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· Volume IV Issue I

Children learn I different ways. Some learners like to see main points written down in order to remember them. Others learn better by listening. They may like to hear information repeated few times in different ways. Others rely in all their senses. They may need to touch and feel something before they can fully learn it. Teaching requires not only knowledge and the formal education a teacher achieved. It is also important to know the nature of the child or children to be taught, thereby a flexible teacher who is armed with skills, talents and values is needed.

Children sometimes cannot be taught formally when they are not motivated well. Participation of children in the educational process when sharing information is one of the best techniques in teaching. Various teaching techniques can facilitate clients’ involvement.

Aside from motivation, the use variety of teaching techniques that improve educational sessions. Here are some that you can use, first, ask questions, second, encourage learners to participate and practice skills, then, use different teaching materials and lastly speak in ways that learners understand.

Ask questions that encourage learners to give as much information as they would like. To arm the teacher with different techniques, professional development must also be achieved.

Professional development will benefit the teacher and eventually the learners and the community as well. It also encompasses the direction of the whole team in the school and the district when it comes to professional development.

One may develop his professional development plan in consultation with your school head. Professional development is a continuing process consisting of activities that enhance professional growth. It may include workshop, independent reading and study, conferences and consultation with peers and experts.