We all are acquainted with the fact that classroom teaching is a complex, multilayered and social experience. Teaching is not a one-way transmission of all the information. The students influence the process of teaching as much as the teachers. Teachers play a huge role in establishing a classroom environment for students. Classroom teaching is essential to education, and we should not overlook it.
Classroom teaching is effective, and it helps student engagement in the following way-
- Engaging students in learning.
Many researchers have demonstrated that engaging students in learning increase their attention. It also motivates them to engage in higher-level critical thinking. The most important factor in determining the educational outcome is essential in the way each student perceives, processes interprets and understands all the classroom activities. Adopting a student-centric approach to instruction is critical as it increases student engagement opportunities.
- We are promoting student engagement through active learning.
Students participate in an instructional approach called active learning. The system includes strategies such as interactive lectures, question-and-answer sessions, discussions and many other activities. It is the approach which asks the students to engage in the learning methodologies by discussing, thinking, investigating and creating. It is the theory which emphasizes that students learn through building their knowledge.
- Leading dynamic discussions.
Leading dynamic discussions in a classroom teaching environment is crucial as it helps the student process information instead of simply receiving it. Good and meaningful conversations can be powerful, and they help a student learn well ahead of time. This enables the classroom to address important topics and arouses the student’s curiosity. This, in turn, increases their active engagement with the course content.
- Develops important personality and career-building skills.
We all are very well aware of the fact that classroom teaching inculcates presentation skills and conflict-resolving skills. When it comes to presenting anything front of all your peers, inculcates team spirit, and it leads to cross-pollination of ideas. Thus, peers can feed off each other’s knowledge.
- Teaching style can be modified according to the student.
The teachers have the liberty to modify their teaching style based on the types of learners present in the classroom. These classroom activities can help visual learners and auditory learners as well. In classroom teaching, the teachers get a clear idea of whether the students are following their methods and if they require further explanation. The best part about classroom teaching is that the students can get their doubts clarified then and there.
- Builds organizational skills.
More and more people have started emphasizing classroom teaching as it teaches the students to develop organization skills. There are many reasons as to why many people still stick to the traditional paradigm of education as in a live classroom, all the students are held accountable for being attentive and doing homework on time. Thus, the students learn how to organize their time and prioritize their assignments.
These organization skills help them retain more from what they have learned during the lecture.