This book-let for teachers is the outcome of lectures delivered by the author to the teaching faculty of St. Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor, Mangalore, and, various other colleges.
These lectures were directed towards both the new lecturers and the experienced ones.
First, greatness of the teaching profession, and the qualities of a good teacher are mentioned. General expectations of students from the teacher are enumerated. Next, the various aspects of teaching process such as planning, preparation of lecture, delivering it in the class effectively, assessment of students, evaluation and grading, record keeping, giving the feed back to students and parents, are explained in detail. Thereafter, different teaching styles and some points to be remembered for exemplary teaching are summarized. Next, important tips are given for both the new and experienced teachers. Methods of getting feed-back on the teaching are also mentioned. Subsequently, reasons for ‘stress’ in teachers and the ways to handle the same are enumerated. Then, the important topics of ‘Teachers and Human Values’ and ‘Education and Educare’, and the importance of inculcation of ‘Human Values’ in the students to make them honest, upright citizens of society are dealt with.
Three Appendixes contain: A typical Students’ feedback form, Words of advice given by Sri Sathya Sai Baba to teachers, and, some inspiring quotations from famous personalities.