There are Hundreds of Theories on Teaching. Many Contradict Each Other.

However, Every Theory Agrees on One Key Point: Teaching is Speaking.

How do these factors depend on teachers’ ‘Speaking’ skills?

Teachers are Judged & Remembered for their Speaking (Interactive Influence).

1. The ability to clearly present ideas, and ability to organize classroom activities.

98%

6. Eliciting, Generating and usage of student ideas.

94%

2. Variability of media, materials, and activities used by the teacher.

82%

7. Justified criticism presented in a convincing manner

98%

3. Enthusiasm, defined in terms of the teacher's movement, voice inflection, etc

100%

8. Use of structuring comments

98%

4. Task orientation or businesslike teacher behaviours, structured routines, and an academic focus.

96%

9. Appropriate questions in terms of lower and higher cognitive level

96%

5. The teacher's coverage of the material or content in class.

95%

10. Probing or encouraging student elaboration

98%

“Speaking” Fails Most Teachers. However, They are NOT Aware of This!

Reference: Rosenshine and Furst: Characteristics of Effective Teachers

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