As a child I grew up being very naughty. I used to be a naughty child although very good at studies but naughtiness used to be one of my ingrained characteristics.
Lately, I have been taking CRM sessions (for those who do not understand the jargon – CRM means Customer Relationship Management) in office. Actually, one of my passions would be teaching. Conducting CRM sessions was fun and in addition to imparting sessions to my colleagues it gave me a chance where I could brush my own skills.
After conducting CRM sessions for a month here is what I can summarize from my personal experience:
1) Teaching is a two way process where the teacher is the giver and the student is the receiver. It involves a relation between the mind of one person (teacher) and the mind of another (student).
2) It is important for a teacher to be patient while teaching. There are times when one can be tested for his/her patience levels and am sure people who have higher levels of patience can turn out to be marvelous teachers.
3) Expect unexpected things from students.
4) Never ask from the students the unreasonable, ask what they are unable to give.
5) Before imparting any lecture it’s a good practice to read and understand the topic before hand. Learn before you preach should be the motto of a good teacher.
6) It’s important to use real life examples while imparting lectures. In this way the receiver gets a clear understanding of the topic as well as the situation.
7) One of the important challenges which a teacher can face is to keep the interest of the students alive for the whole session. This requires lot of skill. Asking questions and encouraging student to interact helps in reducing the monotony.
Teacher is not merely a talking book or a broadcast to an unknown audience he/she should be held in utmost reverence. It is important to give respect to teachers because teaching is devoted to the good of others. It is an act of supreme generosity which few can impart.