To keep the attention of the class, one must be spontaneous. Teaching class is more than just a list of material to be covered. In a world filled with entertainment of various sorts, teaching class has become similar to an action movie. Without surprises or excitement in a classroom, students find the teacher to be boring. The next goal of teaching class is to be creative. Normality does not allow topics to stand out in a students mind. Memorization of important information is much easier when creativity is at hand. Linking concepts to colors, sounds, or actions may assist in the retention of information. Analogies that bring a topic to real life are priceless for today’s student. It should be every teacher’s goal while educating or teaching class to bring out the creativity in the subject that is taught.
Having fun in the classroom is not illegal. It is important to make learning fun while teaching class otherwise the attention span of the audience will fade. A sense of humor may be the most powerful weapon in a learning scenario as it allows the class to relate to the teacher in something funny. Traditional learning is more difficult amidst the vast array of messages presented in television and movies. It is important to make teaching class as fun as going to the movies.
Knowledge of the subject presented is the final point. Without a firm understanding of the material presented, the student recognizes that the leader is not confident. It is easier to respect and listen to someone who knows what they are talking about. A solid background in the subject allows a teacher to guide the class confidently in truth about what is presented. In the end, the class will take the information learned and share it as confidently as it was presented in the first place.