Facilitate Effective Teaching: Factors That Influence an Effective RecitationFitness Gear & Equipment
There are certain factors that are to be identified and considered to insure the success of the recitation. Among these are:
Good Learning Environment
The classroom should be free from any form of distraction, whether inside or outside. An ideal setting for a good recitation conducive to learning is a quiet, well-kept, clean, well-lighted, well-ventilated and with cool and pastel colors on the walls of the classroom.
Proper Class Management
A properly managed class is usually free from distraction. In some cases, because the teacher lacks mastery of the subject matter, contribute to class distraction.
Interest and Enthusiasm are Contagious
Interest and enthusiasm usually excite involvement. A resourceful and dedicated teacher to his profession always motivates the learners by using teaching aids and devices to arouse and sustain the interests of the class. A healthy teacher is always enthusiastic to give his best every teaching session.
A Spirit of Cooperation and Cordial Relations should Always Prevail in the Classroom
If the teacher and the pupils/students maintain cordial relationship they will cooperate with the teacher and look forward to with interest and anticipation every recitation. The teacher who has a genuine desire to help his pupils/students, develop intellectually, emotionally and socially will adapt the attitude of a guardian to his children.
The recitation as a tool of effective teaching and learning may not achieve its desired goal if pupils/students do not do their part. High standard of performance may be achieved by the learners if the recitation is properly motivated and understood.
Don'ts in Conducting Recitation
- The pupils/students should be aware that they should recite for the class and not for the teacher alone. They should realize that when they recite, they have something to tell and their classmates should listen.
- No one should be allowed to monopolize the recitation. The teacher should not do the talking for the whole period.
- Do not interrupt a pupil/student who is reciting for his thoughts may be disturbed, and as a result, he might forget what he wants to say. It is a sign of discourtesy on the part of the teacher or any pupil/student to interrupt the one who is sharing his thoughts.
- If a pupil/student commits an error while reciting, corrections should be made after the recitation or during the evaluation. The learners should be trained to write down the errors during the recitation. Comments and suggestions should be presented and discussed during the evaluation.
- The teacher should exercise due care and prudence in handling the responses of the pupils/students. Sarcasm and ridicule have no place in the classroom. Teachers should refrain from asking only bright ones for it will discourage the others to recite.
- The teacher should not embarrass any pupil/student for giving a wrong response, for it will make him uncomfortable, self-conscious causing confusion and shame.
- It is important the pupils/students are aware of classroom courtesy and decorum and should be put into practice every day.