1. Ask yourself first
Being a teacher, it is always advisable to ask questions to yourself before you ask them to students. Asking yourself the questions will give you an idea of whether the question is sensible or not. Apart from that, you can know whether your question is right or wrong. You can also get the right answer to that question. Besides that, asking yourself the various questions will help you in knowing whether there is one answer for the questions or multiple answers.
2. Do not ask questions with “Yes” and “No” answers
You must avoid asking close-ended questions as much as possible. Instead of that, you must ask open-end questions starting with “Who”, “Where”, and “What”. Such questions will give more detailed information and answers.
3. Don’t hesitate to ask
Students avoid asking questions to the teachers because of shyness or hesitation. You must take the opportunity of this silence and ask various questions to your teachers. It is important to stand up and ask the questions to get all your doubts cleared. It is important to feel open in the classroom and engage more in conversation with your teachers.
- You can face all the challenges which come your way in becoming a good tutor/teacher.
- Asking good questions will give you better solutions for tough problems.
- You can increase your potential by asking various questions in the classroom.
- When you ask good questions to your teachers, it is beneficial for you. You can learn more on a particular topic or chapter.
- Asking questions will make you wiser and more open to everyone. You can view your opinions and views without hesitation or fear by asking good questions.
There are 2 types, closed questions, and open questions. Closed questions are generally short questions and can be answered quickly.
Some examples of closed questions are as under:
- Is a total of 5 and 8 equal 13?
- Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?
- Are you taking leave today?
Most of the closed questions have answers in “Yes” and “No”. One of the major benefits of closed questions is that they make the students’ memory sharper and better. But on the other hand, closed questions do not allow the students to answer in a broader manner. They cannot elaborate on the topic more which limits their answering skills and knowledge.
The 2nd type of questions is open questions. They need more time to think. These type of questions involve feelings and deep thinking.
- Some of the examples of open questions are as under:
- What is the role of insulin in the body?
- What is the message of the author through Romeo and Juliet?
- Which points are necessary to make this project successful?
Open questions improve the linguistic and logical skills of the students. They can think more practically and sensibly. Apart from that, they can get more points to answer the questions. Moreover, they can think outside the box.
I) More collaboration
Doing team discussion will enhance the social skills of the students. They will listen to each other and share ideas and thoughts more openly. Sharing notes and other materials with each other will improve the skills of speaking, reading, and writing. Further, it will inculcate the values of hard work and dedication.
II) Enthusiastic environment
Teamwork will encourage the lethargic and inactive students to answer openly in the study group. To involve the students more in the discussion, you can give some rewards or gifts. You can also give tools such as study planner, colorful cards, charts, and others to encourage the students.
III) Personality development
Students can share their opinions and views with the group members and leaders too. This will make them more open with the world. Apart from that, teamwork skills will boost self-esteem and confidence in each student.
IV) Group learning
Through team discussion, you can help the students to think more creatively. They can solve the problems instantly. Apart from that, students can improve their logical and reasoning skills. By preparing to do list for studying and study schedules, the students can come up with good ideas, opinions, and views.
(1) Listen to members
The team leader should listen to every group member without personal biases. Open communication is one of the most important keys to a successful project. When there is active participation of every team member, the project will be done in a better way.
(2) Proper framework
The framework for decision is divided into 4 tasks- reporting, disputes, meeting, and the final decision. Be it a small or large project, the problems occur in fulfilling the goals. The members should know whom to report when they face the problems. If there are any disputes, the team leader should solve them by calling the meeting and take the final decision.
If you are the team leader and want to enhance the teamwork skills of your employees, pay rewards to them. You can give some free gifts, rewards, bonus or incentives to motivate the team members to work effectively.
(4) Know your team members
If a team member is not actively participating in the teamwork, you should bring out the new ways to involve him. A team leader must know the weaknesses and strengths of each member and try to reduce and increase them respectively.
1.) Motivating goals
If the goals are high, the team members will be encouraged to fulfill them at any cost. The purpose of teamwork is to achieve a particular goal. The more challenging the goal is the more efforts the team members will put in fulfilling them.
2.) Sharing of thoughts and ideas
All the team members should feel that their ideas and opinions are valued in the team. There must be a mutual understanding between the members for a more successful project. In addition to that, sharing ideas and thoughts among each other will remove frustration and differences of opinions.
3.) Powerful team structure
Every member of the team must follow certain rules and regulations to achieve specific goals. They must work with mutual understanding in a team and respect each other as well. Each member must communicate effectively with one another for the success of the project or assignment.
4.) Latest tools
There are many project tools used in small and large organizations for project management and teamwork. They can handle various tasks such as accounts, bookkeeping, billing, inventory, and others. These tools work better if proper training and guidance are offered to every employee of the company.