25 Awesome Interactive Techniques/ Methods for Classroom Teaching

The Methods for Classroom Teaching discussed here are interactive methods that we have used from various source materials according to the Nepali context and some of which I have produced myself. Since we have used almost all the methods mentioned here with students of all levels in the school classroom, the teacher can’t use them with confidence. These methods are seen as suitable even in the classrooms of traditional structures. I will be gradually incorporating more than 500 such simple methods in different parts. Teacher friends can mention their ideas, various experiences used and other suggestions in the comments!

The Interactive Methods in Teaching

1. Picture Description

Show the student a picture. Don’t describe yourself. Ask them out well if they are no longer absorbed in the connection. Or, ask the student to write about the picture. Ask them to describe, interpret, analyze, compare, etc. according to their ability and level. You can use this activity individually or as a group. Only after the student has given his or her opinion or answer do you make your statement.

2. Think Break

Ask a rhetorical question. Have the student think for 20-30 seconds about the answer to that question. Don’t discuss with friends. Such activities can encourage them to solve such problems without the help of anyone. Ask students to write answers after they have thought. Ask for a written answer. Share your thoughts.

3. Note Update

Give students 2-3 minutes to compare notes. They will have a general discussion about the notes prepared by each other. They will be able to formulate collective questions for further misunderstandings.

4. Collective Answer / Choral Response

Ask students a one-word answer. From this, you can find out how much the students have understood. Sometimes you can write a new word on the board to give the students a collective pronunciation or meaning.

5. Vocabulary Guessing

Word Cloud Guessing Before starting a new title or concept, show it by creating a vocabulary related to that title. Ask students to guess what subject they are going to study.

6. Storytelling

Create a story by subject matter with real-life and read it in class. In the same way, encourage the students to read the original message, solution or principle that the subject is trying to convey in their own way by making a story.

7. Think. Pair, Share Think, Pair, Share Let the

students do something. Ask them to read your answers by copying each other. Ask a friend to review the answer.

8. Reverse Socratic Question

Tell us about the lesson to be taught. Have students write down various questions and queries that come to mind about the lesson. Don’t speak in class the next day. Answer the student’s question. Encourage more questions. Through this process, students can reach the depths of knowledge. This action builds curiosity and curiosity to learn.

9. Socratic Questions

Socratic Questionssupposed to ask students questions about the lessons the teacher teaches. Keep asking the student one question after another, keeping in mind the essence and the question. Students can answer individually or collectively. Collect unfamiliar questions and ask them to discuss them collectively. Once you start teaching, start by looking at the student’s level of knowledge.

10. Pass the Pointer Display

A complex type of descriptive image on the screen. If the screen is not possible, print in large size or make your own on chart paper. Hang the picture so everyone can see it. Have one of the students show a part of the picture with laser light or a stick. Ask them to explain or discuss the part shown. Explain to yourself what the student could not say. Understanding the main conclusions in a pictorial way before or after the lesson is read can deepen the understanding.

11. Turn My Back

Turn My Back to the back of the classroom as opposed to the student. To understand how many students have done their homework, or how many have brought copies, or how many have read, first ask questions and raise your hand. Now drop your hand and return to being a student. Ask the students in percentage how many students raised their hands. This will make it easier for students to understand how ready they are.

12. Empty Note Empty Outlines 

Outline the main points of the lesson teaching. Distribute a copy to each student and ask them to fill it out. By doing this, you will be able to find out what the student does not understand. This activity may be appropriate at the beginning or end of the class.

13. Collection of Ideas 

Classroom Opinion Polls In order to be clear about any subject, students can be asked questions and raise their hands informally. This method may be appropriate for most students’ points of view, opinion or perception. Some questions that can be answered yes or no can be asked with this method.

14. Discussion Roll

Discussion Row, The student who receives the best credit card by answering the questions asked by the teacher will have the opportunity to sit on the front bench of the class. Or the best student who participates in the interaction with the teacher can be placed on the first bench in a group made up of students who know and do not know. This activity will make the student always ready.

15. Complete Physical Action

Ask the student questions such as yes or no, right or wrong. Get up or sit down instead of answering. Like getting up if it’s right, sitting down if it’s wrong.

16. Student Polling Student Polling

Select some students as volunteers. Have them meet all the students in the classroom. Ask them to observe the notes, classwork, comprehension, etc. prepared by them regarding the lessons taught. Have a presentation in the classroom after the observation. To do this process on a regular basis, send a new student to observe each new lesson. It ensures the participatory learning of every student.

17. Self-Assessment

Identify the student’s learning style and tailor the appropriate questionnaire. By doing this, different questionnaires can be kept in the same room. Ask students to self-evaluate by choosing audio, visual, and activity-oriented questions.

18. Quotation Game

Create an important or popular saying/proverb that includes the main part of the lesson you are teaching. Interact with students about what you are about to teach. Proverbs may not be found in all texts, instead, you can use songs or any other creative means. This can arouse a lot of curiosity in the students.

19. Conduct Building

This activity can be very useful in student behaviour building. Let the student do a case study on some kind of discipline or conduct on a daily basis and have a discussion. Why did it happen by reading a story, what should be done to improve it? You can start a discussion. What should be done to stop the use of junk food in school? You can start a discussion by including such questions.

20. Group Reading, Writing Relay Group Relay

Divide the class into three groups. Allow the first group to read a short paragraph at a specific time. Tell the other group what you have read. Ask the second group to write down what they heard. Have the third group read what the second group wrote. This group activity can be very useful for summarizing any text.

21. Which one right Polar Opposites

Give the student a sentence that contains the core of a theory or text, making one right and the other the exact opposite. Which is right or wrong in two sentences? Ask them to discuss reasons. Have it been discussed in groups or individually?

22. Role Model

When giving an example to a student, explain not only the formalities in the book but also their interests, temperament or their favourite cricketers, celebrities, singers, etc. by giving examples. It awakens their interest in learning.

23. Guess what

Before starting a new lesson, ask the student some interesting and suspenseful questions. Make them guess. Don’t say anything right or wrong. This can make them curious.

24. Give personal examples Make it Personal

Build classroom activities in a way that connects them to the student’s real life. Submit an essay, story, etc. But your example should not be used to defame the student. Create an environment where students can tell each other’s stories based on the subject matter.

25. Allow Read Aloud

students to read each new paragraph of the text. Let the student read aloud in a clear voice. Get other students to listen carefully. Ask other students to read a paragraph and tell them what they understood. Create an environment where all students take turns reading the paragraph or the whole text aloud.

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