My teaching approach is best defined as participatory, encouraging, and open. "I urge my pupils to speak up in class, to raise questions when they arise, and to engage fully in all dialogues, regardless of their level of confidence." - William H. Gates III
I believe that the best teacher is one who stimulates interest and inquiry. To do this, one must be willing to take a risk by not knowing exactly what will happen next in the classroom.
Students need to feel like they are part of a community where everyone has a voice and can contribute something useful. They should come to class ready to learn, but also willing to have a good time with their friends. Only then will they make the effort to participate and ask questions.
In addition, I think it's important to give positive feedback to students who try new things. Even if they get it wrong the first time, there is no harm in trying again!
Finally, I look for signs of understanding in my students. If I see that they are paying attention and asking questions, even if they seem irrelevant at first, then I know that we are on the right track.
I try to avoid using slides during lectures because I find them distracting.
The teaching style of a teacher (authoritarian, authoritarian, or permissive) influences pupils' educational experiences. It can elicit functional or non-functional attitudes of learning, self-efficacy, and workload, therefore an effective teaching style can aid in the prevention of early school dropout.
An authoritative teaching style is one that conveys respect for the students and their opinions by the teacher. The teacher sets the rules for the classroom and expects them to be followed. In an authoritative setting, students feel comfortable speaking up if they have questions or problems. This type of teaching style encourages students to learn because it gives them the feeling that they are important and that their views matter.
A authoritarian teaching style is one that uses force to get what you want from your students. The teacher sets the rules for the class but does not accept dissent. Students know exactly what will happen if they do not follow the rules; for example, if they talk during class or leave the room without permission, then they will be punished. This type of teaching style promotes fear in students and prevents them from asking questions or making errors. It also tends to produce passive learners who just follow instructions without thinking about them.
A permissive teaching style is one that allows students to decide how they learn. Teachers give more freedom in choosing topics for study and deciding how lessons should be organized. They may also allow students some leeway with assignments and exams.
Five unique teaching styles have evolved as the principal tactics used by modern instructors in the classroom: the Authority Style, the Delegator Style, the Facilitator Style, the Demonstrator Style, and the Hybrid Style. These styles reflect the different ways that teachers communicate important information to their students.
The Authority Style is characterized by its use of command language and a lecturing tone of voice. It is common among teachers who want to project an image of strength and authority. Examples include professors who give lectures on important topics in their fields of study and coaches who give instructions to their teams.
The Delegator Style is characterized by its reliance on others to do the work while it provides guidance. Teachers who use this style seek out students who show an interest in their subjects and allow them to take charge of certain aspects of the learning process. They may also ask others for help with tasks that are not their specialty. For example, an instructor might hire someone to grade papers or provide online testing services for him or her. The delegator teaches students how to solve problems and offers support when they encounter difficulties, but does not get involved in their daily activities.
The Facilitator Style is characterized by its focus on creating a comfortable environment where all parties can learn. It involves careful planning and preparation of lessons so that everything necessary for understanding is provided in an organized fashion.
My pupils are what I like most about teaching. I have a lot of fun engaging with them. I enjoy gaining knowledge from them. I like assisting students in understanding the content of any course. And I love it when students recognize the relevance of what they're learning to their life. All in all, I think my main motivation for becoming a teacher was to help others and to make a difference in this world.
When I first started teaching, I didn't know how much work was involved with the job. Now that I'm more experienced, I can say that there is never a dull moment in the classroom! Teaching allows me to interact with people from all over the world who share an interest in history. History is a vast subject and there is so much we don't know yet! I hope that when my students learn something new from me, they will remember it forever.
I also love how teaching has allowed me to develop skills that I use every day in my career. For example, I used to be very uncomfortable with speaking in public. But through teaching, I've learned that it's important to take risks and try new things. Both aspects have helped me achieve a lot in my current position.
In conclusion, I believe that teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. If you have the chance to teach others, don't hesitate!