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Techniques to improve student learning

A good teacher is what makes the difference in classrooms. These teachers not only have professional training, but also a great deal of experience with students, technological means, and everything else required to apply effective methods of improving student learning. 

Nowadays we can see a falling rate according to the attendance management software– we see students rely more on the recorded versions of online classes rather than attending them. This is either because they would like to speed run through the class and focus only on important points or there is nothing truly going on in the classroom which will make them eager to attend it. A school information management system needs to do better by giving teachers or detailed guide on how they can apply all effective methods needed for increased student productivity.

Types of teaching methods

The methodologies of teaching can be categorized into four major types;

Learner centered

In a learner-oriented method of teaching, besides the students, the educator is also considered a learner. They gain professional experience so that they can expand their horizon of teaching. The process of teaching is very new to digital methods. Hence, every classroom follows a learner-centered method these days.

Teacher centered

It happens in universities or colleges where professors explain their theories or share personal methods of learning and experiencing knowledge. Students are simply a passive form of receiving the same teaching to be an expert in the subject matter, holding the teacher as a role model. This is a very close-winded method because rather than focusing on the subject, students focus more on the teacher. 

Content centered

The subject in discussion is the main content in most content-focused methods of teaching. Various teachers can take up the subject since it is not teacher-focused, and more emphasis is laid on analyzing the subject or content this is true for both teachers and students. Mathematical and scientific subjects are mostly taught this way.

Participative or interactive methods

Learning takes place through constant participation and interactive activities. It needs proper cooperation of all students and teachers to make the environment appropriate for practicing participative methods of teaching.

Derived teaching methods

All other teaching methods are derived from the above broad categories. Here are a few effective ones;

  • Teachers should shun one-sided lecture procedures and be adept at active learning. Students respond quickly and effectively when the learning method is enjoyable to visual and other digital tools of a school information management system.
  • Cooperative learning by sharing learning objectives, goals, methods, tips, and tricks. Every student should be open to the various approaches toward learning to participate in cooperative learning. They don’t have to necessarily adopt it, knowing about the approach and deriving the good parts for personal use is the motive. In cooperative learning, class teachers believe that students have much more to learn from each other.
  • Giving feedback, and allowing students to give feedback on learning methodologies. Students should feel included and addressed in a classroom.
  • Teaching every child the importance and methods of time management helps in increasing productivity. Give them advice that they will follow. Students cannot be expected to change automatically overnight with a few words of advice. They require constant practicing of time management methods.
  • Gamification of classrooms by involving fun activities, most competitive and indoor games, can improve student focus. It takes them out of boredom and allows them to fixate their mind on the subject after a refreshing break.
  • Brainstorming about ideas, concepts, open-ended questions, literary answers, or anything related to the subject improves student efficiency in learning. It helps them have a creative direction with imaginative capacity.
  • Distributing their study hours and practice hours over the day, apart from the school classes, helps them organize a plan that accelerates learning.
  • Teachers should build a good relationship with their students. They feel more comfortable coming up to a teacher to freely express doubts, emotions, or other concerns. Often, students rely more on teachers than on students because they are their ultimate mentors for them.
  • Using online tools besides the school learning management system for learning has also been proven effective recently. They can use the latest gadgets or wearable technologies for better agility in the classroom.