Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thoughts on Teaching

2 Tim 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Teachers who stop growing today, and you stop teaching tomorrow.
The teacher must be a learner, a student among students.
Good teachers are: faithful, available, and teachable.
The teacher must care. People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.
The true function of the teacher is to create the most favorable conditions for self-learning.
The way your students learn determines how you teach.
The teacher stimulates and motivates; the student investigates and discovers.
. Teach people how to think
. Teach people how to learn
. Teach people how to work
Maximum impact comes from maximum involvement.
Your task as a communicator is not to impress, but to impact; not just convince them, but to change them. There must be involvement that is meaningful.
You pour it in, but you must also draw it out through involvement.
To truly impart information requires the building of bridges.
Build bridges with people to win a hearing (on what you teach).
We communicate by reaching their feelings first.
. Need a good introduction (Audience says Ho Hum as you begin).
. Need good illustrations.
. Need good conclusion.
. Show how this applies to their life.
Teach from the heart to the heart.
The teacher must know the student(s).
The teacher must have:
. Character - produces confidence
. Compassion - produces motivation (to listen and heed)
. Content - produces results (to know what to do and then do it)
Teaching is most effective when the learner is properly motivated.
Motivate them to serve. Get them busy serving.
Mentor them as they learn.
Be prepared for your class
Be creative – not just busy work, but a clear objective in mind
Be thought provoking – lead to more questions – stretch their minds
Be doable – don’t over load


Andy said...

Great TTP's on Teaching!