Presentation on theme: "The teacher as a teaching aid Dr. C.H. Shashindran Ex- Director-Professor & Head Dept of Pharmacology JIPMER."— Presentation transcript:
The teacher as a teaching aid Dr. C.H. Shashindran Ex- Director-Professor & Head Dept of Pharmacology JIPMER
The Teacher is the best aid Convenient Portable Uses no electricity Can be used effectively in light or dark Available all the time
What should a teacher do? (to be an effective aid) Movement Use body language Eye contact Gesture Facial expression Speech Student talk Names
Movement Sitting behind a desk or standing on a dias creates a “ Distance” between the teacher and the students. Try to have an aisle and enough space between rows so that you can easily reach those at the back Some movement on the side is essential Step forward to emphasize a point take small steps to different sides of the class
Use of Body language Your body should be in your control Hold it in such a way that you look alert and awake Avoid slumping & sagging Just as too little movement is boring, too much movement can be a distraction When you are alert, it encourages the students subconsciously to become alert
Eye contact Keep your eyes lively, aware and interested Move them around to take in everything Fix them on individual students, but not for so long that they become uncomfortable! Avoid focusing on the best or not so good students. Make sure you make eye contact with each student. Knowing that the teacher demands eye contact keeps the students alert.
Gestures Arms and hands are a very expressive visual aid They can be used to describe shapes, actions, movements etc. Remember to keep still while listening to a student Avoid habits such as fiddling with notes& books, key chains pens etc
Facial expression There is nothing worse than a constant frown, which discourages students from asking questions or seeking help. A smile can work wonders It encourages the student to participate actively Look interested while a student is speaking Cultivate a sympathetic & encouraging expression.
Speech A low monotone or a high pitched voice can be difficult to understand or grating to the ears Make sure that –You are speaking at the right volume –You are not speaking too fast –Your diction is clear
Student talk Break the monotony and give students plenty of time to talk –It will keep them alert –Be friendly Names: Call students by their name –It sounds warmer & friendlier