Tanya’s Teaching Tips
Welcome to Tanya’s Teaching Tips. Here you will find tips to improve teaching and accelerate learning.
Creativity in the classroom
Creativity is not just for creative subjects! There’s lots of things that you can do to add in more creativity to lessons, it could just be something as simple as playing background music – it can create a calming atmosphere and help make information memorable.
The brain naturally associates, this is why mind maps are an effective revision technique. Memory champions using linking to encourage clearer associations and easy recall.
Link new information to something familiar, connect topics together or link the subject to the bigger picture.
Do you know any jokes? If not, ask the students for some. This is what a recent observer of a language workshop had to say about laughter – “On the subject of happiness, there was a lot of laughter in the class and I’m so glad it was encouraged. I believe that whilst reminiscing, the class will remember words and phrases that evoked fun and laughter, so they will associate the language and the learning with good times and be encouraged to learn more.”
What are your top teaching tips?