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Creative Teaching


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Transcript of Creative Teaching

Al-Rowadh International School
By Muna Saleh Creative Teaching
Techniques ` “Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.”  ~ Nikos Kazantzakis 5. Think of a product that you would like to advertise as a class. ( school, book, health club,…etc.) then ask the students to work in groups to write 10 reasons why they should buy it. Then ask them to design an advertisement or commercial that is one minute long using those reasons. Then ask the students to volunteer to show their commercials in front of the class.

6. Hang a board on the wall that is titled:
“For Your Information” and ask the students to write an advice, something they learned, a book they recommend. Then give the responsibility to one student to type it at the end of each month. 3. Ask each student to write ten personal goals in order of importance, and the barriers or obstacles to reach those goals. Ask a student to volunteer to read the first 3 goals and obstacles. Then guide the class to think together to find solutions to those obstacles in an open discussion. This teaches your students cooperation and problem solving skills.

4. Ask students to form groups of 4. each group will have a project to make an advertisement (TV, radio, for a few seconds) about the school. Or have each group design a brochure about the school. This will encourage a positive attitude towards the school and cooperation. "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.“

--Henry Brooks Adams 8. To encourage participation, tell your students that they will be asked a sudden question.
9. To encourage those students who don’t participate, give them the role of a leader when working in a group.
10. If a student is not paying attention, use eye contact to get her back.
11. As a rule, if there is a disturbance from one of the students, wait till after the class, and talk to her outside the classroom.
12. If questions are asked during the lesson that you would like to postpone, write it on the side of the board, then use it later to join the ideas of the lesson.
13. Communication needs two, speaking and active listening if one is absent there is no communication. 1. Use flashcards (number of students x2) each with a question related to the topic or an answer to one of the questions each student receives one question and one answer.

2. Film-making, a group of students are chosen to perform a video related to a lesson.

3. Have students write one idea on each colored balloon then stick them on a board, and hold with a ribbon.
Describe a story or event, the most influential is about yourself.
Raising hands.
Asking questions.
Giving promises.
Using colors
color enforces understanding by 73%
color enforces reading by 80%
color helps remembrance by 55% to 73%
Stressing the key words. Examine the students’ body language to check if they understand and try to take into consideration that learning for the first time is not easy.

Teach your students active listening.

If a student is busy with something not related to the lesson, we suggest:
Use phrases to get attention
Ignore the student’s action if she is not disturbing the class
Ask the student privately to be more attentive.
Encourage your students by becoming close to them and tapping them on the shoulder.
If you plan to discuss a topic next time, ask your students to cut out articles or pictures related to the topic ( the key is planning).
Remember to pause every now and then and give a silent moment after asking a question.
If a disagreement arises, it is advised not to get into an argument, but to focus on the points of agreement.

The most suitable day for a quiz is the second day of the week.
Traffic light reminder
(green, yellow, red). VI. Encourage them to document what they learned.

VII. Do not say: “who has a question?” instead, say: “what are your questions?” then give time before you start the next idea.

VIII. To revise the lesson at the end, throw a ball, the student that catches it states one point she learned, then she throws the ball again, and so on.

IX. Use words like: “I would like you to” or “I suggest”.
I. Smile when you enter the classroom, wait a moment then say your salam.

II. Do not speak for more than 20 minutes with adults and not more than 7 minutes with children.

III. Do not speak continuously for more the 20% of the time, which is about 8 minutes.

IV. Give rewards.

V. Use visual aids, demonstrative pictures, presentations.
1. The key is planning
More choices help make better decision.

2. Knowing where to find the information needed.

3. Being honest about delivering information (giving the source).

4. Being innovative by keeping up with new methods in our field of teaching.

5. To continue to learn as we teach, realizing there is always space to learn.

6. To have an intention of pleasing Allah through our mission and that money should not be our priority.

7. To ask ourselves if we are updated as teachers (books, training, newsletters) AST.org (American Society of Training and Development), TESOL.net (teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). "Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.“

--Helen Caldicott Effective Media is not achieved by one-sided preaching. Similarly, teaching is not only a process of delivering information. It is attained by altering the behaviors of human beings through modifying the five characteristics. This is the most challenging task to accomplish
By changing convictions
By changing interests
By developing skills
By changing relations
By changing role models. Theory

The purpose of education is the modulation of human beings. As teachers we struggle
We should have a high intention of pleasing Allah S.W.T to endure the challenges we face as teachers and educators. To reach this foreseen awakening of our nation more rapidly, we need to be more creative in our media and our teaching methodology.
While typical teaching may cause boredom and reluctance, more creative methods encourage involvement and encourage our students to learn and revive. The two most substantial elements to spread renaissance and enlightenment are:

Through these means our students learn and flourish. We are all partners in building our nation. It has been said that Arabs are the most honorable tribes in the world, but they lack team work abilities and have deficiencies in planning.
By acknowledging our weak points, and working on them, we will be part of the awakening of our nation.
Have a sincere intention to be part of this awakening and always remind yourself that you are so valuable and so precious to our nation because you are profoundly touching the lives of our generation.
1. Ask your students to write on a paper the three most important things in her life, then group them to find the common important things, then have each group present their findings to the class, then allow for an open discussion.

2.Group your students then tell them to imagine a stack of a million riyals on the table, let each one discuss with the group what she would do with the money. Then have each leader of the group give her findings, then comment how some people would put a budget while others would spend it all on buying everything.

Say your name and one piece of personal information memory game. The one who doesn’t remember is out of the game.

To get to know your students, tell them to imagine that a magic wand just fell in front of you, what would you do with it.

Prepare the class rules, discuss them and clearly identify consequences. Being prepared is the key to an encouraging learning environment.
1. Tell them it is okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.
2. Build a one-on-one relation-ship with your student, let her talk about herself.
3. Don’t assume they understand everything.
4. Don’t criticize your students.
5. Don’t make your student feel stupid if she asks a question.
6. All questions are valuable and should be respected.
7. At the end of a difficult lesson, ask your students: “who understood?” then have those students explain each to a group. 5 years  90%
7 years  10%
8 years  2%
45 years  2% Giving challenging exercises.
Using Visual Aids enforces the main idea, gives an artistic touch, and stresses key words.
Using presentations saves time, helps organize the ideas of the lesson, and allowes you cover all the points.
Using CDs related to the topic
Giving statistics (one at a time), example, creativity in children at the age:
To draw interest
To encourage creative thinking
To train students to make decisions and solve problems
To encourage cooperation between students
To give a touch of entertainment and lead to the fact that learning doesn’t have to be boring. The mission of Education is to stimulate the inner motivation, where the student doesn’t need the outside stimulus.
Our mission as educators is to develop the values and ethics of our students without needing an outer stimulus. It is to create an inner driving learning force in our children. Then, teach them how to seek the knowledge they need. Education is the basis for revival,
Teaching our children and helping build our Islamic nation with ethics and intellect is a sacred mission. INTRODUCTION “ “Don’t try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.” ~ Marva Collins

When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.” ~ Marva Collins Education Ideas Behavior Therefore, the foundation of change is not to change the behavior, but to change the thought behind the behavior.
Changing of: Behavior Idea Education or Intellect & Upbringing If education doesn’t change our beliefs and behaviors, then it has no value. An ideal lesson plan contains
an oral presentation
and visual aids (video or pictures).

Start your lesson
1.With a riddle or puzzle, which has two advantages:
To activate the brain and build concentration
Giving a change late students or the ones that need extra time to get prepared.

2. Introduction (a few words or a question) start by asking questions about the previous lesson.

3. Write the aims or goals of the lesson on the board

4. Tell them what you will say, then say it, then tell then what you said.

5. Engage your students
listening alone retention after one month is 10% to 15% . Lesson Plan Procedure Is an outside stimulus required for education? How Can We Perfect Teaching? Why use puzzles at the beginning of our lesson? Dr. Tareq's Rules: TIPS FOR MANAGING EXAMS General Advice How to Get Our Students’ Attention Creative Revision Methods To Encourage Participation Homeroom Teacher Introduction Day Suggestions Six Substitution Periods Suggestions Thank You For Listening The Two Faucets of Education Means of Learning Teaching Methodology Teaching is a noble profession In which aspects do we change our behaviors? Effective Teaching Conclusion Resource: Dr. Tareq Sweidan
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