From ATI Chennai IT and ITES Wiki
Principles of Teaching
- Class begins promptly and in a well-organized way.
- Learners are respected and cared for.
- Learners see the significance/importance of information to be learned.
- The teacher provides clear explanations and holds attention and respect of students, and practices effective classroom management.
- Class time includes plenty of active, hands-on student learning.
- The teacher varies his/her instructional techniques.
- The teacher provides clear, specific expectations for assignments.
- The teacher provides frequent and immediate feedback to students on their performance.
- Student answers are acknowledged appropriately and probing questions are used to clarify/elaborate on answers.
- Learners are provided with many concrete, real-life, practical examples.
- The instructor draws inferences from examples/models and uses analogies.
- The class environment is comfortable for students and allows them to speak freely.
- The teacher teaches at an appropriately fast pace, stopping to check student understanding and engagement.
- The teacher communicates at the level of all learners in class.
- The overall class has a sense of good humour.
- The teacher uses nonverbal behaviour, such as gestures, walking around, and eye contact to reinforce his/her comments.
- Teachers present themselves in class as 'real people.'
- The overall class is focused on the objectives and doesn't get sidetracked.
- Feedback from students (and others) to assess and improve teaching is welcome.
- Both teachers and learners are constantly reflecting and improving.