Every teacher has a teaching style. Each style is unique and can be self made or an amalgamation of best practices. Whatever the case, a teaching style needs to conform to 3 core requirements.
3 core requirements in a teaching style
The Triangle Test to gauge a teaching style
Imagine a triangle with its 3 vertices reminding you of the 3 core requirements that must be seen in any effective teaching style.
Your teaching style…
- …must Evolve over time and never stagnate.
- …must be Flexible to accommodate different contexts and chapters in your subject.
- …must be Appealing to your students.
With these 3 core factors in mind, I have adopted the storytelling teaching style. Whether it is science, math or social, I convert anything to be taught into a captivating story. A story that weaves through the concepts and tries to engage the student.
An example of teaching Science via storytelling teaching style.
Let’s say I am teaching about the solar system. I make up a story about two good friends, a girl named Kovi and her favourite bunny named Bubu who accidentally start their Dad’s spaceship and blast off to space on a preset journey that takes them to the 8 planets. My images downloaded from Google
An example of teaching Math via storytelling teaching style
Suppose I am teaching geometry, I create a character called Mr Line. He is the lord of the kingdom call Geometry. He is the one who leads us through the land introducing us to his subjects like a line segment, ray, point, etc.
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- It helps students to stay engaged with the teacher.
- Gives the teacher a natural flow
- Helps students recollect long after the lecture is over.
- Creates a photographic memory in students’ mind.