As a teacher, the best way to push yourself is to accept challenges and to keep improvising your teaching spree. Improvisations on each subject and lesson creates ways to impart what you have learned, to the students.
There are different ways wherein a student chooses to learn and understand concepts. Some understand through an interactive communication method. Some through reading and writing. And some get the information while in the lecture phase itself.
Improvement of student learning ability, directly or indirectly reflects on your potential to teach. Aim to involve the participation of the slower learners in the lessons as well. Lighten the boring lessons with illustrations, dramatics, interactions and related activities. That would be your biggest challenge to prove your credibility.
Here are few ways to improvise students' learning capacity and help them learn better.
Present the lesson in smaller portions. Explain a portion of the lesson and ask the students to recall and revise what they've heard. Writing and orally reciting the information, may increase the ability to learn. Establish information in learnable short portions. It would be much easier to grasp and remember too.
Have your students to work on the subject or the lesson and get back to you with their version of the story. Provide guidelines, short assignments and deadlines on the lesson. Help them understand accountability. Track their work time. Teach them to learn and contribute independently.
Seek for the student's response, as long as you're in the job. Have constant check on their work and responsibilities. Make them respond to your lessons. Sometimes you may have to forcibly get them to do their work, memorise things, even though when they are reluctant. Practice student accountability activities in the classroom.
Involve everything sensible, so that the students would have varieties to learn in your daily teaching sessions. This is another area of improvisation. Try and include technological methods/gadgets and easy psychological exercises that boosts students at all levels. The purpose here is to get the student to retain information that he/she has learned at the end of the session.
Aiming to improvise in your skills and knowledge as a teacher could be a lifelong process. Some are quick learners, while some go slower. Not all students learn in the same manner. In addition to your effective teaching methods in class, you may also be required to follow up with the students to observe their growth pattern from time to time. Watch over and induce them to 'want to learn more' attitude.