Have you listened to a monotone lecture that makes most people fall asleep? Well, it’s a common scenario in most classes. But if you are a teacher and want to stand out from the rest then you should concentrate on improving your teaching ability. You should deliver your lectures in such a way that the students find them interesting and never fall asleep in the classroom. Here are some tips for you.
Know your subject well
You should always be well prepared for the class. You should not only give a definition of certain things but give examples and relate them to the real world stuffs so that the students can understand better. You shouldn’t just read on your slides. You should be able to give a lecture without looking at the slides. You should answer your students’ questions spontaneously.
Know the rules of presentation
There are certain rules of presentation that capture the audiences’ attention. Your voice, tone, body language, etc. plays an important part in the presentation. You should make sure that you have proper eye contact with most of the students in the class. You shouldn’t stand in one position; you should move around. You should ask students from time to time whether the concept is clear to them or if they have any questions. Your voice should be loud enough for everyone in the classroom to hear.
Make your lecture casual and entertaining
Instead of being too serious, you can lighten up things. You can make jokes that are relevant to the subject matter, give interesting examples, etc. to make the classroom lecture more entertaining. You can bring some audiovisual materials as well instead of showing them plain texts.
You shouldn’t hesitate when you give lectures. You should be confident and it should show in your voice. The students should believe what you are saying. Don’t use any vague sentences; otherwise, the students will lose concentration.
You should develop yourself in these areas. When you will see that most students attentive in class or students are doing good in your exams then that’s an indication that your teaching skills have improved.