Monthly Archives: November 2016

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How to get The Attention of the Students Without Raising Your Voice

All of us have experienced being a student once in our life. We all love to do the fun stuff with our classmates. We are all guilty of that. There are instances that we can’t help the fun even if the teacher is already around. None of us wants to hear the instructors raising their voices just to get the attention of the class. As a matter of fact, teachers don’t have to do that because there are a lot of ways that can be done so you can get the attention of the students.

  1. Silence

silence
Making use of silence has always been an excellent tool in getting the attention of the class. No matter how noisy the class is, once they notice that you are silent, it will be their turn to silence themselves. They would think that something is wrong and they need to pay close attention.

  1. Games

games

It’s always a good way to get the attention of a sleepy class. It will serve as an ice breaker, and it will help them to focus on what you’re teaching. You just have to make sure that the game is connected to the lesson. It’s the best way to exploit their minds in learning what you’re trying to teach them all this time.

  1. Do something unexpected

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It’s the beauty of surprise. It works even outside of the class. If someone announces something that we didn’t expect, our attention is immediately drawn to it. Let me give you an example. A class is in a hyper mode where everyone is busy, and they didn’t even notice that you’re already around. Tell the class to get a piece of paper, and you have a short quiz. I’ll bet you anything that before you even finish the sentence, the whole class is all ears on you.

You just have to be artistic on how to get the attention of the students. Base it on their behavior and use something that is suitable for them.

 


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The 3 Best New Approaches that Help Students Learn Quickly

We are done with the traditional approach that teachers usually use to get the attention of their students. As time passes by, there are new things developed on how the students can learn quickly. People change and the usual approach done during the old days may no longer apply to the generation of today. Here are the new methods used by instructors that can help the students to learn quickly.

  1. Hip-Hop Education

hip-hop

We all know that the new generation is caught up in the hip-hop music. What’s not to love about hip-hop? It gives energy to the crowd. Since people like it, this kind of approach makes the students more focused on learning while enjoying the things that they are interested. It makes context creation easier for the enrollees. It makes the students motivated that results to low attendance issues.

  1. Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Lessons

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The best way to keep your students hooked is through real life experiences. The strategy of this approach is simple. There will be a text sample provided, and the students will get a set of questions that they need to answer utilizing the given information. Through this approach, the students will be drawn to the topic looking for answers. Mastery of the subject is just a bonus.

  1. Project Based Learning

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It’s somehow self- explanatory but it is a very practical approach if you want your students to be able to analyze different situations and come up with a possible solution. This kind of learning exposes the students to the reality of life that we cannot be sheltered forever under the roof of our learning institutions. There are real problems that need real solutions.

With all the different approaches available that are used to let the students learn, the instructor should be able to identify which one is the most efficient method depending on the set of students you have. One class can be extremes, and the others may be passive.


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