What I believe makes a teaching moment so memorable is the special language that arises out of the sacred act of teaching. Good instructors know how to grab the attention of their students whereas; great instructors use their capabilities to capture their student’s awareness and bring them to a place of personal enlightenment.
Instructors who love the act of teaching introduce new concepts by making them not only compelling to their pupils, but utterly, irresistible because they make every effort to link the information to the individual experiences of those whom they teach. They are well-versed in a wide range of communication applications which they rely upon in separate processes throughout their verbal and visual presentations.
Teachers know how to string words together into well thought out phrases to represent their ideas. They can hold their students spellbound by combining sets of words in unusual ways to make their thoughts come to life in the minds of their students.
Every instructor’s voice has its own distinctive audio patterns. Teachers who know how to vary their pitch make their words sound melodic. They know when to place an emphasis on certain words or phrases in order to stress their importance and how to use their tone to create a pleasing rhythm when they speak.
10 THINGS ALL GREAT TEACHERS KNOW
- Their voice is an adaptable instrument that allows for pacing and pausing to make valid points
- Their spoken words are the realization of their intentions
- They have various verbal interactional patterns which they can customize in order to bond with their students
- The language they use in their classroom is symbolic and their words create powerful images that support remembering
- Every class has its own social climate and its own variation of language
- An instructor’s verbal communication informs, proposes and confirms
- Language if used properly can be very influential and has the power to shape student’s perceptions
- Expressive and receptive communication is essential to good instruction
- A well thought out verbal exchange breaks down complex concepts and makes them easy to understand
- Every teacher who truly wants to get their message across strives to perfect his or her visually based language skills
Mind Tools – Methods for Ensuring Your Words are Better Understood
Peer Discussion Clickers as facilitators of Communications- When Students and Teachers Speak
Entertaining Students – Tips for First Time Instructors
Book on Teaching and Learning the Language Arts – Edna P. DeHaven , Third Edition, University of Oregon
Love and Logic Institute
UTUBE What students want