Home schooling is becoming more popular each year but there are still some parents that worry they won’t be able to make the transition from parent to teacher and so they hesitate to try. Home schooling your child is a lot different from sending them to a public school but with the right resources any parent can be a great teacher and give their children the education they need. The main requirements is a strong desire to teach your child and the time to do so.Tips on how to make the transition from parent to teacher:· The first and most important thing that you need to realize is that you don’t have to be a trained professional to educate your child. This is something that you’ve been doing since the day they were born and teaching them to read, write and do math is no different.· Don t worry about not being able to answer all of your child’s questions. As a parent, you don’t always have all the answers and you’re not expected to as a teacher either. This is actually a good opportunity to teach your child how to research and find the answers to questions you don’t know.· As a teacher you should have respect for your child and give them the space and time they need to learn at their own pace while at the same time making sure they are doing their best. This is the same requirements needed to be a parent.· You will be a guide for your child pointing them in the right direction and giving them the means to learn. Fortunately, there are many resources available that will help you provide the information needed to teach them.· Observe your child and see what techniques help them to learn more easily and which ones seem to make them frustrated and aggravated. This is easy for a parent to do because who knows your child better than you.· Be creative and make learning fun for both of you.Making the transition from parent to teacher is not as difficult as many parents believe because it’s really no different from what you’ve been doing all along.If you choose to home school, you will be responsible for your child’s education and making sure they meet the standards of the state in which you live. You also need to make sure they have the education needed to continue on to college and prepare for the world that awaits them. However, the way you choose to teach your child is completely up to you and you’re free to use any technique that works for your family.
The primary Math education is a key determinant and I must say the very foundation of the computational and analytical abilities a student requires for a strong secondary education. It is the very base on which secondary education is built on. This is why it is mandatory that the teaching techniques and methods we employ as teachers and educators be of such rich quality that the development of a child with respect to his mathematical abilities be wholesome, practical and balanced.Being a Math teacher is not easy. It is usually the favourite of a few and the nemesis of many. It has been observed that children mostly try to escape doing Math work. While there is a section of students who absolutely love mathematics enough to pursue a career in it, many students live in fear of it. Today we are going to give our teachers some helpful tips and tricks to make teaching math an enjoyable and interesting experience not only for the kids.20 Tips and Tricks to Teach Mathematics at the Primary Level Ambience plays a very significant role. It is your responsibility to see that a classroom is properly ventilated with ambient light.
Ensure that Mathematics class is neither before lunch break (when children concentrate more on the Tiffin than studies) nor the last period where students wait more for the bell to ring (not to mention start feeling sleepy!) Keep Math class when the children are active and fresh.
Cultivate the students’ interest in Mathematics by letting them know about the power, structure and scope of the subject.
Hold the students’ attentions from the get go! Introduce the topics with some fun facts, figures or interesting trivia
Chalk out the lesson plan effectively keeping time and content allotment in mind
Use audio and visual aids wherever possible
Draw on the board if required (especially, lessons like geometry, shapes and symmetry)
Call students to work on the blackboard (engagement of every child is necessary and not just a select few!)
Ask for a student’s opinions and thoughts on concepts and mathematical ideas.
Give them time to discuss important concepts and study the text of the chapter too before taking on the problems themselves.
Teach more than one way or approach to solve a problem.
Give regular homework exercises making sure that the questions are a mixed batch of easy, medium and difficult) Children should not feel hopeless. Easy problem questions evoke interest.
Reward them! Whenever students perform well, be generous and offer them an incentive to continue working harder.
Let children enjoy Mathematics and not fear it.
Instill in them the practice to do mental math.
Also, never give a lot of homework. Children are already burdened with assignments to work at home in almost all school subjects, it is thus your duty to make sure that the homework you delegate to them is fair sized or little. (This trick will inculcate in them the motivation to complete math homework first)
Present challenging questions to students so as to develop their analytical and deduction abilities
Keep taking regular tests to cement knowledge.
Teach at a consistent pace. Do not rush with any topic. Before proceeding, be confident that the students are clear with the prior topics.
Play games to create a fun filled classroom teach and learning experience.