Instruction Methods

Based on the book The 7 Laws of Teaching by John Milton Gregory.

  1. The Law of the Teacher
    • Teachers must be fully equipped with the knowledge they wish to communicate.
    • 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.

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