Teacher Strategies and Practices have shaped the learning environment and have led to the achievement of countless learning outcomes. However, there are areas in which schools still have much work to do to ensure that these achievements are realized. One of the most cited reasons is the lack of teacher strategies and practices that are fostering effective learning environments. To add to this, the quality and type of resources available to teachers are also identified as a major cause for the success or failure of student learning outcomes.
As a leader in education, your role calls for you to identify the learning situation and design teacher strategies that will address these issues. As a teacher, you should be committed to providing your students with an effective learning environment. This can be achieved by creating an open and interactive learning environment. This involves making it possible for students to raise questions and engage in meaningful discussions. It should foster a sense of equality in the classroom.
To achieve this, you must be prepared to take charge of the learning process itself. You must know how to facilitate discussions between classmates and encourage student involvement in group projects. An active teaching community is another way of encouraging active learning in the classroom. It should be comprised of teachers who possess and are willing to learn new technologies and use them effectively for the benefit of the students.
A successful teacher's strategy needs to be feasible in the current learning context. This means that it addresses both the objectives and limitations of the school districts in terms of resources available. A good teacher strategy should be able to address changes in the learning environment. It should be flexible enough to accommodate the different learning needs of students, teachers, and school systems. For example, some school districts require teachers to use certain teaching methods that may no longer be applicable in the current environment.
In addition to effective teacher strategies, teachers need to practice what they preach. Ineffective practices will not yield effective results. Teachers should be encouraged to develop and practice the lessons they have taught. This includes the use of test questions, periodic review of lesson materials, and the evaluation of the students' understanding of the course materials. Failure to practice and review can lead to a classroom environment that lacks learning and leads to the failure of many students to pass state or federal academic exams.
In order to implement these strategies, teachers must first be fully aware of the learning concepts, processes, and models that form the basis of the subject they teach. Learning theories are the grounds of the knowledge-based education system that is prevalent in most school districts today. Once a teacher fully understands and criticizes the learning methods employed in their classroom, they can then devise an effective teacher strategy that is grounded on sound instructional principles.