The best thing about teaching a whole lesson is that we can reflect from each class, and be better in the next class.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”: I once thought this was just a cliché. However, now, I could hardly think of any other metaphors better than this well-known comment. I believe students will grow little by little as long as we teachers keep guiding and supporting them. They will show us something beyond expectation!
After this experience, I realized that it may be interesting but not necessary for a teacher to wield funny techniques to draw student’s attention. What comes first is to offer students step-by-step guidance in terms of teaching procedure. Moreover, variety, sequencing, pacing and timing are also important to deliver a comprehensible class for students.