Model Teaching: A Simplified Approach to Lesson Presentation
Prepared to teach but not sure how to present the material?
Relax. Here’s 4 steps you can follow and be successful.
You’ve gathered the needed materials. You’ve prepared your lesson. But now you must TEACH the lesson.
You know what you want your children/students to learn, but how do you present it?
Yes, there are many ways to present lesson material, but following these simple steps will help you become confident until you feel comfortable varying your teaching strategy. This simplified approach will also enhance the learning of your students.
Don’t let first year jitters keep you from moving forward with your plans. Just follow these 4 steps and you will be successful.
4 Steps to Successfully Present Any Lesson
Step 1: Ask the students what they already know about the subject material to be presented. Allow them to share their knowledge for a limited time.
Step 2: Present the lesson. Be sure to define any new vocabulary and include discussion of terms within the material.
Step 3: Carefully guide students to discover the main idea, plot, principle, or conclusion.
Step 4: Finally, students should be able to clearly explain the main idea, plot, principle, or conclusion in their own words and be able to defend their position and/or reasoning. They should be able to paraphrase the material presented, retell the story, or restate the main facts.
Continue to follow these 4 steps, and you will build confidence in yourself as a teacher. An extra benefit is that your students’ retention is greatly enhanced.
I hope this simplified approach to lesson presentation has been helpful.
Have a successful year teaching.
©2017 by Peggy Clark