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Master of Disguise:

The Art of Starting Lessons as a Chameleon Teacher!

By Fahmy FarookPublished 7 months ago 3 min read
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An engaging classroom makes your teaching job fascinating and interesting!

Being a teacher, how do you start your class? How do you enter the classroom? How is your mood when facing the children first time on a particular day at your school?

Go with the pleasant mood. You will find your children to be pleasant. On the contrary, enter the class with a glum face, same results you can expect from your children. The productivity of teaching and learning will be very low thereafter.

First and foremost, you have to forget all your worries at home when entering your class. Tie them and keep them away. The reflection of your family issues, personal issues, transport problems or any other matter must not appear in any format through your body language. What else can you do?

Greet your students warmly

Start the day by welcoming each student with a smile and a friendly greeting. Use their names and show genuine interest in how they are doing. A kind welcome sets a positive tone for the day.

Display Enthusiasm

You have to show excitement and enthusiasm about the day's lesson activities and learning objectives. Your positive energy will be transmissible and inspire the children to be enthusiastic as well.

Ensure to use positive language and body language

Use inspiring and elevating language to talk to your students. Positive statements and words of encouragement can boost their confidence and readiness to participate in your planned classroom activities.

In addition, positive body language is another important aspect to be considered by the teacher. For example, a pleasant smile on the face every time, maintaining good eye contact, using of open postures, appropriate hand movements and gestures, maintaining a relaxed posture, varied facial expressions according to the situation etc. These all can make a significant difference in the quality and productivity of the teaching and learning process in the classroom.

Include interactive activities in your lesson

Start the class with interactive activities that are engaging and fun. These could include group tasks, games, or short discussions that involve the students' interest and get them ready for the day's lessons.

Share personal stories or anecdotes

Share lighthearted or relatable personal stories that connect with the day's lesson topic or theme. This can attract the students' focus and make the subject matter more applicable and enjoyable.

Use visual aids:

You may use attractive and colorful visuals multimedia presentations etc. to persuade the students' attention and make the lesson visually appealing. Engaging visuals can induce interest and curiosity about the subject being taught.

Create a welcoming classroom environment

Ensure that the classroom is tidy, well-organized, pleasant, visually appealing, and encouraging to learn. Decorate the classroom with students' work, colorful charts, and displays related to the curriculum.

Generate a Sense of Belonging

Make each student feel recognized and included by acknowledging their achievements, no matter how small they are. Celebrate their successes and contributions to the classroom, which will boost their confidence and motivation to engage in studies.

Be Approachable to the students

Ensure a classroom environment where students feel comfortable approaching you with questions, concerns, or ideas. Show genuine interest in their thoughts and feelings, and reassure them that their opinions matter.

Use different types of teaching techniques

You can plan a variety of teaching methods such as group discussions, hands-on activities, storytelling, and multimedia presentations to cater to different learning styles and maintain students' interest.

Set clear expectations

You have to communicate to the students about the lesson objectives and what is expected of the students during the lesson. Clarity helps them stay focused and engaged, knowing what they need to achieve.

By combining these strategies and continuously maintaining a positive and welcoming attitude, a primary teacher can create an environment where students feel motivated, engaged, and excited to learn.

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About the Creator

Fahmy Farook

Fahmy Farook is a seasoned content writer, revered educator, captivating presenter, and dedicated environmentalist.

Fahmy Farook's illustrious career has left an indelible mark on diverse global audiences on the areas of his specialization.

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