What can you take away from your observations of Teaching for implementation in your own classroom? The introduction of a topic from a completely “irrelevant” angle is important and I will adopt the technique in my classroom. Teacher Frank introduces the trigonometric terms in such a way that the students get to know them before they even understand what they mean. The way Teacher Frank introduces trigonometry is helped the student's mind settle well when he uses the math-kwaendo. He then slowly navigates back to the main topic when he has the students' maximum attention
By introducing different methods that are participatory to the students, the teachers make the students feel part of the class and seem to enjoy it. The students ask and answer the questions and take part in some dances and songs, with most of them taking a major role in them; Teacher Julie Jackson gives the students major roles during the introduction and closing of her meeting.
Teacher Frank rarely uses songs or chants in his lecture. He preferred engaging the students in skits that are related to the topic. However, Teacher Julie has adopted a method to appreciate the kids when they get a question right; the student is applauded by his/her classmates. Moreover, she uses a song to help the kids memorize the name of the continents.
Teacher Frank has the whole class engaged throughout. He starts by the “Math-kwaendo” and he encourages questions from the students. At the ends, he gives the students a real example on the application of trigonometry. ...Show more