Salam and hye, from my very own point of view, there are several factor that can help the teacher to determine whether he/she can make an effective Lesson Plan and come out with the targeted Learning Objective.
So, in this entry, I will list down 7 possible items that I think which will ensure an effective lesson.
1. Realistic Lesson Plan.
It all come back to the basic. Whether you manage to make the correct lesson plan or not and whether you will manage to complete the lesson plan in the time given. Try to make the lesson more student-centered so that the pupils will gain their knowledge on their own and don’t totally depends on the teacher to give the input.
2. Challenging activity
Teacher must take the responsibility to find or even come out with a challenging activity for the pupils. Please stop asking the pupils to copy everything from the text book. It is freaking boring. By come out with a quite difficult challenge, it will help the pupils to develop their thinking skills more effectively.
3. Teaching Approaches
A good teacher must have variety of teaching approaches and must master each of it. This to make sure that the teacher able to tackle and attract the pupils attention towards learning and don’t make the pupils demotivated by using same and lame teaching approaches every time he/she come and teach the classroom.
4. Teaching Aids
Teacher, please try to come out with an attractive teaching aids even though you will not gain any extra payment for doing it. Whether it is as simple as flashcard or PowerPoint, please try to use it in the classroom. Don’t kill the pupils by ask them to refer to the text book every time they have lesson with you. Try to make the teaching aids colorful and attractive so that the pupils will engage towards the learning.
5. Teacher as facilitator
Nowadays, pupils have been exposed to lots of knowledge before they come to school. Try to take advantages on this. Don’t give all the input to the pupils, but engage them to come out with their own learning by ask them to work in group or in pair. List down what they know about the topics teach and then after that the teacher explain what the pupils don’t understand. This will help to develop the pupils thinking skills and learning skills.
6. Group Work / Pair
2 brain are always better than one if they know what they are doing. Try to make the pupils to work in group or pair. This will help them to think better and come out with a better answer. Plus, by working in group, the pupils will know how to divide works, and be responsible to their tasks according to the instruction given by the teacher.
7. ICT Tools
ICT tools does help if we want to make an interesting teaching and learning session. For example, by using online games in the classroom/computer laboratory ( if you have one in your school). This will help to attract the pupils attention towards the learning and low down their affective filter because they are enjoying the learning. By doing this, the knowledge will be memorize more easily and effectively.
This are the 7 possible items which will ensure an effective student-centered, personalized, higher-order-thinking lesson based on my own opinions. I do appreciate if you want to comment on my lesson or want to suggest other ways to make effective lesson.
Bye and salam.