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Before you start teaching

Before you start teaching

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Before you start teaching, it’s essential to know one thing: You have to prepare to teach.

You may have a diploma, know what materials you need to be familiar with, have decent communication skills, etc. But you must understand there is a difference between being a teacher because you have a diploma, and being a teacher, because many gets inspired by your lessons, learn new things and leave the classroom feeling prepared.

In other words:

A teacher with diploma fulfills the reqirement of the education system.

A teacher who teaches puts the students as priority.

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What to do?

Before you start teaching, you must know about learning. How do students learn? In many ways.

Hence:

  • many times some students will perfectly understand the material, while some won’t have a clue at all.

They all attended all your classes, payed attention just the same way, prepared, yet they have different results. You have to understand different learning styles. You have to be patient, do research and prepare.

Cajun Koi Academy on youtube has many great videos about it.

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How To Organize Materials For An Exam

Exam: Should test a student’s knowledge. Not what they memorized, but what they understood with their own way of thinking, and words.

  1. Put together the exam.

First put together everything you want to include in the chapter. Make sure it is done in a frame: has everything from beginning to end.

Then plan your lessons according to what you want in the exam, not the other way around. Many teachers mess up this. They abstractly, with no plan start to give lessons, and expect students to have a correct big picture from the many different little pieces. Without structure, it won’t make sense.

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It’s best to keep things as simple as possible

Don’t put too much material in one exam. The less, is the better. Easier to learn, understand, and will lead to better grades.

Max. 3 lessons should be able to inclue everything for the exam. If it was not enough, you should part the materials and rather have two smaller exams.

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Use keywords, colors and and chop it up to small portions

Whatever topic you teach, make sure it’s easy to follow on, and spot the connection between ideas. Think about it: as a student what questions would you have after reading your presentation?

don’t mention unnecessary information.

when you mention information, don’t use synonyms. Use the exact same words. The more they hear it, the more likely they will remember it. When you use a synonym, as fresh information they might mistake it for a completely different thing.

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Build a structure you will always stick to

Color code everything: Title, information, etc. And stick to it.

It will be much easier to understand and remember.

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