Teaching techniques & Tips

Before you teach the children, what you have to do

  1. You need to know the ages of children who you deal with because the ages are connected with their learning behaviour.  And you need to learn & understand their behaviour.
  2. you need to find the subjects that is suitable for the ages and pick up some interesting topics to teach
  3. You need to do the teaching guidelines. The teaching guidelines will show the topics that you will teach the children including the timeline because some topics, might take time to teach.
  4. You make the lesson plans what you will teach the children in that topic. The lesson plan is detailed description of the course of instructionand it is also a guide for running a particular lesson, and it includes what the students are supposed to learn, how the goal will be reached, etc.
  5. You need to know how to do the classroom management. This one will not be too hard for you if you follow the instruction no. 1-4. However You should find attractive learning activities such as games, music, storytelling etc. These will help children learn something from you. We call “PLAY and LEARN”  


Teaching is not easy but it is also not hard like you think as well. Children like someone who cares about them and be with them when they have the problems. Sometimes you need to be more patient as some children might have a slow learning ability and you might need to repeat it over and over. But Do not give up. Children may forget some learning easily but it’s very difficult for them to forget the person who teaches them.  


So, What is the difference between a FARMER and a TEACHER?

A Farmer has to plant seeds,
Before a farmer can plant seeds a Farmer has to check and prepare the soil.
Then plant the seeds.
Then watch the birds do not eat the seeds.
Then water and protect the plants.
Then at the end of a growing season the farmer can pick the plants and sell them.

The Farmer has to know the more time spent on the plants the better the selling price will be.
A Teacher.

Has to prepare the classroom.
Welcome the students into a prepared classroom.
The teacher can talk to the students, 
The more care a Teacher puts into the students, Then the more the students will know.
The best students are those who listened and studied with the Teacher to get better scores on tests and have
better chances to get better education and know how to make better decisions.

The differences between a Farmer and Teacher are only in what they grow.
Both a Teacher & Farmer must know the soil and Classroom.
 Both a Farmer & Teacher have to know the capacity of a field or classroom.
If you put to many seeds or students in a field or classroom the quality of what you grow or teach will be lower.
If the Farmer or Teacher watch all the details at the beginning there is less work to do at the end.

What is the work at the end?
The farmer’s job is complete if the Farmer looked after the plants while they grew up making it easier for the Farmer to 
collect all healthy plants to sell.
The teacher has to know if all the students were taught well, Then the exams will be easier for the students.

A farmer picks good seeds to start with to make sure the crop has a better chance for the farmer to be successful.
Some seeds are not always good and may need help, So the farmer does not look for the best in everything the seeds do.
The Farmer looks for an average because some seeds grow really well and others do not.
But by putting all the plants together the farmer has an average ratio.

The teacher has good students and some students need some help.
The students that need help may not be the best but after all they are still growing all they need is support of the Teacher.
 And the students will not fail.

No seed even if sad will refuse to grow, 
It might grow late or slower it might need more time and help.
But it will do something.

A student maybe slow.
But there is no reason to stop.
When you run to catch a bus and you shout please wait.
The bus will slow down while you run to catch it.
Think about that.
If you ask for help the Teacher can slow down while you study harder to catch up.
There is no need to give up.

It is important to know the students are from farming families. They are not city children. So the way they behave and act is quite different from city children. Also city children tend to be more media-inactive. If for instance you asked city children to bring anything from the neighbourhood. The best they can bring is a toy like object. The farming children are from the land. If you ask them to bring you simple objects from where they live. You will get a bounty of flowers, Maybe frogs and water chestnuts and all the things they grow and love in nature.
The hearts of these children is with the land.