Ghana Education Service: Strategies for a Teacher to Achieve Lesson Objectives


Strategies for a Teacher to Achieve Lesson Objectives 

Teacher is able to achieve lesson objective if the right methodology is use in the classroom, the right methodology gives the teacher control over the subject matter.

Your choice of teaching method depends on what fits you, your educational philosophy, classroom demographic and subject area.

The two major parameters of methodology of teaching are teacher-centered approach and student-centered.

Teacher determined the instructional method that will enable him or her to achieve the lesson objective, teacher plan lesson ahead this helps the teacher to identify which form of instructional methods can be to achieve the lesson objective.

There are different types of instructional methods for a teacher to choose from base on the schools, the community and the level of students. In choosing instructional objective, the teachers should identify the teaching and Learning materials that will go with the instructional method.

Teacher-Centered Approach to Learning

Taken to its most extreme interpretation, teachers are the main authority figure in a teacher-centered instruction model. who passively receive knowledge from their teachers through lectures and direct instruction, with an end goal of positive results from testing and assessment. In this style, teaching and assessment are viewed as two separate entities; student learning is measured through objectively scored tests and assessments.

Student-Centered Approach to Learning

While teachers are still an authority figure in a student-centered teaching model, teachers and students play an equally active role in the learning process.

The teacher’s primary role is to coach and facilitate student learning and overall comprehension of material, and to measure student learning through both formal and informal forms of assessment, like group projects, student portfolios, and class participation. In the student-centered classroom, teaching and assessment are connected because student learning is continuously measured during teacher instruction.

By Nedved