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Panchkula Workshop

The Hallmark School became the perfect host for our 10th workshop at Panchkula on December 29, 2018. 33 teachers from 10 schools participated in the workshop. Mr. Davinder Singh Minhas and Mr. Alok Srivastava presided over the session on Emerging Computer Technologies. The participants infused energy to the workshop with their active participation. There […]

Sharjah Workshop(Dubai)

“Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality by challenging our boundaries of the impossible”.
Yet another colourful feather was attached to the already glittering cap of PM Publishers Pvt. Ltd. The publishing house put forward its foot to the international arena organizing 3 workshops one after another at Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ajman.
The workshops held at Pace […]

By |October 8th, 2018|Computer School Books, Teaching Tips|0 Comments

Akal Academy Teacher Training

Akal Academy Teacher Training
Akal Academy Teacher Training conducted by PM Publishers. Akal Academy, Bhatinda trust PM Publishers for updating their teachers skills and knowledge on latest computer technologies.

PM Publishers, conducted a 3 day exhaustive workshop on “Open Source and how to teach Linux in Schools” to around 50 teachers of Akal Academy.

Training was conducted […]

PM Publishers Conducted Workshop for Teachers in Chandigarh

PM Publishers Conducted Workshop for Teachers in Chandigarh
PM Publishers firmly believe that teacher’s should be updated first and on regular basis. Only then we will be able to deliver meaningful, rich and latest computer skills to the teachers.

Continuing with our tradition of supporting teachers and helping them improve irrespective of their school. PM Publishers […]

Emergence of Teaching style

How have teaching styles evolved?

This is a question teachers are asked, and frequently ask themselves, as they embark on their careers, and occasionally pause along the way to reflect on job performance. To understand the differences in teaching styles, it’s helpful to know where the modern concept of classifying teaching methods originated.

The late Anthony F. Grasha, a noted professor of psychology at the University of Cincinnati, is credited with developing the classic five teaching styles. A follower of psychiatrist Carl Jung, Grasha began studying the dynamics of the relationship between teachers and learning in college classrooms. His groundbreaking book, “Teaching with Style,” was written both as a guide for teachers and as a tool to help colleagues, administrators and students systematically evaluate an instructor’s effectiveness in the classroom.

Grasha understood that schools must use a consistent, formal approach in evaluating a teacher’s classroom performance. He recognized that any system designed to help teachers improve their instructional skills requires a simple classification system. He developed a teaching style inventory that has since been adopted and modified by followers.

  • Expert: Similar to a coach, experts share knowledge, demonstrate their expertise, advise students and provide feedback to improve understanding and promote learning.
  • Formal authority: Authoritative teachers incorporate the traditional lecture format and share many of the same characteristics as experts, but with less student interaction.
  • Personal model: Incorporates blended teaching styles that match the best techniques with the appropriate learning scenarios and students in an adaptive format.
  • Facilitator: Designs participatory learning activities and manages classroom projects while providing information and offering feedback to facilitate critical thinking.
  • Delegator: Organizes group learning, observes students, provides consultation, and promotes interaction between groups and among individuals to achieve learning objectives.

Although he developed specific teaching styles, Grasha warned against boxing teachers into a single category. Instead, he advocated that teachers play multiple roles in the classroom. He believed most teachers possess some combination of all or most of the classic teaching styles.

Different styles of Teaching method

The term teaching method refers to the general principles, pedagogy and management strategies used for classroom instruction.

Your choice of teaching method depends on what fits you — your educational philosophy, classroom demographic, subject area(s) and school mission statement.

A teacher-centered approach versus a student-centered approach, and high-tech material use versus low-tech material use.

Teacher-Centered Approach to Learning

Taken to its most extreme interpretation, teachers are the main authority figure in a teacher-centered instruction model. Students are viewed as “empty vessels” who passively receive knowledge from their teachers through lectures and direct instruction, with an end goal of positive results from testing and assessment. In this style, teaching and assessment are viewed as two separate entities; student learning is measured through objectively scored tests and assessments.

Student-Centered Approach to Learning

While teachers are still an authority figure in a student-centered teaching model, teachers and students play an equally active role in the learning process.

The teacher’s primary role is to coach and facilitate student learning and overall comprehension of material, and to measure student learning through both formal and informal forms of assessment, like group projects, student portfolios, and class participation. In the student-centered classroom, teaching and assessment are connected because student learning is continuously measured during teacher instruction.

High Tech Approach to Learning

Advancements in technology have propelled the education sector in the last few decades. As the name suggests, the high tech approach to learning utilizes different technology to aid students in their classroom learning. Many educators use computers and tablets in the classroom, and others may use the internet to assign homework. The internet is also beneficial in a classroom setting as it provides unlimited resources. Teachers may also use the internet in order to connect their students with people from around the world.

Below are some tech tools used in classrooms today:

  • G Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar)
  • Tablets/laptops
  • Gamification software (such as 3DGameLab and Classcraft )
  • Education-focused social media platforms

Low Tech Approach to Learning

While technology undoubtedly has changed education, many educators opt to use a more traditional, low tech approach to learning. Some learning styles require a physical presence and interaction between the educator and the student. Additionally, some research has shown that low-tech classrooms may boost learning.

For example, students who take handwritten notes have better recall than students who take typed notes . Another downside of technology in the classroom may be that students exposed to spell check and autocorrect features at an earlier age may be weaker in spelling and writing skills . Ultimately, tailoring the learning experience to different types of learners is incredibly important, and sometimes students work better with a low-tech approach.

Here are some examples of low technology usage in different teaching methodologies:

  • Kinesthetic learners have a need for movement when learning. Teachers should allow students to move around, speak with hands and gestures.
  • Expeditionary learning involves “learning by doing” and participating in a hands-on experience. Students may participate in fieldwork, learning expeditions, projects or case studies External link to be able to apply knowledge learned in the classroom to the real world, rather than learning through the virtual world.
  • Many types of vocational or practical training cannot be learned virtually, whether it be a laboratory experiment or woodworking.
By |September 7th, 2017|Custom Category, Handling School Kids, Teaching Tips|0 Comments

How to Handle School Children

Having trouble getting just one child to quiet down or clean up? Imagine wrangling 20. These classroom tricks will keep kids on track.

 

 

Lower Your Voice

“If you want kids to listen, lower your voice instead of raising it. This forces kids to focus. Whisper, ‘If you can hear me, touch your nose.’ After a little while, everyone does it.”

Activity Timer

“Use timer and give them exactly one minute to complain. Once the timer dings, it’s time to get to work.”

Desk Fairy

“Choose a Desk Fairy (student) who checks the kids’ desks while they are in another class or at recess. He/She leaves stickers or a prize if their desks are neat. They never know when she’ll show up, so they have to be organized at all times.”

 

By |September 7th, 2017|Custom Category, Handling School Kids, Teaching Tips|0 Comments
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