WHY DO WE NEED TO HAVE
SKILLS IN TEACHING?
• To ensure competency in teaching.
• To make the class interesting.
• To enable the teacher to develop confidence in teaching.
• To avoid confusion
• To enable the teacher to understand individual differences in
How to manage a class
• a) REGULATING----interrupt long winded talkers with
• b) FOCUSING------keep the current topic in front of the class
• c) GUIDING--------ask reflective questions.
• d) INTERPRETING-----interpret or paraphrase badly
• e) SUMMARIZING----give overview and recall points
covered at every logical or convenient point.
. WHO, WHOM, WHY, WHERE, WHAT,
HOWAND WHEN OFTEACHING
• 1. Who is to teach
The teacher is to teach and must understand herself/ himself thoroughly- his/ her strengths and
weakness, strive to present a reasonably good model before the students.
• 2.Whom to teach
The student is to be taught. Therefore, a teacher should understand the abilities, aptitudes, attitudes,
manners, temperaments and accordingly cater to the individual differences of students.
• 3.Why to teach
The teacher should always keep in view that the aim of education is to develop harmonious
personalities, who are culturally refined, emotionally stable, ethically sound, morally upright,
physically strong, socially efficient and spiritually enlightened.
• 4.Where to teach
The teacher ought not to visualize the school to be merely a place of importing information, but a
place where students of tomorrow are trained to take their place as enlightened citizens in the society
and contribute to professional development.
• 5.What to teach
The teacher must have mastery over the subject he/she teaches.
• 6.How to teach
The teacher must use new teaching –learning technology to make teaching effective and inspirational.
• 7.When to teach
Appropriate steps need to be taken by the teacher to develop motivation of the student in the entire
Is this how we feel after a semester of
It would seem that one of the big questions might be;
• How do I know how well I am teaching?
• How can I ensure my students learn what they should
• How can I continue to improve?
• Despite the huge value of the skills of teaching to the future of
nursing there is still little opportunity to develop vital skills
within the curricular constraints at many nursing schools.
However, without basic training in teaching skills at
undergraduate level, it cannot realistically be expected that,
students without a natural flair will spontaneously be able to
show the necessary skills, attitudes, and practices required of a