Teaching Online is the future of education.
My grandmother was my role model. She always made things easy to understand. I admired her for her patience, her modesty, and her honesty. My love of teaching comes from her.
When I qualified as a teacher, I ensured that some of her ‘old-fashioned’ teaching methods rubbed off on me.
Taking the time to explain the work to my pupils in a way that made the pupils understand and comfortable was of utmost importance.
I ensure that when teaching my pupils their work; they fully understand what they have learned and the best way of testing this is to trade places; and let the child teach the teacher. In the classroom situation, my pupils always loved coming up to the “blackboard” (showing my age) and teaching their peers what I had just taught them.
Teaching children to study by association using visual and practical experiences and to monitor and assess each pupils’ individual needs and methods. I allow my pupils to verbally express their ideas, and to always ask questions to improve their problem-solving skills and to improve their thinking skills as well as improve their communication.
In today’s technological world, I am excited to be working online with computers, handheld devices, and tablets.
I believe that the pupils today are excited to be working online and they are so much better off that we were all those years ago. Children today can communicate easily with adults and are not afraid to have their say, which assists in building their confidence levels and motivating them to be successful.
“If You are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” – Chinese Proverb