Work with a range of teaching resources to grab your students’ attention

4 Sep
  • With the on-going advance of modern-day technology like tvs, computer games and game consoles, grabbing children’s attention with the ‘standard’ classroom lesson has grown into a much more difficult task. Nonetheless, with the addition of a range of teaching resources to the classroom, this task turns into something which is simpler and much more achievable.So, why start using teaching resources?Teachers should deliver both lively and stimulating lessons so that their students not only participate in the learning process, but want to engage in it. Naturally, a teacher’s ability does play a significant role in lesson quality and also enjoyment. However, the extra help of teaching resources increases the teacher’s chances of getting students more active in the lessons, and gather more information from them as a result. By carrying out sufficient research on the web, teachers will see a wide range of teaching resources available that should give their lessons the excitement, variety along with the ‘interest’ factorTeaching resources will be helpful not just to the student, but to the teacher as well. The definition of ‘teach’ is to ‘show or explain to (someone) how to do something.’ So, if the students don’t understand what they have been shown, then in theory, the teacher has failed in their job. By using teaching resources, there exists some level of guarantee that the student will grasp at least some basic degree of understanding – consequently increasing not just student satisfaction but teacher satisfaction as well What teaching resources are out there There’s a number of teaching resources on the market, for different subjects, different age groups and different ability levels. Discussed below are a few recommendations on what kind of teaching resources should be utilised (and the way they should be used) for young groups of pupils.1. Teaching resources should imitate things which catch the attention of children .If you try to teach your pupils numeracy with regular numbers or literacy with the common alphabet only, young children in particular aren’t going to see any good reason why they should learn about these topics. They’ll instantly view them as boring or useless, and have no enthusiasm at all to get involved in the learning process.Nonetheless by utilizing teaching resources that imitate their favourite foods or favourite animal for instance, they should want to take notice and also show some interest into what the lesson is actually about (undoubtedly more so than if they saw a standard number or letter on a standard white board anyway.)Try food for example. All of us love food (children in particular) and it’s something they come face to face with every day. Utilizing teaching resources that imitate their favourite sweets, desserts or ice-creams will stimulate their minds (it’s something they’re experienced with) and grab their focus instantly. What’s more, the learning process will continue outside of classroom time whenever they notice or experience those particular items. It’s also worth making use of teaching resources that imitate healthy food also, such as fruits and vegetables, in order to promote the healthy eating concept.2. Teaching resources need to be bright and colourful All through life, whatever age, colourful objects will always be a lot more eye-grabbing and interesting to observe in comparison to objects which are dull and drab (and consequently uninteresting.) This fact applies even more so to younger children. As a way to induce the learning process, eye-catching teaching resources should be put into use by the teacher.When teaching numeracy for instance, a number line with many different different colours (perhaps a different colour for each number from 1-10 or 10-20) is going to be a more appealing teaching resource than if it was in black or white only. A multiplication table could be colour coded, helping youngsters remember different sets of their times tables. Without the colour element, children just aren’t going to want to learn.The same applies for teaching literacy – a bright and colourful alphabet on the wall will be far more interesting to look at than an alphabet that is plain and ‘text-book.’ Reading verbs or short sentences (which can be quite challenging for young children) is made more exciting with a variety of colours. If a teacher wants to succeed, then he/she must employ teaching resources that are vibrant, vivid and full of colour.

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