I found it as a challenge to keep their attention focused on the learning process. So as to face this challenge, I employed an innovative approach by trying to make the learning process enjoyable. I included a number of activities within the teaching methodology which was integrated with the learning objectives. Activities like games and group activities were tried which made sure that the learners while enjoying the process were more comfortably engaging in the learning process. The activities were given a competitive nature to entertain the students and to maintain their attention. Prizes were given for the winners, which retained their interest .For long sessions, activities involving physical movements were incorporated. Short icebreakers and warm up activities involving quick movements helped to keep the energy levels maintained. I have found these very useful as it brings in a cheerful atmosphere in the classroom. However, this activity has the limitation that it demands adequate space and facility. Videos and other audio visual tools which could be connected to language learning were used extensively by me to improvise the delivery of language lessons.
My general observation during my teaching experience has been that the participation of students in learning activities is largely unequal. The weaker students tend to shy away from volunteering in class room activities. It is my principle to make all the students participate equally. I have experienced that being able to participate in the learning process brings in a feeling of ownership in the students towards the objective of learning. This encourages them to effectively contribute to the learning process. I also make sure to collect feedback from all the students. I have prepared printed feedback forms and I regularly get it filled from every student, so that I understand the efficacy of the delivery. This is very important as it has always helped me to understand the ...Show more