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When it comes to teaching methods I believe that there are limitless possibilities of what could be done in class to make the lesson appeal more to the students.
An example: the class is split in half. One half of the class should prepare a short presentation about the current topic they are currently learning about in class. The rest of the class should prepare a set of questions which may include parts of the topic which they did not understand or maybe questions about any sections of the topic which could be harder than the others. A class discussion would then commence where a student is answering another students’ question. The teacher is obviously there to help when any difficulties may arise.
In this way I think that the students will be learning the topic in a more efficient way since the students themselves will be talking about the topic to their classmates. This method heavily depends on the participation of students so if many students in the class are normally quiet then this method of teaching will not be as successful as the teacher would want. If on the other hand the students participate then they will have a good learning experience since a good way to gain new knowledge is by teaching that information to someone else.
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