If only teaching as a profession was that easy, it would not have come with a training tenure of 2 years. B.Ed. is a course that grooms its students to become future teachers. Over the years, there have been many changes that have taken place in the contents of this course. The education system itself has witnessed several changes over the years, one of the most significant and significant changes was brought about by the 2020 pandemic caused by a coronavirus. The schools which could only dream about smart classrooms or e-classes had resorted to taking online classes from home. This was a huge dramatic change in the Indian education system. B.Ed. the course has a test for the aspiring teachers when they get into real schools for teaching students for being evaluated, before this test, there is a screening session which is also a test that the teacher-to-be must attend where externals, examiners, some real students, and their co-teachers-to-be will be present. This test is known as micro teaching. Microteaching is essential to pass as it determines the aspirants’ future to becoming a professional tutor in the future. There are types of micro teaching that assist the B.ED. students to sharpen their skills. They need to be well versed with these skills because they are going to be using these for the rest of their life in this profession.
These are the following 9 significant types of micro teaching of aspiring teachers:
- The Skill of Introduction:
The way a teacher starts the lesson is how the outcome of the lessons are going to be. The warm-up session before starting a lesson i.e., giving a brief introduction before getting into the syllabus. Make sure you are thorough with the lessons beforehand hand and are ready with important notes.
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2. The Skill of Explaining:
This is the trickiest part of teaching. The whole idea of school is to break down the lessons into simpler parts for the children for better understanding. The clarity and transparency are explaining help the children to grasp faster. Being interactive, relatable, and providing the appropriate number of examples for them to make it more interesting. This way, explaining or breaking down a lesson would make it a smooth ride.
3. The Skill of Questioning:
The teacher should be as alert as the students and should know when to strike a question to the kids. A trained teacher would ask questions in between the lessons instead of keeping everything at the end. When you ask questions in between the lessons, they remember it for a longer time. Remember! Classroom teachings are effective enough to not revise at home if the child is attentive and the class interactive.
4. The Skill of Demonstration:
Education demands a lot of demonstrations and props during teaching. These demo sessions in between the lessons will get imprinted in their brains forever. This makes learning effective and productive.
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5. The Skill of Reinforcement:
The ability to reinforce and revise is not only healthy and beneficial for the student but also the teacher. The teacher can ensure that her students are faring well in the subjects they have taken and can be clear with the basics.
7. The Skill of Closure:
Initiating a lesson is an easy task but to give closure, to end it is when most teachers make it unclear, uncertain, and chaotic. Make sure the ending is systematic and give enough assignments that can help them remember the lessons and not overburden them.
8. The Skill of Stimulus Variation:
The skill of stimulus variation is a technique adapted to keep the students glued to the lesson by intentionally changing the focus of the study from a book or verbal instructions to a blackboard, demonstrations, drawing, stories, etc. This is provoked to seek variations or change in the stimulus for an effective learning experience.
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9. The Skill of Blackboard:
This skill is essential to highlight the critical terms, shift the focus, and to grab attention from students with feeble attention can get alerted once the teacher starts to write on the board- now they know that it is essential. This invites student contribution to classroom teaching.
Microteaching helps to determine that the teachers are well-groomed and trained enough to execute the above-mentioned following types of micro teaching. This not only acts as a replica to the classroom teaching but also is a type of personality development training that is imparted from these aspiring teachers to the students.
The salient features of our personality development course include enhancing self confidence, developing voice and speech modulation, improving body language and expressive abilities, inculcating observational skills, learning time management and environment adaptation, inculcating positive attitude, developing success oriented confidence and grasping the fundamentals of flawless communication skills and positive visualization techniques.