Use Gestures Effectively
l Use gestures to stress a point.
n Use gestures that are natural and appropriate to the lesson.
Maintain A Positive, Professional Attitude
n Show a sincere concern for student comprehension.
Never display cynicism, intimidate
students, or use profanity or off-color remarks.
n Project professionalism by presenting a smart, concise, and meaningful presentation.
Use Time Effectively
n Stay on time throughout the lesson. That shows you are well prepared.
n Follow the instructional time allowed in the approved curriculum.
Avoid Distracting Mannerisms
~ Avoid distracting behaviors, such as playing with a marker or pointer, sticking your hands
in your pockets, or using gestures excessively.
Use Communication Skills Effectively
n Make sure your voice is reasonably pleasant (quality), easily understood (intelligibility),
and expresses differences in meaning (variety). Quality includes not only the sound of the
voice but the feelings projected when you speak. Intelligibility refers to clear articulation,
correct pronunciation, and the use of correct grammar. Variety includes the use of
variation in rate, volume, force, and pitch of your speech.
n Be open to discussions that enhance the lesson but do not lose sight of the lesson.
n Offer to meet students outside the classroom to discuss their thoughts when too much time
is being spent in areas not related to the lesson.
Use Personal Experiences And Examples
n Use personal experiences that are related to the subject.
n Use examples throughout the lesson.
Explain Material Clearly
n Explain the material at a level the students can understand.
n If students appear to be confused, then you should explain the material in a different