An Online Teacher Training Course The Art of Efficient Teaching in the 21st Century
by Roy and Irina Andersen
Since the earliest times of formal education, people of good intent have sought to make the learning experience more enjoyable and more meaningful for children. Rousseau’s story of “Emile” in the 18th century intended to centre learning to a child’s perspective and more recently the work of Dewey, Piaget and even Gardner’s “Multiple Intelligences” not to mention Kolb’s “Learning Styles” all had and have the purpose to enable children to learn better.
And yet, they do not!
Still today, children in every class in every country of the world are largely confused with what they are to learn and how they are to learn this. In consequence to this, the same variation of student ability still appears as it always has done, with one or two appearing to be most intelligent, the general mass either less motivated or less able and a few of lesser ability who seem only intent on disrupting the lesson for the rest of the class. Why is this? Why has the average of class ability so little improved over the past 100 years and indeed why is it that most children today would fail a standard examination of 100 years ago?
SENSITIVITY IN ENGAGEMENT is the key factor that has been and is missing today in all the theories and practices put forward desiring students to learn better, teachers to teach better and be themselves better evaluated. It is not, then, the purchase of a course to engage the minds of children that will make the difference. This never has. It is the requirement of a course that will help teachers be more sensitive in how they explain information and one that enables each student to be more sensitive in how they engage information and respond better to questions asked of them in a calm and questioning atmosphere that will make the difference.
Yet, the SCHOOL SYSTEM works against the teacher’s efforts to be so sensitive in how they explain and guide the learning experience of their students. To understand why this is, is to understand the purpose of school is not to teach children how to learn, but to prepare them to be compliant citizens in the next working generation. It is from this 19th century requirement that teachers are still unwittingly trained to teach in school today and struggle to do so through a system which robs them of time and energy in classes of uninterested and too often ill behaved children, which they struggle to control, that has caused a mass exodus of teachers. Teacher retention is a major problem in education today, with many schools forced to increase class sizes due to lack of teachers. A teacher’s lot is not today a happy one, with many who gave up the dream they once had and now process students as education has always intended them to do, as they struggle to convince themselves that each student has understood each lesson to the best of their ability. What, then, can be done?
With combined research and teaching experiences spanning half a century Roy and Irina Andersen bring a totally new concept into the school and learning experience. Through studies in genetics, neurology, education, and social and political science, they vividly explain the realization that it is not the brain or supposed intelligence of a student that enables them to learn and so be assessed but the state of their mind. The mind requires security and purpose to drive the organization of the brain and all that it so processes as it presents to others who assess it — the ability of the student. It is by this that marks, grades and opportunities in life evolve through the inspiration, patience and guidance of the teacher.
The Art of Efficient Teaching in the 21st Century
is a highly detailed course designed to give all teachers the means to reach the heart and soul of every student so that each individual will better engage, better understand and be better able to present their mind that is evaluated and upon which all grades hang — and the reputation of the teacher.
Module One: Intelligence and School Ability. For the first time, you will be taught the difference between intelligence and how your students gain grades. School, you will discover, works on two specific languages and these upon rules. It is the mastering of these rules that decides the ability of the student, but this requires an understanding of the three factors that can lessen and even destroy such mastering.
Module Two: Motivation and Engagement. How can you most effectively motivate the 21st century student whose life is addicted to game playing and bring that mind to full and conscious engagement for the whole of your lesson?
Module Three: Language and Thinking Ability. School evaluates a student’s ability on how well they explain their mind, but does not teach them how to be proficient in this. This module will guide you in techniques by which you can improve the ability of your students so they can assimilate, process and explain their thoughts better verbally and in writing. Once you show your students how they can improve, they will see open doors to be challenged, love you for it and be more responsible to their learning and in their class behaviour.
Module Four: Remembering, Retention and Self-Assessment. Students acquire their own ways to remember the information you will evaluate them on. Few understand the strategies you will gain in this module by which you can improve their ability to remember lesson content and better solve problems. Both of which will endear them to want to learn with you.
Module Five: Preparing our youth for the world of AI through better classroom organisation: Discovering the secrets of inspiring and guiding the minds of your students through better human interface. Competition for grades in school has always encouraged students to strive individually against each other, but the world our children must come to live and work in will be heavily dominated by artificial intelligence. This world of AI will require them to think more in terms of human relationships. In this module, we examine how students can share common goals to develop high levels of collaboration in skill building, to successfully complete complex tasks together to better appreciate human reward.
Module Six: Teacher, Student, Child, Parent: How to be better respected and desired by your students and their parents. We discuss a new cycle of relationships, where you will learn to work better as a team with parents and their children, to improve student commitment, gain greater respect from parents and reduce stress on you — the teacher.
All thanks to Mr and Mrs Andersen and their new teaching method.
“I wish to express my gratitude to Roy and Irina for their method of teaching, which played a tremendous role in changing my way of teaching. At the start of the year, I had a new student whose performance was literally below average. He couldn’t read, write or even speak proper English. I didn’t know what to do and was under pressure from other teachers, since all our subjects are taught in English. I discussed with Roy and Irina who encouraged me to use the information contained in their modules.
I started by changing the attitude and mindset of my student, teaching him that learning is fun and with effort he’ll achieve greater things in life. The flipped method contained in the modules helped him to prepare and be eager in lesson preparation and then activity during the lesson. Real life story telling encouraged him so much. I showed him pictures and videos of people who had difficulties, but they made it in life. I would take videos of him in the class and later on discuss areas of weakness. At first, he was shy and frustrated of having videos taken of him and would laugh it off, but soon he began to suggest on areas of improvement. He opened up and was soon able to share his mind. His reading improved greatly and his writing too. Everyday, he would read a paragraph or two and would summarize what he had read. He promised to buy me a phone later in life. His parents are over the moon seeing their son reading, writing and speaking English confidently.”
Mrs Runyararo Chipere. Teacher. Atlantic Academy. Zimbabwe. Africa.
If you are an Educator/Teacher or Parent we invite you to consider this course and how it may help you help your students and children.
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