observed that student learns his best when s/he feels something without any pressure.

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Teacher’s classroom observation format

Teacher’s classroom observation format

School principal, teachers’ educator and educator observe teacher’s classroom teaching techniques. The main objective is to guide teacher for managing classroom effectively, deliver designed lesson to the students, effective teaching techniques , students involvement in the classroom etc. This observation leads to teachers’ empowerment. It should not be fault finding observation instead it should be teachers’ empowerment through providing proper guidelines and equipping teachers  with effective teaching techniques. Its’ main objective is to make  them alert, aware and sensitive educators who can feel the pulse of students’ need and cater the need of academically challenged learners as well as academically gifted learners in the classroom.


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Checklist for Maintaining Discipline in the Classroom and School for Teacher

Checklist for Maintaining Discipline in the Classroom for Teacher 

Objective:- How the class teacher will keep eagle eyes on students

Assessment Tools for Students’ Observation

  • Classroom: – Attend class regularly listen teachers , attentively, asks relevant questions, follow teachers instructions, actively participate in group or individual activities, focus on study rather than talking with friends, disturbing others  (2) Punctuality: – Submission of homework and class work on time (given deadline), always try to return back to classroom on time (3) Cleanliness & Neatness:- Self neatness(Cleaned and ironed uniform), proper nail and hair cut, polished shoes, actively involved in classroom/school cleanliness activities , encourage & help others to keep the classroom neat and clean, throw small papers/ rags in the classroom dustbin  (4)Communication:-Politely speaking to friends and other school mates, know how to talk with elders, seniors, teachers, and family members(within the class and outside the class), (5) Value towards person and school property:-  Do not fight with peers, respect individuals integrity, do not write on the student desk and classroom walls, do not pluck flowers, do not break table, chairs, tear pages of books, do not harm computer related articles, take permission before taking others items i.e. pen , pencil, books , notebooks

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Lesson Plan -Questions Yourself -Tips for Writing an Effective Lesson Plan

Planning a Lesson

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A wise teacher prepares well his/her teaching topics. S/he evaluates his learners’ need well in advance. A wise educator always weighs each aspect of teaching learning process clearly before entering in the classroom/meeting students in the classroom. A wise educator asks him/herself following questions?


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Classroom Management Tips and Techniques to Increase Students’ Learning

Classroom Management:- Tips and Techniques for Maximizing Students’ Learning Experience

Teacher’s expertise lies in managing a mix group of students smartly for ensuring the best learning outcome. Teacher’s subject expertise, well advanced proper planning before entering in the classroom, his ideas to integrate technology, his better time management skill and his better communication skill enhance students’ learning experience in the classroom.

A better classroom management skill demands a lot of hard work and proper practice before organizing actual teaching learning activity in the classroom. We are unique individuals. We possess different unique self skills for completing task systematically. Some of teaching styles of a teacher can be different  depending on his cultural location; however some unique features of a teacher remain same throughout world.

What should be done for maximizing learning in the classroom? What does a wise teacher do to ensure qualitative teaching learning in the classroom?

Planning before entering in the classroom

A wise teacher thinks about complexity level of teaching topics, students’ understanding level, supportive activities, and resource materials and his scheduled teaching time while preparing lesson in advance. Advance lesson planning helps educator to organize class as s/he wished to organize. Advance lesson planning helps educator to become a facilitator of learning in a students’ centered classroom.

Create learning environment in the classroom

Learning is a complex phenomenon. Learning different concepts, theory, methods and techniques in different subjects are really challenging for students. They are already in pressure to develop better understanding. Wise teacher creates a students’ learning friendly environment to make them alert for attentive listening and active for participating in learning process. Wise teacher uses different tools and techniques for making them alert learners i.e. learners’ friendly gestures in the beginning of class, sharing anecdotes, asking very simple questions related to students’ previous knowledge and their previous learning experiences.

Teaching through illustration and elucidation

Wise teacher works very hard, do ample practice and rational revision to have a command on teaching topic. Command on subject increases confidence level of a teacher which further helps  him to cater the need of academically poor performer as well as gifted students’ requirement in the classroom. Teacher teaches difficult topic in a light mood but precisely focused on teaching topic. Word to word and concept to concept teaching may make students lethargy. Wise teacher gives rational illustration and elucidate particular topic by correlating to past status and its implementation in present scenario. The moment students find learning topic relevant, interesting and challenging, their involvement grow and outcome of learning reaches at satisfactorily level.

Create Students centered classroom

Teacher’s presence in a classroom is due to students’ existence in the classroom. Wise teacher creates various learning experience for ensuring active and direct participation of students in the classroom learning. If the learners’ participation is good learning experiences and learning outcome will surely the best. Learning happens most when students’ participation goes at higher level in the class.

A subject expert makes each and every student secure and respectful in a mix group of classroom. S/he ensures each student’s intact dignity and ethnicity in the classroom. Wise teacher establishes democratic values in the classroom where all students are equal in the classroom. Each student has right to inquire, right to raise logical questions and right to reply in the classroom. Democratic values instill confidence among all learners; further students develop trust, feel connected with teacher’s teaching and develop a deep bond with teacher which leads their active participation in learning process. Students’ active participation ensures best learning outcomes in the classroom.

  Conduct authentic and reliable evaluation

Authentic and reliable evaluation system helps teacher to observe students learning growth in the classroom. Better performance in the test is result of better understanding of teaching topics. Wise teacher conducts authentic test during prescribed teaching time to observe learning alertness of students in the classroom. He helps poor academic performers by using suitable teaching techniques i.e. illustration, revision, real life examples, re-teaching and by giving personal attention to them. It is kind of moral support and moral boost up for poor academic performers. Teachers develops standard test for evaluating good academic performers. Wise teacher provides advanced resource materials, web links, and questions paper for practicing more and develop conceptual understanding for touching academic heights for the best academic performers in the classroom.

Teacher provides real feedback to each and every student of class on various occasions so that students can review and reform their learning styles and other correlated things.

Proper time management to complete a pre-decided task helps a teacher to implement his teaching techniques, ideas, vision and mission in a real classroom. If a teacher chalks out a plan well in advance for executing proper teaching in the classroom, he brings the best learning experience for the students in a classroom. Ensuring best learning outcome for a mix group of students determines the teacher’s expertise.

Rajeev Ranjan

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Use of Technology- Benefits of Using Appropriate Teaching Materials in the Classroom

Use of Technology- Benefits of Using Appropriate Teaching Materials in the Classroom

Technology is necessity of 21st century people. Our life is incomplete without technology. Technology helps us to grow physically, mentally and socially. Technology helps us to connect with each other. We are virtually attached with each other. We sense a real emotional bonding with each other. Widely availability of Desktop and Laptop in last decades ensured that technology is for everyone. Common people were excited to learn “how to operate it and how to use it”. Gradual development of Smart phone makes the task easy. Now people use Smartphone smartly. Of course, it is difficult to keep ourselves away from Smart phone even for short time. We feel a sense of incompleteness without Smartphone. Child starts feeling the importance of technology in life.

Integration of technology in the classroom for teaching learning process is essential and effective. Technology becomes integral part of education system. Wise teacher uses technology to ensure proper learning in the classroom. Teacher feels comfortable with technology. Student finds technology very useful for developing better understanding of different subject. Technological tools ensure effective teaching learning in the classroom.

Search engines give best result in fractions of second. Teachers as well as students face great difficulty in choosing appropriate content for the concerned topic. What can be the best ideas for selecting appropriate content for rational learning? What should be crucial factors for choosing right content? How can someone ensure the best learning outcome with the help of technology in the classroom?

People from all over world are uploading numerous teaching learning materials in various form i.e. Pdf, Word doc, images, videos and power point presentation through various platforms i.e. Slide share, YouTube etc. Without making familiar with the teaching materials before discussing/displaying and distributing can be the biggest chaos in the classroom.  We should be active, alert and sensible when we decide the content for teaching and learning process.

Students’ learning need

Learners are at the center in our teaching learning process.  A wise teacher considers students’ learning need before using technology in the classroom. If we decided to use technology in the classroom, we should consider “What is our students’ need? When we consider our students need, we consider on various factors which really hamper the students’ learning in the classroom.  Use of appropriate teaching online/offline/printed/softcopy etc increases students’ engagement and motivation; moreover it speed up learning experience in the classroom.

 Difficulty level of content/topic/text’s concept

Learning is a complex phenomenon. Technology supports our educational systems to enhance students’ learning experience through various technological tools. A well designed curriculum and syllabus cater the need of a nation. A well developed syllabus caters individual need in correspondence with culture. A wise teacher decides the difficulty level of content/topic/ text concept. S/he finds out materials through various available sources which fulfils the current need of students.

Students’ previous knowledge of content/topic/text

What is use of using technology in the classroom if we fail to evaluate our students’ previous knowledge of current teaching topic? Considering previous knowledge of our students help a teacher to decide appropriate teaching materials from where students can co-relate their existing knowledge with current teaching topic, from where they can proceed to the next level of learning.

Appropriate to students’ understanding level

A classroom consists of different types of learners’ i.e. slow learner, gifted learner and average learners. Their understanding level differs for various reasons. When we select supporting resource materials for the learners in the classroom, our resource materials should be able to fulfil mix groups of learners. A wise teacher considers his students’ level of understanding before using any technological tools and web materials in a classroom. Our main purpose to use technology in the classroom fulfill only when we cater the understanding level of each and everyone i.e. an English language teacher does intensive research before using appropriate teaching resource before entering in the classroom.

Appropriate to local learning environment (Social/Economical/National)

Every state and nation has its own cultures. A video on learning grammatical items on You Tube may be best suitable to America, Britain but may not be appropriate to China. Wise teacher uses appropriate resource materials for in a technology enabled classroom to maximize students’ learning experiences. A story from America may not be suitable to Indian students due to various reasons i.e. Name, surroundings, cultural background and language competency. A wise teacher customizes resources materials in a technology enabled classroom.

Appropriate language according to students’ level

Language is essential vehicle to learn new things. Age appropriate, understanding level appropriate and cultural appropriate language can enhance learning experiences in the classroom. What is use of using a Received Pronunciation (RP) and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) enabled video in an Indian government school located in a remote area? Students uses mother tongue in the classroom. What is use of using printed materials consist of high standard words and sentences in a technological enable classroom? Our main objective to use technology in the classroom is to enhance students’ learning. Wise teacher assesses the appropriateness of resource materials language before using in the classroom.

Decide the content and practice well presenting before student

Choosing appropriate content and practice well before entering in the classroom establishes a teacher as fine person. Students take it positively. It helps teacher to manage the classroom systematically. What to do before entering in the classroom for using technology for maximizing learning and developing depth understanding of a particular teaching topic? Wise teacher selects appropriate different teaching resources for the classroom. S/he studies in depth. Teacher watches video in advance if s/he shows a video from You Tube and any other downloaded video. S/he prepares her classroom strategies i.e. how to use materials, when she will engage students, when she will ask questions, when she will conduct the assessment test etc to avoid confusing moment in the classroom. It is observed several times that a teacher has planned to show a power point presentation in the classroom but due to some technical reasons, he could not show it to the students, so it is better to keep materials in printed form if it is possible.

  • Read the text in depth
  • Watch the video in advance
  • Make your strategies to use material
  • Keep material in printed form if possible

Right preparation and proper planning maximize learning in the classroom. Teacher develops a better understanding for difficult topics with the help of technology in the classroom. Students always enjoy a wise subject teacher class.  So what ! Are you a wise teacher? Aren’t ——————–

Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

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