For the past couple of years I have spent my time teaching languages in schools and universities. I will share with you some of my observations.
When it comes to sharing knowledge in a comprehensible manner, an activity, which is called teaching, a professor faces several challenges that have to be checked with important tools and alliances.
A classroom is a field devoted to knowledge where pupils attend lessons in order to further their education or simply to increase their knowledge.
Ahead of this task there is a professor or a teacher who ought to ensure the upbringing of the pupil’s knowledge so that they may, with the aid of wisdom, overcome and solve the inevitable problems that this thing called life has.
To do this, a professor has three vehicles:
A professor’s mind should be like an apple tree that never releases fruits that are not ready and always releases those, which are before it rots. This is to say that professors must only provide a peace of knowledge when entirely polished by his own reasoning thus making it sweet and digestible to his pupils.
Good and able books should be used as the stonework of the knowledge, provided so that it can always be a reface point both for him and for the students. Pupils should always be encouraged to read in large quantities as to further their knowledge and frame their mind in a scholastic way.
The classroom must be used towards the advantage of the pupils and nothing is more useful to achieve this task than the proper usage of school furniture.
If I want the students to turn their attention towards each other, such as it is in an activity of sharing research work or papers, I would put the desks in a square form. If I want the student’s attention to be focused on me, I would place them in horseshoe formation so that the end of the semicircle would be me. And if I want to work in the rhetoric of students I would tell them to put their desks in the shape of a circle so that the person who is to speak is in the middle of it in order for him/her to master the pressure and win over the audience.
Looking back on these small tricks, you can make sure, dear reader, that if you are to take in the endeavor of teaching, you will perform smoothly.