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The Teacher as a Teaching Aid . An Experience of Sima Jalil. The Teacher is The Best aid. Convenient Portable Use no electricity Can be used effectively in light and dark Available all the time. What should a teacher do? (To be an effective aid). Movement Use body language Eye contact

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The teacher as a teaching aid

The Teacher as a Teaching Aid

An Experience of SimaJalil

The teacher is the best aid
The Teacher is The Best aid

  • Convenient

  • Portable

  • Use no electricity

  • Can be used effectively in light and dark

  • Available all the time

What should a teacher do to be an effective aid
What should a teacher do?(To be an effective aid)

  • Movement

  • Use body language

  • Eye contact

  • Gesture

  • Facial expression

  • Speech

  • Student talk

  • Names


  • Sitting behind a desk or standing on a dais creates a “ Distance” between the teacher and the students.

  • Try to have an aisle and enough space between rows so that you can easily reach those at the back.

  • Some movement on the side is essential

  • Step forward to emphasize a point take small steps to different sides of the class

Use body language
Use body language

  • Your body should be in your control

  • Hold it in such a way that you look alert and awake

  • Avoid slumping & sagging

  • Just as too little movement is boring, too much movement can be a distraction

  • When you are alert, it encourages the students subconsciously to become alert

Eye contact
Eye contact

  • Keep your eyes lively, aware and interested

  • Move them around to take in everything

  • Fix them on individual students, but not for so long that they become uncomfortable!

  • Avoid focusing on the best or not so good students.

  • Make sure you make eye contact with each student.

  • Knowing that the teacher demands eye contact keeps the students alert.


  • Arms and hands are a very expressive visual aid.

  • They can be used to describe shapes, actions, movements etc.

  • Remember to keep still while listening to a student.

  • Avoid habits such as fiddling with notes& books, key chains pens etc.

Facial expression
Facial expression

  • There is nothing worse than a constant frown, which discourages students from asking questions or seeking help.

  • A smile can work wonders.

  • It encourages the student to participate actively .

  • Look interested while a student is speaking.

  • Cultivate a sympathetic & encouraging expression.


  • A low monotone or a high pitched voice can be difficult to understand or grating to the ears

  • Make sure that

    • You are speaking at the right volume

    • You are not speaking too fast

    • Your diction is clear

Student talk
Student talk

Break the monotony and give students plenty of time to talk

  • It will keep them alert

  • Be friendly


  • Call students by their name.

  • It sounds warmer & friendlier and lessens the distance between the teacher and learner.


The Teacher is the best teaching. So be sure that you are using yourself to full effect.