Based on John Milton Gregory’s book: The 7 Laws of Teaching
1. The Law of the Teacher
- Teachers must be fully equipped with the knowledge they wish to communicat
- Fresh study and preparation are keys to enriched teaching.
2. The Law of the Learner
- Student interest and attention must be generated by the teacher.
- A teacher’s enthusiasm is contagious with students.
3. The Law of the Lesson
- Lessons are best begun with common and familiar experiences.
- Excellent teachers understand the background of their pupils and use it as a starting point.
4. The Law of the Language
- The words used by teachers must be easily understood by students.
- Illustrations, natural objects, and visual aids are important to good communication.
5. The Law of the Teaching Process
- Expert teachers arouse and direct self-activities by their students, thus stimulating them to learn for themselves.
- Student skills grow with practical exercises involving their minds.
6. The Law of the Learning Process
- Excellent education helps learners to be investigative discoverers.
- Real and valuable learning is more than memorization.
7. The Law of Review and Application
- Review perfects knowledge, confirms knowledge, and makes knowledge ready and useful.
- Practical reviews are characteristic of excellent teachers.