5 Top Creative Teaching Techniques
Teaching in the past used to be full of wonderment and excitement because the kids in these days used to be curious. They knew that when they would take the class today, they would get to learn some amazing things. Few things but amazing things. Nowadays that’s the major issue around the world: Lack of Curiosity. We can talk about the benefits of inter-connectivity around the globe and faster information but it certainly didn’t help to mold a child’s mind at a pace of their own choice. Information and explanations about anything and everything are thrown at their raw feeble minds without a filter that they don’t even require schooling and miss out of the main purpose of education which is first and foremost discipline and a deep routed urge for learning. The latter can be achieved through a proper learning channel or in an environment which the student feels comfortable in but the former can only be achieved through creative teaching techniques that sparks a sense of respect for the teacher and indefinitely teach the student a sense of discipline which will stay with them throughout their lives. Below are 5 of the best creative teaching techniques which if you’re teaching at a school or multiple tuition jobs, they’ll come in very handy:
1. Fresh Creative Teaching: Teaching is a medium in which we can tap into the raw minds of the children and impart knowledge which will benefit them in their lives and as an added bonus spark a sense of respect for their teachers. Creative teaching is a technique which takes the help of tools for creativity stimulation. This can have games, visual exercises and many other techniques that can attract the attention of a young mind. This method is useful because it can identify each student as a creative individual and can encourage them of make more and more creative contributions. In this technique, creativity can be brought into every subject and the student is taught to think and think of ways to develop creative ideas which indefinitely teaches them to problem solve which is very helpful to them in later life.
2. Audio and Video tools: Another useful method of teaching is using audio and visual materials to help the standard/boring textbooks come to life and explain the important information in a form that most children relate to nowadays. This can be in the form of models, short films, videos, pictures, infographics and many other brain mapping tools. This helps the students tap into their imaginative part of the brain and let that part thrive and grow. These visual and audio tools also help them to understand the concept described in text more easily. For example, a 3000-word document about roman history is going to fly straight over their head but if we incorporate that information in an infographic or a video then they can learn more easily.
3. Brainstorm: Brainstorming is a very effective tool which helps the student to think of new and creative ideas and unlock the inner strengths of their brains and flex the muscles by being as imaginative and at the same time ‘on point’ in their thinking and mind development. And it also helps in team development by having multiple brains focusing on one single idea and getting back multiple solutions for it inviting everyone in the discussion.
4. Role play: This is a very effective technique which teaches the students to develop interpersonal skills and make them get out of their comfort zones and be more confident and steadfast in their problem solving. This comes in handy when the students are learning history, literature or current affairs due of its diverse approach and nature. Using this approach, the students can put themselves in the shoes of the characters they’re role playing which helps them to learn and retain that knowledge.
5. Classes outside the Classroom: This technique is used to refresh and enhance the learning curve of the student. This helps them to realize and understand the concept of learning almost everywhere and teaches their minds to accept the fact that they don’t just have to learn things inside the classroom but they’ll learn everyday outside in real-life also.